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

BS 3.26, Business School, All Saints

Monday 6th November 2017
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

All Saints room 105

Tuesday 6th February 2018
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

TBC

Wednesday 9th May 2018
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

All Saints room 105

 

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

 

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 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 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

 

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 

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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