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AARHUS BSS: Teaching technique for PhD students


This course introduces PhD students to tools and techniques that will help them engaging students and carry out their teaching at the university. PhD students will also become familiar with Educational Technology and work with structuring of their course in a Learning Management System (Brightspace). 

Participants must teach in the semester the course is taken. 

Learning outcome

At the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  • explain and use basic concepts about learning
  • plan a course module or a lesson where the intended learning outcomes and forms of teaching and examination are aligned, and where basic learning concepts are taken into consideration
  • use various techniques to engage students in and between lessons
  • create a basic course design in Brightspace 


The course contains a short introduction to factors that are crucial for learning. Participants will work with alignment between content, intended learning outcomes, and forms of teaching and examination. The course also focuses on tools, techniques and activities that engage students. Participants will be presented for principles of learning design, analogue and digital, both in- and out of class.

Working methods and preparation

Working methods 

The course is organized so that the participants gain insight and experience with university teaching and presentation technique via exercises and examples. 


Participants are expected to prepare for each course day. The total workload of the preparation amounts to 15 hours. The preparatory assignments will be accessible via Brightspace two weeks prior to the first course day. 

Course autumn 2022

Team 1

Aarhus University, Aarhus:

  • Day 1: 31 August, (9:00-14:00)*
  • Day 2: 29 September, (9:00-14:00)
  • Closed for registration

Team 2

Aarhus University, Aarhus:

  • Day 1: 7 September, (9:00-14:00)*
  • Day 2: 29 September, (9:00-14:00)


  • Language: English
  • Workload: Approx. 30 hours: Two course days plus 20 hours of preparation before, during, and after course days.  
  • Course certificate: Upon satisfactory completion  
  • No. of participants: Max. 18
  • Format: 2 face-to-face sessions of 10 hours in all + 20 hours preparation
  • Location: Building 1911, room 320


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