Professional DevelopmentCourses for GTAs

Introduction to Learning and Teaching

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

Dates

  • Wednesday 05 February 2020, 10:00-12:30, South Kensington
  • Tuesday 25 February 2020, 10:00-12:30, South Kensington
  • Wednesday 11 March 2020, 10:00-12:30, South Kensington
  • Thursday 07 May 2020, 10.00-12.30, South Kensington
  • Tuesday 09 June 2020, 10:00-12:30, South Kensington

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Introduction to Assessment and Feedback for Learning

Tutor: Dr Richard Bale
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

Dates

  • Wednesday 15 January 2020, 10:00-12:30, South Kensington - FULLY BOOKED, waiting list spaces available
  • Tuesday 11 February 2020, 10:00-12:30, South Kensington - FULLY BOOKED, waiting list spaces available
  • Tuesday 12 May 2020, 10:00-12:30, South Kensington
  • Thursday 11 June 2020, 10:00-12:30, South Kensington
  • Wednesday 24 June 2020, 10:00-12:30, South Kensington

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