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ARTS: Introduction to University Teaching for PhD students

Objective

A blended learning course on university teaching.

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

The course is organized as a blend of online and face-to-face activities. Based on applicable pedagogical theories and models, this course supports PhD students in planning, preparing and evaluating their own teaching. 

Learning outcome

  • 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

The course has a focus on university expectations and requirements, including

  • SOLO taxonomy
  • Alignment
  • Active learning
  • Formative & summative assessment
  • Inclusive teaching

The course starts with online activities, including a short introduction meeting with the instructors online. The students then meet face-to-face (F2F) in two classroom sessions. Between the two classroom sessions, the participants will continue working online.

The participants complete a learning portfolio based on their own teaching experiences in relation to the topics and principles covered during the course.

The concluding assignment is a mini-teaching portfolio drawing on the material in the learning portfolio.    

Supplemental information

Pre-requisites

None, but students should ideally know what they will 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 at least 80% of the course sessions
  2. To complete the out-of-class activities and submit all the required assignments.

Venue

The course will be held at:

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

Before you sign up, make sure that you can participate in the short online course introduction meeting, and that you can attend the two F2F course sessions.

Bring your computer or tablet.

The participants should ideally know what they will 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.    

Time:

12 August: Brightspace opens and course starts with individual online activities

19 August: Course introduction meeting, 13.00-14.00

2 September: F2F session, 9.00-14.00

30 September: F2F session, 9.00-14.00    

Course 2021

Aarhus University, Aarhus:

  • Day 1: 12 August *
  • Day 2: 19 August, (13:00-14:00) **
  • Day 3: 2 September, (9:00-14:00) ***
  • Day 4: 30 September, (9:00-14:00) ***

* Brightspace opens and course starts with individual online activities

** Course introduction meeting - online

*** F2F session - Aarhus University, building 1910, room 228

Registration deadline: 11 August 2021 12.00

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. 6, max. 25
  • ECTS: 2
  • Location: Online and at Aarhus University, building 1910, room 228