Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Enhanced development courses

Who can take part in these courses?

  • More experienced tutors and demonstrators at the University of Edinburgh who are interested in developing their teaching beyond basic orientation.
  • These workshops are not suitable for new tutors and demonstrators.
  • They are most valuable to you if you have already been allocated specifically related teaching roles. They take place all year round.

Booking: these courses generally open for booking one month in advance of the shown date. If you do not see a live booking link please check back nearer the course date.

Cancelling: If you need to cancel your booking, please do so at your earliest opportunity and at least 3 days before the event. Someone else may be able to take your place, but we need time to contact them. Also, although you are not charged for an event, there are costs we incur (e.g. photocopying) which relate directly to places reserved.

How to cancel: you can cancel your booking via the MyEd Event Booking Channel. Go to MyEd and then the Event Booking Channel. Click on "My Bookings" - here you will have the option to cancel your place.

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.

Advising on Personal and Academic Matters

Description

This workshop is for more experienced tutors and demonstrators. It discusses the full range of support that students can require (from study development to personal matters); the boundaries to your responsibilities; recording and confidentiality issues; and strategies for handling potentially tricky situations. It points to University Support services and resources for study development. 

If you are a Personal Tutor, the IAD offers specific support. For details, please see:

http://www.ed.ac.uk/institute-academic-development/learning-teaching/staff/academic-pastoral

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:

If you need to cancel your booking, please do so at the earliest opportunity and at least 3 working days before the event. Someone else may be able to take your place, but we need time to contact them.

We maintain attendance registers; unexpected absences will be noted. If you consistently fail to attend (more than 3 events), or repeatedly cancel with very short notice, you may be prevented from booking future IAD Tutors & Demonstrators events.

Please arrive on time and remain for the scheduled period of the workshop.

As this is an online workshop, a link to the Collaborate space will be emailed to all participants on the day of the event.

EligibilityAll staff All PGs
Date Wednesday 29-Mar-2023, 13:30 - 15:00
Venue Online Off Campus
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .

Designing and Delivering Lectures

Description

This workshop is intended for more experienced tutors and demonstrators who are relatively new to lecturing or embarking on it for the first time. It considers what is involved in planning a lecture, and discusses strategies for engaging students’ attention.

You will get most out of this workshop if you will be lecturing in the near future.

***  NOTE:  Please bring along a device that can connect to the internet as we will be using interactive technology. ***

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you need to cancel your booking, please do so at the earliest opportunity as someone else may be able to take your place, but we need time to contact them.  

EligibilityAll staff All PGs
Date Wednesday 01-Mar-2023, 13:30 - 16:30
Venue Central Area
Bookings This event is full. If you are eligible, you can Book a place on a waiting list for this course .

Supervising Projects & Dissertations in the Sciences

Description

This workshop is intended for more experienced tutors and demonstrators who are taking on supervising responsibilities. It discusses the students’ needs at different stages and the type of support you might provide, the boundaries to your responsibilities, recording and confidentiality issues, and strategies for handling potentially tricky situations.

You will get most out of this workshop if supervising students is an immediate concern for you this semester.

If you are a PhD supervisor, the IAD offers specific support. For details, please see:

https://www.ed.ac.uk/institute-academic-development/research-roles/supervisors

As this in an online workshop, all participants will recieve an email from the IAD shortly before the start of the workshop containing the link invitation to attend.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

**JOINING INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE SENT ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT**

If you need to cancel your booking, please do so at the earliest opportunity as someone else may be able to take your place, but we need time to contact them.  

BookingsThere are currently no events scheduled for this course. Please check back later.

Supervising Projects and Dissertations

Description

This workshop is intended for more experienced tutors and demonstrators who are taking on supervising responsibilities. It discusses the students’ needs at different stages and the type of support you might provide, the boundaries to your responsibilities, recording and confidentiality issues, and strategies for handling potentially tricky situations.

You will get most out of this workshop if supervising students is an immediate concern for you this semester.

As this in an online workshop, all participants will receive an email from the IAD shortly before the start of the workshop containing the link invitation to attend.

IMPORTANT NOTE: **JOINING INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE SENT PRIOR TO THE EVENT**If you need to cancel your booking, please do so at the earliest opportunity as someone else may be able to take your place, but we need time to contact them.  

EligibilityAll staff All PGs
Date Wednesday 22-Mar-2023, 13:30 - 15:30
Venue Online Off Campus
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .

Teaching Outside the Box: Using Creativity in your Teaching

Description

What is ‘creative teaching’? How is it different from other teaching? And how can you make use of creativity in your higher education classroom? This session gets serious about creativity in teaching. It offers an insight into some key themes in creative teaching and introduces and models a range of creative teaching possibilities. We will be sharing our ideas about how we can teach creatively, and try to crowd source creative solutions to some of the trickiest issues when teaching, be that online or in-person. We will give you time to consider what online tools or in-person activities can be used when developing your own ideas for creative teaching. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: ***  NOTE:  Please bring along a device that can connect to the internet as we will be using interactive technology. *** If you need to cancel your booking, please do so at the earliest opportunity as someone else may be able to take your place, but we need time to contact them.  

EligibilityAll staff All PGs
Date Wednesday 15-Mar-2023, 13:30 - 16:30
Venue Room 3.2, Lister Learning and Teaching Centre, 5 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU Central Area
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .