Basic Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (A)

Amount of working units: 8 AE
Max. number of participants: 12


  • FRI, 25th of January 2019, 9AM - 5PM

Please register until FRI, 11th of January 2019.
Belated registrations will be considered depending on the registration status.

Waldweg 26, 37073 Göttingen, Trakt 1, 3rd floor, room 3119

Course language: English

This workshop introduces participants to student-centered teaching as a guiding principle to university teaching and provides a hands-on approach to effective course design. Participants will learn ways in which to structure engaging lessons and sample interactive teaching-and-learning methods. They will also acquire strategies to reduce class content into workable class units and put them to use within the contexts of their own (prospective) teaching. The workshop will provide space to discuss best practices in teaching and learning and to reflect upon one’s role as a (prospective) university teacher. The workshop will be held in English.

After the workshop participants will

  • be familiar with key ideas about how people learn and the concept of student-centered teaching
  • have probed principles of effective lesson design and student-centered teaching methods
  • know about choosing and reducing class content and have applied this knowledge to the contexts of their own (prospective) teaching
  • have discussed and reflected upon best practices in teaching and learning and their role as university teachers

Used methods:
short inputs by workshop facilitator, individual and group exercises, visualization exercise, discussions and presentations

introduction to teaching and learning, student-centered teaching, course design and lesson planning, content reduction techniques

Dr. Henrike Lehnguth currently works at the University of the Arts Berlin and is a freelance trainer and coach in the fields of teaching and learning, career development and communication. She holds a PhD in American Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park. Henrike is a former coordinator of Maryland’s Center for Teaching Excellence and an experienced university instructor who has worked in German and US settings of higher education.