Teaching and Learning Essentials

 

Teaching and Learning Essentials (TALE) is the name of a comprehensive workshop programme available to all academic and professional colleagues involved in delivering teaching excellence at MMU.

TALE will be of particular interest to Academics, Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs), Associate Lecturers (ALs) and professional staff involved in supporting student learning as it provides flexible, bite sized opportunities to engage in academic CPD, refresh skills and obtain academic credit and/or professional recognition. Teaching theories that connect to student engagement and learning inform the workshops, but the overall approach is very practical. TALE workshops align to both MMU’s LTA strategy and the UKPSF.

2016/17

 

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3Ps (Planning, Preparation and Purpose) 

Description

Planning, preparation and purpose introduces session planning, inclusive practice, learning levels and writing learning outcomes. There is also opportunity to explore creative ways to deliver teaching and evaluate that learning has happened.

NB: You can either attend 3Ps as a standalone session or in combination with other elements as part of the TALENT unit details »

Appropriate for colleagues who are new to teaching and professional/technical services staff who plan sessions

Date(s)Venue 

Wednesday 10th May 2017
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

 

Delivering Practical Sessions 

Description

Delivering practical sessions shares techniques and provides some creative space to consider different ways to support student learning in practical sessions.

Appropriate for academics and technical services professionals.

Date(s)Venue 

Monday 3rd April 2017
10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

 

Education for Sustainable Development in Practice 

Description

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in practice explores practical and interactive approaches to support student engagement with ESD. There will be opportunities to try out some of the techniques, including some object based learning, and to share examples from your own practice. 

Co-developed and delivered by Special Collections, Science and the Environment and CELT.

Appropriate for academics and professional/technical staff involved in student learning.

Date(s)Venue 

Monday 15th May 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Special Collections, All Saints Library

 

Employability Contexts and Practice 

Description

This workshop provides an overview of national employability contexts including DLHE and KIS data (if you don’t know these acronyms then this is a session for you!) as well as considering MMU’s employability strategy and services. There will also be opportunities to share effective techniques for integrating employabiity into academic prractice and a chance to hear about innovative practice across MMU.

The session is co-developed and delivered by Careers and Employability and CELT.

Appropriate for academics and professional/technical staff involved in student learning.

Date(s)Venue 

Wednesday 14th June 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

TBC, Manchester campus

 

Engaging and Supporting Disabled Students 

Description

This workshop contextualises how MMU works to provide an inclusive experience for disabled students in their learning and assessment activities. The workshop will look at processes and procedures in place whilst keeping the sense of student learning central to discussions. The session is co-developed and delivered by Disability Service and CELT.

Appropriate for academics and professional/technical staff involved in student learning.

Date(s)Venue 

Monday 8th May 2017
01:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

 

Exploring Action Learning Sets (ALS) 

Description

Exploring Action Learning Sets (ALS) provides an overview of the process and techniques used to run ALSs. There will also be an opportunity to participate in an ALS then review the experience in the context of your own academic practice.

Co-developed and delivered by the Business School and CELT.

Appropriate for academics and professional/technical staff involved in student learning.

Date(s)Venue 

Monday 12th June 2017
10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

 

Exploring Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs) 

Description

Exploring Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs) explores the characteristics of SpLDs such as the dyslexia and the impact they can have on student learning.

Co-developed and delivered by The Learner Development & Disability Service and CELT.

Appropriate for academics and professional/technical staff involved in student learning.

Date(s)Venue 

Monday 22nd May 2017
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

 

Helping Students in Distress 

Description

Helping Students in Distress considers the practical techniques and effective referrals that staff can use to support students in distress.  The session considers mental health & well-being perspectives in learning and teaching contexts.

Co-developed and delivered by the Counselling and Wellbeing service and CELT

Appropriate for Personal tutors, staff in pastoral roles.

Date(s)Venue 

Thursday 9th March 2017
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

 

Induction Practice Exchange 

Description

The Induction Practice Exchange provides a space to disseminate induction success stories, approaches and strategies and exchange peer feedback about next year’s induction plans.

Appropriate for academics and professional/technical staff involved in student learning.

