‘Novice teachers’ views of an introductory workshop about teaching in the biosciences

Kevan Gartland, Joy Perkins, Morven C. Shearer, Anne M. Tierney, Jackie J. Wilson

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    Abstract

    Seven regional networking events, aimed at supporting and developing ‘early stage’ novice university bioscience teachers were held across the UK. These workshops allowed 230 participants to reflect on teaching styles, learn about Higher Education Academy resources and discuss strategies to deal with a range of teaching situations. Post-event feedback was sought, and the results are presented in this paper. Feedback on the events was overwhelmingly positive, highlighting the need for such events to support the development of new teachers in higher education. Institutional training varies and these opportunities for sharing experiences, asking questions, networking and reflection on teaching practice were highly regarded.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalBioscience Education
    Volume21
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013

    Keywords

    • novice teachers
    • guidance
    • teacherseducational development
    • bioscience
    • graduate teaching assistants

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