Teaching and Learning Skills for Technicians

Become equipped with the tools you need to teach, demonstrate and contribute effectively to the student experience.

This is an approved training course by the Royal Society of Chemistry

Type of Course: Personal Development                              ⇲  Download Brochure
Course Reference: HFFC-001, HOC-018

RSC members with an active membership number, can receive 20% off this course*.

Technical staff are increasingly taking on teaching and demonstrating roles. Whether it is one-on-one training on specific techniques or small group training and demonstrating, this course will equip you with the tools you need to perform this role and contribute effectively to the student experience. The course is recommended for technical staff with a role in training or teaching undergraduates, postgraduates, post-docs, new colleagues and apprentices. The content of the course has been designed to cover key topics, linking theories of teaching and learning together with workplace experiences, thereby providing a more holistic approach to learning. It is relevant to all academic disciplines and will promote personal and professional development, which is valuable to both you and your employer.

Delivery will be by informal active learning sessions (group activities/ discussion), discovery learning and reflection on current practice. Discovery learning forms a large part of the programme and as such collaboration amongst participants to discuss core concepts and reflect on current practice is actively encouraged, to create a more tailored learning experience.

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The content of the course has been designed to cover key topics, linking theories of teaching and learning together with workplace experiences, thereby providing a more holistic approach to learning.

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

DAY 1:

  • Be aware of the steps involved in designing and delivering learning activities
  • Be able to define appropriate, measurable learning outcomes
  • Know how to design learning activities that provide a balanced approach to learning
  • Have learnt from the practical application of your learning

DAY 2:

  • Have an awareness of relevant teaching and learning theory and methods
  • Be able to suggest strategies used to create inclusive, engaging and motivating learning environments
  • Have considered different approaches to learning and development in groups and identified those applicable to the area in which they work
  • Be able to design methods of assessment and feedback appropriate to their defined learning outcomes
  • Onsite (HFFC-001) – Face-to-Face (Currently not available due to Covid-19 pandemic)
  • Online (HOC-018) – Instructor-led event

HEaTED Members:

Online: £495.00

Onsite: £595.00


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Online: £745.00

Onsite: £895.00

2 Day (Around 12 hours)

This activity is subject to minimum group numbers but can be delivered on-site at your institution at a time and date to suit your team. Please contact us at heated@sheffield.ac.uk for more information.

For HEaTED members, we offer 1 free place for every 10 bookings, and 2 for groups of 15 or above.

*Royal Society of Chemistry members must have an active membership with the the Society at the time the course is being delivered. This number must be given in the form when booking onto this course. The discount applies to the HEaTED non-members price only in the course fee section above.