Teaching introduction for postgraduates who teach
Develop a good foundation for teaching in Higher Education.
Completion of this one-day course is a requirement for all postgraduates who plan to teach at the University of Bath.
This integrated one-day course replaces the separate one-day courses previously offered, themed by type of teaching activity.
About the course
This workshop-style course is a one-day introduction to teaching for postgraduates and aims to provide a foundation for teaching in Higher Education.
The morning session will cover:
the purpose of teaching sessions and the role of the GTA (Graduate Teaching Assistant/ Demonstrator/ Tutor)
good teaching in practice
developing as a teacher
further support available for learners
In the afternoon session, participants will be required to join one of the following thematic workshops to focus on more specific teaching practice:
maths-based problem teaching
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
explain your role as a GTA
analyse the purpose of the sessions you teach
ask key questions about your teaching in order to plan your future teaching
understand some basic ideas of how students learn
understand key principles of good teaching and feedback
consider a range of methods for engaging with students and choose between them
consider how to respond to some common scenarios in teaching
plan your development as a teacher, learning from feedback and experience
Follow on support
This course should be complemented by further development and information from your department on the specific teaching you will be doing, as well as feedback on your teaching.
If you have a prior teaching qualification, or if you have attended another similar course, for instance at another university, please contact us.
Book a place
You are required to attend the whole of this one-day course. Completion of this one-day course is a requirement for all postgraduates who plan to teach at the University of Bath. You will be awarded a certificate of attendance after satisfactory completion of this course.
This is a popular course, therefore if you are unable to commit to attending the whole day, please cancel your place in plenty of time and let another student attend. Please arrive promptly to the session and remember to sign the attendance sheet.