Presentation on theme: "Personal Tutor Training Day 1 Wed 5 June 2013. introductions exercise 1.1 Interview a fellow PT whom you have not met before today. Report back their:"— Presentation transcript:
Being a Personal Tutor Find someone you have not spoken to yet today, then discuss... ‘What are the skills and qualities you think are required to be a good tutor?’ exercise 2.1
Being a Personal Tutor Working in a group of 4, consider... ‘What are the academic skills and qualities you think are required to be a successful student at university?’ exercise 2.2 Then… ‘How can we support students to achieve this?’
Being a Personal Tutor Your role during lectures. arrive at lecture theatre for 8.45 prompt for briefing collect register and any other materials from Sarah (e.g. clickers) sit amongst your students take notes as you would normally in a lecture observe your students and their engagement offer a subject perspective or experience (as agreed at Mon meeting) at end of lecture reconvene at bottom of lecture theatre/return clickers
Being a Personal Tutor Consider the following individually, then, in a group of 4, discuss... A time when you have experienced a particularly good tutorial or practical at university. What made it this way? exercise 2.3 Then… A time when you have experienced a poor tutorial or practical at university. Why was this?
Being a Personal Tutor Your role during tutorials/practical activities. arrive early to set up the room (layout, AV etc.) begin class on time (even if students are late – make a note of this) starting tip – icebreaker about how the following session went, any Qs? where appropriate, give your experience of the topics covered that day have students completed the pre-class tasks? complete the tutorial exercises (as per Monday briefing) make any notes as required (questions, engagement, lateness etc.)
Being a Personal Tutor Consider the following in pairs… What makes for good assessment preparation? (essays, exams, presentations etc…) exercise 2.4 Then consider… A time when you have worked in an effective team. Why was the key to this success?
Being a Personal Tutor Your role in supporting assessment: the team project The Team Project Presentation is peer assessed and 50% of overall LS mark meet with project teams at an agreed time each week ask for a progress report from the teams try to engage all members of the teams in discussion ask group how the sessions that day will impact on their project work let the groups know where they can find you if they require assistance All the assessment criteria and assessment info will be outlined in class and on the course site.
Being a Personal Tutor Your role in supporting assessment: individual essay The Individual Essay is worth 50% of overall LS mark ask for a progress report from the students about their essays try to engage all members of the teams in discussion ask students how the sessions that day will impact on their essay prep let the students know where they can find you if they require assistance All the assessment criteria and assessment info will be outlined in class and on the course site.
Being a Personal Tutor ‘In addition…’ other responsibilities make notes on individual student progress (progress sheets) pass academic questions to James and Alice participate in video and audio recordings familarise yourself with the course materials – including online assist Sarah with the organisation of social events complete morning and afternoon registers meet with James or Alice to report on students’ progress at end of course liaise with student support team re. non-academic issues
Senior Personal Tutor exercise 3.1 Consider the following in groups of 4… What would make for good social events for this year’s Summer School? By the end of Thursday, prepare a draft outline of social activities for Wednesdays during Summer School. Sarah will liaise and promote each week.
Who our students are Exercise 4.1 Consider and reflect on the following individually… What challenges did you face when you started university? Then working in a group of 4 (different to this morning) discuss these and make a list of the challenges you encountered…
Who our students are Exercise 4.2 Consider as a pair… How do you think you can best support your students in facing these challenges? Reflect back on the skills and qualities you identified a good Personal Tutor would have this morning…anything to add?
Presentation film brief exercise 5.1 4 filming teams presentation exemplars will be used in class and online filming tomorrow 13.30 Advantages in digital technology have revolutionised learning and assessment in higher education. Discuss.
exercise 1.1 What we know now… Think of something you didn’t know before you started yesterday at training and share it with the group. It could be something you learnt about a fellow PT, or something else entirely…
Safety recruited because we feel you can be a positive role model neither a student nor a teacher – important to have right balance what is important is students’ respect, not friendship encourage, guide and inspire, not mark or discipline or counsel support students in their academic work, not do it for them As the majority of the students we will be working with will be under 18 years old, they are classed as a ‘vulnerable group’. You are always supported by staff
Safety avoid general: meeting student(s) outside of class physical contact inappropriate or offensive language acting as a confidante or counsellor sharing: personal contact details online profiles/social media info about where you socialise conversations about: alcohol excess as a norm illegal activities e.g. drug use commenting or criticising: others (colleagues, students, lecturers etc.) experiences other than your own (subjects/universities) answering a question you don’t know the answer to…
Safety Reflect back on the skills and qualities you identified a good Personal Tutor would have this morning…anything to add? exercise 2.1 In groups of 4, consider the following… a)Classes have finished for the day and your tutorial group is going to the pub. One of the group invites you to come along with them. What will you do? b)You are at a social event during Summer School ad one of your students offers to buy you a beer/equivalent. What will you do? c)One of your students tells you they have found you on Facebook and want to add you as a friend. What is your response? d)Some of your students are attending a house party at one of their homes. They have invited you to attend. What will you do?
Safety Reflect back on the skills and qualities you identified a good Personal Tutor would have this morning…anything to add? exercise 2.2 In groups of 4, consider the following… a)Between classes one of your students asks if they can have a private word with you. What will you do? b)One of your students unexpectedly discloses some personal information to you about difficulties they are having at home. They ask you not to tell anyone else. What will you do? c)You are chatting to students between classes and one of them makes an offensive and personal comment about another student who isn’t present. What is your response? d)A student from a different PT group approaches you saying they have a problem with a student in their group. What is your response?
Safety Reflect back on the skills and qualities you identified a good Personal Tutor would have this morning…anything to add? exercise 2.3 In groups of 4, consider the following… a)One of your students falls asleep during the lecture. What do you do? b)Two of your students are talking during the lecture. What do you do? c)One of your students is not paying attention during the lecture, hasn’t taken any notes and seems more intent to text than pay attention. What do you do? d)Unknown by your fellow PT, a student from a different group is distracting some of your students during the lecture by passing notes. What do you do?
Safety Reflect back on the skills and qualities you identified a good Personal Tutor would have this morning…anything to add? exercise 2.4 In groups of 4, consider the following… a)In the tutorial, one of your students criticises the lecturers for being ‘rubbish’. How do you respond? b)One of your students is clearly not engaging with the tutorial discussion or exercises. When you ask why, they claim this is all irrelevant for their chosen course at university. How do you respond? c)During a practical session, one your of students dismisses the material and task by saying, ‘I am already a brilliant writer, so this is a waste of time for me.’ How do you respond? d)Some students don’t turn up for a progress meeting with you. When questioned, they say ‘we were holding a pod in the library’. How do you respond?
Safety procedures There will always be ‘grey’ areas, and if you are not sure, ask. Is it related to something outside of Summer School? Is it something to do with one of their other subjects? Does it need to be passed on to someone else? Is it to do with LS? Is it to do with their team project or essay? Is it affecting their or other’s performance on LS? Are you unsure? pastoralstudent supportacademicJames & Alice
Safety things we like… team work honesty and discretion patience (17 year-olds…) asking for assistance enthusiasm open-mindedness punctuality and preparationhaving a good time…