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AARHUS BSS: Teaching technique for PhD students


This course introduces PhD students to tools and techniques that will help them plan and carry out their teaching at the university. PhD students will also be introduced to basic pedagogical terms, specific teaching methods and -activities, which also inspires to reflection on ones own practice.

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


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 both in- and out of class.

Working methods and preparation

Working methods 

The course is organized so that the participants gain insight into and experience with university teaching via exercises, examples, and peer feedback.

Active participation

The course is based on active participation, where the participants work with their own teaching practice.


Participants are expected to prepare before each course day. The total workload of the preparation amounts to 20 hours. The course page on Brightspace will open two weeks prior to the first workshop day. On there participants can find instructions for the preparatory work.


Preparation is mandatory, meaning that participation in the workshops days will not be possible if the preparation is not completed. Participation in both workshops are prerequisite for getting a course certificate.  
The course consists of two workshop days with physical attendance of 10 hours in total + 20 hours of preparation.  
The workshops will take place at Campus Aarhus. 
The course is only for PhD Students at Aarhus BSS. 



Course autumn 2024 

  • 24 September 2024 from 10:00-15:00
    Aarhus University, building1910, room 228 
  • 23 October 2024 from 10:00-15:00 
    Aarhus University, building 1910, room 228 

Registration deadline: 12 August 2024 
Sign up here 


  • Target group: PhD students
  • 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. 30
  • Format: 2 face-to-face sessions of 10 hours in all + 20 hours preparation
  • Location: Building 1910, room 228


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