This 12-hour program, commencing on 17 August, is designed to develop the teaching capabilities of those with little to no teaching experience.  

Who should do this program?

This program is suitable for anyone new to teaching or with very limited teaching experience. BTT is useful for junior staff (HDRs, ECRs and Sessional Staff) just beginning their teaching journey.

What will be covered in BTT?

The BTT program introduces participants to topics that are key to getting started with teaching at university. Sessions explore perspectives on student learning, good practice in how to plan and facilitate a learning experience, and the basics of assessment and feedback. The program also gives participants the opportunity to plan, facilitate and evaluate a short teaching session.  

Program aim

The program aims to help participants develop their understanding of learning and teaching in higher education and build skills and confidence in planning and facilitating a teaching session.  


What is the time commitment?

The program will run over 8 weeks with total participation time of approximately 12 hours. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion on completion of all the elements of the program.


Register your interest in the program

Places are full for this round of BTT but there is a wait list! Register your interest in future offerings of Beginning to Teach by emailing professional.learning@mq.edu.au

Testimonials from pilot participants

Overall a great program that exposed me to new online technologies. Great range of experience in the group too provided good insights. I would recommend this course. (Anonymous participant 2020 Pilot)

What is the most important outcome for you arising from your participation in the program?

Updating me on teaching practices, planning and assessment. The importance of planning is really valuable. Also reflection on own practice is great as this can improve overall teaching practice. (Anonymous participant 2020 Pilot)

The best aspect of the Beginning to Teach program for me has been…

The face to face elements of the program. Gaining perspectives from a variety of individuals from different disciplines.

The feedback provided in the micro-teaching sessions.

That BTT goes over so many aspects of teaching in a little amount of time and that we always got really good feedback from the facilitators.

Designing and delivering a practice teaching session was great.

Great baseline for teaching and would recommend this as a must for all lecturers.

(2020 BTT Pilot participants)


Questions?

Contact Dr Karina Luzia at professional.learning@mq.edu.au

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Posted by Lyn Collins

Senior Instructional Designer in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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    Thank you. I was waiting for this type of course. I am passionate to learn and teach.

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      Thank you Ashi. We hope you find BTT a rewarding professional learning opportunity.

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