The Stage 2 University of Exeter

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The Stage 2 University of Exeter

The Stage 2 University of Exeter

Stage 2 is mandatory for all PGRs who have responsibility for planning and organising sessions and/or assessment (either formative or summative), for example in their work as PTAs.  This is described further in the University’s TQA Manual’s Code of Good Practice: Employment of Postgraduate Research Students.

The second stage of the LTHE Programme enables us to look in more depth at learning, teaching, student support, assessment and evaluation.  Stage 2 is offered in the Autumn and Spring Terms each year (this course usually starts in the month following Stage 1).  It comprises four three-hour afternoon sessions, in consecutive weeks.

You will also be asked to undertake a variety of preparation and consolidation activities between the sessions. Contemporary themes, such as education for sustainability, cultural inclusivity, technology-enhanced learning, employability and research-led teaching will permeate aspects of the course.

In order to successfully complete LTHE Stage 2, you must attend all four sessions. If you are unable to attend a session in the Term in which you have enrolled on Stage 2, you can request permission to attend the session(s) you missed during the next delivery of Stage 2.

To be eligible for Stage 2, you should first have completed Stage 1 Note, however, that you are allowed to sign up to attend both Stages 1 and 2 in the same term (though in this situation your application to attend Stage 2 must be withdrawn if you fail to attend Stage 1).  Note also that the requirement to attend Stage 1 may be waived in the event that a candidate already has substantial teaching experience and/or qualification.  If you feel this may apply to you, please contact the LTHE team to discuss this further.

Note: You must complete Stage 2 in order to be eligible to complete either of the optional LTHE Assessments.