Workshop details


Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation this full-day, face-to-face workshop has been suspended until further notice. A half-day online version will be offered on the following dates:

  • Thursday 08 October
  • Tuesday 17 November 
  • Thursday 21 January
  • Thursday 18 March
  • Thursday 06 May - Fully booked

The workshop will comprise a 90-minute live session from 10.30-12 on the above dates plus one hour of asynchronous activities to be completed in both the week before and after the live session.

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  • Jo Horsburgh
  • Nikki Boyd
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Who should attend?

This introductory workshop is designed for academic and NHS staff who are new to teaching Faculty of Medicine students, or who have not attended teaching and learning workshops before. It explores the relationships between teaching and learning and introduces participants to standard ways of structuring teaching and actively engaging learners. It examines the strengths and weaknesses - from the perspective of learning - of lectures and various types of small and large group teaching.

Staff who are mainly involved in teaching in clinical settings will probably find the Introduction to teaching in clinical settings workshop more suitable for their needs. Staff who are interested in developing their feedback skills should attend the Introduction to feedback and formative assessment in the Faculty of Medicine workshop. If you are unsure about which workshop to attend, please do not hesitate to contact us.

The afternoon session of this workshop will focus primarily on applying strategies and techniques to plan a teaching session. It is therefore useful if workshop participants have a future teaching session or series of teaching sessions in mind to refer to during this activity. This could be a small group teaching session, seminar, large group teaching session or lecture.

NB Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Medicine has considerable overlap with Introduction to Teaching for Learning. We recommend only attending one of these. If you are unsure about which option is best for you please contact us.

If you are primarily working teaching within a clinical context then you may find 'Introduction to teaching in clinical settings' more suited to your needs. If you are interested in developing strategies and techniques for providing effective feedback, please book onto the 'Introduction to Feedback and Formative Assessment' workshop.

Key areas

  • An introduction to medical education
  • Developing learning outcomes
  • Ways to structure teaching and actively engage learners
  • Small and large group teaching
  • Managing learners
  • Evaluation of teaching

Further information

This workshop is RCP approved and carries CPD credit.

Imperial STAR Framework

This workshop is particularly suitable for those seeking recognition at D1 or D2 level of the STAR framework. It addresses the following dimensions of the UK Professional Standards Framework: A1, A2, A3, K2, K3, K5, V1, V2, V3.