Introduction to Learning and Teaching at Oxford


The Divisional Introduction to Learning and Teaching is an interactive and discursive 3-part course to prepare for teaching in Oxford. You do not need to be teaching in the term you take this course. Participants must attend all three sessions to receive an attendance certificate.

Completing an introductory teaching course in Oxford is the minimum requirement for entry onto a graduate teaching register; attendees are advised that departments may require attendance at their own in-house PLTO before allowing entry onto their teaching register; in case of doubt, please check with the relevant department.

"I really appreciated the calm, measured approach of the convenor" 

"A good intro to many different topics, very engaging"


•    be aware of how our background and experiences may inform teaching and learning
•    recognise how to lay foundations for inclusive teaching
•    understand the purpose and place of tutorials / seminars / lectures in Oxford taught undergraduate and postgraduate programmes
•    have initial strategies to support efficient and effective preparation for teaching
•    network with other divisional researchers interested in beginning, or developing, their teaching practice while in Oxford


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See our full Terms and Conditions below before you apply

If you have specific circumstances which may affect your engagement with this event, or your meeting our Terms and Conditions, please continue with your booking and contact us by email to discuss how we can support you:



Researcher Development Terms and Conditions

In booking any training workshops, you agree that: 


COMMITMENT: application is not an expression of interest; it is a firm commitment. You will be available for the full duration of the course session(s); if you are not, please do not make a booking. You will not accept any subsequent meeting invitations that may fall during the given workshop times. 

PRE-WORK / HOMEWORK: if applicable, you will complete any given pre-work and/or homework as described on the workshop web listing, as it constitutes part of the workshop  

CANCELLATION: should your circumstances change, and you are not able to attend the full session(s). you will cancel giving at least 72-hours' notice, so we can offer the place to someone on the waiting list. 

ARRIVAL: you will join, or arrive at, the workshop 5 minutes before the advertised start time, to ensure a prompt start. 

LATE POLICY: you understand that the online room will be locked / workshop door will be closed 10 minutes after the event start time and late-comers will not be admitted. This is to preserve the integrity of the course for those who are present.  

ENGAGEMENT: you will give the session your undivided attention and engagement. You will not be able to do other tasks in parallel. If online, you will ensure that your environment and internet connection allow you to participate verbally and with video cameras on. These are interactive workshops, and it is not appropriate to attend from a silent or shared workspace. 

ATTENDANCE RECORD: you understand the Register will be taken in the last half-hour of the course, and anyone not present in the room at that point will be marked as non -attending (see below) 

FEEDBACK: you will contribute feedback afterwards, to help us understand how well the session met its intended aims, and facilitate our continuous improvement 

CONSEQUENCES OF NON-ATTENDANCE: you understand that any non-attendance  
a) is visible to departments and supervisors/PIs, and  
b) may result in any future bookings you’ve made within the same term being cancelled, and the place(s) offered to the waiting list.