New to Teaching

Welcome to the University of Bedfordshire, we hope you're settling well into your new role here. The Centre for Learning Excellence (CLE) deliver resources, guidance and training to new staff and are here to help you settle into your new role.

We have created a Guide to Teaching and Learning [PDF] which is updated each year and made available to all new starters. In addition there is a CLE Teaching and Learning Induction which has been designed to help you bed into all of the aspects of academic practice here at the University.

The Guide is also located on the Teaching Practice Community and information about the Induction can be found below. If you have any queries, please contact pts@beds.ac.uk

Teaching and Learning Induction Workshops

Throughout the year, we host a series of 6 workshops which will introduce you to teaching and learning practices at the University. These are mandatory for all staff new to teaching at the University of Bedfordshire.


In Session 1 of the University of Bedfordshire’s “Teaching and Learning at Beds” Programme we will:

  • Introduce you to the University and the Centre for Learning Excellence
  • Explore the University’s Curriculum Framework – CRe8
  • Consider UoB as a widening participation institution and the implications for teaching practice
  • Introduce you to student support services and consider how they can be embedded into your teaching practice
  • Introduce you to the Professional Teaching Scheme and consider your professional development pathway
  • Explore key documents related to teaching and learning at UoB and consider their application within your practice.

Dates:

  • TBC

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In Session 2 of the University of Bedfordshire’s “Teaching and Learning at Beds” Programme we will:

  • Introduce you to expectations for teaching in the next academic year
  • Share methods and approaches to build interaction into teaching
  • Discuss student engagement and how to break down barriers to participation
  • Consider group dynamics and behavioural management in different learning environments
  • Explore and share inclusive and personalised teaching practices
  • Apply the CRe8 framework to your teaching practice

Dates:

  • TBC

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In Session 3 of the University of Bedfordshire’s “Teaching and Learning at Beds” Programme we will:

  • Introduce you to the key University learning technologies and the Digital Learning Team who support them
  • Explore pedagogies of online learning and digital literacies
  • Discuss flexible teaching and learning approaches and the relationship between synchronous and asynchronous learning (incl. preparing lecture content for online delivery)
  • Consider inclusive learning design and the accessibility of digital resources
  • Apply the CRe8 framework to your teaching with technology practice

Dates:

  • TBC

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In Session 4 of the University of Bedfordshire’s “Teaching and Learning at Beds” Programme we will:

  • Explore assessment in higher education: benchmarks, thresholds and outcomes
  • Discuss key theories of assessment and feedback, and their implications for practice
  • Introduce the UoB approach to assessment: principles, policies and practicalities
  • Introduce methods for identifying and mitigating against academic misconduct
  • Explore written feedback and methods of developing student feedback literacy

Dates:

  • TBC

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In Session 5 of the University of Bedfordshire’s “Teaching and Learning at Beds” Programme we will:

  • Explore different methods of evaluating and enhancing your teaching and learning practice
  • Introduce peer observation at UoB
  • Consider the role of external examiners and UoB moderation and review policy and processes
  • Explore the role that data analytics can play in evaluating our practice
  • Share reflections on teaching enhancements we have made
  • Introduce institutional mechanisms for quality enhancement

Dates:

  • TBC

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In Session 6 of the University of Bedfordshire’s “Teaching and Learning at Beds” Programme we will:

  • Complete a micro-teaching session and reflect upon the outcomes
  • Set up an opportunity to observe an experienced UoB member of teaching staff.

Dates:

  • TBC

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