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Holland - New to teaching? Taking a deep breath and getting started

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Holland - New to teaching? Taking a deep breath and getting started

  1. 1. New to teaching?Taking a deep breath andgetting started Dawn Holland Academic Liaison Librarian – Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Brynmor Jones Library, University of Hull
  2. 2. Introduction• What is it like embarking on information teaching for the first time?• Does it get easier with practice?• How can personal reflection and feedback improve teaching sessions and increase confidence? New to teaching? | 20 April 2011 | 2
  3. 3. Background New to teaching? | 20 April 2011 | 2
  4. 4. Preparation
  5. 5. Preparation• Talking to academics; find out what they want the students to know what are the formal learning outcomes?• Get hold of a copy of the module handbook contains a wealth of useful information; including reading lists, past assignment and exam questions• Location, Location, Location• How long will it take? New to teaching? | 20 April 2011 | 3
  6. 6. Preparation – Powerpoint? GOOD FOR NOT SO GOODStructure for the presentation It is powerpoint......Links to resources Doesn’t interact with the catalogue/Library  webpagesSearch instructionsAs a reference document for the future New to teaching? | 20 April 2011 | 4
  7. 7. New to teaching? | 20 April 2011 | 2
  8. 8. Preparation - PracticeTalking to yourself isnot necessarily aworrying sign....... Larkin25 - Global Pop Toad http://www.flickr.com/photos/cpjobling/4983721953/ New to teaching? | 20 April 2011 | 5
  9. 9. Delivery
  10. 10. Delivery - PracticalitiesFinding the room –try the technology inadvanceUSB stickNotes and visual aidsWater! New to teaching? | 20 April 2011 | 6
  11. 11. DeliveryCrowd controlKnowledge is powerDon’t take lack of interest too personally ..... put yourself in the students’ placeDifferent cohorts, different reactionsBut remember – the lecturer invited you – they feel this is an important part of the learning process for the students New to teaching? | 20 April 2011 | 7
  12. 12. Evaluation
  13. 13. Evaluation – instant feedbackComments from academics“I have learnt somethingnew, so you should have too!Comments from students“I wish I had known thatlast year!”“You saved my degree” New to teaching? | 20 April 2011 | 8
  14. 14. Evaluation – Formal feedback New to teaching? | 20 April 2011 |9
  15. 15. Evaluation – Personal reflectionDiary“Went well, good session. Positive feedback from the students. Timing – could have added newspaper collections”“Not good – concerned about relevance (hadn’t known **** students would be attending). Need feedback from lecturer.”Personal Development Plan (PDP) New to teaching? | 20 April 2011 | 10
  16. 16. ConclusionWhat is it like embarking on information teachingfor the first time?Does it get easier with practice?How can personal reflection and feedback improve teachingsessions and increase confidence? New to teaching? | 20 April 2011 | 11
  17. 17. Thank you.............................. any questions?

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