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  • PED-131.9000 Teaching assistant as a learning instructor (2 cr, autumn 2018)

    Welcome to the ELEC course page of teaching assistant as a learning instructor.

    The course, comprising four three-hour teaching sessions, is designed to provide you with tools and ideas to support your work as a teaching assistant. Each session will deal with one or two themes in an interactive manner. You can earn two credit points by attending all four teaching sessions and doing all the course work, and, if you are interested in pursuing further pedagogical studies at Aalto, you can use these credit points as part of the A! Peda Intro (5 cr) –course.

    Learning outcomes

    After the course you will

    • be able to observe the classroom environment from the learning perspective and identify aspects to support students' learning process
    • recognise ways to support students' study motivation
    • identify your role as a learning instructor

    Course schedule and place

    The schedule for the course is the following:

    • Monday 1.10.2018 at 9.00–12.00 in class TU7
    • Friday 12.10.2018 at 12.00–15.00 in class TU7
    • Wednesday 24.10.2018 at 12.00–15.00 in class TU7
    • Thursday 8.11.2018 at 9.00–12.00 in class TU7

    Classroom TU7 is located in Otaniemi in the Maarintie 8 building (old name, TUAS building).

    Course teachers

    This course is organised by Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering Learning Services in cooperation with Aalto University School of Science Learning Services and the University Pedagogical training network. The course teachers are Luis Costa and Maija Lampinen (, educational developers at ELEC Learning Services.

    • Assignment icon

      Click on the title "Application for non-graduate studies" to find the form you must fill and the inbox for submitting the duly filled form. Please fill in the form as follows: your student number (if you have one); all the requested details of your personal data; and all the requested other information. You do not need to fill in the rest of the form, and your signature is not needed.

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      This is the link to the Aalto University e-course on its code of conduct. Completing this e-course is a mandatory requirement to pass this course. Please complete it and mark it as done in the completion progress bar on your MyCourse page when you have completed it. The deadline for completing this e-course is 8.11.2018, but you can do it now already.