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AARHUS BSS: Teaching technique for PhD students


This course introduces PhD students to tools that will help them structure and carry out their teaching at the university. PhD students will also become familiar with presentation techniques that will help them give oral presentations.

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
  • structure and deliver a presentation in an adequate way


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 techniques and activities that engage students. Participants will be presented with a range of effective techniques for preparing oral presentations, including openings and conclusions.

Supplemental info

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 spring 2022

Aarhus University, Aarhus:

  • Day 1: 1 February, (9:00-14:00)*
  • Day 2: 3 March, (9:00-14:00)

* Two weeks prior to the first session, instructions for preparation will open in Brightspace

Registration deadline: 5 January 2022


  • 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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