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Effective Short Course Planning and Delivery (Saturdays)


Course Information

Effective Short Course Planning and Delivery at Nottingham Trent University

Saturdays 10 am - 4 pm, two days

Indicative maximum class size: 12

This course supports the development of tutors teaching short courses in any discipline.

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Course Description

It’s aimed at anyone who’s new to teaching or those in need of a refresher or looking to boost their confidence.

It will help you gain the teaching and workshop leadership skills needed to deliver effective sessions to your delegates over the duration of the course.

It will help you best use your subject expertise whilst developing your teaching skills so that you can support your delegates in achieving above and beyond what your course description promises.

On this course you will learn how to:

  • organise your course
  • plan engaging lesson content
  • teach your subject effectively
  • manage your time
  • manage the expectations of delegates
  • engage and motivate delegates through classroom and homework activities
  • understand the needs of your delegates and know how best to support them
  • communicate and celebrate your skills and experience
  • inspire your delegates to think big
  • understand and manage classroom behaviours.

What will I gain?

You will leave with the skills required to teach short courses.

Attendees will be coming from a variety of disciplines which will add to the diversity of this course.

Whilst the course will not deliver subject-specific knowledge, there will be an opportunity to practice your teaching skills and gain feedback from fellow tutors in order to enable you to feel fully prepared.

Here's what our previous attendees said:

'The tutor was amazing, so incredibly helpful! The interactive nature was very engaging, the icebreaker activities really helped me get to know others and feel comfortable.'

'Meeting other tutors and observing their presentation style was great, and I feel like I have built a useful network of other tutors now. The tutor is engaging, approachable and has lots of information to help me, she's a great tutor for the role. Thank you!' AF

'This workshop has been inspiring. The tutor is a very motivational speaker and it has been so valuable. Totally enjoyed the interactive parts and engagement with other tutors. I have also learned a lot from other tutors.'

'I feel like the course really helped me, and feel I will be a better and more engaging (fun!) tutor because of it. The activities were engaging, as were the group discussions, utilising and discussing ideas with other tutors and planning/mind-mapping.' HP

Tutor profile: Maria Woolley has been an educator for 27 years.

She has helped to run educational camps in Canada, been course leader on Art Foundation, worked across Graphics and Fine Art at undergraduate level and she has worked for 13 years as a Steiner Waldorf Teacher. 

Following her BA in Fashion and Textiles, Maria set up her own creative practice and collaborated with other artists to produce sculptural textile pieces for exhibitions and sets/costumes for performances.

She has recently set up a pottery studio alongside her continued work in education.

Any questions?

Contact the short course team.

Email: [email protected]

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2813

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