Aaltonaut Teaching Partner
Participation to Aaltonaut teaching follows a Teaching Partner process. The length and workload of the process vary case by case but the basic elements include planning, conducting, and evaluating a collaborative, interdisciplinary teaching session. Teaching Partner can also be taken as a pedagogical course. The participants receive 1-5 ECTS and a certificate for participating to pedagogical development of Aalto University (see https://inside.aalto.fi/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=33645540).
When implemented on a programme level, Teaching Partner provides a tool for pedagogical leadership and quality assurance. Currently we are developing and testing the concept with a growing number of interdisciplinary study programmes in Aalto. For more information, please contact Maria Clavert (maria.clavert[at]aalto.fi).
When conducted as a part of Aaltonaut teaching, Teaching Partner process typically consists of an orientation meeting, interdisciplinary collaborative planning meeting, individual planning meeting, interdisciplinary collaborative teaching session, and evaluation meeting. The workload equals 1 ECTS (27 working hours). The process can include several rounds of planning, execution, and evaluation on several courses. In addition, the teachers can join course final presentations and facilitated feedback sessions, give peer feedback on teaching of other Aaltonaut teachers, write collaborative articles and essays, develop teaching portfolios, and include their other courses into the mentoring process. The process can be extended up to 5 ECTS (135 working hours).
In addition to pedagogical support, we provide support for teaching in English. University Teacher Maurice Forget (maurice.forget[at]aalto.fi) from Language Centre mentors Aaltonaut teachers by providing case examples and new ideas for integrated language studies as well as organising rehearsals and giving feedback for the Aaltonaut teaching sessions. The process is acknowledged by the Language Centre, and Aalto University PhD students can get credit points by participating to the language mentoring process.