Basics of University Teaching


During this course, participants will get an insight into the theoretical principles of University teaching, first. Then, as next step, participants will apply the theory to their own teaching.

In this course, participants will reflect on questions like:
What is my role as a teacher in the learning process of students?
Why does it make sense to define learning outcomes?
How do I activate students?
How do I create a student-centred learning environment?
What is the best way to assess students?

Learning outcomes 

At the end of the course you will be able to:

Apply the concepts of “Constructive Alignment” and learning taxonomy to formulate intended learning outcomes for your course.

Organize and reduce your teaching contents based on the intended learning outcomes and illustrate your teaching content with an Advance Organizer.

Plan your course (or lesson) outline by designing engaging learning and teaching activities aligned to your learning outcomes.

Choose assessment formats that effectively evaluate the achievement of the intended learning outcomes.  

Target participants Doctoral students, Post-doctorates and academic staff involved in teaching.
Requirements Participants should be involved in teaching at UZH.
Qualification Certificate of attendance
Maximum number of participants 12 
Language  English
Duration   2 days with 2+2 hours of (online) preparation 

12 June, 2018 09:00-17:00

13 June, 2018 09:00-17:00

Fees Free for UZH members 


Registration is open

University of Zurich
Continuing Education
Schaffhauserstrasse 228 
CH-8057 Zurich
Contact Rosmarie Clara