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The NRW Certificate: Structure

The basic module (80 AE) is designed to assemble basic knowledge about teaching and learning, assessment as well as planning courses in higher education. Compulsory elements that should be completed in this module are:

  •      Participation in the workshop "teaching and learning"
  •      Participation in the workshop "planning educational events"
  •      Carrying out a collegial consultation including a report
  •      Participation in a collegiate case consultation

In the extension module (60 AE), based on the basic knowledge, you have the opportunity to take a closer look at specific topics of higher education didactics, such as: setting exams and correcting them effectively, meaningfully integrating types and forms of portfolio work into your own teaching and variegating lectures.

In order to successfully complete the basic and extension module, the following work units must have been achieved in total of the two modules:

  •      Teaching and learning: 60 AE
  •      Reviewing and rating: 16 AE
  •      Counselling for students: 16 AE
  •      Feedback and evaluation: 16 AE

In the specialisation module (60 AE), you will develop a concept for one of your lessons and consciously try out something new that you have learned in the certificate programme. The integration of this innovation into your teaching will be reflected on and documented over one semester and presented in a bunched form in a so-called project report at the ZHD. (more information can be found here) Collaterally, you will attend a workshop that deals specifically with the requirements of the specialisation module.

Course of the specialisation module:

  1.     Consultation by a member of the ZHD’s team
  2.     Planning the project and creating a project outline
  3.     Project release by the employee in the ZHD
  4.     Implementation of the project
  5.     Collegial internship / consulting as well as feedback and evaluation
  6.     Written documentation and reflection of the project

Parallel to the project, the workshop "Module 3" will be visited. The workshop can be visited at any time during the project.

Further information on the course of module 3 can be found here.