Two courses exist to prepare doctoral researchers for teaching and lecturing in higher education – a four-session delivered programme called Teaching Skills for Doctoral Students (TSDS), and an online course called University Teaching: Core Skills (UT: CS).
Generally doctoral researchers should do the TSDS course before undertaking teaching at the University, although under some circumstances (relating to the timing or capacity of TSDS) the UT:CS course can be done in lieu.
UT:CS can also be undertaken voluntarily by anyone at anytime, to upskill themselves, or as a refresher for those with some teaching experience.
Please note that neither of these are credit-bearing. The HEA-accredited PgCert Learning and Teaching is the advanced programme in this area.
Teaching Skills for Doctoral Students
TSDS consists of four sessions:
1. Introduction to teaching in HE – Setting the scene; teaching at Sheffield Hallam University
2. Session planning and ‘delivery’ – How to plan effective sessions
3. Active learning – introduction and exploration of active learning approaches
4. Personal approaches / theories – relating personal approaches to teaching with theoretical ideas
Participants must attend at least three out of four sessions (the first session is mandatory) to complete the course
November 2019 cohort – expressions of interest are being taken, please fill in the Google form on https://goo.gl/forms/x7e1CaWcr6jJsaBm2
February 2020 cohort – expressions of interest are being taken, please fill in the Google form on https://goo.gl/forms/x7e1CaWcr6jJsaBm2
Teaching and Development
University Teaching: Core Skills (which replaces the University and College Teaching module) is an online course which consists of six strands: Introduction: Your role in University teaching and learning; Planning and preparing learning activities; Teaching and supporting learning; Assessment and feedback; Addressing barriers to student success; Reviewing your teaching. There are an additional two modules: Teaching and assessment for Nursing and Allied Health Educators and Teaching Online.
To access this course content you will need to register via Epigeum – see Epigeum Online Training.