German Jordanian Applied University Teaching (AUT):

Online Courses for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

You are an academic from Syria, Lebanon or Jordan, already teaching in higher education or planning to do so in the future and you are looking for an opportunity to improve your teaching competencies? Here is the place to start.

Why participate?

  • start or advance your teaching career
  • deepen your understanding of university teaching
  • improve your teaching practices
  • develop your professional competencies and skills
  • enhance your professional development
  • connect and exchange with colleagues from other universities and countries

What to expect?

  • independent course modules
  • downloadable resources such as videos, literature, worksheets, etc.
  • written assignments
  • discussion forums
  • peer group activities
  • weekly reflection journal
  • tutoring
  • individual coaching
  • technical support
  • certificates confirming applied teaching and learning skills in the higher education
  • no fees

About the project

The project “German Jordanian Applied University Teaching” provides a module-based online training in applied university teaching and learning. It aims to support academics and (future) university teachers from Syria, Lebanon and Jordan in their teaching qualification. In addition, it is designed for building effective transnational work groups (teaching circles) that may foster future research and teaching collaborations. The project focusses on enhancing applied university teaching practices and gives existing and aspiring teachers the chance to improve their skills and focus on their professional development.

The transnational education project is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office. It has been developed within the framework of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) funding program which supports Higher Education cooperation between Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Germany. The Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences has developed the course program in cooperation with the project office of the German Jordanian University. Both project partners aim to achieve an institutional accreditation for the courses.

The project “German Jordanian Applied University Teaching” offers a series of online courses: a Basic Course starting January 10, 2022, and an Advanced Course planned for the second half of 2022. Moreover, there are plans to offer in the second half of 2022 a Basic Self-Learning Course in English (optimal Arabic) supported by tutoring and coaching. This course is currently under preparation.

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