6 July, 2023 - 20 July, 2023
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Apply now to participate in this Introduction-to-University-Teaching program that is 100% recommended by past participants to their MQ colleagues – now with a microcredential on completion!

What is Beginning to Teach (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.

BTT will be offered online in July 2023

The program is structured with a combination of facilitated sessions (including a practice teaching session) and self-paced activities and resources on iLearn. Participants will need to be available to attend 4 facilitated modules on these days/times:

  • Thursday 6th July: 11am – 1pm (via Zoom)
  • Thursday 13 July: 11am – 1pm (via Zoom)
  • Tuesday 18th July: 11am – 1pm (option to participate via Zoom or on-campus)
  • Thursday 20th July: 11am – 1pm (via Zoom)

The facilitated sessions will be run over Zoom with the option to do the (required) micro-teaching activity via Zoom or face-to-face. If you are interested, you can register using the blue button at the end of this post.

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?

Total overall participation time is approximately 15 hours, which includes 4 x 2-hour facilitated sessions as well as pre and post session work.

Participants receive a BTT Microcredential (digital badge) on completion of all program requirements.

View the BTT Program Outline

Register to participate in BTT here

If you have any questions, please get in touch by emailing professional.learning@mq.edu.au

Posted by Kylie Coaldrake

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