Demonstrating in Laboratory Practicals

Title:Demonstrating in Laboratory Practicals

Duration:0.5 days
Training Units1.0
Central Short Courses
Course Description:

This half day small group course is designed to help demonstrators develop skills in managing practical laboratory and computing classes in Science and Engineering.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will:
  • Consider the demonstrator's role before, during and after the practical.
  • Compare strategies for encouraging effective learning.
  • Review an example of working with undergraduate students in a practical situation.
  • Look at ways of tackling some common problems in laboratory classes.

This course will be run by a Professional Development (Learning and Teaching) colleague.

Who should attend?

Postgraduate research students who are involved in teaching practical laboratory or computing classes in Science and Engineering.

Recommended other courses:

Small Group Teaching

UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF)

This course is particularly relevant to these dimensions of the framework:
  • Areas of Activity: A2
  • Core Knowledge: K2; K3
  • Professional Values: V1; V2

Find out more about the Framework here.

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