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CHEM8042 Induction to Teaching Skills for Postgraduates in Chemistry I

Module Overview

By the end of the session you will be able to: Describe the context of teaching and learning, and assessment at the University of Southampton; Describe your own role in supporting teaching and learning, and assessment; Locate relevant sources of information and advice to support your role; Embark on the creation and design of an effective learning environment; Develop ways of dealing with some challenging teaching matters; Identify good practice in constructive feedback.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

To explain and practise the theory and practice of all aspects of laboratory demonstration, report grading and tutorial/workshop support.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • An enhanced understanding of the basic theory behind teaching in chemistry, particularly in a role as teaching assistant in a practical chemistry setting.

Syllabus

An enhanced understanding of the basic theory behind teaching in chemistry, particularly in a role as teaching assistant in a practical chemistry setting. Doctoral college summary on web page for ITSPG 1 This generic training session is aimed to experienced teachers starting as demonstrators or seminar leaders at the University of Southampton For: All new doctoral researchers who are experienced teachers and are going to be engaged in demonstrating or leading seminars to small groups.

Special Features

Induction to laboratory demonstration, grading, and feedback provision – ITSPG 1/CHEM

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, demonstrations, role-play sessions and experiment trials.

TypeHours
Independent Study25
Lecture8
Work based learning42
Total study time75

Assessment

Assessment Strategy

Attendance at lecture and practice sessions.

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Observation and evaluation 100%

Linked modules

This course is mandatory for prospective teaching laboratory demonstrators. A similarly titled faculty course dealing with non-chemistry specific demonstrator training is not sufficient.

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