Online Scientific Teaching seminar

The Scientific Teaching seminar is perfect if you wish to change or develop how you are teaching your course. If you need new input and motivation to continue teaching. Or if you want to know what teaching skills and experiences you need to advance in your research career.

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Who is the seminar for?

Anyone at the Department of Geosciences (UiO), supervisors in DEEP or members in iEarth who is teaching and wishes to develop their courses and teaching skills. This is a practical seminar and you will work specifically on the courses you teach.

Learning outcomes

After completing the Scientific Teaching seminar, you should be able to:

  • Reflect on the roles of student, teacher and environment for learning in higher education
  • Explain the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) principles and implement them in your own teaching practice
  • Use backwards design to align learning outcomes, evaluations and learning activities
  • Contribute to a community of practice at your institution

Time and place

From 9:00 – 12:00, from Monday 25 May to Thursday 26 May 2020 in Teams.

Registration and capacity

We have room for 30 participants. We expect the places to fill up, so do not hesitate to register through this online form:

Registration deadline is within 8 May 2020!

Course content

Part 1

  • Introduction to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
  • The learning environment and the role of the teacher in higher education
  • Group work
    • Designing good learning outcomes
    • Backwards design and course planning
  • Integrated professional competence
  • Feedback, assessment and evidence of learning

 Part 2

  • Activities that support the students’ learning
  • Group work
    • Testing selected activities
    • Planning activities for seminars, lab and field work
  • Presentations and responses
  • Group work
    • Plan for implementing changes
  • Reflecting and sharing in a community of practice


The seminar is organized in cooperation between DEEP (Norwegian Research School for Dynamics and Evolution of Earth and Planets), iEarth (Centre for Integrated Earth Science Education) and KURT (Centre for Teaching and Learning in Science).

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