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Sprachen, Bildung und Kultur

1 Professional Development for Academics

English for Academic and Research Purposes

In this intensive course, you will have the opportunity to

  • develop core English competency
  • improve your academic vocabulary
  • analyze well-written example papers
  • develop writing and data presentation skills
  • respond to referee comments
  • deal with a range of texts used in an academic and research context, such as research articles, referee comments, book reviews, funding applications
  • gain confidence in giving presentations and lectures in English
  • learn how to clearly communicate data using tables, charts, diagrams and photographs
  • optimize visual elements in scientific presentations


Group A: Intensive week from Monday to Friday, 9.00 - 13.15, May 6 - 10, 2019 

Group B: Intensive week from Monday to Friday, 9.00 – 13.15, July 8 – 11, 2019





Didactics in Science and Engineering

Upon completion of a didactics course (100% attendance and active participation), participants receive a certificate of attendance. This certificate is recognised as proof of didactic knowledge required by Montanuniversitat Leoben.

The Shift from Teaching to Learning: How to engage students in Active Learning to enhance motivation and retention


In our STEM Didactics seminars, we discuss current pedagogical trends and challenges. The workshops aim at introducing a variety of learning concepts and teaching methods as well as encouraging the creativity to apply them and fostering exchange among the participants.  

How do we learn? How can we enhance learning? 


Active Learning I:

  • Methods of Active Learning I (Jigsaw Technique, Think-Pair-Share, Peer Instruction +Just-in-Time Teaching, One Minute Paper)
  • Taxonomies of Learning and their Application in STEM
  • Overview of Learning Theories
  • Motivation and Engagement
  • Written and oral Examinations
  • EMI (English as a Medium of Instruction) / CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning)

  Intensive training: July 15 - 19, 2019

Active Learning II:

  • Flipped Classroom
  • Problem-Based Learning, Project-Based Learning
  • Self-determination Theory and its implication for creating a motivating learning environment
  • Gamification
  • Scaffolding
  • Cognitive Load Theory and how to structure the learning process
  • EMI (English as a Medium of Instruction) / CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning)
  • Providing Feedback 

STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Intensive training: September 9 - 13, 2019