Courses & Certification in Higher Education Pedagogy & Media Literacy

Our Competency Model for Higher Education helps you evaluate your teaching ability and to think about ways to further and deepen your knowledge and skills. You can document your progress bolster your career outlook by keeping a teaching portfolio and acquiring a certificate. If you are interested, we recommend you contact your department liaison, who will gladly advise you concerning our various programs and services. If you have wishes or ideas for specific courses or online-seminars, please contact out Higher Education Teaching team.

Registration for courses in the Summer Semester 2022 will open on Tuesday, March 15 at 09:00 AM.

Basic Level Courses

These courses provide the essential tools for good teaching. You will understand the mechanisms of teaching and learning, discover the factors that make university teaching successful, and learn to apply these to your specific teaching contexts. You will develop your presentation skills and learn how to guide your students’ learning through thoughtfully constructed evaluations. You will get to know a range of possible roles you might adopt as a teacher in addition to techniques to motivate and support your students’ learning outside the classroom.

The basic level certificate is granted upon completion of 60 study units (45 minutes each).

Dates:

  • 07.03.2022
  • 08.03.2022
  • 14.03.2022
  • 21.03.2022
  • 28.03.2022

09:00 a.m. - 17:00 p.m.

Trainer:

Dr. Emil Ratko-Dehnert,
Dr. Leah Sharp

Field:

60 AE in A/B/C/D/E

 

Location:

Online/in Person

Content:

Upon completion of the Foundation Course, you will acquire the “Certificate for Teaching in Higher Education of the Bavarian Universities” (basic level) within one semester. The synchronous sessions will take place during a four-week period - five workshop days in all. Participants will also be expected to complete independent exercises within this period. During the workshops, participants will study the basics of good teaching and learning, and apply these concepts to their current teaching. The foundation course will additionally include classroom visits, peer feedback, and several exchange formats. The synchronous sessions will be held (either in presence or via synchronous Zoom-sessions, depending on the current CoVid-19 situation) on the dates listed below. Plan to be involved with the Foundation Course for the full work day (9-17h), which could be a full day in-person workshop or several short Zoom meetings throughout the day.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the course, participants will be able to,

  • explain the psychology underlying teaching and learning principles that are relevant to university education and to derive strategies for teaching activities.
  • apply the concept of Constructive Alignment to the planning and implementation of their courses.
  • identify factors of successful presentations and apply them to presentations.
  • identify central aspects of competence-oriented examinations and optimize exams on the basis of quality criteria.
  • identify elements of goal-oriented advice and guidance for students and to apply select communication strategies appropriately.
  • reflect on their own self-image as university lecturers and identify the potential for self-development.

Methods:

  • expert instruction
  • Individual work/reflection
  • small group work
  • large group discussion/exchange
  • peer feedback and observation

 

Prerequisite:

None

Participants:

  • Teachers at TUM
  • Doctoral Students at TUM

Fees:

  • Staff at TUM: € 200
  • Doctoral students at TUM: € 100

 

REGISTRATION

 

 

Termine:

The course will start on 29 August, 2022.
The synchronous sessions will be held (either in person or via synchronous Zoom-sessions, depending on the current Covid-19 situation)
on the dates listed below from 9:00 to 12:00.

  • Monday, 05.09.2022
  • Wednesday, 07.09.2022
  • Monday, 12.09.2022
  • Wednesday, 14.09.2022
  • Monday, 19.09.2022
  • Wednesday, 21.09.2022
  • Monday, 26.09.2022
  • Wednesday, 28.09.2022

Trainer:in:

Dr. Leah Sharp
Dr. Susanne Unger

Bereich:

60 AE A/B/C/D/E

 

Ort:

Online

Inhalte:

Upon completion of the Foundation Course, you will acquire the “Certificate for Teaching in Higher Education of the Bavarian Universities” (basic level) within one semester. During a four-week period, eight workshop days will be held. Participants will also be expected to complete independent exercises within and following this period. During the course, participants will study the basics of good teaching and learning, and apply these concepts to their current teaching. The foundation course will additionally include classroom visits, peer feedback, and other pedagogical methods. 

