Teaching in higher education - Basic course



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Online3-4 December 2020
9:30 am - 4:30 pm



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.

Follow-up course Teaching in higher education - Advanced course


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.

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