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Learning & Teaching

In this section you'll find learning and teaching resources for lecturing and support staff. 

For lecturers with less experience in a formal educational role, 'Teaching in Colleges Today' is a great first step. For those looking to develop new skills in a priority area, try our 'Data Science in Colleges' course.

Inclusion in learning is everyone's responsibility. We can  improve the educational experience for all students by being more aware of the needs of certain groups of students and the latest approaches that enable students to access and succeed at college. Check your knowledge and find new ideas in our Wellbeing & Inclusion section.

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Description
This updated course will familiarise you with the most important aspects of lecturing in a college in Scotland today. The course is aimed at both inexperienced lecturers new in post and also experienced lecturers who want to find out more about  teaching and current ideas on learner engagement.

Audience/Level
New in post college lecturers/ Beginner

Duration
8-9 hours to work through online content (30 hrs to complete the full Unit - online content, teaching observations and assessment).

Prequisites
None.

Description
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. Its aim is to help you understand and apply the principles of cooperative learning to enhance learning effectiveness and the learner experience.

Audience/Level
Teaching and support staff /Beginner

Duration
3-4 hours.

Prequisites
None

Description
This self-study online materials include a range of information that can be used to support college lecturers completing the SCQF level 9 PDA Teaching Practice in Scotland's Colleges award. The content and material in each section is aligned and mapped to the updated Professional Standards for Lecturers in Scotland's Colleges. 

Audience/Level
College lecturers and staff involved in learning, teaching and assessing learners/ Intermediate 

Duration
8-9 hours.

Prequisites
None.

Description
An Educational Support Worker is someone who would normally support an individual to overcome barriers to learning to help eliminate an unfair disadvantage such as a disability. This module should be regarded as an introduction to continuous personal development opportunities and form the foundation for completing the PDA Learner Support qualification.

Audience/Level
Staff in a supporting role within an educational environment

Duration
Approximately 3 hours.

Prequisites
None.

Description
A 6-module course which demonstrates how everyone can benefit from learning more about the data that flows around us. You will be introduced to the basics of data science, covering collection, storage, analysis and application, and given the option to develop a learning activity for students.

Audience/Level
Designed for lecturers, but suitable for anyone with an interest in Data Science/Beginner

Duration
12-15 hours (including development of student learning activity)

Prequisites
None.

Description
This online content complements the information on the Safety Groups UK web site which supports the Learning Occupational Health by Experiencing Risk (LOcHER) project, taking account of the specific curriculum requirements on delivering Health and Safety learning within the Scottish college curriculum.

Audience/Level
Any college staff/lecturers involved in the delivery of health and safety learning/ Beginner

Duration
3 hours.

Prequisites
None

Description

A comprehensive set of resources to support the Certificate of Work Readiness programme. Useful for those delivering employability skills in any curriculum area, with tutor resources, learner materials and session ideas covering every aspect. Includes a section specifically designed to support working with learners on SCQF level 1 and level 2 courses.

Audience/Level
Those involved with delivery of employability skills in any curriculum area.

Duration
3 hours.

Prequisites
None.