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Basic pedagogic course for student teachers

You can find the course dates at the bottom of this page.

Objective

Get prepared to teach on your faculty, find inspiration for relevant forms of teaching and discuss your teaching with others.

The purpose of the course is to strengthen the participants' pedagogic competences, and to introduce them to the aspects of student-centred teaching. After the course, the participants will have acquired knowledge of educational principles and a didactic basis for reflecting on their own and others ' teaching practice.

Learning outcome

By the end of the course, the participants will be able to:

  • Reflect upon their own role as student instructors/student teacher
  • Key educational concepts
  • Plan and carry out teaching activities, including preparing a lesson plan
  • Create a learning-oriented teaching environment in collaboration with colleagues and students
  • Create student activating teaching through the use of e.g. Educational Technology.    

Content

  • Knowledge of pedagogical and didactic concepts
  • Discussion of one’s role as student teachers
  • Introduction to themes such as feedback, preparation and questioning techniques
  • A number of student-centred teaching activities with and without Educational Technology

The course is designed based on blended learning as a teaching approach, which is why teaching and learning will take place in a digital learning space and in the physical meeting. It is estimated that it will last approx. 12 hours  (including one online start meeting, 5 hours workshop and approx. 7 hours of online activities and preparation through structured online learning activities). The course will also contain an ending reflective online session once you are engaged in your teaching activities.

Online learning activities involve reading material, watching videos, answering reflection questions and producing a first draft of a course handbook. The course also involves participating in individual as well as group activities in class and outside class, as well as providing peer feedback. To complete the course and receive a diploma it is compulsory to be active online and complete all activities.

Your learning outcomes depends on active participation through peer feedback and discussions with each other.     

Content and organization

The course for student teachers is a basic course which is a mix between on-campus activities, online meetings, and online activities. The courses are faculty specific courses, where the content and structure vary depending on the faculty. The course is directed at student teachers with employment at ARTS, BSS, or HEALTH. Course seats are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

In addition, a full online course is offered in addition to the regular courses with physical workshops. The course will be in English and has four mandatory meetings in Zoom, two of which makes it out for the entire physical meeting day. This course is open to instructors on all faculties who want to work with their teaching abilities. However, there will be changes in the organization of activities, tasks and content to fit the online format of the course.

Course certificates are forwarded after the last course activity of the basis of sufficient participation.

Please note that:

  • This course is mandatory for student teachers/instructors at Aarhus BSS.
  • BSS student teachers will receive a provisional course certificate for the recruitment process.

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Course dates and overview

We provide two courses at Faculty of Arts, one course at Faculty of Health, four courses at Aarhus BSS, and an online course.

Except for the online course each faculty specific course consists of an introductory online meeting, an on-campus workshop, and a final online session.

You will find an overview of the courses below:

ARTS 1 (in Danish)

  • Introductory online meeting: 18 January 2023, from 16.00-17.00
  • On-campus workshop: 23 January 2023, from 9.00-14.00, building 1910, room 228, Trøjborgvej 82-84, 8000 Aarhus C
  • Closing online session: 7 March 2023, from 15.30-17.00

Registration deadline: 13 January 2023

ARTS 2 (in Danish)

  • Introductory online meeting: 18 January 2023, from 16.00-17.00
  • On-campus workshop: 24 Janaury 2023, from 9.00-14.00, building 1910, room 228, Trøjborgvej 82-84, 8000 Aarhus C
  • Closing online session: 9 March 2023, from 15.30-17.00

Registration deadline: 13 January 2023  

HEALTH 1 (in Danish)

  • Introductory online meeting: 17 January 2023, from 16.00-17.00
  • On-campus workshop: 31 January 2023, from 9.00-14.00, building 1910, room 228, Trøjborgvej 82-84, 8000 Aarhus C
  • Closing online session: 20 February 2023, from 16.00-17.30

Registration deadline: 13 January 2023  

BSS 1 (in Danish)

  • Introductory online meeting: 11 January 2023, from 15.00-16.00
  • On-campus workshop: 17 January 2023, from 9.00-14.00, building 1910, room 228, Trøjborgvej 82-84, 8000 Aarhus C
  • Closing online session: 6 March 2023, from 16.00-17.00

Registration deadline: 9 January 2023

BSS 2 (in Danish)

  • Introductory online meeting: 11 January 2023, from 15.00-16.00
  • On-campus workshop: 19 January 2023, from 9.00-14.00, building 1910, room 228, Trøjborgvej 82-84, 8000 Aarhus C
  • Closing online session: 7 March 2023, from 16.00-17.30

Registration deadline: 9 January 2023

BSS 3 (in English)

  • Introductory online meeting: 16 January 2023, from 15.00-16.00
  • On-campus workshop: 24 January 2023, from 9.00-14.00 - building 1910, room 228, Trøjborgvej 82-84, 8000 Aarhus C
  • Closing online session: 9 March 2023, from 16.00-17.30

Registration deadline: 12 January 202

BSS 4 - Herning (in Danish)

  • Introductory online meeting: 16 January 2023, from 15.00-16.00
  • On-campus workshop: 23 January 2023, from 9.00-14.00, building 8010 lokale 232, Birk Centerpark 15, 7400 Herning,
  • Closing online session: 13 March 2023, from 16.00-17.30

Registration deadline: 12 January 2023

bygning 8010 lokale 232, Birk Center Park 15, 7400 Herning

Online course (in English)

  • Introductory online meeting: 23 January 2023, from 15.00-16.30
  • Online workshop 1: 30 January, from 09.00-12.00
  • Online workshop 2: 2 February 2023, from 09.00-12.00
  • Closing online session: 15 March 2023, from 16.00-17.30

Registration deadline: 18 January 2023

Additional offer: Brightspace webinar

We also offer a Brightspace webinar for student teachers. The purpose of the course is to strengthen the participants' pedagogic competences, and to introduce them to the aspects of student-centred teaching. The course is held in Danish.

Info

  • Language: The course is conducted in Danish or English. 
  • No. of participants: Max. 25, minimum 10
  • Span: approx. 12 hours
  • Course certificate: Will be issued after the last course session upon satisfactory completion.
    BSS student teachers will get a provisional course certificate for the recruitment process.

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