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GGL: Applied Didactics (28.10.14 and/or 29.10.14)

This workshop will give you basic and/or advanced skills essential for preparing your lessons as an academic teacher.


28.10.2014 09:00 bis 29.10.2014 16:30 (Europe/Berlin / UTC100)


GGL, Leihgesterner Weg 52

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Dates: 28.10.14 (Basic) and 29.10.14 (Advanced)

You can book the two courses together or only one of them. The courses adresses to the members of the GGL, but are open for other academic teachers of the JLU, too.



Dr. Kristian Rother obtained his diploma in biochemistry at the Freie Universität Berlin in 2002. In 2006 he finished his doctoral thesis in structural bioinformatics at the Charité / HU Berlin. After a five-year postdoc in Poland he started in 2011 as a freelance trainer for life scientists and delivered courses in several European countries. Kristian specializes in the field of Python software development and scientific communication (teaching, grant writing and project management). He is constantly striving to improve his training skills, first with the Splendid Academy Berlin, currently as a member of Toastmasters International and GOBLET, a network of bioinformatics trainers. The trainings are designed so that you can actively participate and learn through an exciting variety of methods. Dr. Rother’s goal is to help you become great teachers in order to create better science.

Aims and contents:

 Part I (28.10.14): Seven Steps to a well-prepared Seminar

Aim: In the workshop you learn to apply a seven-step procedure that helps you to prepare a lesson plan, create both interesting and effective teaching units and exercises and to deal with problematic situations confidently. During the workshop you will create and present an example plan from your field of proficiency. Afterwards, you will receive feedback highlighting your strengths and giving suggestions for improvement.


  1. We are here to improve teaching: introduction; expectations
  2. Seven steps to create a lesson: A recipe for quality teaching units
  3. Planning:

–        Formulating learning goals

–        How to fit a big topic into short time?

  1. Action: repeating
  2. Coming to the classroom:

–        Effective presentations in teaching

–        How to create interactive exercises?

–        Write and present lesson plans

  1. First aid: Frequent traps and how to avoid them
  2. Finishing: summary and feedback

Part II: Interactive techniques for big and small groups

Aim: In this workshop you can improve your repertoire of teaching methods to formulate learning objectives clearly, create more interesting lectures and seminars, and collect feedback. You will focus on interactive teaching methods and conduct teaching trials in order to get feedback on your didactic performance. This way the workshop will help you to discover which techniques work best for you, when to apply them in a concrete classroom situation, and how they relate to current learning paradigmata.


  1. Mission statement: introduction; expectations; why are we here?
  2. Planning stage:

–        SMART learning objectives

–        Formulating learning goals with Blooms taxonomy

  1. Method laboratory

–        Build a repertoire of teaching methods

–        Interactive techniques for your classes

  1. Using your method repertoire

–        Which techniques can be used

–        Matching methods to lesson phases

–        Constructing a lesson plan

  1. Field testing: teaching trials conducted by attendants
  2. Finishing: summary and feedback