Center for Teaching and Learning
Prize for good teaching in the SoSe 2020
Nomination and application
The subject of the nomination or application can be any course that took place online in the summer semester 2020. Awards should be given for courses in which the possibilities offered by digital instruments have been used in an optimal way to meet the didactic requirements for good teaching.
All members of the Viadrina can nominate a candidate until September 28, 2020.
Courses can be nominated by stating the name of the teacher as well as the title of the course and three reasons why these courses were excellent in the SoSe 2020.
Please send your nomination to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teachers of the nominated courses will then asked to present their concept in more detail by answering the questions that are relevant for applications.
Applications are open to teachers of all subject areas, degree programmes and status groups until 19 October 2020 (irrespective of possible nominations).
Please send your application to email@example.com.
The application (in text format) should contain the following information:
- Title of the course
- Name of the teacher
- Unit to which the teacher belongs (one of the faculties or a central unit)
- Degree programme or programmes in which the course is offered
- Scope in SWS
- Type(s) of examination offered
- Technical tools used
Important: This information is for the information of the jury. These data are not relevant for the awarding of the prize!
The application should also contain information on the following questions (approx. two pages in total):
- whether and how the course content and qualification goals were formulated in the course
- whether and how topics/objects were presented, explained and conveyed, in particular to what extent examples were used and links established;
- how the learning atmosphere was designed and interest was aroused;
- whether and how interaction and communication were encouraged and guided;
- whether and how access barriers on the part of students were taken into account in teaching;
- whether and how the examination was suitable for checking whether the learning objectives had been achieved.
Since individual teachers may have needed a longer period of time in the first few weeks to find their way into online teaching, shortcomings in the first weeks of the SoSe should be generously assessed. Technical problems over which the teachers had no influence will not be taken into account for the evaluation.