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 Winter Semester 2021 will open on Wednesday, September 15 at 09:00 AM.

Please note:
The dates from the overview mark the start of the course; this can be asynchronous, i.e. the course starts with a self-study assignment, or synchronous. Detailed information on synchronous units in Zoom can be found in the respective course description.

 

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).

Construction in progress

We restructure our programm

We continue to develop our course program and are switching from individual courses in the various areas to structured compact courses. This will give you the opportunity to obtain the Basic Level Certificate within one semester. If you have already attended foundation courses and are still missing work units in individual areas, you will be automatically contacted with more detailed information at the beginning of March before registration begins. In case we did not reach out to you yet, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Foundations Course in Winter Term 2021/22

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

 

 

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.

A: Teaching and Learning Concepts

Dates:

  • 08.11.2021
    12:30 - 14:30 p.m.
  • 11.11.2021
    12:30 - 14:30 p.m.

Trainer:

Michael Folgmann,
Dr. Leah Sharp

Field:

4 AE in A, 4 AE in B

 

Location:

Online

Content:

This is the first workshop of a three-part series on Blended Learning. 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. This series of three courses will focus on how best to incorporate online elements into three specific aspects of teaching: creating learning material that will be consumed by the students online, communicating with students online both synchronously and asynchronously, and facilitating online collaboration.

In this first workshop, Creating Learning Resources, 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 2 videoconferences.

Learning Outcomes:

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.

Methods:

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

Fees:

  • Teachers at a PLP-University: € 40
  • Doctoral students at TUM: € 20
  • External participants: € 360,00

Participants:

Research associates, post-doctoral researchers, lecturers

 

REGISTRATION

 

 

Dates:

  • 06.12.2021
    12:30 - 14:30 p.m.
  • 09.12.2021
    12:30 - 14:30 p.m.

Trainer:

Michael Folgmann,
Dr. Leah Sharp

Field:

4 AE in A, 4 AE in B

 

Location:

Online

Content:

This is the second workshop of a three-part series on Blended Learning. 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. This series of three courses will focus on how best to incorporate online elements into three specific aspects of teaching: creating learning material that will be consumed by the students online, communicating with students online both synchronously and asynchronously, and facilitating online collaboration.

In this second workshop, Facilitating Communication, we focus on the various channels of course communication, such as Chat, Forums, or Zoom, and how to use them appropriately. In addition, we look at ways to provide individual feedback to students.

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 2 videoconferences.

Learning Outcomes:

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

  • choose appropriate means of communication for various contexts.
  • facilitate communication synchronously and asynchronously, using TUM EdTech Tools, as well as external tools.
  • provide meaningful feedback to students efficiently.

Methods:

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

 

Fees:

  • Teachers at a PLP-University: € 40
  • Doctoral students at TUM: € 20
  • External participants: € 360,00

Partcipants:

Research associates, post-doctoral researchers, lecturers

 

REGISTRATION

 

 

Dates:

  • 10.01.2022
    12:30 - 14:30 p.m.
  • 13.01.2022
    12:30 - 14:30 p.m.

Trainer:

Michael Folgmann,
Dr. Leah Sharp

Field:

4 AE in A, 4 AE in B

 

Location:

Online

Content:

This is the third workshop of a three-part series on Blended Learning. 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. This series of three courses will focus on how best to incorporate online elements into three specific aspects of teaching: creating learning material that will be consumed by the students online, communicating with students online both synchronously and asynchronously, and facilitating online collaboration.

In this third workshop, Collaboration Online, we focus on how to build learning communities by creating an active learning environment. To do this, we learn about online collaboration tools, such as Office-style documents, wikis, or whiteboard apps, and how to fit them into the course design.

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 2 videoconferences.

Learning Outcomes:

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

  • create an active learning environment in their courses.
  • facilitate collaboration synchronously and asynchronously, using TUM EdTech Tools, as well as external tools.
  • build learning communities in courses of any size.

Methods:

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

Fees:

  • Teachers at a PLP-University: € 40
  • Doctoral students at TUM: € 20
  • External participants: € 360,00

Participants:

Research associates, post-doctoral researchers, lecturers

 

REGISTRATION

 

 

B: Presentation and Communication

Dates:

  • 08.11.2021
    12:30 - 14:30 p.m.
  • 11.11.2021
    12:30 - 14:30 p.m.

Trainer:

Michael Folgmann,
Dr. Leah Sharp

Field:

4 AE in A, 4 AE in B

 

Location:

Online

Content:

This is the first workshop of a three-part series on Blended Learning. 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. This series of three courses will focus on how best to incorporate online elements into three specific aspects of teaching: creating learning material that will be consumed by the students online, communicating with students online both synchronously and asynchronously, and facilitating online collaboration.

In this first workshop, Creating Learning Resources, 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 2 videoconferences.

Learning Outcomes:

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.

Methods:

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

Fees:

  • Teachers at a PLP-University: € 40
  • Doctoral students at TUM: € 20
  • External participants: € 360,00

Participants:

Research associates, post-doctoral researchers, lecturers

 

REGISTRATION

 

 

Dates:

  • 06.12.2021
    12:30 - 14:30 p.m.
  • 09.12.2021
    12:30 - 14:30 p.m.

Trainer:

Michael Folgmann,
Dr. Leah Sharp

Field:

4 AE in A, 4 AE in B

Location:

Online

Content:

This is the second workshop of a three-part series on Blended Learning. 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. This series of three courses will focus on how best to incorporate online elements into three specific aspects of teaching: creating learning material that will be consumed by the students online, communicating with students online both synchronously and asynchronously, and facilitating online collaboration.

In this second workshop, Facilitating Communication, we focus on the various channels of course communication, such as Chat, Forums, or Zoom, and how to use them appropriately. In addition, we look at ways to provide individual feedback to students.

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 2 videoconferences.

Learning Outcomes:

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

  • choose appropriate means of communication for various contexts.
  • facilitate communication synchronously and asynchronously, using TUM EdTech Tools, as well as external tools.
  • provide meaningful feedback to students efficiently.

Methods:

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

 

Fees:

  • Teachers at a PLP-University: € 40
  • Doctoral students at TUM: € 20
  • External participants: € 360,00

Participants:

Research associates, post-doctoral researchers, lecturers

 

REGISTRATION

 

 

Dates:

  • 10.01.2022
    12:30 - 14:30 p.m.
  • 13.01.2022
    12:30 - 14:30 p.m.

Trainer:

Michael Folgmann,
Dr. Leah Sharp

Field:

4 AE in A, 4 AE in B

Location:

Online

Content:

This is the third workshop of a three-part series on Blended Learning. 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. This series of three courses will focus on how best to incorporate online elements into three specific aspects of teaching: creating learning material that will be consumed by the students online, communicating with students online both synchronously and asynchronously, and facilitating online collaboration.

In this third workshop, Collaboration Online, we focus on how to build learning communities by creating an active learning environment. To do this, we learn about online collaboration tools, such as Office-style documents, wikis, or whiteboard apps, and how to fit them into the course design.

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 2 videoconferences.

Learning Outcomes:

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

  • create an active learning environment in their courses.
  • facilitate collaboration synchronously and asynchronously, using TUM EdTech Tools, as well as external tools.
  • build learning communities in courses of any size.

Methods:

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

Fees:

  • Teachers at a PLP-University: € 40
  • Doctoral students at TUM: € 20
  • External participants: € 360,00

Participants:

Research associates, post-doctoral researchers, lecturers

 

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