Professional DevelopmentCourses for GTAs

Introduction to Learning and Teaching (Webinar)

Tutor: Dr Richard Bale
Course LevelLevel 1
Course Credit: 1 credit

Supporting student learning is one of the main duties of academic staff working in higher education. This course provides you with an overview of the GTA role and an introduction to some key teaching techniques to promote active learning. We also discuss planning sessions, including formulating aims, objectives, and learning outcomes. Finally, this course provides you with a space to reflect on their existing or future GTA duties, and to explore strategies for coping with a range of student interactions.

This course provides a general introduction to learning and teaching for GTAs at Imperial. There are optional courses which focus on specific learning contexts, such as lab teaching and small-group teaching.

On completion of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Define the GTA role in teaching and supporting learning at Imperial
  • Identify teaching techniques to promote active learning
  • Practise writing learning outcomes and planning a learning session
  • Develop strategies to deal with various learner behaviours

 

This course has been re-designed and will be offered as a webinar in due course.  Please register your interest, please click here.

Please note, our GTA core courses will be available as part of our webinar programme in the 2020-21 academic session and available to book from October 2020. 

 

Introduction to Assessment and Feedback for Learning (Webinar)

Tutor: Various
Course LevelLevel 1
Course Credit: 1 credit

Assessment and feedback are fundamental in supporting learning and stimulating students’ motivation. In this course, you explore the principles of effective assessment, with a particular emphasis on formative assessment. You are introduced to a range of feedback approaches, and gain practical advice on how to gather feedback to evaluate their teaching.

On completion of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Identify features of effective assessment
  • Select a range of appropriate formative assessment methods
  • Assess the effectiveness of a range of feedback approaches
  • Evaluate teaching on the basis of student feedback

 

This course has been re-designed and will be offered as a webinar in due course.  Please register your interest, please click here.  

Please note, our GTA core courses will be available as part of our webinar programme in the 2020-21 academic session and available to book from October 2020.