ENG-624(b) / 2 credits

Teacher(s): Capdevila Tristan Iris, Le Duc Ingrid, Tormey Roland John

Language: English

Remark: Flexible course with both online and on-campus components. PhD register via IS-Academia, for Master students https://go.epfl.ch/registering-courses-exams


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This course develops teaching skills through the introduction of research-informed approaches and the opportunity to practice strategies appropriate for higher education science and technology contexts (exercises, labs, projects and traditional courses).



Teaching and Learning Science and Engineering; Research and Development of Teaching Practices

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Assess / Evaluate up-to-date developments in learning sciences related to teaching and learning of science and engineering in higher education
  • Demonstrate skills in presenting for learning, in tutoring and in giving students feedback

Transversal skills

  • Take feedback (critique) and respond in an appropriate manner.
  • Give feedback (critique) in an appropriate fashion.
  • Plan and carry out activities in a way which makes optimal use of available time and other resources.

Teaching methods

Online course (feedback via multiple choice questions) plus a one-day hands-on Teaching Toolkit.

Assessment methods

  • Oral exam: 100%
  • Participation in 1 (or more) hands-on session (Toolkit workshop) is required in order to sit the exam.
  • Participants will receive (ungraded) feedback during the course from online quizzes, assignments, and workshop activities

In the programs

  • Exam form: Oral (session free)
  • Subject examined: Science and Engineering Teaching and Learning - SPRING
  • Lecture: 24 Hour(s)
  • Exercises: 8 Hour(s)
  • Practical work: 8 Hour(s)

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