PLTO Tutorials ONLINE
Career Development Communication Skills Teaching Skills
Friday, 19 November 2021, 1pm to 5pm
***This course is fully booked*** This online MSD Skills Training course is suitable for postgraduate research students and postdoctoral early career researchers in the Division who want to teach tutorials in the University and HE more generally. This course contains compulsory pre-work to complete before the live session.
The Canvas self-enrolment link to PLTO core content has now been emailed out to all booked on the session.
This course introduces you to learning and teaching in higher education. Please note that this is a requirement for teaching in many departments in MSD.
First, you will work through ‘Core content’ in Canvas, consisting of text, videos and quizzes that you will need to complete no later than two weeks before your scheduled four hour live interactive session. Please see the main PLTO information page for further details.
Once you have completed ‘Core content’, there are some brief preparatory materials for the live session. You are encouraged to prepare a tutorial plan to discuss in the live session.
Your scheduled four hour live session will focus on tutorials teaching at Oxford, but it will reference the broader themes around learning and best practice in the ‘Core content’.
Please remember that you need to complete ‘Core content’ and attend a live session to receive your PLTO attendance certificate.
You will receive the link to access the Canvas materials once your booking is confirmed.
- Apply fundamental principles of learning to tutorials teaching
- Design and consider different ways of delivering tutorials teaching
- Facilitate constructive criticism and the exchange of ideas in a very small group
- Provide high quality feedback to your students
- Evaluate the effectiveness of your teaching
- Learn how to find teaching opportunities in the University
HOW IT WILL WORK
Your CoSy booking confirmation email will include the link to access ‘Core content’. Once you have completed ‘Core content’, you can read through the preparatory materials for the Tutorials live session. You will receive the link to the live session in the reminder emails from CoSy. Your live session focuses on interaction and providing tutorials session plan feedback to others, and applying the principles and practicalities covered in the ‘Core content’ to the personalised learning dynamic in tutorials. Please refer to ‘Process through Parts 1 and 2’ on the main PLTO information page for a step-by-step guide through the process.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
We recommend you set aside three hours to complete the ‘Core content’, and make sure that you have a good internet connection and uninterrupted time for the live session. Please be aware that the live session is interactive, so you will need to activate your microphone and you are encouraged to use your camera if possible.
ATTENDANCE CERTIFICATE ON SURVEY COMPLETION
It is now a requirement that you complete the three short questions in the survey you receive after attending the course. Once you have submitted the survey, you will be sent an email with a link to your attendance certificate. This is to ensure we receive the feedback we need to evaluate and improve our courses. Survey results are downloaded and stored anonymously.
Where no cost is given in the shopping trolley, no deposit is required. However, two or more non-attendances or late cancellations without good reason will be logged and may mean you cannot attend any further MSD training that term. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for further information.