Teaching Assistants OpenCourseWare: A Free Undergraduate Course by The Open University Exploring Teaching Assistants

Published Feb 03, 2009

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'Teaching Assistants: Support in Action' is a free OpenCourseWare offered by The Open University that provides an overview of the teaching assistant profession. It is an introductory-level course aimed at individuals considering work as a teaching assistant.

Teaching Assistants: Support in Action: Course Specifics

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
Undergraduate Yes No Yes Yes

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Teaching Assistants: Support in Action: Course Description

'Teaching Assistants: Support in Action', an introductory courses offered by The Open University, is appropriate for individuals considering a career in this field, discusses the rise of the teaching assistant position, especially in the UK, and what the position entails. The readings deliver facts and statistics about the profession, the types of professionals who work as teaching assistants and the value placed on the position. The activities call for self-evaluation and may be beneficial in evaluating whether or not the profession is right for you. The course materials require an estimated four hours to complete.

This free OpenCourseWare includes online notes, videos, activities, a list of references and a discussion forum. To view the course materials, visit the teaching assistants course page.

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