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Intermediate Level

The participants should have some experience in teaching in science laboratory courses in higher education.

Approx. 14 hours to complete
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What you will learn

  • Identify the purposes of implementing laboratory classes in higher education.

  • Provide strategies on how to increase student engagement.

  • Develop effective questions to probe student understanding of laboratory practice.

  • Create a rubric for assessing a student performing a lab activity and subsequent reports.

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Intermediate Level

The participants should have some experience in teaching in science laboratory courses in higher education.

Approx. 14 hours to complete
English

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University of Amsterdam

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Module 1: Welcome and introduction

3 hours to complete
1 video (Total 2 min), 8 readings, 1 quiz
1 video
8 readings
About this Course2m
About Module 12m
Reflection on your teaching10m
Poll: The role of laboratory work in the science curriculum2m
Subtitles introductory video1m
The role of laboratory work in university chemistry18m
A Review of Laboratory Instruction Styles23m
One possible way to engage students is context-based learning and role play17m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Module 2: The Good Laboratory Teacher - Tips and Strategies

2 hours to complete
1 video (Total 3 min), 7 readings, 1 quiz
1 video
7 readings
About Module 22m
Transcript Video: Welcome to Module 23m
Your best laboratory Instructor5m
What defines an effective laboratory instructor?10m
What Do Students Already Know?5m
Pre-laboratory activities12m
Laboratory teaching preparation sheet10m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Module 3: Learning Theories in Practice

2 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 4 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
2 videos
Johnstone's triangle summary1m
5 readings
About module 32m
Transcript for the Introduction to Module 3 video10m
Formulating clear learning outcomes15m
Johnstone's triangle10m
Threshold concepts - an explanation15m
2 practice exercises
Identifying learning outcomes in the laboratory2m
Considering how Johnstone's Triangle applies in your context2m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Module 4: Giving Instructions and Questioning Skills

2 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 13 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
Practical work instructions (Example 1)5m
Practical work instructions (Example 2)5m
5 readings
About module 42m
Transcript Video: Welcome to Module 45m
A model of how we learn20m
Questioning skills10m
Questioning stems5m

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