Teaching Toolkit

Teaching Toolkit

The Teaching Toolkit Section [1] of the UCD T&L Resources pages provides additional information on the following areas:

Assessment [2]

This provides a very brief introduction to assessment and associated topics such as learning outcomes, constructive alignment, and assessment methods, which are then developed more comprehensively in the Assessment section.

Planning & Structuring a Teaching Session [3]

Resources in this section provide an introduction to lesson plans, constructive alignment, and structuring a teaching session.

Large & Small Group Teaching [4]

This section focuses on tips and suggested activities that can be applied to teaching both large and small groups of students.

Delivering a Lecture [5]

Some tips on presentation skills are outlined to promote effective communication are outlined in this section.

Blackboard: Where to start? [6]

This section contains a very basic introduction to Blackboard, the Virtual Learning Environment used in UCD, and includes tips for more effective use and links to the courses offered by IT services.

Understanding How Students Learn [7]

Resources in this section provide an introduction to learning styles and an overview of psychological theories of learning and their application in the classroom (including behaviourism, cognitivism, and constructivism).

Gathering Feedback [8]

Feedback on teaching can be gathered in a number of ways depending on how you intend to use the information. In addition to outlining these key distinctions, this section contains introductory resources on self-reflection, student evaluation of teaching, and peer observation.

Giving Effective Feedback [9]

Feedback that provides constructive comments on strengths, weaknesses, and suggestions for improvements has powerful positive benefits for student learning and achievement.

Autonomous Learning [10]

Autonomous learning (or student–centred learning or flexible learning) relates to changing the focus in the classroom from the teacher to the student. This concept and its impact on learning is explored in this section

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