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The Teaching Skills course is designed to enrich your educational knowledge and understanding within an interactive and stimulating learning environment.

The course is intended for the following categories of participants:

  • colleagues working in the research institutes at St George’s who need to engage with the foundations of learning and teaching

  • postgraduate and postdoctoral students who have teaching responsibilities and are authorised by the Head of the Graduate School (Dr Rachel Allen)

  • occasional PGCert HBE participants who could not attend a given session and are directed to this course by the PGCert Course Director (Dr Saranne Weller)

  • foundation doctors at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

  • any other participant from the university and the faculty who may wish to gain or refresh their knowledge about the fundamentals of learning and teaching. However, priority will be given to the first three categories – any additional participant will be added to the register on a first-come, first-served basis.

Course structure

The course includes six workshops, delivered in three two-day sessions:

  • What is Active Learning? From Practice to Theory (and Back)

  • Principles of Effective Assessment Practices

  • Principles of Effective Feedback Practices

  • Using Technology to Enhance Your Teaching

  • How to Teach a Practical Skill

  • Designing Learning.

Download a copy of the Teaching Skills course schedule 2019-20 (Word).

Teaching Skills and the Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare and Biomedical Education (PGCert HBE)

Those who complete the above EduFocus workshops this academic year and wish to have these counted for academic credit towards the PGCert Healthcare and Biomedical Education (PGCert HBE) should contact the PGCert Programme Director, Dr Saranne Weller, in the first instance. Dr Weller will assess their possible suitability for the programme. This will invariably depend on the teaching opportunities any individual may have (which is key to the PGCert) and their line manager’s agreement on an individual’s satisfying all requirements for Module 1 of the PGCert, including the successful completion of its assessment.

Contact us

Teaching Skills Course Director: Dr Thushari Welikala

Programme administrative support: Paola Motta


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