Postgraduate Teaching Assistants
- Teaching and Supporting Learning Module
- Workshops for Michaelmas Term 2013 - Coming Soon
- School-based Courses
- Useful Links to support postgraduate teaching and research
- Events Archive
Postgraduate Students receiving their certificates of completion for the Teaching and Supporting Learning Module in 2012-2013 at a ceremony with the Dean of Graduate Studies and the facilitator Dr. Anne Markey on Monday 13th May 2013
Two-part development programme for postgraduate teaching assistants. There is no charge for attending these events.
Part I: Introduction to Teaching and Supporting Learning is one day foundation course designed for postgraduates new to teaching or considering taking on a teaching role. It runs frequently at the beginning of the academic year. Some Schools expect all their teaching assistants to attend this course if they are going to be tutoring, demonstrating or running tutorials for the first time.
Part II: Teaching and Supporting Learning is a short, structured credit-bearing module aimed at postgraduate teaching assistants that want to further develop their teaching practice and understanding of student learning. Sessions are held throughout the term and participants are expected to create a portfolio of evidence of their teaching practices. You must be teaching at least two hours per week or 12 hours during the semester in which the module is undertaken.
The full module descriptor provides more detail about the module, including the ECTS credits available upon successful completion of this course. In addition, all attendees that attend the module and complete a portfolio receive a CAPSL certificate of completion.
New to Teaching Toolkit
The HEA has launched a new online New to Teaching Toolkit http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/new-to-teaching-toolkit for those starting out on, or returning to, a higher education teaching career.
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.
Oxford Brookes University - Online First Steps Course (FSLT) 13 May -14 June 2013
This year this five-week introduction to teaching in higher education will again be free and open to all for participation (assessment incurs a fee). This course has been designed around the key principles of autonomy, diversity, openness and interactivity. You can choose whether or not to be assessed and the degree to which you engage with the module.
Phone: +44 1865 485910.
Events for the next academic year will be posted in Summer 2013. To see what events we run please see our archive page.
Registration for all the events open two-three weeks prior to each event on this web page. You will receive a confirmation email within three days, and a further reminder email closer to the date of the event. There is a 24 hour cancellation policy for all of our events. All postgraduate students can register for the workshops at no charge.
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.
We work with Schools to improve the support and provision of teaching development opportunities for postgraduate and part-time tutors in their local teaching contexts. We welcome inquiries to develop tailored courses or provide resources to enable School-based developments.
- The Student Counselling Service runs workshops for postgraduate students and offers a one-on-one learning support service
- The Graduate Students' Union
- Graduate Studies Office
- Library - Help and Training
- Postgraduate Research Studentships
- Information System Services - Services for Students
- Careers Advisory Service - Postgraduate Funding
For details of our previous events for Postgraduates who Teach please see below;
- Events in the academic year 2012-2013
- Events in the academic year 2011-2012
- Events in the academic year 2010-2011
- Events in the academic year 2009-2010
- Events in the academic year 2008-2009
- Events in the academic year 2007 - 2008
- Events in the academic year 2006- 2007