Ziele:

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • explain the psychology underlying teaching and learning principles that are relevant to university education and derive strategies for teaching activities;
  • apply the concept of Constructive Alignment to the planning and implementation of their courses;
  • identify factors of successful presentations and apply them to their own presentations;
  • identify central aspects of competence-oriented examinations and optimize exams on the basis of quality criteria;
  • identify elements of goal-oriented advice and guidance for students and apply appropriate communication strategies appropriately;
  • reflect on their role as university lecturers and identify the potential for personal development.

Methoden:

  • expert instruction
  • individual work and reflection
  • small group work
  • large group discussions
  • peer feedback and peer observation
   

Voraussetzung:

Keine

Teilnehmende:

  • Lehrende der TUM 
  • Doktorand:innen der TUM
   

Kostenbeitrag:

  • Mitarbeiter:innen der TUM: € 200
  • Doktorand:innen der TUM: €100
       

Registration

 

Advanced Level Courses

The advanced level lets you deepen the knowledge and skills gained in the basic level. Here you will find a wide variety of more specific courses.

We recommend completing the basic level before taking advanced level courses, but this is not (yet) a requirement. You can earn the advanced level certificate by attending a total of 120 units (45 minutes each), including the units earned at the basic level.

Termine:

  • 30.05.2022
    10:00 - 12:00 Uhr
  • 02.06.2022
    10:00 - 12:00 Uhr

 Trainer:in:

Dr. Sofia Vio
Dr. Leah Sharp

Bereich:

8 AE in A

 

Ort:

Online-Seminar

According to the Accessible Information Technology Ordinance (BITV), universities are required, among other things, to provide digital teaching and learning resources in accessible form. This course provides you with an overview of what digital barriers exist and how they can be reduced. You will also explore the basics and examples of accessible design of digital teaching and learning resources.

Important: This course is an online-only course.

4 work units (AE) are acquired synchronously through 2 videoconferences and 4 AE are acquired through asynchronous self-study.

Ziele:

After this course, participants will be able to,

  • state reasons why it is important to create the most accessible teaching and learning resources possible.
  • identify basic principles for creating low-barrier resources.
  • reduce barriers in their digital resources.

Methoden:

  • Trainer input
  • Group work
  • Practical exercises
  • Exchange of experiences       

 

   

Voraussetzung:

English language skills

Teilnehmende:

  • Wissenschaftliche MitarbeiterInnen, HabilitandInnen, DozentInnen
   

Kostenbeitrag:

  • Mitarbeiter:innen einer Hochschule aus dem PLP-Verbund: € 40
  • Doktorand:innen der TUM: € 20
  • Externe Teilnehmer:innen: € 360
       

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Termine:

  • 04.07.2022
    12:30 - 14:30 Uhr
  • 06.07.2022
    12:30 - 14:30 Uhr

 Trainer:in:

Michael Folgmann
Dr. Leah Sharp

 

Bereich:

8 AE in A/B

(4 in A/4 in B)

 

Ort:

Online-Seminar

Inhalte:

Blended learning combines the best aspects of face-to-face teaching with online learning. It is a highly customizable method that can be modified to support a broad range of subjects, as well as a range of instructor personalities. In this workshop, we focus on best practices for designing and using learning materials specifically for online formats. Learning resources are materials used by instructors to support learning, such as presentation slides and instructional videos. In addition, we will discuss best-practices for designing a Moodle course.

In this 8 AE course, 4 AE will be awarded in the topic area A (Theories of Teaching & Learning) and 4 AE in the topic area B (Presentation & Communication). Similarly, half of the study units will be acquired through self-study (asynchronous) (e.g., through instructional videos, texts, assignments, and peer feedback) and half will be acquired synchronously through two videoconferences.

Ziele:

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to

  • provide examples of blended learning resources.
  • create and design learning material, e.g. instructional video, online presentation, Moodle course.
  • make new learning material available to students using TUM EdTech tools.

