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On completion of this module, a participant will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a firm understanding of the technical content of the laboratory, and an ability to anticipate as well as to react to students' problems in lab settings;
2. Demonstrate a familiarity with some of the key relevant literature regarding teaching and learning, both generic and specifically within the field of Mechanical & Materials Engineering;
3. Take responsibility for evaluating their own performance based on feedback from a variety of sources (student, peer, laboratory supervisor) and demonstrate a willingness to change their teaching practice in light of this feedback;
4. Understand the relationship between the design of a laboratory or tutorial session and the learning outcomes associated with it;
5. Demonstrate an awareness of University, College and School policies and procedures, including health and safety practices, that impact on their role as a Teaching Assistant;
6. Understand how to use tools such as Brightspace for grading purposes.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Assignment: Performing as a competent demonstrator.
Students will submit written and video materials to evidence their capabilities as a teaching assistant
|Group Project: "Peer discussion on teaching experiences"
Students will participate in an ongoing peer discussion through Brightspace
|Portfolio: Peer observation and feedback
In pairs, students observe each others work as teaching assistance and provide observations, feedback and reflection
|Assignment: Understanding research integrity
Students must demonstrate that they have engaged with and passed online research integrity training.
|Remediation Type||Remediation Timing|
|In-Module Resit||Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities
Feedback on initial and final assignments will be based on summative assessments while the peer observation exercise will require peer review.
|Usman Ali||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|