The role of the TA has never been more important. With schools teaching increasingly diverse cohorts from an even wider range of contexts, ensuring that each student matters and is appropriately catered for is an essential focus for all educational institutions. This course focuses on developing your ability to deliver support and assistance that genuinely makes a difference to the learning and social outcomes for your students.
The recent ETDA Project concluded that the three most important areas to best target TAs development are in deployment, practice and preparedness. By focusing on the most successful research and results-driven initiatives, the course will enrich your practical skills and professional knowledge as well as allowing you to explore your own personal aspirations for your role in your context.
Reflecting on your role and your context
When TAs matter most
Driven by standards
What the research says and what it means to you
Working well with challenging colleagues
Approaching unresponsive students
Knowing your students and their curriculum
Planning for Success
Group Think: Combining Critical Solutions
Drawing connections between different types of support
Resourcing your development
Action planning for the future