Methoden:

  • live sessions
  • theoretical input
  • moderated discussions
  • individual and group work
  • asynchronous activities
  • peer feedback

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Voraussetzung:

English language skills

Teilnehmende:

  • Wissenschaftliche MitarbeiterInnen, HabilitandInnen, DozentInnen
   

Kostenbeitrag:

  • Mitarbeiter:innen einer Hochschule aus dem PLP-Verbund: € 40
  • Doktorand:innen der TUM: € 20
  • Externe Teilnehmer:innen: € 360
       

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Termine:

  • 13.07.2022
    09:00 - 17:00 Uhr

 

 Trainer:in:

Elvira Cyranka

Bereich:

8 AE in B

 

Ort:

Präsenz-Seminar / ggf. Online-Seminar

Inhalte:

Would you like to illustrate learning content and facts using a flipchart but you don't know how to go about it? This course teaches you how to effectively apply simple design principles to visualize content using the flipchart in order to promote learning. These principles include legible handwriting, visual elements such as objects, symbols, figures, emotions, as well as creating structure through headings, shapes, lines, colors and space. These techniques are supplemented by input on layout and composition. In addition, examples of possible applications in face-to-face and online teaching will be shown and discussed. We will approach the implementation of our own visualization on a flipchart in many hands-on exercises. In addition, there will be lots of tips and tricks on techniques, pens and useful tools. Plus: You may, but you don’t have to be able to draw.

Note: This course is planned as a face-to-face event depending on the current Covid-19 regulations. In case of restrictions, the course will be changed to an online format. Information to the online course will be announced well in advance.

Preparation:

1. Please bring any content, ideas and templates to the course which you would like to visualize on the flipchart.

2. Since we will work with colored pencils, it is recommended to wear comfortable clothes that may get dirty.

 

Ziele:

At the end of the course, participants will be able to,

  • name basic principles for visualization on the flipchart that is conducive to learning
  • assess which type of visualization is appropriate depending on teaching-learning settings
  • draw visual elements on the flipchart and arrange them in a structured way
  • create simple visualizations for teaching and learning settings on the flipchart

Methoden:

·         • Trainer inputs and live demonstration

·         • Step-by-step exercises and exchange in the whole group

·         • Guided individual exercises

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Voraussetzung:

English language skills

Preparation:

1. Please bring to the course content, ideas and templates that you would like to visualize on the flipchart.

2. Since in the course we will work with colored pencils, it is recommended to wear comfortable clothes that may get dirty.

Teilnehmende:

  • Wissenschaftliche MitarbeiterInnen, HabilitandInnen, DozentInnen, TutorInnen
   

Kostenbeitrag:

  • Mitarbeiter:innen einer Hochschule aus dem PLP-Verbund: € 40
  • Doktorand:innen der TUM: € 20
  • Externe Teilnehmer:innen: € 360
       

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Termine:

  • 03.05.2022
    09:15 - 12:00 Uhr
  • 17.05.2022
    09:15 - 12:00 Uhr

 Trainer:in:

Dr. Sabine Hoidn

Bereich:

8 AE in C/E

(4 AE in C/4 AE in E)

 

Ort:

Online-Seminar

   

Inhalte:

Formative and summative assessment are central components of university teaching that is effective for learning. However, in order for assessment methods to unfold their potential to promote learning, they must be meaningfully integrated into the didactic design of the course and also be utilized by the teachers and students. For teachers, this raises questions such as: What does "assessment conducive to learning" mean? When, how often, how and why should which assessment methods be used? How can assessment be used constructively by teachers and students?

2 units of work (AE) are acquired in self-study (asynchronous) (task for implementation in own teaching and preparation of a short presentation) and 6 AE are acquired online/synchronously.

 

Ziele:

At the end of the course, participants will be able to

  • understand current research findings on the effectiveness of assessment and feedback.
  • understand quality characteristics, forms and timing of assessment that promote learning (e.g. competence orientation, constructive alignment).
  • name different online and face-to-face assessment methods and reflectively weigh up their possible uses in (their own) teaching (e.g. classroom assessment techniques).
  • develop and present an "assessment strategy" for their own course(s), taking into account formative and summative elements.

