18 Orientation on teaching for PhD candidates

Course schedule

Dates Start time End time Location Coordinator registrations  
November 15., 16. and 17. 2016: 9h00-17h00 00:00 Wageningen Torfs, Ellen 18 Course is fully booked
14, 15 and 16 Nov 2017 09:00 17:30 Wageningen, tba. Torfs, Ellen 12 / 3 Apply

Course description

This introductory course is meant for PhD candidates who want to explore the art of teaching within university settings.

Target group

PhD candidates interested in teaching and learning within university settings. It is recommended to have some experience in teaching before you take this course.

Outcomes

After taking this course, you should be able to:
- describe basic principles of theories on teaching and learning
- apply theories on teaching and learning when preparing lessons (tutorial, lecture, practical class, etc)
- demonstrate the use of basic teaching skills
- give feedback to students
- reflect on your own qualities, role and teaching style and improve your teaching performance

Content

You will get to know several theories on teaching and learning. You will practice preparing and giving a lesson and will practice your teaching skills.

The course deals with the following subjects:
- Learning outcomes
- Alignment: matching learning activities to outcomes
- Learning process
- Designing learning activities using a lesson plan
- Activating and interacting with students
- Teacher roles and group processes
- Preparing (practice) lessons
- Giving and discussing practice lessons
- Observing and giving/receiving feedback

Method

The course is three days. You will work on theoretical and practical assignments. During micro-teaching assignments you can practice and improve your teaching skills.

Prerequisites

It is recommended, though not compulsory, to have some experience in teaching before you take this course.

Certificate

You will get a proof of participation. The course is worth 1.0 ECTS.
Please note: this course is not part of and does not give any certification for the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ; in Dutch BKO).

Costs

Participation is free for Wageningen University PhD candidates.

Cancellation

We consider registration as final. When cancelled within three weeks before the activity starts, your chair group will be charged all costs of your subscription (€350,-).

If there are not enough participants in the course, Educational Staff Development may cancel the course and notify you at the latest two weeks before the start of the course.