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New to Teaching

Build the confidence to successfully deliver effective courses in a safe and nurturing environment.

In the face of the continuing effects of the global pandemic, many university teaching staff need to adjust to a socially distanced campus, teaching in both hybrid and online spaces.

Effective and engaging teaching in socially distanced campuses and an online or blended environment requires an understanding of effective pedagogies for online and hybrid teaching. For those who are not experienced in online teaching or those who are new to teaching generally, this can feel challenging.

 

New to Teaching 
Start date: 18 January 2021
End date: 22 February 2021
Location: Online

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Enhance your teaching practices

Advance HE has designed New to Teaching to nurture and develop contemporary professional learning, with a particular focus on the basics of effective teaching practice, incorporating the latest innovations in online pedagogies and digital delivery within fully virtual or hybrid teaching spaces.

The programme models approaches and activities which can be taken into HE teaching, positioning the participant as a learner in online spaces and inviting them to reflect critically on the experiences in order to enhance their own teaching practices.

"New to Teaching will improve your confidence to successfully deliver effective courses in a safe and nurturing environment. Many of our participants stay in touch with one another once the formal course has come to an end, and so it will provide opportunities to meet other teachers and build a lasting community of practice.” Tim Hinchcliffe, Senior Adviser Learning and Teaching, Advance HE

How is the programme delivered?

This is an online programme with synchronous and asynchronous activities which consist of a mixture of whole cohort/ collaborative/individual activities. The online format provides added flexibility, acknowledging the time pressures faced by academics.

The programme is divided into six learning blocks, requiring roughly 3-4 hours of study each week, over six weeks; a 2-hour live interactive session and approximately 1-2 hours of directed study. Each live session will be recorded and the resources will be made available to participants for an additional month afterward the formal end of the course on Advance HE’s virtual learning environment. The online format provides added flexibility, acknowledging the time pressures faced by teaching staff.

Programme structure

(the order of specific weeks are subject to change)

Week 1

Introduction to learning and teaching and building communities of learners 

Week 2

Inclusive teaching practice

Week 3

Planning, Learning Outcomes and Assessment and Feedback 

Week 4

Microteaching: A chance to try teaching online

Week 5

Effective approaches to online or virtual teaching

Week 6

The Tech Clinic, a showcase of tools and Reflective Practice and Action Planning

What are the programme outcomes?

After attending the webinars and completing formative tasks, participants will be able to:

  1. Create effective learning plans for study in an online and hybrid environment.
  2. Select and use appropriate formative and summative assessment and feedback tools that support learning in an online environment;
  3. Use digital tools creatively and ethically to enhance learning opportunities for all students; 
  4. Work effectively and collaboratively online;
  5. Reflect on the learning experience in order to enhance future teaching practices. 
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Register your interest in New to Teaching

If you would like to find out more information about our New to  Teaching programme or have a question for our Programmes Team, please complete the enquiry form below. We will keep you updated with further information as it becomes available.

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