Beyond Starting to Teach Programme


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Beyond Starting to Teach 2019/20

This is the fourth year that Academic Staff Development have run Beyond Starting to Teach sessions to enhance teaching practice and enable space for reflection for PGRs who teach.  

These sessions complement the other teaching developments we offer (Starting to Teach and CREATE for PGRs) and will take place at 12:30 - 14:00 in the PGR hub (so please bring your lunch)They are a great opportunity to meet fellow PGRs teaching across the university and grow your PGR network.  

To book, please click on the titles in the table below and come along to as many sessions as your calendar permits. At the end of the academic year you will receive a certificate of attendance for the sessions you have attended. We look forward to working with you during Beyond Starting to Teach sessions. 

Time Session
9th December 2019 

Peer observation of teaching

This panel session will look at the role peer observation can have within teaching development. Experienced PGRs will discuss the role peer observation played in their teaching practice at Bristol and this will be followed by questions and activities.  

By the end of this session you will be able to reflect upon shared experiences of peer observations of teaching to identify and apply best practice. You will also have the opportunitytodevelopa PGR network to support peer observation. 

10th February 2020

Reflective practice

This session will help you to identify methods to review your teaching and offer strategies to identify what has been working well and where you may need to develop. Through a series of individual, pair and group activities different models of reflective practice will be explored.  

By the end of this session you will be able to identify the skills gained through teaching, critically reflect on your teaching practice and review areas for development. 

30th April 2020

Pedagogy in practice

This session willexplore current themes in pedagogical research to enrich your teaching practice.The format of this session will include multiple representations of pedagogical researchto be examined through constructive debate. 

By the end of this session you will be able to appraise pedagogical articles and relate themes in pedagogy to your practice. 

4th June 2020 

This session will give you the opportunity toreview your teaching in order to determine your future teaching objectives.A variety of teaching approaches and activities will be considered within this active session.   

By the end of this session you will be able to identify teaching practices/methods/activities you would like to experiment with and hypothesise how you will evaluate the impact of these new approaches.

Please be aware that failure to cancel your place three full working days before a session or failure to attend a course will incur a £50 charge to your school.

If you have any suggestions for future topics for a Beyond Starting to Teach session please contact subject title - Beyond Starting to Teach.