Sessional Teaching: Supporting the success of your first year students

Course description

This workshop caters to all sessional staff who work in first year undergraduate topics across the university.  Students now come to university via a range of pathways and may have different aims and expectations than the students we were teaching a few years ago.  The way we teach these students needs to cater to their differences to ensure they experience quality learning outcomes that challenge and extend them.  This workshop focusses on working with students who are in their first year of university and discusses ways of addressing the diverse range of experience that students now bring to first year university topics.  This workshop supplements the existing "Introduction to Sessional Teaching", and "Introduction to Assessment" workshops.

Please note other recommended workshops for Sessional Staff at Flinders University:-

Science and Engineering Demonstrator Training

Introduction to Sessional Teaching

Sessional Teaching: Introduction to Assessment

Type of course



Ann Luzeckyj
Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching

Who should attend

Sessional teaching staff who teach and or tutor in first year topics.

What you will learn

  • why the first year is important
  • techniques for identifying and following up 'at risk' students
  • strategies for working with diverse classroom cohorts
  • tips on providing usable feedback.

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