Teaching Development


Welcome to Teaching Development in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Teaching development is an important part of your career in higher education. New and innovative practices for the enhancement of teaching and learning in higher education are continually being developed. The Faculty's Teaching and Learning portfolio is dedicated to helping you keep abreast of the latest developments, and to making them accessible to you. From here you can link to any of the several orientations, programs, workshops and seminars that the Faculty offers for teaching development.

Sessional Teacher Orientation

Information for the starting tutor and masters seminar teacher.

Teaching Development Program

An articulated development program that couples with Sessional Teacher Orientation and Educational Innovation's Principles and Practices Program (or the Graduate Certificate in Higher Education). This program develops techniques for face to face teaching, lesson planning, assessment and marking, and review of teaching practices.

Workshops and Seminars

If you have any questions about these or other academic support and development events being staged by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, please contact in the Teaching and Learning portfolio.

Peer Observation of Teaching (POT) Program: Semester 2, 2017

Do you want the see how award-winning lecturers and tutors deliver their classes? Would you like to get some peer feedback on how you teach? The FASS Peer Observation of Teaching (POT) Program offers just such opportunities, and the semester 1 program is now open for registration.

The program gives you several options for reviewing and revitalizing your teaching practice. You will need to observe another staff member and be observed, but you can choose a combination of:

1. Peer Observation– you and a colleague can choose to cooperate to observe and providing feedback on each other’s teaching.
2. Observation of award-winners – you can also choose to observe past Teaching Award winners in action.
3. Observation by a mentor – if you prefer a neutral party, you can team up with a past award winner to observe your teaching.

The POT Module is recognized by FASS as training in Teaching and Learning and can be used for your AP&D, promotions applications, and in applications for Teaching Awards. It is also an approved activity to complete the Education Innovation Principles and Practices program.

The program dates are:

When: Friday 18 August, 12-2pm and Friday 13 October, 10-11am
Where: FASS meeting room 323, Brennan A18
Registration: ENROL
Facilitator: Simon Kwok

Workshops and Seminars - semester 2, 2017

Workshop Title

Day Time


Facilitator Registration

Sessional Teacher Orientation Seminar

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

9.00 am to 2.00 pm Boardroom, Darlington Centre


For any questions please email:
Tanya Doulaveras tanya.doulaveras@sydney.edu.au

Or ENROL here

New Academic Orientation Friday, 28 July 2017 9.00 am to 2.00 pm Boardroom, Darlington Centre Various Tanya Doulaveras
What is Interdisciplinary Learning?

Wednesday 18 October 2017

12.00 pm to 1.00 pm

New Law School Seminar 102

Michael Anderson ENROL
Key Strategies for Effective Tutorials Friday, 4 August 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm FASS meeting room 323, Brennan A18 Joseph Collins ENROL
FASS First Year Coordinators Program (FFYCP) Monday's stream 7 August,
21 August, 10am-1pm
11 September, 12-3pm
FASS meeting room 323, Brennan A18   ENROL
FASS First Year Coordinators Program (FFYCP) Friday's stream 11 August, 10am-12pm
25 August, 12-3pm
15 September, 9am-12pm
FASS meeting room 323, Brennan A18   ENROL
Peer Observation of Teaching (POT)

Friday 18 August

Friday 13 October

12.00 pm to 2.00 pm

10.00 am to 11.00 am

FASS meeting room 323, Brennan A18 Simon Kwok ENROL
Strategies for Effective Feedback to Students Wednesday, 9 August 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm FASS meeting room 323, Brennan A18 Professor Rick Benitez ENROL
Key Strategies for Effective Oral Assessment in your Unit of Study Thursday 17, August 1.00 pm to 2.30 pm FASS meeting room 323, Brennan A18 Carolyn Stott ENROL

Teaching Development Program

Sessions 1 to 5: 
Teaching Design and Practice

Constructive Alignment

Principles of Assessment

Teaching Development

Starting: Friday, 4 August

Ending: Friday, 1 September

9.00 am to 11.30 am 

Woolley Building Common Room

Level 4, John Woolley Building A20

Alex Lefebvre and Alex Page ENROL
Assessment Forum Friday, 1 September 12.00 pm to 3.00 pm ABS Seminar Room 3270 Various ENROL
Innovation Forum Friday, 13 October 1.00 pm to 3.30 pm Education Seminar Room 458 Various ENROL