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Support for Your Teaching

University Didactics

For support in the area of teaching, Ruhr-Universität Bochum offers postdocs a wide range of support services through the Centre for Teaching and Learning (ZfW). The main topics are general university didactics, e-learning, and didactics of writing. In all three areas, both personal consultation and attending training sessions are possible.

The Centre for Teaching and Learning supports you in the following areas:

  • General university didactics, e.g.
    • How do I engage students?
    • How do I organize learning in groups?
    • How can I use my voice effectively in teaching?
    • How can I design exams?
  • E-Learning, e.g.
    • What possibilities does Moodle offer for teaching and how do I use them?
    • What features support the delivery and facilitation of my online seminars?
    • How can I use communication and collaboration tools in my teaching to promote learning?
  • Didactics of writing, e.g.
    • How do I support subject-specific learning through writing assignments?
    • How can I meaningfully guide, supervise, and assess student work (assignments, essays, etc.)?

In addition to advice and training, the ZfW also offers a wide range of further information on the design of teaching on its website. In addition, you can obtain student support from the ZfW, especially for the implementation of e-learning, and raise money for e-learning projects.

Basic and advanced qualification offers in university didactics are offered by the Centre for Teaching and Learning (ZfW) of RUB including a certificate in university didactics recognized in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Individual support for your teaching is offered by the Centre for Teaching and Learning (ZfW) of RUB including offers like teaching portfolios, teaching observations and one-on-one video coaching.