Course length: 70 work units
The consolidation module consists of two elements: The teaching project and the teaching portfolio.
In this module you develop your own teaching project based on the foundation module and the practice module. After completion of the course, a written documentation of your teaching project will be published on our home page.
In the teaching portfolio you reflect upon and document your own teaching during the whole course of the Certificate for Higher Education Teaching. To reflect on and conclude the training, you present an excerpt from your teaching portfolio (certificate portfolio).
Teaching project, realisation, sitting in on lectures and evaluation
Reflection and further development of teaching project
Upcoming dates: 16 March 2016, 28 September 2016 & 15 march 2017, 10am to 5pm
Documentation and publication of the teaching project
Working with the teaching portfolio
Upcoming dates: 06 April 2016, 05 October 2016 & 5 April 2017, 10am to 3pm
Creating a teaching portfolio qualifying document
- Presentation of the certificate portfolio as the conclusion of the whole training
Upcoming dates: 27 April 2016, 26 October 2016 & 26 April 2017
The teaching project involves developing your own course in view to learning objectives and student' requirements.
You will carry out research on your teaching project according to the motto of "turning a teaching problem into a research question". The starting point is, then, a problem you associate with your teaching, for which you develop a practical solution that can be evaluated empirically. This practical solution should systematically engage with basic insights of Higher Education didactics.
You can discuss ideas for your teaching project with the member of the team from the Centre for Teaching and Learning responsible for the Certificate.
16 March 2016
28 September 2016
15 March 2017
(10am to 5pm)
Dr. Kerrin Riewerts, Dr. Petra Weiß
In this workshop you have the opportunity to get feedback on your teaching project from colleagues and to develop it further. Jointly you develop criteria for a transparent, successful concept. Your teaching project should be as clearly formed as possible when you visit the course, which means that we ask you to submit a written summary of your idea 14 days before the course commences.
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The teaching project concludes with a written documentation of the project. This is published online so that other teachers can refer to it and get ideas for their own teaching. On the Teaching and Learning website under teaching concepts from the disciplines you can find a collection of teaching projects which have resulted from our training.
06 April 2016
05 October 2016
05 April 2017
(10am to 5pm)
Dörte Husmann, Dr. Kerrin Riewerts
This workshop offers the possibility to further develop your portfolio, depending on the current stage of your draft. As the presentation of your own teaching approach is an important part of your teaching portfolio, we address this theme again. A review offers a good basis for the development of professional perspectives and areas of specialisation.
The central themes are:
- Teaching comprehension and teaching approach
- Tasks and roles in teaching
- Perspectives on future teaching activities
- Opportunities to use a teaching portfolio
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A teaching portfolio contains selected documents of your own teaching activity. This includes the representation of your teaching philosophy, several evaluated courses and further examples that give representative insight into your teaching practice.
The work on your own portfolio over the entire course of the certificate programme should support you twofold: You can reflect on particular working and learning processes as well as document and record your findings. The final documentation of your teaching practice serves not only as a certificate of your participation but can also be used as convincing proof of your teaching competence for further job applications in the teaching profession.
During your participation on the certificate programme you work on your own teaching portfolio. From this, you select several documents and compile these into a certificate portfolio that serves as the certificate of participation.
27 April 2016
26 October 2016
26 April 2017
(2pm to 5pm)
On completion of the training course you present your certificate portfolio, when you have finished everything else for the certificate. All current and former certificate participants are invited to give collegial feedback.
To apply to the workshop "Working with the teaching portfolio" please click here.
To apply to the workshop "Reflecting and developing your teaching project" please click here.