ENG-624 / 2 crédits

Enseignant(s): Le Duc Ingrid, Tormey Roland John, Isaac Siara Ruth

Langue: Anglais

Remark: Flexible course with both online and on-campus components. Exam 9+10 Dec 2021 or 7-8 June 2022. PhD register via IS-Academia, for Master students https://go.epfl.ch/registering-courses-exams


Every year


This course develops teaching skills through the introduction of research-informed approaches and the opportunity to practice strategies appropriate for higher education science and technology contexts (exercises, labs, projects and traditional courses).



Teaching and Learning Science and Engineering; Research and Development of Teaching Practices

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Assess / Evaluate up-to-date developments in learning sciences related to teaching and learning of science and engineering in higher education
  • Demonstrate skills in presenting for learning, in tutoring and in giving students feedback

Teaching methods

Online course (feedback via multiple choice questions) plus in person applied skills lab.

Assessment methods

  • Oral exam: 100%
  • Participation in 1 (or more) hands-on session (Toolkit workshop) is required in order to sit the exam.
  • Participants will receive (ungraded) feedback during the course from online quizzes, assignments, and workshop activities



  1. Hattie, J. (2009) Visible Learning: A Synthesis of Over 800 Meta-Analyses Relating to Achievement. NY: Routledge
  2. Ambrose, S. et al. (2010) How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass
  3. Blessinger (2015) Inquiry based learning for science, technology engineering, and math (STEM) programmes. Bingley, UK: Emerald.

Ressources en bibliothèque


Dans les plans d'études

  • Forme de l'examen: Oral (session libre)
  • Matière examinée: Science and Engineering Teaching and Learning
  • Cours: 24 Heure(s)
  • Exercices: 8 Heure(s)
  • TP: 8 Heure(s)

Semaine de référence