Practical Teaching Course Summer 2022


27 June - 21 July 2022

Course outline

Practical Teaching is a four-week-long course providing a practical introduction into learning and teaching in higher education. This will be a blended delivery with a mix of online and on-campus sessions (at Greenwich & Medway).

There will be five sessions covering different themes in relation to higher education pedagogy:

  • Session 1: How we learn & Inclusive teaching
  • Session 2: Engaging students in lectures
  • Session 3: Small group teaching
  • Session 4: Developmental assessment and feedback
  • Session 5: Micro-teaching

The programme sessions will be conversational and highly interactive. For maximum benefit, participants should commit to attending all of the sessions.

There is no assessment for this course. We will work together as a small community to explore methods for effective teaching. This will be a safe and supportive space where all ideas and practices are respected and welcomed to the course as valuable learning resources. A fun micro-teaching session at the end of the course will give the participants the opportunity to practise some of the approaches discussed in previous sessions.

Who can join?

All University of Greenwich staff with teaching responsibilities are welcome to the course. The sessions are designed for participants who might be new to teaching or who would like to begin developing some key skills in their teaching practice.

To register, fill in this form.

By the end of the course…

We hope that you will feel more confident in your teaching. We also hope that the methods we use in the sessions and discussions with colleagues will help you teach in more effective and inclusive ways.

To which dimensions of the UKPSF does the course relate?

  • A1: Design and plan learning activities and/or programmes of study.
  • A2: Teach and/or support learning.
  • A3: Assess and give feedback to learners.
  • V1: Respect individual learners and diverse learning communities.
  • V2: Promote participation in higher education and equality of opportunity for learners.

Will I get any recognition?

Participants who successfully engage with the whole course will receive a certificate of attendance. Please note that this is not a credit bearing course.

Session locations, dates and times

Session 1
  • 27 June, 12:30pm-2:30pm, Greenwich
  • 29 June, 12:30pm-2:30pm, Medway
Sessions 2, 3, 4
  • 4 July, 11:00am-12:30pm, Online via Teams
  • 6 July, 11:00am-12:30pm, Online via Teams
  • 12 July, 11:00am-12:30pm, Online via Teams
Session 5
  • 18 July, 12:30pm-2:30pm, Greenwich
  • 21 July, 12:30pm-2:30pm, Medway

Register here


Your course leader is Dr Suzan Koseoglu. You can reach Suzan ( for any questions related to the academic content of the course.

For other inquiries about enrolment, please contact the course administrator Ciprian Alupei (

Please note that enrolment will be limited to 30 participants. This will allow the group to work in a small community of practice.