Teaching in higher education - Basic course
Objectives: Participants learn to know basic ideas of teaching in higher education (Hochschuldidaktik). They will be able to plan and to hold their own course.
- Teaching is not learning: consequences for your work with students
- How to select content for courses: criteria and strategies
- Designing a syllabus for an entire semester and organizing the individual sessions (didactics)
- Using teaching methods to convey subject matter (methodology)
- Which methods fit different types of courses (like lab training, seminars, exercise courses, lectures) and different contents?
- Conducting courses
- Teaching in a student- and research-centred manner
- Dealing with difficult situations
- Assessing and examining students
- Giving feedback
- Rethinking the role of the teacher
Methods: Short presentations by trainer; talks in smaller groups and with all participants; collaborative work in smaller groups: planning your own course; training: to give feedback; different methods by use of flip chart, clusters of index cards etc.
Dr Matthias Schwarzkopf
has been head of LehreLernen – the training centre for university teachers – at Friedrich Schiller University Jena. He has founded www.karrierberatung-akademiker.de together with colleagues.