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Start to Teach (session 2)

Venue: Birkbeck Central

We are delighted to be able to offer a new start to teach course for all Birkbeck PhD students new to teaching and/or demonstrating at Birkbeck.  This is suitable for PhD students with no previous experience of teaching or assisting teaching or those who are keen to refresh their knowledge and skills as part of a small supportive cohort.

Start to Teach Sessions 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, you should be able to:

•         Understand the role of a teacher, teaching assistant or demonstrator within Birkbeck, and in HE more broadly

•         Develop basic skills in giving explanations and instructions.

•         Develop basic classroom management skills

•         Consider opportunities to enhance your teaching practice with the use of learning technology

The course will also provide you with a cross-college network of your peers with whom you can discuss your classroom challenges and achievements, and work together to identify and share good practice in learning and teaching approaches.

The course comprises three in-person afternoon sessions on the following dates. Participants are expected to attend every session. All sessions will take place in Room 210 in the Birkbeck Central Building:

·       Session 1: 1:30pm until 5pm on Friday 18 November (lunch will be available from 1pm)

·       Session 2: 1:30pm until 5pm on Friday 9 December (lunch will be available from 1pm)

·       Session 3: 1:30pm until 5pm on Friday 13 January (lunch will be available from 1pm)

Sessions 1 and 3 will be led by Ana Da Cunha Lewin (Programme Director of the BA in Psychology for Education) and Session 2 will be led by Adele Cushing from Birkbeck’s Digital Education Team. A follow-up session will also be arranged in the new year so that the group can get to together to reflect on their progress.

Between session 2 and 3 there is an additional opportunity to join Digital Education’s Module Preparation Course which focuses on online teaching delivery and will also reinforce the methodologies discussed in the in-person sessions.

Module Preparation Course

A focused online course to support you in the blended design and delivery of your module. Themes based on the Moodle essential standards include developing online engaging content, accessibility and assessment. Two hour-long online live sessions (over 2 weeks) are complemented with up to one hour of online activities.

Please select the course on this page and scroll down to find the dates and time to book - they are 2-3pm Wednesday 30th November and 7th December.  

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