Science Teaching, Autumn 2019, Aarhus

ECTS credits: 3 ECTS


Course parameters
Language: English
Level of course: PhD course
Time of year: Autumn semester 2019
No. of contact hours/hours in total incl. preparation, assignment(s) or the like: 15 hours online course over 2 weeks and three obligatory course days. Course participants will also be doing individual and group assignments between and after course days.
Capacity limit: 72 participants

Objectives of the course
The course objective is to improve your teaching skills and teaching competences as a PhD student. The course provides guidance, inspiration and tools for improving your teaching practice. During the course, you will develop and implement a teaching activity in your own teaching and use methods to provide feedback.
The course addresses both traditional and online teaching and you will have the opportunity to specialise in the type of teaching which is most relevant for you.

Learning outcomes and competences
At the end of the course you should be able to:

-          Plan and implement teaching activities to support student learning according to learning outcomes

-          Apply tools for classroom management to motivate students’ active preparation and participation

-          Use effective feedback to assess and support student learning

-          Identify and evaluate solutions to challenges in own teaching

-          Use peer observation and feedback to develop own teaching practice

-          Develop presentations targeting a specific audience

-          Online


Compulsory programme
The online course, the three course days and the assignments are mandatory. Participants who are absent from course day 1 and 2 will not be able to take part in the course. Participants who are absent from course day 3 will only be able to take part in the course if a special agreement has been made with the course lecturers.


Course structure:
The course consists of 15 hours online course over 2 weeks, three obligatory course days and several assignments.


PhD student, who is teaching a class.

NB: The course is compulsory for all new PhD students starting their PhD education 1 October 2015 or later and who have teaching obligations as part of their employment as a PhD fellow or a student teacher.


Name of lecturers:
Annika Büchert Lindberg, ST Learning Lab, AU
Rikke Frøhlich Hougaard, ST learning Lab, AU
Ole Eggers Bjælde, ST Learning Lab, AU


Type of course/teaching method: 
Lectures, exercises, group and class discussion, smaller learning activities, group work, individual assignments and teaching/observing the teaching of peers. The teaching will be a combination of face-to-face and online teaching.

Feedback: Oral and written.


To be announced


Course homepage:


Course assessment: 
The participants learning will be assessed by participation during class, assessment of online contributions and the quality of the final poster.


ST Learning Lab and Graduate School of Science and Technology, Aarhus University


Online course days: Tuesday, 27 August – Tuesday 10 September 2019 (week 35-37)
Preparation for course day 1: Wednesday 11 September – Monday 16 September (week 37-38)
Course day 1: Tuesday, 17 September 2019 (week 38) at 9.01-16.00
Course day 2: Thursday, 1 October 2019 (week 40) at 9.01-16.00
Course day 3: Tuesday, 10 December 2019 (week 50) at 9.01-16.00


Preben Hornung stuen, Aarhus University, Fredrik Nielsens Vej 2, Building 1422, 8000 Aarhus C


No show fee:
Please note the following: As from 2017, a no-show fee is introduced at GSST’s transferable skills courses for course participants who do not show up for the course or cancel their course participation after the course registration deadline – unless they can provide a doctor’s note. The no-show fee will be DKK 1,200 (the price of one ECTS). The no-show fee has been introduced because GSST have experienced many late cancellations, thus preventing people on the waiting list to get a seat on the course.


Deadline for registration is Monday, 5 August 2019. Information regarding admission will be sent out no later than Tuesday, 6 August 2019.

Due to an Agreement between Danish Universities coming into force as of 1 January 2011, participants from other universities than Aarhus University will have to pay DKK 1,200 per ECTS. In principle this also applies to external parties, but exemption can be granted under specific circumstances.


How to register for the course:
Please be aware that your registration for the course not necessarily equals your admission for the course. You will receive an e-mail two days after the registration deadline regarding whether you are admitted for the course or if you are registered on the waiting list.

You have to register with your AUID number. Please remember to write the entire number with the initial letters (AU): AUXXXXX. You can find your AUID through this webpage.



Registration for participants from Aarhus University:

If you have any questions, please contact PhD Partner Liselotte K. Heller, GSST (