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INSPIRING TEACHING
The LTA offers a dynamic programme
of support tailored to the diverse
needs of our community. This includes opportunities for developing, enhancing, and empowering colleagues in their teaching practice.
We provide support and development to those taking their  rst steps
into university teaching as well as opportunities for staff who have more experience in teaching, who may be leading academic programmes or learning and teaching initiatives.
Details of our current programme of support and upcoming events are available on our website www.lta.hw.ac.uk
IN AT THE DEEP END
LEARNING ENHANCEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT SKILLS (LEADS)
The In At The Deep End booklet is available for academic staff new to teaching at Heriot-Watt University. It is a standalone resource to help you take your  rst steps into lecturing, tutoring and supporting student learning. It includes activities and checklists to help you through the  rst semester of teaching. The material is supplemented by virtual and campus-based meet-ups to
help staff connect with peers and the wider Heriot-Watt teaching community.
Our LEADS programme is aimed primarily at postgraduate research students and research assistants. It enables participants to acquire the skills needed to begin university tutoring and teaching. The programme covers topics such as:
+ Designing and delivering teaching activities to support learning
+ Understanding learner diversity in terms of culture and (dis)ability
+ Understanding assessment
+ Mentoring students
+ Giving supportive feedback.
Successful completion of the whole programme leads to Approved Teacher status, with Approved Tutor or Approved Marker status being attained after eight sessions.
The programme is aligned with the UK Professional Standards Framework for Higher Education and successful completion leads to Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.
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