AU EDUCATE considers teaching to be intentional activities planned and implemented by the teacher – possibly in cooperation with the students. In our view, the purpose of teaching is to encourage the acquisition of knowledge, competence, insight and understanding. Teaching is closely connected to the development and learning process of students. The teacher should consider and give reasons for the connection between purpose, content and methods while planning the lessons. These considerations and reasons must be presented to the students, so they know what they have to learn, why they have to learn it and how they are going to learn it. 

Online resource to support a better study environment

How students experience the study environment is connected to the possibility to actively participate in good and active learning activities. Teachers contribute to a good study environment by sharing good practice and getting inspired by one another’s practice.   

On the website you will find:

  • General didactic themes with short descriptions of topics of relevance to university teaching across a range of subject areas. These general themes are briefly described and contain references to relevant literature for the curious reader.
  • A tool box with different tools and exercises which can be directly applied in your teaching. The tools contain specific material, instructions and tasks for you as a teacher as well as for your students. 
  • Examples of practice illustrating examples from specific teaching situations or courses. Written by teachers, these examples of practice are intended to inspire other teachers and constitute examples of good teaching practice.      



Resources for students

AU Educate's sister site, AU Studypedia, is a study tool for all students at the Faculty of Arts covering e.g. writing assignments, searching for literature and study-related working methods.


The photos on AU Educate are from the photo unit at AU Communication and were taken by: Lars Kruse, Jesper Rais, Roar Paaske, Poul Ib Henriksen, Lise Balsby, Anders Trærup, Søren Kjeldgaard, Martin Gravgaard, Maria Randima or Simon Jeppesen. Photos from Colourbox.com have also been used.