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Introduction to Teaching for Graduate Teaching Assistants

Tuesday 29th August 2017 or Wednesday 30th August 2017

Facilitators: Prof Anne Jordan & Dr Michael Wride

This day long workshop is for Graduate Teaching Assistants new to the role.  There are two sessions, Introduction to Teaching and Supporting Assessment and Feedback.

Registration is now closed for this event.

Teaching and Supporting Learning Module

Details for 2017-18 will be announced here shortly.

Teaching and Supporting Learning is a short, structured credit-bearing module (5ECTS) aimed at postgraduate teaching assistants currently teaching in Trinity who wish to further develop their teaching practice and understanding of student learning. Drawing on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SofTL) model, the module exposes postgraduates to the educational discourses on teaching and learning at university level. Participants develop an individual teaching philosophy and use theory and reflection to explore the praxis of their teaching. This takes place within a supportive peer group who share practice, insight, and pedagogical concerns to develop a scholarly approach to teaching, assessment and evaluation, using evidence and critical reflection.

Participants must be teaching at least 12 hours during the semester in which the module is undertaken, and must be free to attend all classes and peer review sessions. Students wishing to register for the module need to have the full support of their supervisor or other nominated senior academic in their department.

For further information please read our full Module Descriptor (Word Doc 35KB)

In addition, all attendees that successfully complete the module and its assessment receive an Academic Practice & eLearning (APEL) certificate of completion.

In accordance with College's Equal Opportunity Policy, Academic Practice aim to provide accessible training for all staff and students.  Please let us know if you have any specific needs so we can be as accommodating as possible.


In at the Deep End - Starting to Teaching in Higher Education

Part 1 (PDF 2.92MB) For optimum reading, please save the pdf, then open in adobe, reduce to 100%, go to view, rotate view, counterclockwise.

Part 2 (PDF 9.58MB) For optimum reading, please save the pdf, then open in adobe, reduce to 100%, go to view, rotate view, counterclockwise.

New to Teaching Toolkit

The HEA has online New to Teaching Toolkits for those starting out on, or returning to, a higher education teaching career. A list of these toolkits are below.

The New to Teaching Toolkit contains guidance, literature and exercises in the areas of assessment, feedback, large and small group teaching, as well as developing and working with open educational resources (OER).

It draws on the experiences of new and experienced academic staff from across the disciplines and their reflections on the challenges and opportunities of teaching in higher education in the UK.

In a series of videos, colleagues consider what has worked for them in the classroom and what may work for others. The toolkit also contains information that you can work through at your own pace.

It will be updated with new resources as they become available.

Useful Links to support postgraduate teaching and research