Presentation on theme: "Dr Julie Hulme Discipline Lead for Psychology What I wish I’d known when I started teaching….."— Presentation transcript:
Dr Julie Hulme Discipline Lead for Psychology What I wish I’d known when I started teaching…..
Multi-disciplinary. PGwT to Discipline Lead. Variety of institutions and types of students. 2 My teaching and learning journey
Write down the thing that makes you most anxious about teaching on an index card…. An exercise that can be adapted to almost any learning situation. 3 What worries you about teaching?
Take time! The more prepared you feel, the more confident you’ll feel. But don’t plan to fill every second – leave room for the students. It will never be perfect. Prepare to be flexible. 4 Planning and preparation….
The classroom is YOUR space – use it to its best effect. 5 Learning spaces
6 Everyone starts out nervous
Ideas and creativity. Resources. Problem-solving. Content. Peer observation. You’re not on your own! 7 Colleagues want you to succeed!
They’ll fall asleep…. They won’t understand me…. They won’t pay attention…. They’ll be disruptive…. Technology failure…. They’ll ask a question….and I won’t know the answer…. 8 What’s the worst thing that can happen?
“But let’s find out.” Modelling the learning process. Reality – nobody ever knows all the answers to everything. ‘The sage on the stage or the guide by the side’. 9 “I don’t know…”
I want you to give me all the answers to everything. 10 Students as consumers
I need to process things for myself. Trial and error. Modelling. Co-producers of learning, facilitated by the tutor. 11 Students as learners
But the world has changed, and not all students are like me. 12 It worked that way for me
But some are more different than others! – don’t make assumptions, get to know your students. 13 All students are different…
14 Calvin and Hobbes
Don’t underestimate the power your role gives you - Stanford Prison Experiment What are the characteristics of a tutor? Be sensitive to your students. Be confident in your role. Be professional and aspire to provide them with the best learning experience you can give them. And sometimes…take them by surprise! 15 Power
Not a memory aid for the teacher! Cognitive load. Stimulus for learning? 16 And Powerpoint….
Learn from and with your students. Be authentic – then you don’t have to worry about being caught out. Try new things. Real reflective practice is a gift. Use what you know from Psychology to facilitate learning. Never forget what it’s like to be a student – every now and then, try it out again! Have fun! 17 Final advice