12 April, 2023 - 21 April, 2023
11:00 am - 12:30 pm


Apply now to participate in this introduction-to-university-teaching program that 100% of past participants would recommend to Macquarie colleagues (BTT Evaluation Report 2020).

The program will run over 4 days in April as an intensive on-campus program held during the mid-session break.There will be two 90 minute on-campus sessions each week on Wednesday and Friday 11am – 12.30pm.

Program dates are below (note that participants are required to attend for all these dates/times):

  • Wednesday 12th April 11am – 12.30pm
  • Friday 14th April 11am – 12.30pm
  • Wednesday 19th April 11am – 12.30pm (Micro-teaching session)
  • Friday 21st April 11am – 12.30pm

Closing date for registrations is 20 March 2023.

What is BTT?

BTT is a professional development program that covers topics that are key to getting started with teaching at university. BTT explores perspectives on student learning; good practice in how to plan and facilitate learning activities; and the fundamentals of feedback and reflecting on your teaching practice. The program also gives participants the opportunity to plan, present, and evaluate a short (‘micro-‘) teaching session.

Who should do BTT?

This program is suitable for any Macquarie staff members who are new to teaching or who have limited teaching experience – or who would just like to (re)learn the basics of teaching at university! BTT is particularly useful for HDRs, ECRs, tutors, and sessional academics who have just started, or are in their first few sessions of teaching.

No matter your disciplinary background, participating in BTT will help develop your practical understanding of some of the foundational concepts and practices in university learning and teaching and build your skills (and confidence) in preparing, delivering and reviewing your own teaching.

What is the time commitment?

The BTT program will be offered in April as an intensive on-campus program run over the two weeks of the mid-session break.

Total overall participation time is approximately 15 hours, which includes 4 x 1.5 hour facilitated on-campus sessions as well as pre and post session work.

Participants receive a Certificate of Completion on completion of all program requirements.

View the Program Guide

REGISTER to participate in BTT here

Hurry! – Numbers are limited.

Questions? Please contact professional.learning@mq.edu.au

Posted by Kylie Coaldrake

Learning and Teaching Development Coordinator Office of PVC (Learning and Teaching)