Introduction to Teaching - Atumn 2020

Method course
Kommittén för utbildning på forskarnivå
First meeting September 23rd & 24th (09:00 - 16:00, absolutely mandatory); Second meeting November 5th (10 - 12 or 13-15, mandatory)
One week

The 1.5 credits course “Introduction to teaching” aims at providing new Ph.D. students and post-docs with basic knowledge and practical skills in teaching. The course is suited for Ph.D. students and post-docs with no or very little teaching experience. This course aims to instill confidence in the participants by focusing on practical issues pertinent to their upcoming teaching sessions. The course will mainly focus on how to handle lectures, seminars and laboratory sessions. The underlining pedagogical idea behind this course is a modified "flipped classroom"-approach. In other words, it is important for the course that you in preparation for the discussions and group work, that form the basis of the course, have read the material presented at the course home page at the Student portal (see below). In case of more applicants than space in the course, first year PhD-students will be prioritized.

Students who attend this course will gain:
• Awareness of the Uppsala University’s pedagogic program (aka “Teaching and Learning at Uppsala University: Guidelines for Educational Activity and Development”) as well as Uppsala University’s main mission and core values
• Insight into various pedagogical techniques to facilitate and stimulate learning as well as active student participation
• Insight into reflective practice and relevant pedagogical research

The course outline:
1. Individual reading (approx. 1.5 days)
2. Work-shops discussing different teaching situations (2 days, mandatory on site)
3. Pair-wise observations in a lecture, seminar or laboratory session
4. Pair-wise writing of reflective report
5. Group discussion of observations and reflective reports (half-day, mandatory on site)

Note that some information requires registration. After deadline September 1st, participants will be registered at the Student Portal, and gain access to material.
NOTE! If you for some reason cannot attend the course, please contact Ulf Holmbäck as soon as possible. No or late (less than two weeks before the course starts) notification of absence will result in a fee.

Full-time attendance of the course and completed written assignments. The first on-site session of the course is absolutely mandatory and essential for the pair-wise observations.

Information about the literature (including selected book chapters, review articles, policy documents) is given at the Student Portal.

Members of the Council for Educational Development at the Disciplinary Domain for Medicine and Pharmacy (PRåM), Ulf Holmbäck, Eva Thörnqvist and Jörgen Bengtsson

Overall questions about the course:

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