Methoden:

  • Keynote speeches,
  • short presentations by participants
  • Individual and small group work
  • Discussions and exchange of experiences in plenary
  • Use of digital tools (whiteboard, break-out groups, quizzes)  
   

Voraussetzung:

English language skills

Teilnehmende:

  • Wissenschaftliche MitarbeiterInnen, HabilitandInnen, DozentInnen
   

Kostenbeitrag:

  • Mitarbeiter:innen einer Hochschule aus dem PLP-Verbund: € 40
  • Doktorand:innen der TUM: € 20
  • Externe Teilnehmer:innen: € 360
       

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Dates:

Continuous
throughout the semester

 

Trainer:in:

Dr. Janina Schroeder
 

Bereich:

4 AE in D

Ort:

Online

Inhalte:

Are you at the beginning of your advanced level certificate (or have you already come a long way) and would like to reflect on what you have heard and worked on in the workshops? Are you interested in a further transfer of our offers into teaching practice? Or are you simply missing 4 work units (AE) in area D of the advanced level? Then we can recommend this module to you, in which you will be encouraged to learn sustainably and transfer the contents into practice with the help of reflection questions.

After registration, you will be added to a Moodle course and can complete the asynchronous course at your own pace and in the language (German/English) you prefer.

Ziele:

At the end of the course, participants will be able to,

  • describe what goals they set for themselves and their teaching and justify them.
  • increase the transfer/learning success from the courses into teaching practice - in the sense of sustainable learning.
  • describe the ideas they take away from the courses and how they can be implemented.

 

Methoden:

  • Asynchronous course
  • Reflection questions
  • Individual feedback

Kostenbeitrag:

  • MItarbeiter:innen einer Hochschule aus dem
    PLP-Verbund: € 20
  • Doktorand:innen der TUM: € 10
  • Externe Teilnehmer:innen: € 180,00

Teilnehmende:

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter:innen, Habilitand:innen, Dozent:innen

 

Registration

 

 

Communication, Text Feedback, and Assessment

Termine:

  • 18.07.2022
    10:00 - 13:00 Uhr
  • 25.07.2022
    10:00 - 13:00 Uhr

 Trainer:in:

Dr. Sabrina Sontheimer

Bereich:

8 AE in E

 

Ort:

Präsenzseminar

Inhalte:

Writing theses is a very complex and challenging task which is usually mastered over many years of practice. Supervising this complex process is nearly as complex and requires various competencies of the supervisor: besides expert knowledge in the respective field of study, supervisors need to be able to support students during their writing process without interfering insufficiently or too much. Aspects to consider are the ability to define assessment criteria and evaluate students’ theses objectively; knowledge about the writing process, types of writers, writing strategies, and how to cope with writer’s block; knowing where and how a supervisor may or may not interfere with their students’ writing process; the ability to clearly communicate requirements and expectations to students, as well as the use of techniques to give constructive text feedback where needed. In this course, we consider the challenges the role as a supervisor brings and discuss the necessary skills a supervisor should have. The participants’ own experiences in supervising theses will serve as case studies to be discussed and reflected in the course.

*Please note*: This course focuses on how to supervise students in their project of writing their theses, and not how they work for example in the laboratory. General questions addressed in the course might also apply to this part of the research process, but it will not be the centre of attention.

 

Ziele:

After the course, participants will be able

  • to clearly formulate the requirements of academic writing and communicate their expectations to their students.
  • to teach writing, time management and motivation techniques.
  • to apply feedback and communication techniques in order to support their students‘ writing professionally.
  • to mark and assess academic theses according to given assessment criteria.

Methoden:

  • 2 synchronous units (2 x 3 AE) and 1 asynchronous unit in-between (2 AE)
  • Self-reflexive exercises (writing to learn)
  • Plenary and smaller group discussions
  • Discussion of case studies

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Voraussetzung:

English language skills

Teilnehmende:

  • Wissenschaftliche MitarbeiterInnen, HabilitandInnen, DozentInnen
   

Kostenbeitrag:

  • Mitarbeiter:innen einer Hochschule aus dem PLP-Verbund: € 40
  • Doktorand:innen der TUM: € 20
  • Externe Teilnehmer:innen: € 360
       

Registration

Specialization Level

There are no specific courses for the specialization level. Rather, to complete this level, you must compile a teaching portfolio, carry out a teaching project, and receive teaching feedback. Any missing study units can be completed by attending more courses at the advanced level. Read more