Welcome to Learning to Teach -
A course in university teaching for doctoral teaching assistants
The course team: Pascal Schmidt, Dr. Pia Scherrer, Dr. Benno Volk, Dr. Julia Kuark, Karin Brown and Dr. Marion Lehner (not depicted)
Who is this course for?
This course is designed for doctoral teaching assistants with teaching duties in the context of exercises, practicals, excursions, or lectures who are
- either preparing for a specific teaching assignment or
- have been teaching for a maximum of two semesters.
What are the specific learning objectives of the Learning to Teach course?
Doctoral teaching assistants
- develop expertise as teachers in higher education by selecting and adapting teaching strategies so that they become suitable tools for encouraging students’ learning in their own teaching context.
- engage students in learning activities which directly contribute to the learning objectives of the courses they teach in.
- utilize feedback activities to assess the effect of their teaching and to align teaching and student learning with the learning objectives of the courses they teach in.
How does the course proceed?
The Learning to Teach course consists of an online phase and a face-to-face classroom phase.
It contains the following elements in addition to the three classroom days.
|Course element||Expected workload|
Online phase I
Online phase II
Peer review of teaching project
|Total workload outside classroom days||12 hours|
What must participants do to fulfil the course certificate requirements?
To obtain a course certificate, participants must undertake all of the following:
- Complete all online tasks
- Attend all classroom days fully
- Document a personal teaching project
- Peer review teaching projects
Getting started with the course
- Please note that you need to have registered for a course in order to proceed. To register, go to http://www.let.ethz.ch/schulung/lehren_lernen/index_EN.
- After registration and confirmation that you have been allocated a place in a course, you will receive an invitation mail from the course leader about two weeks before the first classroom day. It contains an enrolment key for the online part of your course.
To proceed to a specific course:
- Select the semester in which your course takes place by clicking on the hyperlink at the bottom of this page.
- Select your course as indicated by the course names: LT 201x-#: classroom dates day 1+ day 2 + day 3.
- Log in using your nethz password. If you have problems with your username or password please contact IT Services support staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Enter the enrolment key you received in the invitation mail in the "self-enrolment" box.
- Before you proceed to the first online task, you will be asked to complete a short survey. This survey will help us learn more about you as a course participant.
- After completing the survey you will be able to access the tasks in "Online phase I".
Please complete all tasks listed under “Online phase I” before the first classroom day.
Thank you very much for your cooperation.
We are looking forward to working with you!
Julia K. Kuark, Pia Scherrer, Karin Brown, Pascal Schmidt, Benno Volk, Marion Lehner