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Training and development in Learning & Teaching

Research students at Aston are offered some development opportunities relating to Learning & Teaching in Higher Education. These include:

Short courses

These courses are delivered by the Graduate School and are relevant to research students who wish to provide some teaching support to other students.

  • Demonstrating in laboratories:

This half-day session provides the opportunity for those who have a demonstrating role within a laboratory setting to consider ways that they can help in improving the learning experience for the student. There is a separate course for those who are demonstrators in experimental laboratories. Individuals should select the course that is most relevant to them, but should not do both. To find out more and book a place on it, click here.

  • Demonstrating in computer laboratories

This half-day session provides the opportunity for those who have a demonstrating role within computer laboratories to consider ways that they can help in improving the learning experience for the student. To find out more and book a place, click here.  

  • Tutoring small groups

This course will look at the variety of methods of tutoring small groups, and the skills teachers require to ensure that students are helped to learn in these settings. To find out more and book a place on this course, please click here

Aston Module Award: An Introduction to learning & teaching practice (AMA)

This AMA, which is delivered by Aston Centre for Learning Innovation & Professional Practice (CLIPP), and provides the opportunity to develop an informed and appropriately student-focused approach to the delivery of teaching and learning support. It is designed to meet the needs of part-time teachers, particularly research students and research staff, who do some teaching to students enrolled on programmes in Higher Education. The course allows participants to gain knowledge and expertise in delivering and designing teaching, learning and assessment, related to the practical context in which they work. The emphasis is on developing teachers who reflect upon their own professional practice, who understand teaching as facilitating learning, and who seek to improve the quality of the teaching in which they are engaged.

For more information on this visit the CLIPP website or contact Zara Kendrick: Z.V.H.KENDRICK1@aston.ac.uk