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This subject will focus on effective presentation and/or facilitation in actual teaching contexts - specifically, lectures and/or small group settings. The diversity of teaching contexts is a feature of the subject with participants encouraged to consider their particular teaching setting and practice. Participants, in pairs, engage in reciprocal peer review of teaching, alternately taking on the roles of reviewer and reviewee. Participants also engage in a reciprocal peer review cycle with a department colleague.
Intended learning outcomes
At the completion of the subject, participants should have developed:
- an understanding of how to plan and prepare classes to enhance student learning;
- an awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses as a presenter or facilitator;
- knowledge of procedures and strategies that enhance effectiveness in various teaching contexts;
- an appreciation of the support and assistance available from colleagues;
- skills in presenting, explaining, demonstrating, guiding and supporting student learning.
On completing this subject, participants should be able to:
- plan activities within the constraints of time and the physical environment
- present material in a clear, organised, stimulating and engaging way
- analyse and respond to a range of audiences, recognising and drawing on diversity
- plan and direct group discussion in a way that engages all participants and keeps them on track
- use feedback constructively to improve performance;
- be constructively self-critical.
Last updated: 29 October 2019