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ARTS: Introduction to University Teaching for PhD students

Objective

An introductory course to university teaching.

Introduction to University Teaching for PhD Students is a blended learning course compulsory for all PhD students enrolled in the Graduate School of Arts, Aarhus University.

Based on applicable pedagogical theories and models, this course supports PhD students in planning, preparing and evaluating their own teaching. 

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, the participants should be able to plan, prepare and evaluate their teaching in accordance with university expectations and requirements, including choosing relevant pedagogical strategies for student-centered learning.    

Content and format

The course includes the following topics and themes:

  • Quality in teaching
  • Taxonomies
  • Alignment
  • Active learning
  • Formative & summative assessment
  • Inclusion

The course starts online with individual and group activities.

The students meet face-to-face (F2F) in two classroom sessions. Between the two classroom sessions, the participants will continue working online individually and in groups.

The participants will work on improving their own teaching in relation to the topics and principles covered during the course. 

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Pre-requisites

Students should know what they will or could be teaching as the course requires students to plan and discuss learning activities relevant to a specific course. Students should also be enrolled at The faculty of Arts, Aarhus University.

Language

By default, the course is in English. However, it can be held in Danish if so wished by all participants. Group work can be in both English and Danish.

Course Requirements

This course is allotted 2 ECTS credits (50 hours of coursework)
The requirements are:

  1. To attend the face-to-face classroom sessions
  2. To complete the out-of-class activities

Venue

The course will be held at:

  • Aarhus University, Aarhus (Spring and Fall)
  • Campus Emdrup (Spring)

Information

Register for course: See up under registration.

Before you sign up, make sure that you can attend the face-to-face classroom sessions and have time for the out-of-clas activities.

Coruse sessions times: 10:00-15:00.

Number of participants: Maximum 22.

Bring your computer or tablet.   

Course autumn 2022

Aarhus University, Aarhus:

  • Day 1: 6 September, (9:00-14:00), building 1910, room 228
  • Day 2: 4 October, (9:00-14:00), building 1911, room 320

A few weeks before the first class, participants are expected to access Brightspace and complete a number of preparatory tasks.

Course spring 2023

Aarhus University, Aarhus, building 1910, room 228:

  • Day 1: 7 February 2023
  • Day 2: 7 March 2023

A few weeks before the first class, participants are expected to access Brightspace and complete a number of preparatory tasks.

Registration deadline: 1 February 2023

Registration link will be posted at a later time.

Aarhus University, Emdrup:

  • Day 1: 10 February 2023
  • Day 2: 10 March 2023

A few weeks before the first class, participants are expected to access Brightspace and complete a number of preparatory tasks.

Registration deadline: 1 February 2023

Registration link will be posted at a later time.

Info

  • Language: By default, the course is in English. However, it can be held in Danish if so wished by all participants. Group work can be in both English and Danish. 
  • Span: about 50 hours per course
  • Course certificate: upon satisfactory completion
  • No. of participants: min. 10, max. 22
  • ECTS: 2

Contact

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