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Introduction to Teaching and Learning

Introduction to

Teaching and Learning

  • InTeL

Module description

Introduction to Teaching and Learning (InTeL) is a new module in university teaching which lays the foundation for educators at all levels, in all disciplines and with different styles of teaching. The module gives a broad introduction to teaching and learning, including key concepts and methods, which help educators to improve the quality of their teaching. Those key concepts and methods includes aspects such as alignment, active learning, learning outcomes, educational IT, examination and evaluation. Additionally, the module delves into topics on lectures, classroom teaching, laboratory teaching and clinical training with tips and tricks on how to improve your teaching.

The module is designed as a flexible, online module estimated to last about seven hours distributed over one week, consisting of a mix of reading material, videos and activities. The module is held twice a year in English. Thus, it is possible to follow the module independently of location or time zone if only the participant has a working Internet connection and access to AU Blackboard.

Upon the completion of the module, participants will have completed a curriculum for their own course, which can be used to improve their teaching techniques. Feedback is offered on the curriculum as well as on other activities. A diploma is given upon satisfactory completion of the module.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the module, you will be able to:

  • Identify elements in their own teaching which can be developed in order to enhance student learning
  • Apply a pedagogical principle or tool to the identified element
  • Argue briefly how the chosen principle or tool is expected to enhance student learning