About this workshop

Are you new to teaching or looking to enhance and refresh how you teach online and/or on campus? If so, Foundations of University Teaching is for you!

The FUT workshops will take place fully online over four short sessions. They will involve both independent study and online collaboration. The four sessions are:

  1. Understanding learning: The foundations (G05021)
  2. Designing for learning : The foundations (G05022)
  3. Using technology in learning and teaching: The foundations of the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) (G05023)
  4. Micro-teaching: Practice teaching session  (G05024)

The focus of FUT is on practical knowledge that will help you settle into your teaching role or enhance your teaching practice.

Relationships to other professional learning

FUT is a foundational program for teaching staff new to teaching or those looking to get a refresher. Staff who wish to continue will be able to begin the micro-credentialed Teaching for Learning Program (accredited by Advance HE in the category of Associate Fellow) as well as those who intend to apply for credit into the Graduate Certificate in University Learning and Teaching.

Event details

All workshops will be held online. Access details will be sent once you have registered.

When About the workshop

Session 1. Understanding learning: The foundations (G05021)

Tuesday 16 February, 10:00am – 12:00pm In this session, we identify foundational factors that impact student learning. We then apply knowledge of learning to teaching in online and on campus teaching contexts.

Session 2. Designing for learning: The foundations (G05022)

Wednesday 17 February, 2:00pm – 4:00pm This session builds on “Understanding learning: The foundations”. We introduce the concept of design for learning approaches and consider practical ways in which we can apply design for learning strategies to teaching sessions.

Session 3.  Using technology in learning and teaching: The foundations of the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) (G05023)

Monday 22 February, 1:00pm – 3:00pm In the session, we will explore appropriate digital technologies to enhance teaching and the learning experiences of students. These will include the most frequently used learning and teaching technologies at Griffith, including Collaborate Ultra and Microsoft Teams.

Session 4. Micro-teaching: Practice teaching session (G05024)

Tuesday 23 February, 9:00am - 11:00am This session is an opportunity for you to apply what you have learned across the three FUT sessions to facilitate a micro-teaching session for your peers. In preparation for this session, you will design a micro-teaching session plan.

Please note that attendance at all sessions is required to receive FUT certification.

Recommended for

  • New and early career educators
  • Experienced educators wishing to refresh their skills
  • Academic and professional staff looking for recognition as HEA Associate Fellow (AFHEA).

Course numbers

Session 1. Understanding learning: The foundations G05021

Session 2. Designing for learning: The foundations G05022

Session 3. Using technology in learning and teaching: The foundations of the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) G05023

Session 4. Micro-teaching: Practice teaching session G05024

How to register via the staff portal

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Staff can enrol directly in workshops using self service in the staff portal. Log into the Staff portal > Key Services > My Staff Page > Training and Online Resources > Face2Face Training > Search by Course Number. Enter the Course Number related to the workshop.

Check your enrolment status at any time by viewing your personal Training Summary page. Log into the Staff portal > Key Services > My Staff Page > Training and Online Resources > My Training Summary.

If you require any assistance or wish to cancel your enrolment, please email learning_futures_admin@griffith.edu.au.