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Developing Learning and Teaching (DLT) Programme

Programme aims

The DLT Programme is designed for anyone new to teaching in higher education who wishes to learn how to take a more effective, inclusive and evidence-informed approach to teaching and learning in the sciences. Graduate research students with teaching responsibilities and postdoctoral researchers with an interest in an academic career may find it particularly useful to develop their teaching skills and gain a portable qualification to enhance future employability. 

In order to participate you must have attended a Preparation for Learning and Teaching at Oxford (‘PLTO’) seminar/workshop and have a teaching commitment confirmed in Oxford either during the DLT Programme and/or for the near future. 

Programme format 

The programme comprises three participatory workshops, each three hours long. If you accept a place you will be expected to attend all three sessions.

Programme content

The DLT Programme for Medical Sciences is led by the Oxford Learning Institute and comprises three x three hour interactive workshops during Michaelmas or Hilary Terms. Attendance at all three workshops is expected. Topics covered in the DLT include; models of learning, assessment, feedback, evaluation, reflection and inclusive teaching.

As part of the programme, participants will be required to engage in additional, related activities; for example, reading some educational literature, teaching evaluation and session design. The DLT Programme is assessed via a written reflective teaching portfolio (2,500-5,000 words); support for writing the portfolio is provided by the Oxford Learning Institute. 

The DLT Programme is accredited by the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA) and successful completion and portfolio assessment leads to a SEDA PDF Supporting Learning Award. This is an award recognised throughout the UK, mapped at Descriptor 1 to the UK Professional Standards Framework for Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education. 

For more information about the DLT Programme please visit the Oxford Learning Institute website

Sample portfolios are available from Enquiries Desk in the Cairns Library at the JR, but are for use in the library only and must not be removed.

Participant numbers
25 (maximum)


Oct 09, 2017 
Nov 06, 2017
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