Institute for Academic Development

Professional development

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We maintain attendance registers; unexpected absences will be noted. If you consistently fail to attend, or repeatedly cancel with very short notice, you may be prevented from booking future IAD events.

  • Facilitation Workshop: Supporting learning in others: the facilitation approach

Facilitation Workshop: Supporting learning in others: the facilitation approach


This course is aimed at doctoral researchers and early career researchers who have responsibility for supporting the learning of others though demonstrating, tutorials, seminars and supervision. 

We all learn in different ways, but we don't always appreciate the impact of these differences on our ability to retain and use information. This course will explain some of the theories that describe learning approaches and give you a set of practical tools to use in your own work.

Facilitation is the art of bringing about learning from the perspective of the learner, so the whole workshop will be based around improving your understanding about learning, by seeing how different teaching and development approaches favour different kinds of learners.

We'll also look at the practicalities of helping people learn - what steps you need to take and how to handle potential tricky elements such as feedback and handling questions.


If you want to improve your approach to teaching and supporting the development of others, this course will help you to develop effective and engaging methods.

 This course relates to domains D1, D2, and D3 of the RDF.

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