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Science Teaching (Q1)

Course parameters
Language: English
Level of course: PhD
ECTS credits: 5 ECTS
Capacity limit: 75 participants (if less than 15 participants, the course will be cancelled).
Workload: Four obligatory course days. Course participants will also be doing individual and group assignments between and after course days.
Place: Aarhus Campus.

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.

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 goals
  • 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


Course structure:
The course consists of four days and four assignments.

Course content: see figure at the bottom of this page.

The participants will develop and implement teaching activities in their own teaching in the duration of the course. This process will be inspired by the course content and stimulated by feedback from teachers and peers. During course days participants will have the opportunity to try out several teaching tools and techniques before they use it in their own teaching. The course consists of four course days where several teaching methods will be demonstrated. In addition participants are required to participate in group work and online teaching between course days.

Compulsory programme
The four course days and the three assignments are compulsory. Participants who are absent more than half a day will not be able to pass the course unless a special arrangement has been agreed with the course lecturers.


Teaching method: 
Lectures, 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.


Oral and written.


The participants learning will be evaluated by participation during class, assessment of online contributions and the quality of the final report.


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:
Aino Vonge Corry, Metadeveloper
Annika Büchert Lindberg, Centre for Science Education, AU
Rikke Frøhlich Hougaard, Centre for Science Education
Ole Eggers Bjælde, Centre for Science Education, AU
Pernille Maj Svendsen, Centre for Science Education, AU


Type of course/teaching methods:
Lectures, exercises, group work, discussion, homework assignments, presentations, and short papers. The course consists of both face-to-face and online teaching.


To be announced


Course homepage:


Center for Science Education and Graduate School of Science and Technology, Aarhus University



  • Tuesday, 6 September 2016 (week 36) at 9-16
  • Tuesday, 13 September 2016 (week 37) at 9-16
  • Tuesday, 4 October 2016 (week 40) at 9-16
  • Tuesday, 6 December 2016 (week 49) at 9-16


Åbogade 40
Building 6794, room 118
8200 Aarhus N.


Deadline for registration is Tuesday, 9 August 2016. Information regarding admission will be sent out no later than Thursday, 11 August 2016.

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.

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.

Registration for participants from Aarhus University.
Registration for participants from other universities.

If you have any questions, please contact PhD Partner Liselotte Kaspersen, GSST (

Content of the course

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Revised 16.05.2017