This course will prepare you for teaching science in higher education. In this MOOC you will learn to make your knowledge as an excellent researcher accessible to your students. We will show you how to communicate science to novices as well as advanced students in science. You will experience the value of teaching with analogies and you will be guided to train your students' competences. Based on up-to-date findings from research into teaching and learning science you will be able to
Teaching Science at UniversityUniversity of Zurich
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University of Zurich
Founded in 1833, the University of Zurich (UZH) is Switzerland’s largest university, with a current enrollment of over 26,000 students. Made up of seven faculties covering approximately 100 different subject areas, UZH is proud to offer the most comprehensive academic program in the country.
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TOP REVIEWS FROM TEACHING SCIENCE AT UNIVERSITY
It was useful for me as beginner. I learned how to give an assessment, planning for the course, developing my course material, raise the competitions between my students and more.
This is a very exceptional course for me as a teacher. Very helpful insights and learnings. Thanks Prof. Dr. Kai Niebert for you wonderful teaching methodologies. God bless you.
This course is very very information and it help me that in what ways I will convey science concepts to the students. Great experience. Thanks
A very useful course. I really recommend it to anyone who is interested to continue his career in teaching scientific topics.
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When will I have access to the lectures and assignments?
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What will I get if I purchase the Certificate?
When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.
What is the refund policy?
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Is financial aid available?
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What do I need to do to complete the course?
The course consists of lectures and assignments at the end of each week. The assignment is designed to let you implement the week's course content into your own teaching syllabus, for example when developing an analogy for your own course. By developing the assignments and giving feedback to others' assignments you can collect points to complete the course.
Can I get credit points ( e.g. ECTS) for the course?
The course is designed as a professional development course for people teaching in science contexts. For example PhD students often need to collect credit points in their programs. Unfortunately we cannot give credits. But universities often "translate" the course certificate into credits for your programs. Just ask your supervisors/program leaders.
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