Lecturing Qualifications and Innovative Teaching Methods

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Aim of the Working Group

Laboratory classes are an essential component of most science and engineering courses with the potential to achieve a number of practical and theoretical objectives. However, the effectiveness of laboratory classes is often not yet achieved to their full potential. The ECTN WG Lecturing Qualifications and Innovative Teaching Methods is committed to improving this and has developed an online course for the lecturers in higher education who give laboratory teaching. The course is targeted at relatively inexperienced university teachers.

Goals of the working group

  • improve teaching practice in chemistry laboratory classes in higher education
  • improve quality of newly appointed higher education teaching staff (for example in laboratory classes)
  • promote innovative active learning methods
  • stimulate cooperation and partnership between the lecturers at different universities in their continuous professional development
  • exchange of teaching experiences in international context