Kick-Start to Higher Education Teaching: For post-docs and professional services

Posted in: Teaching development

CLT have launched a new professional development programme for Post-Docs, Professional Services and other colleagues who have recently started teaching, or are about to begin teaching within their current role.

Kick-Start to HE Teaching is an intensive and practical course to help you to develop your teaching practice and expertise. The course will begin on Thursday 12 April and will include five full-day and half-day sessions over two months. Topics will include:

  • Approaches to teaching practice, design and planning, and reflection about your own approach and teaching values
  • How you can create a positive learning environment for your students and support effective learning for diverse cohorts
  • How to integrate learning technologies into your teaching to create a dynamic learning experience
  • How to incorporate your own research and/or professional practice into your teaching, and how you can involve students as co-researchers to collect and analyse data as part of their assessment.

There will also be an opportunity to have your teaching evaluated so that you can receive tailored advice and peer review. If you do not yet teach as part of your current role, you will be able to lead a micro-teaching session in order to receive feedback.

Professor Andrew Heath, Academic Director of the Centre for Learning & Teaching, said: “The CLT is always looking to enhance professional development opportunities for academic and teaching staff. Kick-Start to HE Teaching enables those new to teaching to gain the foundations of pedagogic practice. Once you have applied this knowledge and gained further experience, you could consider applying for the Bath Scheme as part of the next phase of your career development. This course is also ideal for Professional Service colleagues who want to develop their teaching skills to help them support student learning and facilitate development of colleagues in a variety of different ways.”

Dr Clare Power, Course Director and Academic Staff Developer, added: “We have enjoyed developing this course over the last few months. We looked at feedback from other activities currently provided by CLT and consulted across the University to identify the type of sessions that could offer the greatest benefit to those embarking on a career in HE teaching. I’m looking forward to meeting our first cohort of participants and discussing their personal aims for the course.”

Further details about the course and application process can be found on the CLT webpages. If you would like to take part, please submit your application by Tuesday 27 March.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr Clare Power, Course Director.

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