Teaching in Higher Education – Basic Workshop



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Online via Zoom

21 - 22 September 2023, 9 am - 3:30 pm

12/ 1 CP


The workshop introduces you to the basics of teaching in higher education. You will learn how to plan and conduct a course, and you will develop your knowledge about teaching methods, productive ways of interacting with your students and about exam design. We will also discuss the relationship between teaching, research and career development.

Topics covered include:

  • Teaching is not the same as learning: implications for your work with students
  • Teaching in context: How does your teaching interrelate with your research, and with the development of your career?
  • How to determine learning objectives and how to select relevant content: criteria and strategies
  • How to design a full-semester course, and how to organize individual sessions
  • How to select suitable didactic methods and formats
  • Rhetorics and didactis: How to act as a teacher
  • How to give feedback
  • How to assess and examine your students

Target group: Doctoral and Postdoctoral Researchers with little or no teaching experience


Dr Matthias Zach

Educated in Oxford, Paris and Tübingen, Matthias Zach has worked as a researcher, university teacher and science manager in Britain, France and Germany. As a member of the Karriereberatung für Akademiker*innen (www.kabeak.de), he counsels researchers and scientists on all relevant aspects of their careers.

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