Small group teaching - Seminars (ILT003)


This course explores ways of planning and structuring seminar-type classes to encourage discussion, with a particular focus on developing questioning techniques to promote student participation and learning.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand some underpinning principles useful to small-group teaching
  • Identify core tutoring / facilitating skills
  • Explore and apply some practical small-group teaching techniques, including planning, structuring and evaluating seminars

What participants have told us:

- "I’ve found a lot of the information in this course useful, particularly as my upcoming module is the first time I will be teaching, and I found the prospect of small group teaching quite intimidating". 

- "Some of the issues on this course I hadn't explicitly thought of before, but I can see that it will be beneficial." 

 - "I found this module very Interesting and extremely helpful. I will be involved in facilitating small group teaching as and the suggested methods were highly commendable. I may end up using them all to address specific challenges, as the day progresses!"

Format and Requirements

All our courses are available on-line, so that you can take them at a time that suits you, from wherever you are based, and will have access to the materials throughout  your time at the UoB.

You are required to spend up to three hours working through an ILT. Your participation will only be registered after you completed the course, and you have actively contributed to the discussion task. Your deadline is the end of the month that you have been registered. If you were registered in the last week of a month, then the end of the next month is your deadline. Each academic year you will be able to participate in our ILT courses from the beginning of September until the end of June. 

Note that we have aimed to make the Canvas courses as accessible as possible but that we will also be happy to provide material in alternative formats; just let us know what you need.


 To request a place please complete the online booking form.

  • ILT003 Booking Form
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Please note that bookings will be processed within two working days, and that all confirmations and course information will be sent to your university email address.


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