Teaching assistant as a learning instructor (2 ECTS, Spring 2019)
Welcome to course page of teaching assistant training on Aalto School of Science. Teaching assistants at Aalto University School of Science have an opportunity to proceed 2 credits pedagogical training, which is made to support their work as a teaching assistant.
In this MyCourses platform you can find course description, all instructions for completing the course as well as the teaching materials used in teaching sessions.
Intended Learning Outcomes
After the course you will:
- be able to observe the environment from the learning perspective and identify aspects to support students' learning process.
- recognize ways to how to supports students' study motivation
- identify your role as a learning instructor and find ways to regulate your behavior adjusted to students' needs.
Course prerequisites, substitutes, in your degree
This course has not any prerequisites but you should work as a teaching assistant. If you are interested in to continue your pedagogical studies after this course, you may credit it into A! Peda Intro (5 cr) -course. Please contact course teachers for more information. You can include the course (2 cr) in the block of elective courses in BSc and MSc degrees. In case of PhD studies, you should consult your supervising professor but typically this course is accepted. If working in Dept. of Applied Physics, there exist instructions.
Course structure, timetable and enrolment
The course consists of 4 half-day teaching sessions, independent work, group working and e-learning.
Teaching session #1 (similar content on Tuesday 26th February and Monday 4th March 2019) is open for all interested teaching assistants (TA). Sessions #2, #3 and #4 (in March-April) will be for those who prefer completing this as a pedagogical course. The course will take place if we receive minimum 10 participants and will be arranged in cooperation with School of ELEC.
First contact teaching session (for all interested):
- Tue 26.2.2019 / 12.00-15.00, room T3 (C206), Konemiehentie 2, instruction language English
- Mon 4.3.2019 / 9.00-12.00, room U115a, Otakaari 1, instruction language English
next contact teaching sessions (only for 2 cr course):
- Wed 20.3.2019 / 9.00-12.00, room AS6, TUAS building (Maarintie 8)
- Mon 1.4.2019 / 9.00-12.00, room TU7, TUAS-building
- Mon 8.4.2019 / 9.00-12.00, room TU7, TUAS-building
The three last contact sessions will be organized in cooperation with School of ELEC. If there are more than 25 participants, alternative contact sessions will be arranged and informed to students.
The participants in the course are divided to home groups (3-6 members) by the teaching staff.
Figure 1. Course structure (2 ECTS): Three teaching sessions, independent work, group working and e-learning.
Peer groups (link)
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Course is organized by Aalto University School of Science Learning Services and School of Electrical Engineering Learning Services in cooperation with University Pedagogical training network. Course teachers are Luis Costa, Kirsti Keltikangas and Miia Forsten (firstname.lastname@example.org), specialists at SCI and ELEC Learning services. There might be some visiting teachers as well.
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 8.4.2019, but you can do it now already.