September 19. Deadline for registration: September 11
For more information, please see our website and the Invitation (PDF).
Claus Brabrand, full professor, CCER.
Lone Malmborg, Head of digital design, ITU. (Chairman of the steering group)
Giacomo Poderi, Assistant professor, CCER.
Jelena Popv, Post doc, CCER.
Henriette Moos, External lecturer/workshop facilitator, ITU
Jeppe Kilberg Møller, project manager, CCER. email@example.com
Teknosofikum includes online lectures by senior faculty from several Danish institutions, including (but not limited to):
Claus Brabrand, full professor, ITU
Cathrine Hasse, full professor, AU
Roman Beck, full professor, ITU
Ida Engholm, full professor, Royal Danish Academy
Hans-Joakim Backe, associate professor, ITU
Pawel Grabarczyk, associate professor, ITU
Sebastian Schwemer, associate professor, UCPH
Cancan Wang, associate professor, ITU
The workshops are facilitated by teaching experts that scaffolds the peer-learning.
A more extensive overview of lecturers can be found at our website: https://teknosofikum.dk/participate.html.
Dates of the course
Fall 2023: the 19th September – the 8th of November 2023
Workshop 1: TBD, but in Copenhagen.
Workshop 2: TBD, but in Copenhagen.
The course is for PhD students that wants to improve their teaching competences at university level with the use of digital technologies. The course is taught in English, and the online materials and videos are in English with subtitles available both in Danish and English. Participation is free of charge.
What kind of teaching can I do with digital technologies? How do I use and reflect about digital technology in my teaching? And how do digital technologies used in practice influence my students and their learning?
The Teknosofikum course empowers its participants through workshops, online materials, and activities to make use of digital technology when teaching. It helps them reflect on not only the practical side of using technologies as teaching tools, but also on the ethical and critical issues relating to introducing educational technologies in teaching.
In the course participants will engage in cross-institutional group discussions and exercises relating to the complex field of digital technology in teaching. The online self-study consists of over 40 topics: Online videos and activities, where the participant must choose and engage with at least 13 topics independently and in group forums and relate the content to their professional development.
SPECIFICALLY for PhD students from ITU: You cannot choose topics from the ‘Digital Trends’- category (4 topics in total) as you are already expected to have knowledge in this area.
After the course the participant will independently be able to create teaching experiments and plans that make use of digital technologies and reflect on the impact of these in their teaching.
The course is inter-disciplinary and makes use of discussion between expertise from different fields. The last times participants primarily from ITU, UCPPH, Design School Kolding and Royal Danish Academy participated in Teknosofikum. This gives a common ground to discuss similarities and differences between teaching in all higher education. Besides PhD students, the course is also open for faculty staff; postdocs, assistant professors and associate professors.
In participating in Teknosofikum the participant will:
- Expand knowledge about digital educational technologies, tools, and platforms.
- Reflect on professional changes in teaching due to digital educational technologies, tools, and platforms.
- Apply digital technology in own teaching to support new teaching strategies.
- Critically reflect on how different pedagogical uses of digital technologies can change the learning environment.
- Improve their professional network in the collaboration with the other participants in Teknosofikum.
The course does not have reading materials but is focused on workshop-based activities and online learning videos, exercises, and podcasts.
Workshop 1 – kickoff
(2 hours of preparation prior to the day: Survey and video)
09:00: Meet and greet, coffee and croissants
09:30: Introduction, icebreaker exercise, theory presentation of teaching perspectives
10:20: Coffee break
10:30: Groupwork on teaching perspectives in cross-disciplinary groups
11:45: Tour at the Royal Danish Academy: Technology used at various workshops
13:00: Technology implosion group exercise
14:15: Coffee break with cake
14:30: Next steps and how to use the online learning platform
15:30: End of day
Online self-study #1
9 hours, 6 topics relating to technology and education.
Online midway meeting
2 hours (tight schedule with a buffer)
09:10 Introduction to breakout #1
09:15 Breakout room #1: Online collaborative exercise
09:45 Plenum follow-up
09:55 Presentation to breakout #2
10:00 Breakout room #2: Discussion - Teaching challenges and the use of online digital tools
10:30 Plenum follow-up
10:40 Outro, next steps and online assessment of the meeting
10:50 End of meeting (buffer)
Online self-study #2
10.5 hours, 7 topics relating to technology and education.
Workshop 2 – round-up
(2 hours of preparation prior to the day: Prepare a teaching idea)
09:00: Meet and greet, coffee and croissants.
09:30: Welcome + Reflection exercise in changing groups based on the online content
10:00 Cross-institutional group work: Mapping teaching ideas
11:30 Exercise: Feedback circles
12:00 Plenary: Discussion of the hybrid experience of teaching idea development
13:30 Group work: Teaching plans in field related groups
14:30 Coffee and cake
14:45 Plenum discussion and evaluation
15:30 End of day
- Currently a PhD student.
- Little to some teaching experience is expected, potentially experience as TA.
- An interest in becoming better at teaching.
The participant must attend at least 2 of the 3 planned workshops and online meetings. Alternatives are given if the participant misses 1 of these meetings.
The participant must complete at least 13 topics on the online platform of Teknosofikum.
The participant will in the end of the course hand-in a plan for a teaching experiment they wish to conduct with the use of digital technology in an educational context and reflect on the impact of this on the teaching situation.
1.5 ECTS for completing the PhD Course.
Number of hours the student is expected to use on the course
- Workshop: 2 x 8 hours of workshops, including preparation.
- Online midway meeting: 2 hours.
- Self-study: 19.5 hours. Engaging with the online content of Teknosofikum
- Exam: 4 hours. Hand-in of a plan for conduction a teaching experiment with the use of digital technology in practice.
Participants are expected to come from ITU and other institutions. The participant has an interest in becoming better at teaching, reflected and capable of using different methods and approaches to engage students with the use of digital technology.
We have an upper limit on 30 participants in total for this hybrid format with workshops. In the last semesters we have been between 14 to 21 participants in the hybrid format, so we expect that those interested to join in 2023 can.
How to sign up
Signup to the course by email, firstname.lastname@example.org . Please include name, title, and institution. Deadline the 11th of September.