Workshops on Learning and Teaching
Introduction to Learning and Teaching Workshops
The Introduction to Learning and Teaching is an opportunity for all staff who support learning at the University of Surrey to participate in developing greater understanding of your role within the learning environment. The sessions have been designed to complement the suite of programmes offered by the Department of HE, which lead to qualifications in Learning and Teaching. The sessions provide general overviews of key areas, to consider some of the techniques that may assist you to support learning and the opportunity to discuss issues that are of particular interest or concern.
These are interactive sessions, based on exploring the interrelationship between learning and teaching and intended to provide ideas for consideration, to provoke discussion around personal practice and experience and provide opportunities to develop new approaches based on strategies that are known to have been used effectively. Staff from the Department of HE have extensive experience teaching in higher education, undertaking research into learning and making use of new and emerging technologies to support learning. We hope to use this experience to develop challenging and motivating sessions but also use the experience that you bring from a range of disciplines, developing a collaborative approach to learning and teaching across the university
The four sessions have been developed to link together but also standalone. They can therefore be taken in any combination dependent upon your own preferences.
1) An introduction to teaching in higher education. This session asks you to reflect on how you plan to deliver sessions – thinking about what has been done before the teaching occurs and consider the approaches that you have adopted so that the taught session (whatever the format) maximises opportunities for learning.
2) Student Learning. This session considers our appreciation of learning and asks you to draw on your own personal experience as a learner as the basis to examine how students may approach learning in each discipline.
3) Assessment and Feedback. This session considers some of the fundamental aspects of setting appropriate assessment and how feedback affects our relationship with our learners. It offers some suggestions to enhance both our assessment practice and the provision of feedback.
4) Technology enhanced learning. This session considers the opportunities and challenges afforded by technology within the learning environment.