Newspapers are full of doom and gloom because editors know that fear and worry sell more issues than reassurance and good tidings. The same principle can be seen in the way the latest fashion in education is sometimes presented to us at university. With a great noise of trumpets we are told to do some new thing, and that the old things we know are not up to scratch. So I would like to present integrated learning not as a fad, but as a name for something we already do and are even quite good at.
This training session is designed for postgraduate tutors in technical subjects.
The main aim of the session is to improve student learning via enhanced awareness of pedagogical issues and development of new skills which could be applied to the teaching of tutorials and laboratory classes, as well as assist in any future careers which involve helping others to work effectively.
The Introduction to Course Design workshop will be particularly useful for all new lecturers in the Faculty who have started within the last three years. Existing staff with no prior educational training are also encouraged to attend. This one day training session will cover components including a range of pedagogical areas, such as: