This 7-hour workshop provides an induction into Higher Education learning and teaching and into working as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) at the University of York.
It aims to build your confidence to teach effectively as a GTA, offering a grounding for subsequent discipline-specific induction in your department.
All new GTAs are required* to complete one Introduction to Teaching and Learning workshop, though all PGRs are welcome, space permitting.
(Your SkillsForge record will show whether you’ve already completed this training.)
The Introduction to Teaching and Learning training consists of:
a 4-hour advance self-study component: to complete and submit in the two weeks before the workshop
a 2-hour workshop: an interactive workshop** with tasks and discussion
The training covers:
There are three different Introduction to Teaching and Learning workshops; you should complete the one recommended by your department:
|Recommended by these departments
Facilitating seminars and discussion-based learning
Centre for Medieval Studies
Centre for Women’s Studies
English and Related Literature
Environment and Geography
History of Art
Language and Linguistic Science
Social Policy and Social Work (SPSW)
Theatre, Film and Interactive Media (TFTI)
The York Management School (TYMS)
York Law School
Facilitating practical and laboratory demonstrations
Facilitating problem-solving and problem-based learning
Economics and Related Studies
* Unless your departmental GTA Coordinator has secured exemption for you.
** Some workshops are online for those who are unable to attend in person.
How to book
NOTE: Bookings close 2 weeks before each seminar: this is to ensure you have time to complete the self-study component beforehand. You'll receive access to this two weeks before the seminar date.
If you’re a PGR:
- Choose one workshop, as recommended by your department: see table above.
- Go to SkillsForge, choose ‘Postgraduates who Teach’ on the left, and find the relevant Introduction to Teaching and Learning workshop.
- Book a workshop: make sure you are available at that time and can complete the self-study in advance.
If you’re not a PGR (and don't have access to SkillsForge):Check the workshop dates and seminar times; then book by completing the manual booking form.
If you can’t find a workshop available on a suitable date:
If you can’t see the workshop you'd like to attend, or can’t attend on the advertised dates, please complete this expression of interest form. If there is enough demand, extra workshop dates may be added; Academic Practice will contact you if so.
For any further questions, please contact the Academic Practice team: email@example.com