The next session of our ‘Introduction to Education Practice‘ course will run from the 27th to the 29th of March.
This is a research-driven, practice-based course, aimed at doctoral students who are or will be supporting teaching activities.
The course has four main aims:
- To introduce students to theoretical and practical knowledge on adult learning, with special emphasis on the UK context.
- To introduce students to the UKPSF and the dimensions of Areas of Activity, Core Knowledge and Professional Values that underpin teaching and supporting learning.
- To familiarise students with BU’s services and schemes for teaching and learning, as well as with leaning technology tools.
- To provide students with opportunities to discuss and reflect about their particular teaching goals, and to offer a collegial space where they can receive feedback on their teaching practice.
Topics covered in the course include:
• The student experience of learning.
• Planning student-centred learning.
• Working in large and small groups.
• Assessment for learning.
• The potential of learning technology.
On the last day we celebrate our students’ learning by engaging them in a micro-teaching task, where they receive feedback and recommendations to improve their teaching practice.
The course is supported through materials in myBU.
Taking the course as a stepping stone, an optional follow up session will be organised for those students who would like to apply for Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy through the internal scheme TeachBU – a great way of enhancing the doctoral studies experience in preparation for academic posts.
To see images and resources shared by previous cohorts, check out out #TeachBU on Twitter.
Course Convenor: Dr Jacqueline Priego (CEL).
To enroll please contact Organisational Development firstname.lastname@example.org (register earlier to avoid disappointment, as spaces are limited).