Teaching Skills for Graduate Researchers

Overview

Teaching Skills for Graduate Researchers (TSGR) is specifically designed for currently enrolled graduate researchers (research higher degree candidates) at the University of Melbourne who are new to teaching. This program consists of three workshops that introduces the fundamentals of effective teaching for learning in higher education settings. Upon successful completion of the workshops, TSGR participants receive a certificate. They may also like to consider taking the Advanced Skills for Sessional Teachers program.

The three workshops are:

  1. Foundations of Good Teaching in Higher Education
  2. Strategies for Facilitating Active Learning
  3. FAQs: Managing Common Challenges in the Classroom.

Note: You need to complete all the 3 workshops in order to receive a certificate of completion.

Each workshop is two hours in duration and available in semesters one and two.

If you are a University of Melbourne staff member looking for formal training in university teaching, please refer to the Melbourne Teaching Certificate or Graduate Certificate in University Teaching instead.

Learning outcomes

On completing the TSGR participants can expect to:

  • Be able to discuss principles of effective university teaching
  • Gain practical ideas and strategies to facilitate student learning
  • Understand how to present material in a clear, organised and engaging way
  • Have had opportunities to discuss challenges experienced in a variety of teaching contexts
  • Make valuable contacts with peers from diverse academic backgrounds
  • Gain insights into the particular teaching environment of the University of Melbourne.

Program schedule and registrations

Please note: It is compulsory to register and attend all the 3 workshops in order to receive a Certificate of Completion.

Semester 2

TitleDateTimeVenueRegistration
Foundations of Good Teaching in Higher Education07/07/201710:00am 12:00pmRoom 330, 
Alice Hoy building (Map)

Registration

closed

Strategies for Facilitating Active Learning12/07/201710:00am 12:00pmRoom 330,  
Alice Hoy building (Map)

Registration

closed

FAQs:Managing Common Challenges in the Classroom. 26/07/2017 02:00am 04:00pm

Engineering B-313 (Map)

Registration

closed

Fees and entry requirements

There are no fees for this program, and no direct charges to departments, schools or faculties. The TSGR is provided by the University of Melbourne as a service for graduate researchers.

More information

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact the Program Coordinator:

Dr Chi Baik
E:  cbaik@unimelb.edu.au
T: +61 3 8344 4212

For assistance with registrations, please contact:

Ms Aminata Doumbia
E: adoumbia@unimelb.edu.au
T: +61 3 8344 5355