Date(s)Venue 

Tuesday 25th April 2017
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

 

Introduction to Counselling, Health and Wellbeing Services 

Description

This workshop provides an overview to counselling, health and wellbeing services available to students at MMU. The session considers some scenarios in learning and teaching contexts to explore how and when to refer students to professional services. 

Co-developed and delivered by the Counselling and Wellbeing service and CELT

Appropriate for staff new to tutoring/supporting learning.

Date(s)Venue 

Thursday 23rd February 2017
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

 

Learning Through Objects 

Description

This workshop considers the merits of using objects to foster student curiosity and engagement to create environments for multi-sensory learning. The session will provide participants with practical, hands-on experience to model techniques, whilst contextualising the approach in terms of ESD and experiential learning.The session is co-developed and delivered by Special Collections, Science and the Environment and CELT.

Appropriate for academics and professional/technical staff involved in student learning.

Date(s)Venue 

Tuesday 6th June 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Special Collections, All Saints Library

 

Observing Teaching 

Description

Observing Teaching provides a practical opportunity to observe some teaching, provide feedback, and for constructive and reflective discussions to develop further your techniques

Appropriate for academics and professional/technical staff involved in observing practice.

Date(s)Venue 

Monday 5th June 2017
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

 

Reflective Practice: Reflective Writing 

Description

This workshop considers models and approaches that can prompt and support reflective practice. There is also an opportunity to review the characteristics of effective reflective writing.

Appropriate for academics and professional/technical staff involved in student learning.

Date(s)Venue 

Wednesday 22nd March 2017
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

 

Reflective Writing Workshops 

Description

Are you completing TALENT, FLEX, PSF application, PGC LTHE, or do you just want some extra information related to writing reflectively? This workshop is for you!

Date(s)Venue 

Friday 10th March 2017
01:30 PM - 03:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

Friday 19th May 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Green Room, 5th Floor, All Saints Building

 

Student Confidence 

Description

This workshop provides space to disseminate approaches and techniques used to promote student confidence. There will be opportunities to do some action planning with peers to develop practice in this area.

Date(s)Venue 

Thursday 1st June 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

 

Techniques for Delivering Sessions 

Description

Techniques for delivering sessions will practically explore three techniques  you can use when delivering taught sessions

  1. Presence – owning the room, managing the environment with verbal and non-verbal techniques
  2. Personalisation – techniques to engage and motivate students
  3. Participation – incorporating interactive elements in sessions

Appropriate for academics and professional/technical staff involved in student learning.

Date(s)Venue 

Wednesday 15th March 2017
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

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The Inclusive Classroom 

Description

The inclusive classroom explores practical techniques to plan for and facilitate an inclusive environment for all learners.

Co-developed and delivered by the Disability Service and CELT.

Appropriate for academics and professional/technical staff involved in student learning.

Date(s)Venue 

Tuesday 28th February 2017
01:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

 

Tools and Techniques for Personal Tutoring 

Description

This workshop explores how to use coaching approaches in personal tutoring and some useful techniques for managing difficult conversations with students.

Appropriate for: Personal tutors; Staff in pastoral roles.

Date(s)Venue 

Friday 24th February 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

 

Unit Leadership 

Description

This workshop outlines the role and responsibilities of unit leaders, highlights useful resources and provides opportunities for questions and answers.

Appropriate for: unit leaders

Date(s)Venue 

Wednesday 1st March 2017
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

Tuesday 9th May 2017
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

 

Any questions? Any questions? Not sure which CPD is most appropriate for you?
Contact Linda Matthews for a chat, or give us a ring on ext 4674.

download Autumn 2016 programme leaflet »

download Spring 2017 programme leaflet »

download Summer 2017 programme leaflet »

Teaching and Learning Essentials for New Teachers (TALENT)

  • TALENT is a 15-credit masters-level unit that provides opportunities to plan, deliver and observe teaching in a developmental environment with peer and tutor support. It comprises two workshops: 3Ps (Planning, Preparation and Purpose) and Microteaching, with additional online and face-to-face support.
    Find out more about TALENT »

 

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