Recognising that the early days of a teaching career can be challenging, the programme gives formal training in the theory and practice of teaching to ensure that students are getting the most from their time with their teacher. The programme’s online format means that participants can engage at a time that works for them.
The quality of these sessions has been outstanding; the content and examples provided will be immensly useful to new lecturers.”
Professor John Mason, Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Education, University of Oxford
Who is Online New to Teaching for?
The programme is designed for Lecturers, Post-Doctoral Researchers or Research Students who are new to teaching in HE.
How is the programme delivered
The programme is divided into four online modules, with two hours of self directed study taking place each week over four weeks. New to Teaching focuses on four key areas:
• Designing and planning learning activities.
• Reviewing contemporary approaches to teaching and
• Identifying effective and efficient forms of assessment and
• Reflecting on how continuous professional development
can enhance not only teaching but also students’ learning.
What are the programme outcomes
New to Teaching will improve participant understanding and knowledge of critical areas of teaching practice. It makes use of key pedagogical approaches, while also engaging with tools, frameworks and resources which provide expertise to take away and put into practice in the classroom. As well as benefiting students through enhancing participant teaching skills, the programme also aims to enhance confidence in practice.