Global Tutorial Programme
Success in the 21st Century world is not just about what you know, it is also about how you think.
Students today need to be prepared for jobs and technologies that do not yet exist, to solve problems that we do not know about yet.
Your ability to develop new ideas and solutions - creative thinking, and willingness to question ideas - critical thinking, along with having the mindset of a lifelong learner is what determines future success. Employers and universities are increasingly interested in these applied skills alongside your qualifications and knowledge.
CTT has designed a one-of-a-kind programme for students aged 16-18 to immerse themselves in tutorial-based learning.
Facilitated by experienced academics and graduates from the University of Oxford, this 6 week online course will help you acquire the competencies required to thrive at university, in the workplace, and as global citizens.
Open to young people from across the globe, it brings together a cohort of Global Tutorial Scholars who will leave the programme with heightened inter-cultural awareness; confidence in communicating ideas; and powers of critical reflection and critical thinking.
"I think this programme has helped me think at a deeper level and about the root cause of everything and will help me see where I want to be guided after high school."
What you will learn
How to craft analytically robust arguments in essays
How to effectively structure essays and write a compelling introduction
How to powerfully deploy evidence to strengthen your argument
How to speak persuasively and defend your argument when being questioned
How to conduct academic research and condense extensive research into a concise and convincing essay and argument.
How to form a new and unique argument from your research
How you will learn
These core skills are not learnt by passive listening, but by honing them through practice. The Global Tutorial Programme will enable students to master these skills by experiencing the tutorial process firsthand, as you learn to think about one of the most complex challenges of the 21st century: Climate + Sustainability. Students will be introduced to this important topic through an interdisciplinary lens to demonstrate how thinking across subject boundaries using the tutorial approach can help us to develop innovative ways of tackling current global climate and environmental sustainability challenges.
"When you have to argue points about things you disagree with…it really strengthens your beliefs and helps you really carve out what you believe."
What you will leave with
A detailed learning diary with the tools and frameworks for academic success at university
Detailed research on the theme of sustainability
A personal reflective log of your tutorial learning journey
All the learning materials and presentations used over the course
Ongoing membership of a global community of tutorial scholars who share and learn from each other on an informal basis through the Global Tutorial Alumni Network.
Delivered across 6 weeks, the course will consist of 4 parts that zoom in on a key 21st Century skills ever week. Each part will be delivered through 2 sessions, a skills workshop and a group session:
Supplementary Oxford Residential
This will be the experience of a lifetime. Alongside your fellow Tutorial Scholars, you will spend a week in the beautiful and historic surroundings of Oxford in late July. It is an opportunity to study sustainability and finesse learner's skills in the setting of an internationally pre-eminent centre of higher education. Students will learn about the tutorial from University of Oxford academics; expand their understanding of sustainability through a series of lectures and seminars delivered by a range of scholars, from historians to scientists; and break outside of classroom walls by immersing themselves in Oxford’s colleges, museums, gardens, and countryside. Over the course of the week – participants will prepare an essay, to explain and defend in a ‘capstone’ tutorial.
The Oxford Residential is a supplementary option to the Global Tutorial Programme that will strengthen the foundations built during the online programme.
How to apply
Applications for the Spring/Summer 2024 are NOW OPEN. Click here to apply now.
To find out more about costs of the course, please contact Prerna Aswani at email@example.com.
"I would recommend GTP, particularly as an introvert … it forces you to come out of your shell embrace your full potential and builds confidence because in tutorials you interact and talk a lot which opens you up to a lot of people."