Key Information

Tutor: Dr Magdalena Jara
Course Level: Level 1
Course Credit: 1 credit
Maximum Course Capacity:  25-30
Mode of Delivery: Online & Face-to-Face Sessions Available
Time Commitment: 3 hours (1 hour for pre-course work and 2 hours in live session)


  • Tuesday 01 February 2022
  • 11:00-13:00, MS Teams FULLY BOOKED
  • Thursday 03 February 2022
    13:30-15:30, MS Teams
  • Friday 04 March 2022
    10:00-12:00, MS Teams
  • Wednesday 23 March 2022
    13:00-15:00, MS Teams
  • Thursday 12 May 2022
    14:30-16:30, South Kensington
  • Tuesday 17 May 2022
    13:00-15:00, MS Teams
  • Wednesday 25 May 2022
    15:30-17:30, MS Teams

This course provides a general introduction to learning and teaching for GTAs at Imperial.  
This course will offer you an overview of the GTA roles supporting student learning. We will discuss planning sessions 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. 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, you will be able to:   

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

Course Information

The course has two parts:   

  • Preparatory work. You need to complete two preparatory tasks before the live session, including: reading, responding to questions, and analysing cases/examples. These tasks are described and must be completed in Blackboard.
  • Live session. This session will focus on exploring GTAs’ practice and doing discussion-based activities.  (When online, it will run on MS Teams). 

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

How to Book

Please select a date and book on via Inkpath using your Imperial Single-Sign-On.  Bookings will close one week before each live session.