|Project:||A Collaborative Approach to Designing, Implementing and Evaluating Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Modules|
|Project Team:||Geraldine O’Neill, Martin McNamara, Aine Galvin, UCD Teaching and Learning Staff, Clare O’Connor (CLS only)|
|Collaborator(s):||School Module Coordinators|
Part-funded by Strategic Innovation Fund II
Initial Module Designs: 2009-2010. Implementation and further module designs: on-going
|Graduate teaching assistants play a vital teaching role in universities but often are not confident in their ability to perform this role (Young & Bippus, 2008). In response to this UCD is developing a sustainable education model that has involved the collaboration of a range of staff groups to improve the learning experience for two groups of students, i.e. the Graduate Teaching Assistants and the undergraduate students. The process comprised six steps beginning with design of a generic and culminating in the phased roll out across a wide range of UCD schools. For more information see Initial Teams|
The aim of this project is to:
The following steps were, and are, being used to implement the project:
In 2010/2011, these school-specific modules will be co-delivered by school staff, in collaboration with UCD Teaching and Learning. The modules will be evaluated and the results of these will be disseminated to UCD staff and to wider international audiences, i.e. conference presentations and peer-reviewed journal articles. Further School/Discipline specific modules will be developed, as requested.
UCD School staff who are interested in developing their own Graduate Teaching Assistants’ module, should contact Dr Geraldine O’Neill, (firstname.lastname@example.org or ex. 2839).