Continuing Professional Development
Science Communication Workshop http://sciencecommunication1.eventbrite.co.uk/
Monday 30th January 2012
Room E0.05 John Dalton Building
The National HE STEM Programme in conjunction with the North West Science Learning Centre are pleased to offer a unique CPD opportunity for university staff to develop outreach work with schools and colleges. The workshop will be led by internationally recognised leaders in schools outreach. It will cover:
Through a series of interactive sessions, delegates will develop ideas for innovative activities for children and younger people in science subjects. The workshop will also provide opportunities to share experiences and ideas and to provide constructive feedback and support.
Who should attend?
The workshop will be appropriate for teaching and research staff, technicians and postgraduate students. The day's activities are appropriate for people who are new to outreach work, aswell as those with more experience.
How much does it cost?
The workshop is funded by the National HE STEM Programme North West and is free to attend. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
When will it start and finish?
Registration will open from 9.30am in Room E0.05 located on the ground floor of the John Dalton Building, Manchester Metropolitan University. Lunch will take place at 1pm and the day will close at 4pm.
And finally ...
Pre-registration is essential in terms of planning and organisation. The workshop is limited to 30 participants.
Importantly delegates must bring along a ‘prop’ to explain the nature of their work.
Please register by following this link: http://sciencecommunication1.eventbrite.co.uk/
Dr Steve Millington
Senior Lecturer - Geography and Environmental Management, NW Regional Manager (Outreach) - HE STEM Programme, Faculty of Science and Engineering
New to Teaching (NewT) – A course for Associate Lecturers and Postgraduate Research Students
What is it?
“New to Teaching” (or NewT) is a programme designed to help you to develop your teaching skills in a supportive environment. NewT is a unit of study that exists within the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGC AP), which can be taken with assessment for 10 academic credits or without assessment for continuing professional development purposes.
What will I do on the course?
The focus is on practical techniques for planning and delivering your teaching and assessment activities. You will work interactively with colleagues from across the university, facilitated by experienced staff from MMU’s Centre for Learning and Teaching.
How will it help me?
After completing the course, you will be able to:
When will it take place?
The course will take place over five weeks, from Monday 13 February 2012 – Tuesday 13 March 2012. Online activities will begin on 13th February, with face-to-face sessions taking place on Tuesdays 21st Feb, 28th Feb, 6th March and 13th March 2012.
What will the course cost?
The cost of taking NewT as a ten credit unit with assessment is £200. There is no cost to attend NewT if you do not plan to take the assessed route. Places are limited so book early. We recommend that you check with your line manager or supervisor before you book a place on NewT, especially if you want to secure funding to undertake the assessment. The Research, Enterprise and Development unit will pay travel expenses for NewT students based at MMU Cheshire to attend the face-to-face sessions.
What could I do with 10 credits from NewT?
If you successfully complete the NewT unit and its companion unit, Learning Theory and Practice, you can apply to join the university’s PGC AP (http://www.celt.mmu.ac.uk/apd/pgcap.php) with 20 credits already complete.
How do I book a place?
How can I find more information?
You can contact Rick Lighten on 0161 247 4675.
Are any other resources available to support staff who are new to teaching?
A good place to start is our Lectures and Lecturing resource (http://www.celt.mmu.ac.uk/lectures/index.php), where you will find lots of helpful information on how to plan and manage large group teaching.
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