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

    The course consists of four online sessions, assignments and group meetings. The course is designed to provide you with tools and ideas to support your work as a teaching assistant. Each session (Day 1-4) 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.

    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 teachers/instructors

    This course is organised by Schools of CHEM, ELEC, ENG & SCI and in cooperation with Aalto University Pedagogical training network.

    The course teachers are Miia Forsten and Samu Tikkanen (both emails firstname.surname@aalto.fi).

    Course schedule

    All meetings and sessions are organized online. Sessions are organized in Zoom and links to the Zoom sessions are below on this page. For your group meetings, you are free to choose your platform (e.g. Microsoft Teams or Zoom).

     Our online sessions are in Zoom:

    • Thursday 10.9. at 9:00-12:00
    • Wednesday 23.9. at 9:00-12:00
    • Tuesday 6.10. at 9:00-12:00
    • Friday 30.10. at 9:00-12:00
    Below is the detailed schedule. Assignment instructions are in other sections (Day 1 - Day 4 & Teaching observations).

    • General news and announcements about course practicalities
    • Questions about the course or ideas about teaching and learning? Here's the general forum for them.
      Course facilitators follow this forum, but all the course participants are able to reply and comment.
    • This is the forum where you can give tips and hints about good teaching sessions for observation to your peers. You can also ask help and advice, comment and wonder issues around the teaching observation.

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      Zoom session for group B URL
      Tillgänglig om: You are a(n) Studerande

      Here is the link to Zoom session of the group B, starting at 10. 

      Password: GroupB

  • Visitor/keynote speaker: Jani-Petri Martikainen, senior university lecturer, SCI, Department of Applied Physics

    All the course material used during the first day will be found here: the slides, the assignments along with the instructions and the material you have made in the class. The submission boxes for your first assignment (reading, teaching observation, group work and reflection) are here as well.

  • Visitor/keynote speaker: Jenni Tulensalo (Planning officer, master's studies, Dean's Unit of the School of Electrical Engineering)

    All the course material used during the second day is found here: the slides and the assignments along with the instructions.

    For those who did not attend, the substitute assignment to compensate for the missed class is at the bottom of the page.

  • Specialist/speaker in the last session

    Sara Rönkkönen, AllWell-iniatiative at Aalto