Principles of Tutoring & Demonstrating

Whether you are a new or experienced educator, walking into a classroom to teach can be daunting. At the Australian National University, Principles of Tutoring and Demonstrating (PTD) is an introductory program to help you familiarise yourself with important aspects of learning and teaching, in the context of tutoring and demonstrating. 

At ANU, in addition to knowing logistics like dates, forms, and policy, you will need to develop a sense of who you are as a teacher. How will you prepare and run your lessons? How will you make them engaging? What evidence informs your teaching and what resources will you rely upon? In PTD, we will address these questions and much more. The key aim of the program is to help you to be an effective and reflective teacher.

Please note that if enrolment numbers are high, priority may be given to those who are currently teaching. By signing up to this program you are committing to the full two-and-a-half hour session.

Core Modules

  • T1 - Theories of Teaching
  • T2 - Planning a Lesson
  • T3 - Facilitation Skills
  • T4 - Facilitating Groups
  • T5 - Dynamics and Diversity
  • T6 - Marking and Feedback
  • T7 - Peer Observation and Feedback (This is a two hour out-of-class session. No registration required)

Elective Modules

  • T8 - Getting Started in Wattle (If you would like to attend this session, please register for it separately)
  • More elective modules to be announced. 


All two-and-a-half-hour sessions are held via Zoom. You will be emailed the link. 
The only exceptions are modules T7 (out-of-class session) and the elective modules (please check individual details).

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