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New to Teaching

Build the confidence to successfully deliver effective courses in a safe and nurturing environment.

Effective and engaging teaching in an online or blended environment requires an understanding of effective pedagogies for online and hybrid teaching. For those who are not experienced in online teaching or those who are new to teaching generally, this can feel challenging.


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Enhance your teaching practices

Advance HE has designed New to Teaching to nurture and develop contemporary professional learning, with a particular focus on the basics of effective teaching practice, incorporating the latest innovations in online pedagogies and digital delivery within fully virtual or hybrid teaching spaces.

The programme models approaches and activities which can be taken into HE teaching, positioning the participant as a learner in online spaces and inviting them to reflect critically on the experiences in order to enhance their own teaching practices.

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How is the programme delivered?

This is an online programme with synchronous and asynchronous activities which consist of a mixture of whole cohort/ collaborative/individual activities. The online format provides added flexibility, acknowledging the time pressures faced by teaching staff.

The programme is divided into six learning blocks over six weeks, requiring roughly 3-4 hours of study each week; a 2.5-hour live interactive session and approximately 1-2 hours of directed study. Each live session will be recorded and the resources will be made available to participants for an additional month afterward the formal end of the course on Advance HE’s virtual learning environment.

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Programme structure

(The order of specific weeks are subject to change)

Week 1

Why and how students learn, active learning and high-impact teaching practices

Week 2

Effective teaching, strategies for planning, delivery and providing feedback

Week 3

Inclusive teaching and assessment practice.

Week 4

Effective assessment and feedback

Week 5

Enhancing, extending and empowering students with learning technologies

Week 6

Micro-teach: A chance to try out new approaches and tools in teaching
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What are the programme outcomes?

After attending the webinars and completing formative tasks, participants will be able to:

  1. Create effective learning plans for study in an online and hybrid environment.
  2. Select and use appropriate formative and summative assessment and feedback tools that support learning in an online environment;
  3. Use digital tools creatively and ethically to enhance learning opportunities for all students; 
  4. Work effectively and collaboratively online;
  5. Reflect on the learning experience in order to enhance future teaching practices. 
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Vic Stephenson

Senior Consultant - Education
Advance HE
Vic Stephenson
Vic is a Senior Consultant at Advance HE, designing and delivering support and training on inclusive pedagogy approaches and leading a range of collaborative projects to enhance quality, student experience and outcomes. She has over 25 years of experience in education as a teacher, teacher trainer, academic manager and assessment specialist. Vic’s main interests are in international education, inclusive curricula and assessment design and technology-enhanced learning.
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