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Practical Based Teaching

This session will help demonstrators to consider in more depth how their role in a practical class complements the lecturer and how they can take responsibility for helping the students to get the most from the practical.

To help participants plan and teach a practical class.

This session will help participants to:
• define the purpose of practical-based teaching and discuss their role within it;
• discuss the interactions between teaching assistants and other members of staff and students;
• prepare themselves prior to a practical class;
• identify the skills necessary to operate effectively as a teacher within practical sessions;
• understand the range of skills that practical classes can help students to develop;
• explore the ways in which language and attitude can affect communication;
• critically evaluate a number of incidents occurring in practical classes and identify appropriate courses of action.

“Relaxed atmosphere, positive attitude towards demonstrating”
“Very interactive. I feel I came away with a lot, Fun”
“Exchanging views with people. A variety of teaching methods”


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©Margaret Greenhall 2005