Following on from the successful Masterclass delivered by Prem Kumar in November, it is clear that many of the PERCAT group would like the opportunity to teach within the College. This workshop present the range of teaching opportunities that we hope to fill in the next academic year, and we hope you will ‘sign up’ and get trained if interested.
Postdocs / Early Career Researchers are involved in teaching in a range of postgraduate and undergraduate courses, either leading tutorials or journal clubs with small groups of students, or as laboratory practical demonstrators. This can be an ideal way to ‘test the water’ to see if teaching is something you enjoy and whether it is something to consider as a career.
Bear in mind that we don't expect anyone doing more than an hour or two of teaching per year (though you can if you want !), and that you will be involved in established sessions, using well-tested learning materials. You will not be asked to design a new teaching session.
(1) 9.30 - 10.00 Module Coordinator Presentations
Module leaders involved in teaching will make short (3 minute) presentations describing their teaching requirements / dates / times etc.
(2) 10.00-10.30. One -to-one discussion with module leads
This is a chance to discuss with lecturers about what is required, and/or talk to other researchers about their teaching experience.
(3) 10.30 - 12.30 Medical School-specific Teacher Training (CLAD accredited)
Everyone involved in teaching should take some training to find out what their role is, and how to optimise the learning session. We are organising two alternative training sessions, both delivered by experienced teachers here in the Medical School, which will focus on the sort of teaching sessions which we have in the College. These will discuss practical steps that you can take to make every session a good learning experience for students. These sessions are 'Centre for Learning & Academic Development' (CLAD) accredited, so this could be something to put on your cv to show your understanding of the issues involved and commitment to teaching.
These training sessions are alternatives (i.e both are at 10.30 - 12.30), but we will run another set of sessions later in the summer if there is demand.
(i) Small Group Teaching (Dr Wendy Leadbeater, Clinical & Experimental Medicine)
(ii) Laboratory Practical Demonstrating (Dr Karl Nightingale, Immunity & Infection)