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Core Concepts in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Description of series

This series is a six week, blended learning introduction to teaching and learning through some of the core concepts in the field of higher education studies. Designed for participants with either limited teaching experience or less formal exposure to education theory, the course takes an experiential and contextually-embedded approach, supporting participants theoretical and practical engagement with a series of questions. 

This series seeks to provide opportunities for individuals teaching or tutoring in academia to develop both their capacity to conduct their daily teaching responsibilities but also a way into the scholarship of teaching and learning. The series is likely to be most beneficial to individuals who are interested in pursuing academic careers with teaching responsibilities. Ideally, you should already have access to a course (formal or informal) as a tutor, teaching assistant or lecturer. This series might also be useful for individuals who have taught for some time but who would like to reconsider their practice in light of shifting contextual demands. 

Outcomes and Evidence of learning

Although each session is a stand alone session, by the end of the series, participants should be able to and be willing to 

  • Reflect on their practices,
  • Adjust these practices to support student learning in a variety of contexts, and
  • Seek and engage with feedback on their teaching practices. 
Structure and completion

There are six sessions in the series:

  • Orientation
  • Exploring contexts
  • Mapping Learning Theories
  • Talking Teaching
  • Creating opportunities for engagement and connection
  • Conducting Assessment

We anticipate that you will need, in total, approximately 2 hours per week. 

Further information

The course is running from 2 September 2018 to 13 October 2018.  To join this run of course, complete this document