The LTHE course is designed for postgraduates who are teaching in the University of Dundee, with a particular focus on blended learning.

Completion of this course is a mandatory requirement for all postgraduates who teach (PGWT) at the University of Dundee.

The course articulates with the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice in Higher Education [PGCAPHE), a continuing professional development (CPD) course in academic practice.

Who can participate?

This short course is aimed at postgraduate students who teach (PGWT), but is also open to all part-time tutors who teach.

Course outcomes

The Academic Skills Centre will issue a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course content. The course will be delivered online for AY 2021-22 and is supported by online materials from the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice in Higher Education (PGCAPHE) programme. It can provide a starting point for PGWT who are considering engaging with the Associate Module of the PGCAPHE. Completion of this can lead on to gaining Associate Fellow status with the Advance HE

Reasons to engage

  • Comply with mandatory element for PGWT
  • Develop personal learning and teaching skills
  • Gain certification
  • Keep up to date with current thinking and practice in HE

Course dates and content

LTHE comprises four online workshops covering the following topics:

Date Time Topic
Wednesday 6 October 12:00-13:30 The Learning Environment
Wednesday 27 October 12:00-13:30 Assessment and Feedback
Wednesday 17 November 12:00-13:30 Supporting your Students
Wednesday 8 December 12:00-13:30 Reflection and your Teaching Philosophy

The course also includes an element of peer observation where participants will observe a colleague’s teaching and write a reflection based on the class.

Attendee quotes

Our facilitator created an inclusive and friendly atmosphere in which to share feedback about recent teaching experiences. This exchange was very productive.

The discussion on teaching philosophy, problems faced by online teaching and other things in the course were very inspiring to me.

I got valuable information on some of the factors to consider when assessing students. In addition I also got the information that it is linked to the associate fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, which [I’m] interested in.

Course registration AY 2021-22

Register now for the LTHE course by completing this form (opens in Microsoft Forms).


If you have any questions about the course email the Academic Skills Centre