Transferable Skills Course: Basics of Teaching and Learning

  • Start: Sep 24, 2020
  • End: Sep 25, 2020
  • Speaker: Sebastian Walzik
  • Location: MPI-MG
  • Room: Seminar Room 2 or online - TBA
  • Host: Kirsten Kelleher
  • Contact: kelleher@molgen.mpg.de
Transferable Skills Course: Basics of Teaching and Learning
This course will introduce scientists with teaching duties to the basics of teaching and learning

To register for this course, please email kelleher@molgen.mpg.de.

Seminar’s Focus
This workshop provides a basic introduction into didactical planning of teaching (lectures as well as the scope of a whole semester) and fostering learning processes of students. During the workshop the participants are invited to work out their own teaching-plans. If required we’ll also cover the topic of accompanying Bachelor-/Master-Theses, especially focussing on the question of fair and transparent grading.

Learning-Outcomes
  • The participants will understand basics of how people learn.
  • They will reflect their role as a teacher at a university and develop a professional self-concept of teaching at universities.
  • They will be able to distinguishing between working-processes and learning-processes and design their teaching in order to evoke and support learning-processes of their students purposefully.
  • They formulate respective learning-targets and competences
  • They understand the role of Problems and Cognitive Dissonances for Learning and use concepts of Problem Based Learning (PBL) to design their teaching.
  • At the end of the seminar, they will come up with a rough plan for their next semester of teaching as well as a sketch out for the first lecture
  • They grade theses transparently and fair.
Content
  • A constructivist model of teaching and learning
  • Target-oriented teaching and learning
  • Confinements of learning
  • Constructive Alignment
  • Working-processes vs. learning processes
  • Concept of Competences
  • Bloom’s taxonomy of learning
  • Problem Based Learning (PBL)
  • Teaching methods
Methods
  • Inputs
  • Discussions and exchange of experiences & opinions
  • Exercises
  • Workshop
Participants are invited to bring their records and files they will be using for their teaching (even on laptop). We will be using it during the workshop.




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