Becoming a Student Assistant: Teaching and Mentoring

Online Course

Future Learn
Becoming a Student Assistant: Teaching and Mentoring

What is the course about?

Becoming a Student Assistant: Teaching and Mentoring
The course Becoming a Student Assistant: Teaching and Mentoring is an online class provided by University of Groningen through Future Learn. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
Learn how to be professionally involved in teaching, support and governing of higher education institutions.
Course description
  • 5 weeks
  • Student assistants are valuable staff members at the University of Groningen. Currently, over 700 students take up teaching duties, support role functions, governing positions, and many other responsibilities.
  • But, how to prepare for a job as a student assistant? What is professional behaviour? How to deal with challenging situations in the classroom? How to support first year students? These and other questions will be covered in this course.
  • The benefits of involving students in the organization
  • Professional behaviour in higher education
  • Basic design principles of higher education
  • Class preparation
  • Teaching a class
  • Assessment
  • Mentoring and feedback
  • Student representation
  • Case studies in higher education
  • Contribute professionally in a higher education working environment
  • Develop a well-founded opinion of what is a good university teacher and mentor
  • Identify the basic principles for designing a course
  • Explore the aspects of how to teach a small group session in an interactive way while paying attention to classroom management and atmosphere
  • Interpret the difference between directive and facilitative formative feedback
  • Reflect on challenges students participating in governing bodies face
  • This course is designed for anyone with a passion for higher education. The course is specifically tailored to the needs of students and employees, who are involved in teaching, support and participation in governing bodies of higher education institutions.
  • University of Groningen
  • The University of Groningen is a research university with a global outlook, deeply rooted in Groningen, in the north of the Netherlands.

Prerequisites & Facts

Becoming a Student Assistant: Teaching and Mentoring

Course Topic

Professional Development for Teachers, Study Skills, Teaching

University, College, Institution

University of Groningen

Course Skill Level

Course Language

English

Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)

Degree

Certificate

Degree & Cost

Becoming a Student Assistant: Teaching and Mentoring

To obtain a verified certificate from Future Learn / University of Groningen you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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School: University of Groningen
Topic: Professional Development for Teachers, Study Skills, Teaching
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