Preparing to teach in Higher Education
Duration 4 x 1 Hour Sessions
Training Points 2.0
Team Professional Development

Preparing to Teach in Higher Education programme

Who should attend:

  1. PGR students who are about to take up, or have teaching roles, delivering less than 20 hours teaching in an academic year.
  2. PGR students who want to improve their understanding of approaches to HE teaching in the UK.
  3. PGR students who wish to gain some experience of teaching their peers and receiving feedback on their practice through a micro-teaching session and observation.
  4. PGR students who aspire to teach in Higher Education.

Course overview

This programme, which is linked to the UK Professional Standards Framework, introduces you to key ideas around teaching and learning practice found in UK higher education. The fourth session prepares you for a micro-teaching and observation activity, which is completed independently with your peers. This part of the programme is completed through the Teaching and Learning Observation College (TLOC).

To receive a University of Nottingham certificate that evidences your completion of the programme, the following sessions, in addition to the micro-teaching and peer observation activity, are compulsory:

  • Scholarly approach: Using concepts to frame good teaching (A1/K2/K6)
  • Curriculum and module design (A1/K2/K6)
  • Introduction to inclusive learning and teaching(A5/V1/V2)
  • Teaching practice & reflection (A2/K3/V3)

To further support your career development in higher education, you can attend an optional session:

  • Identifying strengths & career planning

This session will provide you with an opportunity to consider next steps in your academic career and help you to identify how to further develop your knowledge and skills base related to HE teaching and learning.

This programme is certificated and carries training points, not academic credit.

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