In this section you will find a range of resources to support your CPD. Whether you are taking a formal qualification or just interested in developing your teaching skills, these resources will be valuable.
To complete the 'Teaching in College Today' course, speak to your manager at college and agree to have your teaching practice observed so that you can complete the assessment requirement.
There are a range of resources to support candidates taking either Unit of the PDA Teaching Practice. Please note, these courses are delivered by colleges and not through CDN, if you wish to complete them speak to your manager in college.
- Tutor: Sandra-Jane Grier
This Unit/Course has been designed to help you develop your understanding of cooperative learning, its background and its benefits to learners and to learning. The aim of this programme is to enable teaching and support staff in colleges and other learning environments to understand and apply the principles of cooperative learning to enhance learning effectiveness and the learner experience.
This Unit is aimed at both inexperienced lecturers new in post and also lecturers who want to find out more about planning and preparing the learner experience or are changing their role in teaching. It is designed to develop fundamental teaching skills and to engage with learners in ways that are effective, stimulating and relevant to a college setting.
The Unit is designed to enable candidates to develop the skills and knowledge required to plan and prepare with learners, the learning experience taking account of the learners' prior knowledge and skills, methods of learning, teaching and assessment, and available resources.
Completion of this Unit and the Unit Learning and Teaching will enable progression to the PDA Developing Teaching Practice in Scotland's Colleges at SCQF level 9.
This Unit is aimed at both inexperienced lecturers new in post and also lecturers who want to find out more about learning and teaching or are changing their role in teaching. It is designed to enable candidates to develop fundamental teaching skills and to engage with learners in ways that are effective stimulating and relevant to a college setting.