Thinking Teaching – short course for UAL PhD students

Dear Research Students,

Please see below details of a course being offered by the UAL Teaching & Learning Exchange (replacing Developing Academic Practice).

The course costs £60 per student, but CSM Research will be pleased to support CSM PhD Students wishing to attend.*

Please see details below, and if you would like to attend the course please confirm to me – Debi Kenny ( by Monday 27th February.


Thinking Teaching – short course for UAL PhD students  


Thinking Teaching is a new two day course available to all UAL PhD students who are interested in developing their teaching.  The course is aimed at those who are beginning to teach, or think they might like to teach whilst studying at the university. It has been designed as an introduction to the range of contexts, approaches and activities you will encounter as a higher education teacher. Thinking Teaching forms part of the wider professional development programme offered by the Teaching and Learning Exchange.


If you are a registered PhD student and have no previous teaching experience, you are required to complete this course before taking up a Graduate Teaching Assistant role at the University.

You will:

  • Discuss the purpose and practice of teaching in Higher Education
  • Explore a range of techniques for designing teaching sessions
  • Consider your learners and examine barriers to their learning
  • Situate your teaching in a meaningful context of practice and pedagogic theory

Thinking Teaching involves a mixture of tutor presentations, discussion and group activities that we hope will inform and inspire your teaching practice, and build your confidence as a teacher.

The course will be running in 2016/17 on the following dates:

Group 1: Mon 13th and Tues 14th March (10-4pm) (High Holborn)

Group 2: Thurs 20th and Fri 21st April (10-4pm) (John Princes Street)

*One place per student.  Not applicable to students who have already attended Developing Academic Practice.