Many resources are available to help you as a tutor.
The University Library
- The Library provides access to a wealth of print, online and multimedia teaching resources.
- Your subject liaison librarian can assist you with locating existing resources and strengthening the collections to support your teaching program.
Key UQ web sites that you’ll need to use are:
Other resources that might help are on:
Theory of student learning
- How students learn Deals with learning, the learning situation and the roles that the teacher plays in these
- A guide to active learning techniques (pdf) and how to shift the focus from the teacher’s delivery of the course to the student and their active engagement with the content
- A guide to learning styles and how they affect the learner
Preparation and planning
- Advice for the first day of classes. Includes methods for getting to know your students, and how to introduce yourself and the subject matter
- Ideas on what to do on the first day. Setting up the right class environment and making sure that you and your s students feel comfortable and confident
- Useful tips on how to manage your students, (pdf) and how to create the best ‘classroom climate’ possible
- Getting to know your students. Examples of icebreaker activities that allow students to get to know you and each other
- Icebreakers (pdf) to help groups coming together for the first time
- Tips on getting to know your students better (pdf) and how to capitalise on student’s differences and abilities
Presenting and facilitating
- Demonstrating - Provides tips on how to demonstrate effectively
- Groups and group work Article on small group teaching, including how to lead and evaluate group effectiveness
- Tips on the different types of tutorial and when to use them
- Tips on using and managing group work
Assessing and giving feedback
- Assessing and giving feedback. A booklet on assessing learning at UQ
- Tips on how to match assessment to learning goals, to develop criteria for assessment and effectively communicate assessment requirements
- Tips on Self and peer assessment: Quickbite (pdf)
- Hints on giving feedback to students: Quickbite (pdf)
Handling difficult situations
- Dealing with students - Strategies for dealing with and resolving conflict
- Tips on how to solve common difficult tutorial issues
- Tips for controlling difficult student behaviour, for example, shyness, talkativeness, arguing, grandstanding and complaints
- Methods for avoiding stress
UQ Human Resources conducts courses relevant to tutoring through its Staff Development Program. You will need to find out from your course coordinator whether you will be paid to attend these training activities.