Foundations of Teaching in HE

Title:Foundations of Teaching in HE

Duration:0.5 days
Training Units1.0
Central Short Courses

Who should attend?

Those new to teaching (with less than 3 years' experience), who are interested in how students (and they themselves) learn.

Course Description:

This session seeks to provide a broad-based look at learning and teaching issues.  Participants will have the opportunity to review some of the influential theories and models of learning and relate them to their teaching practice.  They will consider the roles and responsibilities of teachers in Higher Education and identify the skills and attributes required to be effective.  When considering the learning context, participants will discuss alignment and inclusivity in course design before taking a very practical look at planning and preparation.

Please note: This course is very similar to the previously run workshop 'How do students learn?' The new Foundations workshop will not be suitable if you have attended this workshop.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this workshop participants should be able to:

  • Describe some key theories on learning and teaching;
  • Explain the concept of constructive alignment
  • Write appropriate learning outcomes for a session or module;
  • Identify teaching methods and assessments that align with those learning outcomes;
  • Employ a number of informal and formal methods for evaluating teaching.

About the tutor

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

Recommended other courses:

A Practical Look at Core Teaching Skills

Lecturing for Learning

Small Group Teaching

Marking and Assessment

 Making the Most of Feedback

UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF)

This workshop is particularly relevant to these dimensions of the framework:

  • Areas of Activity: A1; A2

  • Core Knowledge: K1; K3: K5

  • Professional Values: V1; V3

Find out more about the Framework here.

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