Introduction to Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (ILTHE)

The Introduction to Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (ILTHE) workshop provides initial training and practical skills for use in teaching (including demonstrating) practice. (Workshop Details)

This two-day interactive workshop is aimed at postgraduate researchers, research associates and other part-time staff members who have infrequent teaching and/ or demonstrating responsibilities at Newcastle University.  No prior knowledge of teaching and/ or demonstrating is required or expected.  Those with some teaching experience are also welcome to attend the training, if appropriate.  (Benefits)

The ILTHE is organised and managed by the Staff Development Unit in order to meet the University’s minimum training requirements for part-time and postgraduate teachers (see the Postgraduates who Teach Policy).  

Full attendance of the ILTHE workshop is a pre-requisite for one or more modules of the Certificate in Advanced Studies in Academic Practice (CASAP) programme, which is part of the University’s accredited UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) scheme, and provides opportunities for participants to obtain formal recognition and fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

ILTHE participants are nominated by their School Administrator (or equivalent) in accordance with an agreed process. (Eligibility and Apply).

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ILTHE Participant Feedback

Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty participants

“I was so impressed by your well-organized two-day seminar, which opened my eyes in a way that helped me see the classroom differently.”

“I will be using a lot of the techniques used in the workshop in my own teaching. Especially the techniques that I learnt "by example". I think this was a really effective way to run the workshop.”

Because I have zero teaching experience, I gained a lot of knowledge on teaching skills through this workshop. It is also interesting to mingle with people from different backgrounds - particularly those who have had teaching experiences before. I learnt more by discussing with them.”

Faculty of Medical Sciences participants                             

 “Well presented and well structured, it was an example in itself of high calibre H.E teaching in practice.”               

The workshop gave me better understanding of the best ways to manage and engage a group of students, and the confidence to do so.”    

Science Agriculture and Engineering Faculty participants

“The workshop taught me how to teach/demonstrate effectively and assess students' work. This will be invaluable as I intend to apply for similar roles within the university with a view to becoming a lecturer in the long term.”

“Although much of the workshop revolves around things that I might have done instinctively, being aware of techniques and thought processes will allow me to reflect on my performances as a teacher and progress quicker.”