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Student retention

Workshops on retention

In connection with the retention efforts at ST, we offer tailored workshops to all the student instructors of the faculty. All workshops are based on and adapted to the different ST disciplines and the instructors' level of education – Bachelor's, Master's, and PhD students.

Workshops can be booked individually, as a combined package, and in combination with the online course Introduction to Teaching and Learning (InTeL) – depending on your specific needs and wishes. The duration is three hours, and it is not necessary to set aside time for preparation. If you want an extended model, the workshops can be supplemented with InTeL, which serves as preparation. Experience shows that this model increases the benefit of the workshops.

Feedback (workshop)

In this workshop, participants will learn how to provide effective feedback.

Content

After the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • explain and apply the principles of excellent feedback.
  • clarify what type of feedback is most suitable for their course.
  • plan feedback to improve the progression of the students’ learning outcomes throughout the semester without increasing the workload for the student instructor.
  • develop and implement activities with peer feedback.

Info

Duration: 3 hours – no preparation time

Held by: Rune Thostrup and Janni Stoustrup Gripping, ST Learning Lab

Small-class teaching (workshop)

Content

In this workshop, participants will acquire knowledge of and strategies for developing and running classes.

After the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • plan and execute activities that increase active participation, cooperation, and reflective dialogue.
  • plan and run classes which enable students to evaluate their learning and potential for further development.
  • apply strategies for classroom management.
  • organise efficient group work.

Info

Duration: 3 hours – no preparation time

Held by: Rune Thostrup and Janni Stoustrup Gripping, ST Learning Lab  

Active learning and Educational IT (workshop)

Content

In this workshop, participants will gain knowledge and strategies to improve students' preparation and active participation in small-class teaching through the use of educational IT.

After the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • account for the benefits of educational IT in relation to active learning.
  • explain and use the primary educational IT tools such as Blackboard and Mentimeter.
  •  act as e-moderators.
  • develop a teaching activity for their teaching in which they use educational IT.

Info

Duration: 3 hours – no preparation time

Held by: Rune Thostrup and Janni Stoustrup Gripping, ST Learning Lab  

InTeL supplement (online module)

Introduction to Teaching and Learning

This online module is designed to give participants insight into the fundamental principles of teaching and learning.

After the online module, participants will be able to:

  • identify the elements in their teaching that can be further developed to increase the learning outcomes for the students.
  • apply a didactic principle or tool to a defined element.
  • briefly explain how the principle or the tool is expected to enhance student learning.
  • design a learning activity that can be used in their teaching practice.

Duration: 8 hours of online work

Contact

Please contact us if you have any questions or want to book a course. We are always available for an informal chat or if you have any ideas for new activities.