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SAP Training Courses


  • "Classroom Management"


Students arriving late, chatting and other unwanted behaviours are student practices that can be very disruptive to a class. Dealing with late arrivals and managing diverse groups of students, while taking into account the behaviours of new générations, is a challenge even for the most experienced teachers.

Based on concrete examples from your own expériences, as well as on a few theoretical models, together we will analyse situations and find appropriate solutions, and discover tools and techniques to develop effective classroom management and learn how to competently assert authority.

  • "Teaching Large Groups" 


Teaching a large group equates to a gathering of people who share a common objective (passing the course). These people also have personal and individual goals. The challenge here is that this group of individuals becomes a group where everyone can play an active role in order to achieve their objectives all the while acknowledging and respecting the teacher's authority.

Based on personal experiences and research, this seminar focuses on what teaching large groups entails, as well as on teaching methods to animate large groups for a more active learning experience.

Seminars

  • "An Introduction to New Teaching Approaches"


The SAP proposes the following two themes:
1) Creating a real scientific debate within a large group.
2) Applying new approaches to evaluate experimental skills. 

Mr Marc Legrand, Professor Emeritus in Didactics of Mathematics at the Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA), presented: "Le principe du "débat scientifique" dans un enseignement, un choix didactique qui réalise une synergie effective entre enseignement et recherche" (the principle of "scientific debate" in a course, a didactic choice that leads to an effective collaboration between teaching and research").

Mr Julien Douadi, Associate Professor,  of the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Physics (LIPhy) of the Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA), presented: "Une grille critériée générique pour l’évaluation des compétences expérimentales des étudiants à l’université." Une manière innovante d’évaluer le TP des étudiants en situation de laboratoire." (A generic criteria grid for the evaluation of experimental skills of students at the university. An innovative way to assess practical work in lab situations").

  •  "E-learning at UMONS: Exchange of Practices" (workshops)


Distance learning is growing in all directions at UMONS and the use of Moodle even more so from year to year. Benefiting from both our individual and group practices, exchanging, and discovering by practice, are the objectives of this first workshop on: "E-learning at UMONS: Exchange of Practices".


 
 
Teacher Training: CORSCI


To register, and for all other information regarding the 2016-2017 edition, please click on this link: https://moodle.umons.ac.be/course/view.php?id=1325.

This teacher training course is a minimum of 24 hours and is intended for new assistants at UMONS. The opening and closing days are compulsory (12 hours). Participants then choose a minimum of 4 half-days (3 hours per module).

  • OPENING AND CLOSING DAYS

 

WHAT?

This day consists of workshops on the central theme of university pedagogy, Q&A sessions, an exchange with the assistants (who, at this point, would be coming to the end of their training), a conference and, last but not least, a meal and a drink.

WHEN AND WHERE?

Thursday 22nd September 2016  at UMONS, "salle Académique" on Boulevard Dolez.

FOR WHO?

Former participants (2015-2016), UMONS members and new participants of the teacher training course organised by the SAP (2016-2017).

 

  • "REFLECTING ON THE TASKS OF A RESEARCHER"

 

Date and Location:

17th October 2016 from 09:30 am to 12:30 pm, 1st floor, "Verlaine" building, rue du Rossignol

Description:

How to view professional development? What about researchers? Who/what to refer to? The objective of this workshop is to learn about and test a tool and to exchange information and ideas on how to use it.

What are my representations at my institution and what is my role within it?

Objectives:

- To understand the concepts of skills and the competency reference framework.

- To refer to and apply the competency reference framework.

- To reflect on the work of academics and on teaching activities.

 

  • "HOW DO WE LEARN?"

 

Date and Location:

8th November 2016, from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm, 1st floor, "Verlaine" building, rue du Rossignol

Description:

General Objective:

To propose teaching approaches and to look at how the assistants view themselves and their students.

Specific Objectives:

- To update and reflect on the representations that the assistants make of themselves the students and which lead to their actions.

- To update and reflect on the representations of the assistants with regard to their teaching ideal.

 

  • "CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT AND AUTHORITY"

 

When and where:

14th December 2016 from 09:30 am to 12:30 pm, 1st floor, "Verlaine" building, rue du Rossignol

Description:

Students arriving late, chatting and other unwanted behaviours are student practices that can be very disruptive to a classDealing with a group of students barely younger than yourself is not easy. Is there a so-called "natural" authority? How can we use discipline to promote learning without falling into caricatural authoritarian behaviour?

Objectives:

- To address notions of authority and discipline.

- To learn strategies and techniques,using concrete cases, in order to build effective group-class management.

 

  • "SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE FOR THESIS AND REPORT WRITING" 

 

When and where:

2nd February 2017, from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm, 1st floor, "Verlaine" building, rue du Rossignol

Description:

Assistants are often required to supervise all kinds of work: dissertations and theses, reports and group work, among others. This role comes from their willingness to place students at the centre of learning and to give them a more active learning experience. In order to be both efficient and economical, this framework must be built. That is why we will address the following questions: How does the role of the teacher change? How can the follow-up of the student or a group of students be concretely organised? How can follow-ups and group work be assessed?

Objectives:

- To establish priorities for the report and thesis writing supervision arrangement.

- To define a course of action for these priorities.

 

  • "LESSON PLANNING"

 

When and where:

10th March 2017, from 09:30 am to 12:30 pm, 1st floor, "Verlaine" building, rue du Rossignol

Description:

What is a lesson plan? Who are they for? What is their purpose? What must they include? How are they organised?

The objective of this workshop is to become aware of the importance of lesson plans and to use them according to their own context while considering all the elements that compose them.

An expert in the field will teach you the theoretical foundations that have enabled them to identify the essential elements to be taken into account and the pitfalls to be avoided.

 

  • "ACTIVE LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY TOOLS"

 

When and where:

18 April 2017, from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm, L27 & L28, "Lucidel" wing at Warocqué

Description:

Identify the value of different possible pedagogical uses of technological tools for teaching and learning, making it possible to undertake a learning process in their use to be able to vary teaching.

Several approaches and technological tools will be reviewed to revamp teaching methods and to make learning active. Our university has tools such as interactive whiteboards, tablets, cameras and electronic units.

This workshop focuses more on the theorectical aspect of these tools rather than technical training.

 

  • "COMMUNICATION AND TEAM MANAGEMENT"

 

When and where:

16 May 2017, from 09:30 am to 12:30 pm, 1st floor, "Verlaine" building, rue du Rossignol

Description:

Assistants are required to work in teams in both their teaching and research missions.

They are also sometimes asked to organise meetings or set up a task force, yet their training does not prepare them for this.

This seminar covers the following qustions:

  • What is the key to success? 
  • What is the role of a task force leader?
  • How do you settle a conflict without taking sides?
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses in this type of task?

 

Objectives:

- To supervise and support students in the development of their organisational and group management skills.

- To handle conflicts in a group.

- To discover tools such as NLP, transactional analysis and active listening, among others.

 

  • CLOSING DAY


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