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Target Audience: All staff involved in delivery of 1st year undergraduate teaching
This training has been developed by students in order to support staff in supporting the first year transition of students, particularly their transition into the academic environment and how this can also support social integration within the university. Training will:
Raise awareness of different routes for entry to first year and highlight potential issues and challenges;
Explore how to better use first year classes to encourage students to develop effective, independent learning skills;
Discuss methods of enhancing staff-student communication and create sustainable social integration within first year classes;
Make staff aware of the complexity of issues faced by students and potential sources of support within the University and Higher Education (HE) sector to effectively transition into university life.
- Discuss the various routes of entry to the university and reflect on the associated potential issues and challenges
- Identify the potential sources of support for effective transition into university life, and be able to make effective referrals to these sources
- Reflect on approaches to teaching and learning within the first year environment and select appropriate pedagogical methods that engage students
- Develop independent learning skills, enhance staff-student communication, and create sustainable social integration within first year classes
UKPSF Dimensions: A2, A4, A5, K3, V1, V2, V3
Delivered By: Organisational and Staff Development Unit
PrerequisitesThis event is part of the Strathclyde Teaching Excellence Programme (STEP). This is a unique development programme aimed at traditional academic and teaching staff, and relevant to all staff engaged in teaching.
CANCELLATION We want our events to run at full capacity to ensure value for money and to get the most from group interactions and discussions. Cancelling attendance at a course should only be done as a last resort (some of our events are delivered by consultants and we would incur a high fee if we need to cancel events based on low numbers). Demand is high for our events with many having a waiting list and when a booking is made, others are turned away on the strength of that booking. If you have to cancel an event we would appreciate as much notice as possible (at least 48 hours), and this can be done via the "go to my bookings" link on the right