M01ODL Introduction to Teaching in HE

Course Overview

The introductory 20 credit Masters level course enables you to develop your skills and knowledge as academic practitioner within the context of Higher and Further education. To join the course you are required to have a current and ongoing teaching responsibility or responsibility in supporting teaching and learning. Successful completion will enable you to apply for professional accreditation (Associate Fellowship) with the Higher Education Academy – Professional Recognition.

What will I get out of this course?

The course has been designed to help you deal with the varied issues you are likely to encounter in your teaching, learning and assessment practices. The course provides a framework for encouraging and supporting individual teachers in Higher and Further Education to develop the professional knowledge, applications and skills to become reflective practitioners. The course is based on work-based learning principles and participant involvement in teaching and supporting learning will form part of the learning experience. You will be expected to interrogate, reflect on and apply new knowledge within your current practice.

Who is it for?

This introductory course is aimed at Associate Lecturers, Graduate Teaching Assistants, Teaching Assistants, PhD Internships and Post- Graduate Research Students undertaking university teaching duties.  The course is also available to Part Time Staff (hourly paid lecturers) new to teaching in Higher Education.  Technicians, learning technologists and employability tutors involved in supporting the student experience are also invited to participate in the course.

Participant preparation needed?


Additional Information

For more information please contact: development.od@coventry.ac.uk 

What prior experience do I need?


Formal assessment


Length of course

16 weeks

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