Didactics in Higher Education (wykład) - 2018/2019

Course description
General information
Lecturer:dr hab. Ewa Lekka-Kowalik prof. KUL
Organising unit:Faculty of Philosophy - Instytut Filozofii
Number of hours (week/semester): 1/15
Language of instruction:English
Course objective
C1: acquainting students with principles and methods of effective education in university teaching
C2: discussing roles a teacher plays in academic life and their problems
C3: developing an attitude of responsibility for the party involved in the educational process
W1: critical thinking
W2: the skill of analyzing scientific texts
Learning outcomes
Knowledge: A PhD candidate knows methods of teaching at the university level, knows traditional and digital instruments necessary to develop her/his knowledge on the education process in the academia: K_W10, K_W08

Skills: A PhD candidate is able to find, select and analyze information for varius sources, develops her knowledge on a subject to be taught and other professional abilities, is able to employ methods of teaching in the academia: KU_1, KU_2, KU_11

social competences: A student sees the need to develop her professional knowledge and skills, feels responsible for the party involved in the education profess in the academia sees social and moral dimension of beth scientific inquiry and teaching, develops both critical and open attitude towards ideas - K_K01, K_K05, K_K06,K_K08
Teaching method
classical lecture, brain-storming, guided-discussions
Course content description
1. The academic culture and its fundamental values
2. The world of the academia (roles of a teacher in the academia, dilemmas of a classroom,styles of teaching and styles of student\'s responce)
3. The structure of the educational process
4. Preparing a syllabus: teaching objectives, teaching content, teaching methods and technologies, choice of readings, assessment methods
5. Communication in teaching
6. An ethical dimension of being an academic
7 Models of the student-teacher relationship
Forms of assessment
Fail: A PhD cantidate does not know methods and technics of teaching at the academic level, does not get acquainted with basic readings, does not participate actively in discussions;

pass: A PhD candidate knows at least basic methods and technics of academic teaching, she has got acquainted with basic readings, actively participates in discussions
Required reading list
Basic readings
Buskist W.F., Benassi V.A. (eds), Effective College and University Teaching: Strategies and Tactics for the New Professoriate, SAGE Publications 2012
Davis Gross B., Tools for Teaching, John Wiley &Sons
Krathwohl, D.R., „A revision of Bloom’s taxonomy: an overview”, Theory into Practice, vol. 41, (4) autumn 2002, 212-218.
Svinicki, M, McKeachie, W.J., Teaching tips : strategies, research, and theory for college and university teachers, Wadsworth 2011
Additional readings:
Bailey, M and Freedman D., The Assault on Universities: A Manifesto for Resistance, London: Pluto Press, 2011 (especially articles 1-10)
Berg, M; Seeber B.K., The Slow Professor. Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy, Toronto: Toronto University Press 2016
Design and teach a course, http://www.cmu.edu/teaching/designteach/index.html
Garcia, K., Academic Freedom and the Thelos of the Catholic University, Palgrave Macmillan 2012
Himanka, J., „On the Aristotelian Origins of Higher Education”, Higher Education, 2015, Vol.69(1), p.117-128
Maringe, F; Sing, N., „Teaching Large Classes in an Increasingly Internationalising Higher Education Environment: Pedagogical, Quality and Equity Issues” , Higher Education, Vol. 67, No. 6 (June 2014) pp. 761–782
Brzeziński, J. I Nowak L. (eds), The Idea of the University, Amsterdam 1997
Roxa, T.; Martensson, K.; Alveteg, M., „Understanding and Influencing Teaching and Learning Cultures at University: A Network Approach”, Higher Education, 2011, Vol.62(1), p. 99-111
Serow, Robert C., „Research and Teaching at a Research University”, Higher Education, 2000, Vol.40(4), p. 449-463
Field of study: Philosophy
Course listing in the Schedule of Courses:
Year/semester:Year III - Semester 6
Number of ECTS credits: 1
Form of assessment: Credit