The whole program intends to enable new TAs to:
The scope of the program is presented more specifically in the following:
Workshop covers the following major headings:
Microteaching sessions are organized as a group activity. Each microteaching session is attended by five to seven participants. Each participant gives a seven-minute presentation on a topic of an introductory science, engineering, social science, humanities, health, economics, marketing, etc. Participants are expected to choose their presentation topics based on their discipline.
Microteaching sessions are delivered in classes that are equipped with screen, boards and other necessary basic equipment. If the TA’s weekly responsibility is to solve problems on the board using a marker, then he/she is expected to do so in microteaching too. In some courses such as computer programming, TAs can integrate technology into their presentations. For those who plan to deliver “high-tech” presentations, it is highly advised to get into contact with KOLT staff to arrange the necessary set-ups. In case of remote teaching, microteaching sessions can be delievered on Zoom platform. KOLT suggests effective ways of teaching in online learning environments,too.
After each 7 min teaching performance, presenter is asked for making self-evaluation. Then, group participants and KOLT staff give immediate feedback on each presentation. KOLT staff evaluates each performance based on some pre-determined criteria. The structure of microteaching practicum process is demonsrated in the following visual.
TAs with low performance are invited for a redo microteaching session(s) in order to give opportunity for improving their teaching skills.
Presentations are recorded so that TAs are able to watch their performance later on and make self-evaluations for their own performances.
This workshop outlines important aspects of learning with reference to following purposes:
This workshop provides necessary information for effective use of language skills for teaching. Major headings are as follows: