Course leader: Karen Louise Møller
Graduate school: Course collaboration
Course fee: 3,000.00 DKK
Status: Course is closed for applications
Semester: Spring 2024
Application deadline: 23/11/2023
Cancellation deadline: 07/12/2023
Course type: Blended learning
Start date: 25/01/2024
Administrator: Thilde Møller Risgaard
Blended Learning - please be aware of the dates on the online module
The course consists of an 8 hours’ online module over 2 weeks (this part is flexible with no meetings, from 8 Januar - 22 Jabuar), 2.5 obligatory course days with preparatory work and approximately 25 hours of project work between course days (on campus on 25 January September and 22 February and 4 June).
For PhD students at Graduate School of Natural Sciences/GSNS:
It is mandatory for all PhD students at GSNS who have teaching obligations as a part of either their employment as a PhD fellow or as a student teacher to take the course Science Teaching.
For PhD students at Graduate School of Technical Sciences/GSTS:
It is mandatory for all PhD students at GSTS to take the course Science Teaching. PhD students from GSTS earn additionally 0.5 ECTS for activities at the department as a follow-up on the Science Teaching course. Please see further instructions at the GSTS website.
The course Science Teaching is being offered by the Graduate School of Natural Sciences/GSNS and Graduate School of Technical Sciences/GSTS, Aarhus University, spring 2024.
Name of course: Science Teaching (Mandatory)
"PhD students from GSTS earn additionally 0.5 ECTS for activities at the department as a follow-up on the Science Teaching course. Please see further instructions at the GSTS website".
No. of contact hours/hours in total incl. preparation, assignment(s) or the like: 8 hours online course over 2 weeks and 2.5 obligatory course days. Contact hours: 17 hours, Project work: 25 hours, Preparation/online work: 20,5 hours. 62.5 hours in total. Course participants will also be doing assignments before and between course days.
Capacity limit: 72.
Objectives of the course:
The course objective is to strengthen your teaching skills and competences as a PhD student. The course provides guidance and inspiration for planning your teaching within science and technology disciplines based on principles for student-centered learning. During the course you will get hands-on experience with teaching techniques and technologies to enhance students’ active participation and learning. In collaboration with peers you will learn to apply tools to identify and find solutions for challenges in your own teaching and you will train your teaching skills by applying new teaching techniques and technologies in your own teaching and observing others.
The course addresses both traditional and online teaching, and you will have the opportunity to specialize in the type of teaching which is most relevant for you.
Learning outcomes and competences:
At the end of the course, you should be able to:
- Plan lessons in own teaching according to principles for student-centered learning and course learning outcomes
- Identify and use relevant teaching techniques and technologies to support student learning and active participation
- Develop strategies to create a good learning environment in own teaching
- Use effective assessment and feedback strategies to support student learning
- Collaborate with colleagues to identify and evaluate solutions to challenges in own teaching
The online course, the 2.5 course days, and the assignments are mandatory. Participants who are absent from course day 1 will not be able to take part in the course. Participants who are absent from course day 2 or 3 will only be able to take part in the course if a special agreement has been made with the course lecturers.
Recommended knowledge for participation: Preferably, participants should be teaching a class in the same time period as taking the course, or at least have knowledge of which course they will be teaching.
The course addresses teaching in technical and natural sciences at university level and covers challenges and teaching formats relevant for teaching assistants at the faculties of Natural and Technical Sciences. This includes e. g. small class teaching with problems solving, computer lab, student presentations or discussion of scientific literature, laboratory teaching, field work, online teaching, and outreach activities. The course will focus on the following themes: 1) Planning and applying teaching activities according to learning outcomes, 2) assessment and feedback for learning, 3) classroom management for active preparation for and participation in teaching, 4) techniques to support classroom dialogue and interactions, and 5) methods for development of own teaching including peer observation and feedback.
PhD student at Aarhus University who is teaching a class.
NB: The course is compulsory for all new PhD students starting their PhD education 1 October 2015 or later and who have teaching obligations as part of their employment as a PhD fellow or a student teacher.
Name of lecturer:
Rikke Frøhlich Hougaard, Centre for Educational Development, AU
Annika Büchert Lindberg, Centre for Educational Development, AU
Karen Louise Møller, Centre for Educational Development, AU
Simon Raaby Holmgaard Poulsen, Centre for Educational Development, AU
Karl-Johan Schmidt Nielsen, Centre for Educational Development, AU
The course consists of an 8 hours’ online module over 2 weeks (this part is flexible with no meetings), 2.5 obligatory course days with preparatory work and approximately 25 hours of project work between course days.
Course participants will get hands-on experience with active learning and classroom assessment techniques, and develop and implement new activities in their own teaching. The teaching is organized as a combination of short lectures, group and class discussion, as well as individual and group assignments and project work. Teaching will take place both on-campus and online.
Recommended knowledge for participation (if any): Preferably, participants should be teaching a class in the same time period as taking the course, or at least have knowledge of which course they will be teaching.
The Centre for Educational Development, the Graduate School of Natural Sciences, and Graduate School of Technical Sciences, Aarhus University
Online module: 8 January - 22 January. Please note that there is no physical attendance on the specified dates. There are online tasks to be completed within the indicated time period.
On campus course days: 25 January and 22 February and 4 June 2024
On campus course days: Stakladen (building 1423)
No show fee:
Course participants on our transferable skills courses, who do not show up at the course or cancel their course participation after the course cancellation deadline (without providing a doctor’s note), may have to pay a no-show fee, unless someone from the waiting list is able to take part in the course instead.
The no-show fee is DKK 1,200 (the price of one ECTS). The no-show fee has been introduced due to many late cancellations, thus preventing people from the waiting lists to have a seat at the courses.
- Participation in the course is without cost for PhD students from Aarhus University
Due to an Agreement between Danish Universities coming into force as of 1 January 2011, participants from other universities than Aarhus University will have to pay DKK 1,200 per ECTS. In principle this also applies to external parties, but exemption can be granted under specific circumstances.
Please be aware that your registration for the course not necessarily equals your admission for the course. You will receive an e-mail after the registration deadline regarding whether you are admitted for the course or if you are registered on the waiting list. Please note that seats are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
- 25 January 2024 09:00 - 16:00
- 22 February 2024 09:00 - 16:00
- 04 June 2024 09:00 - 16:00