Aston Certificate: An Introduction to Learning and Teaching in HE

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Aston Certificate: An Introduction to Learning and Teaching in HE

The Aston Certificate: An Introduction to Learning and Teaching in Higher Education provides the opportunity to develop an informed and appropriately student-focused approach to the delivery of teaching and learning support. It is designed to meet the needs of part-time teachers, particularly research students and research staff, who do some teaching to students enrolled on programmes in Higher Education.
The course allows participants to gain knowledge and expertise in delivering and designing teaching, learning and assessment, related to the practical context in which they work. The emphasis is on developing teachers who reflect upon their own professional practice, who understand teaching as facilitating learning, and who seek to improve the quality of the teaching in which they are engaged. This course is an Aston University 20 credit level 7 module leading to the award of an Aston Certificate.
Please note, enrolment on this programme is subject to an application process, and therefore the waiting list is purely to identify prospective candidates. You will be contacted in due course as soon as new dates are available.

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On completion of the course you should have:
  • Developed and demonstrated your knowledge and practical skills as a teacher and supporter of students’ learning in higher education
  • Improved your design of teaching sessions through analysis, research and reflection on practice, using concepts and practices drawn from work experience, the literature and from colleagues
  • Clarified and strengthened underpinning professional values of respect for individual learners; of using the processes and outcomes of research and formal study in professional practice; of supporting diverse and inclusive participation in higher education; and of commitment to your own development.

Who is it for?

Research students and research staff who teach or support students’ learning in higher education contexts.

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Rowena Senior - Centre for Learning Innovation and Professional Practice
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