Course in Becoming a Student Assistant: Teaching and Mentoring

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Programme Description

Course in Becoming a Student Assistant: Teaching and Mentoring

FutureLearn

Student assistants are valuable staff members at the University of Groningen. Currently, over 700 students take up teaching duties, support role functions, governing positions, and many other responsibilities.

But, how to prepare for a job as a student assistant? What is professional behavior? How to deal with challenging situations in the classroom? How to support first-year students? These and other questions will be covered in this course.

What topics will you cover?

  • The benefits of involving students in the organisation
  • Professional behavior in higher education
  • Basic design principles of higher education
  • Class preparation
  • Teaching a class
  • Assessment
  • Mentoring and feedback
  • Student representation
  • Case studies in higher education

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Contribute professionally in a higher education working environment
  • Develop a well-founded opinion of what is a good university teacher and mentor
  • Identify the basic principles for designing a course
  • Explore the aspects of how to teach a small group session in an interactive way while paying attention to classroom management and atmosphere
  • Interpret the difference between directive and facilitative formative feedback
  • Reflect on challenges students participating in governing bodies face

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone with a passion for higher education. The course is specifically tailored to the needs of students and employees, who are involved in teaching, support, and participation in governing bodies of higher education institutions.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
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Last updated February 16, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Online
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Start date
Jan. 2019
Duration
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Part time
Price
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Free
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United Kingdom - UK Online
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Jan. 2019
United Kingdom - UK Online
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