Educational development

For Departments and Boards of studies at Aarhus BSS

The Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) offers assistance and support to the coordinators of degree programmes at Aarhus BSS when they develop the study programmes.

Directors of studies can obtain advice on course development, changes in course design, alignment between teaching & learning activities and exams, student retention initiatives and follow-up on course and programme evaluations.

The CTL conducts and facilitates large competency and course development projects in cooperation with the coordinators of degree programmes and the lecturers involved.

The CTL organises workshops and seminars, and gives presentations on didactic and pedagogical topics in connection with meetings in the boards of studies and at seminars organised by the departments. Furthermore, the CTL participates in meetings for teams of lecturers and in section meetings with a didactic and/or pedagogical scope.

In close cooperation with the directors of studies and the departments, the CTL also delivers presentations and workshops for students, e.g. during introduction weeks and at study technique days organised by the individual programmes.

The CTL always sets the best team possible. Contact us to get information on what we can do for you and who can assist you.

Example 1: Competency development project

Development project to support the individual lecturers’ competencies to teach in an English Medium Instruction programme at the Department of Business Development and Technology 2014-2015.

  • The project was initiated by the head of department, the director of studies and the vice-dean for education. The CTL planned and conducted the project in cooperation with the head of department and the director of studies, and was responsible for the evaluation.
  • The project focussed on 1) the English proficiency of the lecturers, 2) the lecturers’ knowledge about student challenges in an English Medium Instruction context, 3) the lecturers’ competencies to allow for these challenges when designing and conducting the courses.
  • The project involved 34 lecturers divided into 3 groups. Each group was taught for 2 semesters the elements being: a start-up session, 2 supervisions per lecturer with individual advice and guidance, 1 one and a half day seminar, 1 half day seminar; 1 intensive English course (for a minor group of lecturers).

Example 2: Edu-IT project

Edu-It project to integrate the use of digital tools in all courses within the BA programmes at Department of Law.

  • The project was initiated by the director of studies. The CTL planned and conducted the project in cooperation with the director of studies, and was responsible for the evaluation.
  • The idea of the project was that all lecturers should rethink their teaching and the aim of their courses in order for them to choose relevant digital learning tools.
  • The aim was that all courses contain at least one technology-supported activity.
  • The project involved 25 lecturers who participated in workshops and received individual guidance as well as technical support from the CTL.