Module 1. Teaching and Learning

This is a basic course in teaching and learning at university level. The course aims to make you able to plan and carry out teaching lessons focusing on students learning. Through presentations, discussions and practical exercises you will become familiar with different teaching methods.
Target group

New teachers and others with teaching obligations.
PhD students with some teaching experience at university level. 

Learning objectives

After the course you will be able to

Identify characteristics of students’ learning and different approaches towards learning.

Describe how you can take characteristics of students’ learning into account in your own teaching.

Use variation in your own teaching to support students’ learning.

Use different means to support the active learning process of students.

Identify and use different ways so students obtain feedback about their learning.

Explain what a learning objective is.
learning objectives for your own teaching exercise.

Give and use constructive feedback to and from colleagues as a means to improve your own teaching

Identify your most important lessons learnt with respect to student learning by participating in teaching exercises.

Main topics

  • Basic aspects of learning
  • Principles for good teaching
  • Learning objectives 
  • Techniques for getting feed-back from the students 
  • Different teaching methods 
  • Teaching exercises with feed-back 
Practical information 

The course is held at DTU Lyngby and equals 2½ ECTS points. The workload for the participant is estimated to 50 hours, including preparation.

Participation in the complete course is a requirement for obtaining ECTS points. The first course day is the basis for the rest of the course and therefore, absence at the first day means that you cannot participate in the remaining course days. Partial absence during the last days of the course may – by prior agreement with the course leader – be substituted by participation in corresponding sessions in a subsequent course.

The course is given in English. Only if all participants consent, it will be held in Danish.

The course fee is DKK 5.500. The price covers teaching, teaching material, administration, supervision and meals.    
Full fee is paid if a cancellation is made later than 4 weeks before the start of a course module. 

Dates and times
The course days run from 9 am. to 4 or 4.30 pm. The courses normally take place at DTU, Lyngby Campus.

The course will be held at the following dates in autumn 2020. Please be aware that the course is undergoing a conceptual development and the dates are therefore subject to changes!

Autumn 2020

  • 25-28 August, 2020 - Register here Please note that participants who will attend UDTU modules 2-4 in September have priority to attend this course!
  • 22-25 September, 2020 - Register here
  • 27-30 October, 2020 - Register here
  • 24-27 November, 2020 - Register here

Course leaders
You will meet a team of teachers and supervisors on the course.The team consists of both internal and external consultants:

From LearningLab DTU:
Tina Elisabeth Bahrenscheer (Course responsible, Educational consultant)
Pernille Rattleff (Educational consultant)

From other DTU departments:
Mette Dyrdal (DTU Admission Course)

Lisa Carew Dahlager 
Mirjam Godskesen
Maj Dørup

For further information please contact course coordinator Rikke Byrsting,, tel. 4525 1120 or course manager Tina E Bahrenscheer,, tel. 4525 7288. 

The course is Module 1 of Education in University Teaching at DTU (UDTU).
30 MARCH 2020