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 »

Date(s)Venue 

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

 

Coaching 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.

Date(s)Venue 

Wednesday 8th November 2017
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

Thursday 8th March 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 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.

Date(s)Venue 

Monday 26th March 2018
10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

 

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 The Disability Service and CELT.

Date(s)Venue 

Monday 27th November 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

Wednesday 2nd May 2018
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

 

Exploring Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs) 

Description

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

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

Date(s)Venue 

Wednesday 14th March 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

 

Inclusive Teaching 

Description

This workshop explores practical techniques to plan for and facilitate an inclusive environment for all learners.

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

Date(s)Venue 

Tuesday 27th February 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

 

Interactive Sessions 

Description

Interactive sessions shares techniques for organising seminars/group work and provides creative space to design interactive activities for use in teaching or supporting learning.

Subject to minimum numbers (10)

Date(s)Venue 

Tuesday 21st November 2017
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

 

Introduction to Assessment, Marking and Feedback 

Description

Are you new (or relatively new) to marking and assessment? Do you want to know more about marking practices and standardisation at MMU? Then the introduction to assessment workshop is the ideal CPD option for you. This practical session includes an opportunity to do some marking, work as a member of a marking team and to write developmental feedback. There will be opportunities to share your experiences and learn from other members of the group.

Date(s)Venue 

Monday 27th November 2017
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

Thursday 15th March 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

 

Learning Through Objects 

Description

This workshop considers how objects can be used to create stimulating and inclusive learning opportunities that foster student curiosity and self-directed learning, and support the development of critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills. Object based learning is interdisciplinary by nature and can be a catalyst for introducing a broad range of topics, from sustainability to gender inequalities, as well as investigating the materiality of the objects themselves.

The session will provide participants with practical, hands-on experience to model techniques using familiar, everyday objects. There will also be an opportunity to view curated objects from Special Collections’ holdings and consider how you can draw on the expertise and resources of Special Collections as part of your academic practice.

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

Date(s)Venue 

Tuesday 15th May 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Special Collections, All Saints Library

 

Observing Teaching 

Description

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

Date(s)Venue 

Tuesday 28th November 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

Thursday 8th February 2018
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

 

Reflective Practice 

Description

This workshop considers approaches to reflective practice and techniques to deepen self-awareness in the context of developing academic practice.

Date(s)Venue 

Friday 15th June 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 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 

Tuesday 26th September 2017
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

Friday 15th December 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

Friday 2nd March 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

Friday 8th June 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Room 105, 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 7th June 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

 

Techniques for Delivering Sessions 

Description

Techniques for delivering sessions practically explores 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
Date(s)Venue 

Wednesday 24th January 2018
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 providing opportunities for questions and answers.

Date(s)Venue 

Monday 16th October 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Room 105, All Saints Building

Thursday 15th February 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

Wednesday 2nd May 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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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