Basics of University Teaching


The course Basics of University Teaching gives you the opportunity to acquire scientific principles of teaching and learning in higher education, that support you in planning and conducting student-centered courses. In addition to theoretical discussion and analysis, you will directly apply the content to the design or re-design of your courses. BoUTL focuses on the following questions: How can I formulate intended learning outcomes (IOLs) in an useful way? How can I use the IOLs toto foster students' learning process? How can students become actively involved in a course? How can learning process and IOLs be assessed competence-oriented? How do I define and shape my role as a university teacher?


Learning outcomes 

At the end of the course you are able to:

  • plan activating and competence-oriented courses along Constructive Alignment.
  • structure course content in a meaningful way and formulate adequate ILOs.
  • adequately assess the learning outcome of the students.
  Target group Doctoral students, Post-doctorates and academic staff involved in teaching at UZH

Participants must hold a masters degree and should be involved in teaching at UZH

  Qualification Certificate of attendance

English or German (see "Dates" for details)


Please note that this course is held in either German or English. Intermediate-level language skills in the stated course language with regard to understanding, speaking, and reading are required to participate in the program. Contributions and course assessments may be submitted in both German and/or English.

  Duration   2 days

7 & 8 May 2020, 9am - 5pm (English) Registration opens Nov. 2019

17 & 18 Nov. 2020, 9am - 5pm (German) Registration opens June 2020

  Fees Free of charge


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  Terms of Participation

With their registration participants agree to attend the entire course. A cancellation after the end of the cancellation period, no-show without indication of unforeseeable or unavoidable reasons or incomplete participation can result in consequences for the participation in other courses (detailed information about the attendance policy).


Continuing Education in University Teaching and Learning UZH