Teaching and Development
University and College Teaching
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Lecturing 1 is designed to help new lecturers understand the purpose of lecturing and its role within the teaching process. It focuses on how best to use the lecture format to facilitate student learning and includes practical advice on structuring lectures, asking and answering questions and making best use of technology.
Lecturing 2 looks at a range of ways to deliver lectures more effectively and ensure that students are fully supported and engaged. It gives practical advice on topics including holding student attention, active learning and discussion, and dealing with incidents during lectures.
Resources to enhance student learning takes a step-by-step approach to the process of finding, choosing, creating and using resources – and then evaluating their effectiveness. It covers the full range of resource types – from textbooks to podcasts.
Making the most of discussion offers tips and strategies which will help staff to prepare, lead, evaluate and improve discussion experiences, whatever the size and nature of the course being delivered. It includes areas such as building a good rapport with students, whether/how to grade discussion, using technology, keeping discussions going and fielding questions.
Supervising projects and dissertations focuses on how supervisors can structure and organise the time available to maximise the likelihood that their students will produce a project report, dissertation or research thesis that meets the standards required. It covers areas such as identifying projects, keeping students motivated, record-keeping and supporting students through the final push.
Marking, grading and giving feedback is designed to give practical advice on marking students’ work consistently, reliably and efficiently, and giving them effective feedback. It covers areas such as creating rubrics in line with learning outcomes, dealing with problems including plagiarism, delivering feedback (including use of new technologies) and peer-to-peer feedback.
Understanding the principles of course design gives guidance on creating a course which will maximise the chance that students will have a positive learning experience. It looks at the importance of context, the connection between course design and student learning, course alignment, course structure, and how to evaluate and improve your course.
Developing your teaching focuses on professional growth in teaching, based on the premise that teachers can stay vital by continuously reflecting on their practice and, through this process, developing new teaching skills and approaches. It explores areas including teaching identity, student learning, feedback, teaching portfolios and the value of carrying out research into teaching and learning.
Clinical teaching investigates how clinical teachers can involve patients in the teaching process in order to enhance learning and inspire students. It looks at the value of patients in the learning process, how to prepare students and patients for the encounter, how best to facilitate learning, team teaching, record-keeping, assessment and evaluation/feedback.