Office of Education Development and Gateway Education

Advanced Tutor Series for Ph.D. Students

Advanced Tutor Series for Ph.D. Students (ATS)

This series is to engage Ph.D. students in prominent topics in university teaching and guide them towards reflecting how they can apply that knowledge to their own teaching. Modules will be available through Canvas as online videos of about 30 minutes each with supporting materials. To complete each module, participants should submit a written reflection based on assignment prompts. Modules in the series include these topics:

Module I - Lecturing

Upon completion of this module, you should be able to:

  1. List the advantages of lectures in undergraduate education;
  2. Discuss factors in preparing an effective lecture;
  3. Apply an effective organizational framework to  lectures;
  4. Explain how a lecture can be delivered effectively.

Module II - Facilitating Discussion

Upon completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Explain the benefits of discussions;
  2. Describe how teachers can prepare for and facilitate different types of discussions;
  3. Prepare students to take part in discussions;
  4. Reflect on how discussions can be used holistically in a course.

Module III - Becoming a Reflective Teacher

Upon completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  1. Describe models of reflective thinking and action research;
  2. Apply reflective thinking and action research to your own teaching;
  3. Document your professional development as a reflective teacher.


Modes of Completion (Effective January 2018)

  1. Individual Module Completion
    Participants take a pre-quiz, work through the video materials, and take the post-quiz for a module. If they score at least 70% on the post-quiz for a given module, they get a digital badge and a Certificate of Completion for that module.

    OR

  2. Individual Module Completion (with Honours)Participants take the pre-quiz, work through the video materials, and take the post- quiz for a module. In addition, they complete a written assignment for that module. If they score at least 70% on each post-quiz for a given module and submit a satisfactory written assignment for the module, they get a digital badge and a Certificate of Completion (with Honours) for that module.

Certificate will normally be issued at the beginning of Janurary and beginning of July based on registrants' achievement.

Note: Now that the transitional period is completed, participants may take the post-quiz three times to get a passing score of 70% and being able to obtain a badge (“Completion”) and then proceed if they wish to the final assignment (“Completion with Honours”).

Course Information

Target participants:

Ph.D. Students

Study hours:

6 hours for the series (2 hours per module).

Course date*:

Ongoing

Eligibility:

Students who successfully complete a module including a successful assignment submission will receive a Certificate of Completion from EDGE for that module

Course coordinator: Dr Paul CORRIGAN

To Register:

Email Mr Raymond Chan (wmc.raymond@cityu.edu.hk) of EDGE and list the module(s) for which you wish to register

*For the series, participant can enroll anytime during the semester but will have to complete the module (by submitting a reflective teaching portfolio related to the module) by June 9, 2018.