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TC: Designing a Course Session


Apr 17, 2023 from 09:00 to 01:00 (Europe/Berlin / UTC200)


GCSC (SR 109)

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Course sessions constitute units of learning that have to be carefully designed. When planning a session, it is essential to adapt the teaching methods and modes of working to the teaching aims and learning objectives. In the workshop you will learn key skills such as defining teaching aims and learning objectives and learn how to structure the single sessions of your courses meaningfully. Also, you will get the chance to discuss your own session syllabi.


In particular we will address the following questions:

  • How do I structure a course session? How do I design the initial and concluding phase?
  • Which teaching methods and working forms are useful and to which ends?
  • Which possibilities to react do I have if the course of a session does not meet my expectations?


The workshop has two phases. It starts with an introduction, thematic input and a general discussion of the topic. In the second phase, we will work on your session syllabi. Please bring them to the event or upload them to StudIP in advance!


// Prof. Dr. Katharina Stornig (GCSC) is the junior profossor for cultural history at Justus Liebig University and the current head of Teaching Centre at GCSC. Previously, she was a research assistant at the Leibniz Institute for European History in Mainz (IEG), a scholarship holder at the Austrian Historical Institute in Rome and a lecturer at the University of Innsbruck. She received her doctorate in 2010 from the European University Institute (EUI) with a dissertation on the experiences and activities of Catholic nuns in colonial contexts in the late 19th and 20th centuries.


Diese Veranstaltung ist mit 4 AE im Themenfeld "Lehren und Lernen ermöglichen" auf das Zertifikat "Kompetenz für professionelle Hochschullehre" des Hochschuldidaktischen Netzwerks Mittelhessen (HDM) anrechenbar.

A related course on "Designing a Course Syllabus" will be held by Dr. habil. Michael Basseler on April 11th, 2023.


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