Please note that completion of these two courses is required to apply to AFHEA

Professional DevelopmentCourses for GTAs

Introduction to Learning and Teaching

Tutor: Dr Magdalena Jara
Course LevelLevel 1
Course Credit: 1 credit
Maximum Course Capacity: 30

This course provides a general introduction to learning and teaching for GTAs at Imperial.

This course will offer you an overview of the GTA role supporting student learning. We will discuss planning sessions, including formulating aims, objectives & learning outcomes, and selecting active learning techniques to use in your practice. Also, this course will provide you with a space to reflect on your GTA tasks and responsibilities, and to explore strategies for dealing with a range of classroom situations, including online settings.

On completion of this course 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 

The total time commitment for this course is approx. 3 hours.

The course will be delivered completely online during the Autumn and Spring terms (Summer term mode of delivery will be updated later in the year)

The course is organised in two parts: 

  • Asynchronous preparatory work, available for a week ahead of the session, during which participants will complete activities (estimated to take approx. 1.5 hours), including reading, responding to questions and analysing cases/examples. All these activities will be carried out in Blackboard Learn.
     
  • One synchronous session of 1.5 hours in which students and tutors will carry out interactive discussion-based activities and explore GTAs’ teaching practice.

Please note - To gain the credit for the course, participants will need to complete the preparatory activities before the session AND fully participate in the synchronous session.

The dates during 2020 - 2021 available for students from all faculties to register on this course are defined by the date/time of its synchronous session, as follows:

Dates

  • Tuesday 05 January 2021, 13:00-14:30, Remote Access (Platform TBC) - FULLY BOOKED, waiting list spaces available
  • Wednesday 03 February 2021, 12:00-13:30, Remote Access (Platform TBC) FULLY BOOKED, waiting list spaces available
  • Tuesday 09 March 2021, 15:00-16:30, Remote Access (Platform TBC)

Please note that Summer term course dates will be available to book in due course.

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Introduction to Assessment and Feedback for Learning

Tutor: Dr Magdalena Jara
Course LevelLevel 1
Course Credit: 1 credit
Maximum Course Capacity: 30

This course provides a general introduction to assessment and feedback for GTAs at Imperial.

In this course, we will explore the principles of effective assessment, with a particular emphasis on formative assessment and feedback as key strategies to support student learning.  We will discuss different assessment and feedback methods and approaches. The course will also provide guidance on how to gather feedback to evaluate your own teaching.

On completion of this course 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 

The total time commitment for this course is approx. 3 hours.

The course will be delivered completely online during the Autumn and Spring terms (Summer term mode of delivery will be updated later in the year)

The course is organised in two parts: 

  • Asynchronous preparatory work, available a week ahead of the session, during which participants will complete activities (estimated to take approx. 1.5 hours), including reading, responding to questions and analysing cases/examples. All these activities will be carried out in Blackboard Learn.
     
  • One synchronous session of 1.5 hours in which students and tutors will carry out interactive discussion-based activities and explore GTAs’ teaching practice.

Please note - To gain the credit for the course, participants will need to complete the preparatory activities before the session AND fully participate in the synchronous session.

The dates during 2020 - 2021 available for students from all faculties to register on this course are defined by the date/time of its synchronous session, as follows:

Dates

  • Thursday 07 January 2021, 10:00-11:30, Remote Access (Platform TBC) - FULLY BOOKED, waiting list spaces available
  • Wednesday 10 February 2021, 12:00-13:30, Remote Access (Platform TBC) - FULLY BOOKED, waiting list spaces available
  • Thursday 11 March 2021, 15:30-17:00, Remote Access (Platform TBC) - FULLY BOOKED, waiting list spaces available

Please note that Summer term course dates will be available to book in due course.

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Some Graduate School courses include pre-course activities for you to complete. Please check this page to find out how to self-enrol on the course’s Blackboard programme module, which will enable you to complete these activities.