Title: Learning Science
Keywords: Teaching
Human Resources
Communication (oral, written)
Country: Germany
Institution: Germany - Center for International Health at the Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität München
Course coordinator: Prof. Dr. Matthias Siebeck
Karsten Schacht
Date start: 2018-02-26
Date end: 2018-03-02
About duration and dates: One week with five full days (30 hours) face-to-face, pre-reading (25 hours), seminar report submission after the on-campus-sessions
Classification: advanced optional
Mode of delivery: Face to face
Course location:
LMU Munich, Department of Physiology, Pettenkoferstr. 12, 80336 Munich, Germany
ECTS credit points: 2 ECTS credits
60 hours
Contact hours:
Problem based learning 8 hours
Curriculum development 4 hours
Microteaching and feedback techniques 6 hours
Assessment theory and techniques 8 hours
Seminar techniques 4 hours
Self-Study for Pre-Reading Assignment and others components: 30 hours
Language: English
At the end of the course, the student will be able to:
• define learning objectives
• compose study materials, e.g. a paper case for problem-based learning
• use microteaching as a method to improve their teaching
• translate into practice feedback techniques to and from another professional
• appraise basic concepts of psychometry as basis for teaching, learning and assessment theory
Assessment Procedures:
Assessment is formative and summative (participants receive feedback from facilitators and peers). In case of failure, students will be subjected to an audio-visual oral online examination Grading: A-D, F.

• Material produced by participants (paper case for problem-based learning, MCQ test items, operational learning objectives) will be graded using a rating scale for structural quality

• The presentation of students in class during microteaching will be rated using a checklist
• Problem based learning: Development of study materials
• Curriculum development: Curriculum development cycle, Formulation of specific learning objectives
• Skills training: Application of the four-step method
• Microteaching and feedback techniques: Exercise for application of teaching skills, giving and receiving feedback
• Assessment theory and techniques: Basic concepts in psychometrics, Oral assessments, Test item development (MCQ items, key feature test)
• Seminar techniques: Instructional techniques for seminars
Participants receive reading assignments and complete written pre-course tasks. Completion of pre-course assignments will be vital, as consecutive face-to-face course contents will build on concepts distributed as pre-course assignments. In addition, materials to be worked on the seminar will be generated through the pre-course assignments (25 hours).

Of 30 contact hours, there will be 2 hour of lectures, and 28 hours will be small group activities, small group discussion, large group discussion, practical exercises like giving a presentation or giving feedback or observing activities of other participants. The methods for the different parts of the seminar as outlined in section 14 are:

• Problem based learning:
Participants will create study materials themselves individually. Materials will be improved then in a second step in a group process

• Curriculum development:
Curriculum development cycle will be discussed. Students will formulate specific learning objectives. Students will develop and apply the four-step method of teaching a skill in small working groups with facilitator feedback

• Microteaching and feedback techniques:
Students will demonstrate a short sequence of their teaching, e.g. an interactive seminar, without the use of media other than flip chart, and receive video feedback. Participants will apply rules of good feedback, give and receive feedback to and from another professional person

• Assessment theory and techniques:
Lecture on basic concepts in psychometry. Participants will experience an oral assessment in the role of an examiner and in the role of an examinee describe the limitations and dangers of oral assessment.
Participants will create test items for students assessment (MCQ items, key feature test)

• Seminar techniques:
Lecture on Instructional techniques for seminars
Proof of English fluency: tropEd students from an accredited tropEd home institution that have passed a core course in English language will be considered sufficiently fluent in English language. Also students that can provide proof of academic education passed entirely in English language will be considered sufficiently fluent. Applicants not being able to provide either of these criteria will be asked to proof fluency by a TOEFL (iBT score >= 79) or IELTS (score >=6.0)

Academic / professional experience
Mandatory: Participants are professionals with both at least basic teaching experience and at least basic work experience in a health profession or in a health-related field
Max. number of participants: 15
Up to 10 tropEd Master´s students are admitted
Students are selected on a first-come, first-serve basis
Fees: 450 Euro
Scholarships: None.
tropEd accreditation:
Accredited in October 2015. This accreditation is valid until October 2020.
Upon completion of the one-week on-campus course, all participants are required to deliver a brief report on their personal reception and retained contents of the course, to be submitted within 14 days after the last on-campus course day. Reporting templates will be provided by CIH Office. The reports are mandatory and will not be graded.
Email Address: froeschl@lrz.uni-muenchen.de
Date Of Record Creation: 2015-10-11 05:33:19 (W3C-DTF)
Date Of Record Release: 2015-10-11 09:43:24 (W3C-DTF)
Date Record Checked: 2017-04-11 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2017-10-10 04:43:57 (W3C-DTF)

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