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Basic Principles of Teaching at University Level

Teaching undergraduate students is an effective way to enhance your own knowledge about your research field. Additionally, you develop communication skills relevant for a career within or outside academia.
This two-day course covers the basics of professional University teaching. You will improve your methodological knowledge about the teaching-learning interaction and how that setting can be influenced effectively. The aim is to reach a level of learner-centered teaching that leads to a deep-level learning approach on the side of the students. Hence, interaction with and motivation of the students is in the focus of this course.
- Basic principles of teaching and learning
- Understanding your role as a teacher
- Didactical planning of a course or lesson
- Defining learning objectives – designing learning activities
- Co-operative learning.
The course work comprises short presentations, discussion, group work and individual reflections on personal experiences. Participants are asked to actively take part in the course by working on their own teaching tasks.


Seminarzentrum D 2, Room 1, Bergheimer Straße 58, Entrance Fehrentzstraße


Wednesday, 11.07.2018, 09:00 - 16:30 Uhr
Thursday, 12.07.2018, 09:00 - 16:30 Uhr


Dr. Ute Leidig
Universität Heidelberg, Abteilung Schlüsselkompetenzen und Hochschuldidaktik

Target Group

Number of participants

Max. 12 Personen


30 €

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