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Science & Engineering Demonstrator Training

Course description

This workshop is for staff new to teaching in a laboratory setting.  It provides an introduction to how students learn in a laboratory, what the responsibilities of the demonstrator are and how the demonstrator can generate an environment that supports student learning.

This is a two part course:

  • Part 1 is an online topic via FLO. Link and login details will be sent via email when you enrol for this course.
  • Part 2 is the face-to-face workshop.
  • Registering for Part 1 and Part 2 will require a Flinders login (FAN). If you don't have one, please contact debbie.macpherson@flinders.edu.au and alternative arrangements will be organised.

Completion of Part 1 online is a prerequisite for attendance at Part 2

Please note other recommended workshops for Sessional Staff at Flinders University:-

Introduction to Sessional Teaching

Science & Engineering Tutorial Training

Science & Engineering Demonstrator Training: working with first year students

Sessional Teaching: Introduction to Assessment

Type of course



Debbie Macpherson
College of Science and Engineering

Who should attend

Staff new to teaching laboratory classes.

What you will learn

  • Administrative and WHS requirements
  • the role and responsibilities of a demonstrator
  • how to promote and support student learning in the laboratory
  • the role of assessment and feedback in student learning
  • Pastoral care responsibilities