Overview - University of Wollongong Teaching & Learning Journal

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Preparing tertiary teachers-the introduction to tertiary teaching initiative


The academic profession must be the only one whose members receive meticulous training in one aspect of its practice: research, and virtually none in another aspect: teaching. A newly appointed lecturer may emerge from years of study and research while gaining a PhD and find that the skills developed in becoming a researcher are of little use when required to lecture to a hall of 400 students, to design a first year subject or to mark a pile of essays. Some staff receive help and guidance from their Department: many, it seems, do not.