Crash Course Teaching and Learning in Higher Education


Speaker Date Time Format Subject
Prof. Dr. Bernadette Dilger, Marco Strate, Eliane Troxler Thursday, 20 June 2024 09.00-17.00 blended* Design Evidence-based Teaching & Learning Processes
  Friday, 21 June 2024 09.00-17.00 blended*  

* blended (instructors and facilitators combine in-person instruction with online learning activies)

Course Description

Explore the art of effective teaching and learning in higher education through our immersive course. On the first day, we will uncover the impact of attitudes, perspectives, and convictions on teaching and learning by analyzing, reflecting, and discussing video sequences of the participant’s teaching. The aim is to become more explicitly aware of various influencing factors and to be able to describe the main features of your own teaching concept.

On the second day, based on your teaching experiences, you will gain essential pedagogical insights, equipping you to create impactful teaching and learning experiences based on solid theoretical foundations. After the course you will apply this knowledge by planning your own course.

Learning Objectives

You will receive the tools to plan and implement your teaching at HSG-Courses:

  • You know the dimensions of the didactic triangle and apply them to the analysis of teaching and learning scenarios.
  • You know different influencing factors on teaching and learning scenarios, can observe and reflect teaching and learning scenarios.
  • You give and receive feedback on teaching and learning situations, based on feedback rules.
  • You know the dimensions of the didactic canvas and can create a rough concept based on it.
  • You discuss your planning about its fit and review it in terms of the understanding of “good teaching”.

Course Content

Thursday, June 20, 2024: Video sequences
Based on the analysis of course’s participants video sequences and course descriptions we will exchange, reflect, and discuss influencing factors of teaching and learning scenarios.

Friday, June 21, 2024: Inputs, tips, and tricks
You will receive theoretical inputs, tips, and tricks to be able to create impactful teaching and learning experiences.



The course is based on a blended learning format: 

  • As a preparation assignment, participants film a sequence of their own teaching, annotate the video sequence of a peer and hand in one course description.
  • Two days will be face-to-face teaching and learning.
  • The follow-up assignment consists of the design of a lesson or course canvas.

Additional Information

You will receive a certificate of attendance for this crash course. Following this course, Module 1 CAS Hochschuldidaktik - Teaching and Learning in Higher Education can be completed. 

You will have the opportunity to write down your experiences and insights in the form of a short reflection (1 to 2 pages) after the Crash Course. In this case, you will be credited with 1 ECTS towards the CAS Hochschuldidaktik - Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in Module 1 or Module 2 (corresponds to 4 elective courses).

Registration deadline: 9 June 2024.

Target Groups

a) Doctoral students, postdocs as well as assistants with little experience in university teaching.

b) Assistant professors with first teaching experience at HSG


Prof. Dr. Bernadette Dilger

Prof. Dr. Bernadette Dilger

is Professor of Business Education and Director of the Institute for Business Education at the University of St.Gallen. She studied business administration and business education. She trains prospective teachers in management, economics, and law. As the academic head of HDZ-HSG (Centre of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education at the University St.Gallen), she is responsible for the didactic offers at the HSG and advises and supports teaching faculty.


Marco Strate

Marco Strate

completed a commercial apprenticeship and then studied economics at the University of Basel. Since February 2021, he has been employed at the Institute for Business Education as a research assistant and doctoral candidate.


Eliane Troxler

Eliane Troxler

studied Business Administration at the University of St.Gallen (HSG) in the Bachelor and completed the Master in Management, Organization and Culture. She has been working at the Institute for Business Education (IWP) since 2022 and has been a doctoral candidate on the topic of mindfulness-based interventions in high school since February 2023.


For employees of the University of St.Gallen, the course fee is covered by the University. External participants will be charged CHF 600.- for the two-day course.

The face-to-face courses take place on the campus of the University of St.Gallen. The exact course location will be announced after registration about one week before the course starts.

If you have any questions, please contact the Centre of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (HDZ-HSG) at Dufourstrasse 40a, 9000 St.Gallen via or call +41 71 224 2630.

For registration please follow the link.

Registration deadline: 20 May 2024

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