August 2012

Postgraduate Module: Teaching in Higher Education

Tue, 7 August 12 09:00

There will be a two day workshop in UCD on Sept 4 and 5. Assessment is throughout the semester, based on entries made to a reflective teaching portfolio. Support sessions to assist students to complete the assignments will be offered throughout the semester. On completion of this module students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and critique of the principles of teaching and learning in relation to their own practice and subject area
  • Critically evaluate your own teaching and learning approaches and their impact on learners and how they learn
  • Select and apply the most appropriate techniques and skills for the specific learning context (based on student needs, subject area, format, setting)
  • Take responsibility for planning teaching and learning activities to encourage student engagement in learning and the achievement of specified learning outcomes for each session
  • Take responsibility for evaluating your own performance based on feedback from a varietyof sources (student, peer….) and demonstrate willingness to change in light of this feedback
  • Demonstrate an awareness of UCD, College and School policies and procedures that impact on your roles as a Teaching Assistant and discuss their implications for your practice
Download Module Flyer: Teaching in Higher Education Module