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ABOUT AU EDUCATE

At AU Educate, you can find inspiration for planning and carrying out your teaching.

At AU Educate, you can find inspiration for your teaching as a university lecturer and learn more about relevant topics within university teaching. You can be inspired by the practice of others, test other teaching activities than usual, or focus on study competences through already designed courses. We hope that the content can inspire your teaching and create a fertile ground for reflection, dialogue and development.

AU Educate contains brief introductions to:

  • Teaching methods: Here you can read about the most common forms of teaching at the university, and be inspired by their opportunities and challenges.
  • Focus Areas: Here you can be inspired by different focus areas that are relevant for university teaching, regardless of the academic skills you come from.

In addition, AU Educate contains the following four formats:

  • Activities: Test new concrete activities in your teaching. The activities are described briefly and concisely, so that you can take them directly into your own practice and adapt them to your subject.
  • Examples of practice: see what experiences other teaching staff have done in their teaching practice. Here, the lecturers describe their own experiences and benefits.
  • Teaching plans: Integrate course, which spans several teaching times and focuses on study competences. The courses have been developed by professionals and can be adapted to your teaching.
  • Teaching with technology: use technology meaningfully, both before, during and after the teaching. Here you will find suggestions for how to use selected digital tools in your teaching.

The editorial team behind AU Educate

The content of AU Educate is anchored in the four educational centres at Aarhus University as well as the EDU IT Hub. All participating parties are part of the editorial team behind AU Educate. As a lecturer, you are always welcome to contact an employee from your teaching centre or hub:

In addition, AU Educate has a large number of contributors who, in various ways, make material and expert knowledge available. Are you interested in contributing to AU Educate with an example from your own practical experience? Read more about contributions to AU Educate.

The editorial team consists of:

As part of Aarhus University's earmarked funding for improving the study environment, the resource was established under the name 'Teaching Metro' in 2011. The resource was redesigned and further developed for AU Educate in the autumn of 2016 and reorganised into a shared resource in 2019 with collaboration across all faculties at Aarhus University.

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.

Photos

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.