Explore the options for professional development in 2021/22 particularly relevant for staff who are new to teaching, HE or the UK context.

In 2021/22 we will offer the following opportunities for professional development:

  1. Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education
  2. Award of Institutional Credit in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
  3. Practical teaching course

For more information, please contact ltheprog@greenwich.ac.uk.

Practical teaching course

The course is designed to provide a very practical introduction to teaching in a blended context at the University of Greenwich. It requires a limited time commitment, in order to respect the severe time-constraints within which academics are currently working. It is designed to help staff gain confidence and get prepared for their teaching. It promotes a problem-solving approach to academic development.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • Know their students as learners and make confident choices of teaching and learning activities to enable students to meet specific learning outcomes;
  • Apply presenting techniques to deliver content via Panopto, Moodle and MS Teams;
  • Apply questioning techniques to engage students to learn and think via MS Teams, Mentimeter and Moodle forum;
  • Apply demonstrating and facilitating techniques to help students bridge ideas and practices via MS forms and handouts;
  • Apply techniques to offer meaningful and supportive feedback/feedforward that promotes learning.

How it will be delivered

The practical course will be delivered on MS Teams. There are five live sessions:

  • Session 1: Know your students and plan how to teach
  • Session 2: Deliver content with presenting techniques
  • Session 3: Engage students with questioning techniques
  • Session 4: Bridge the gap between ideas and practices with facilitating techniques
  • Session 5: Assessment and Feedback

Each 90-minute-long session will take the form of a 1-hour-long introductory session on core concepts and techniques of teaching in HE, plus a 30-minute-long hands-on interactive session on core learning technologies (Moodle, Panopto, MS Teams, MS forms, and Mentimeter). A SharePoint site will be created to host all the materials and resources.

One teaching observation will be offered as part of the learning commitment between sessions.


This short course will run in September 2021. We will survey all participants to select the most suitable dates and times for the 5 sessions during this time.

Indicative Workload

The indicative workload for this course is 10 hours which includes five 90 minute live sessions with self-paced reading/activity (30 minutes per session).


To register, please email ltheprog@greenwich.ac.uk copying in your line manager to indicate their support for undertaking the course.

Contact us

If you have any further queries about the course, please contact ltheprog@greenwich.ac.uk.