Advice and support

Advice and support

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In addition to the training and qualification options, the teaching service divisions offer lots of advice and support options on planning and holding courses. These are geared to your questions and requirements.

Course planning

Mentoring for academic teaching staff

Mentoring is a personnel development tool. An experienced person (a mentor) provides confidential support to a less experienced person (a mentee) over a long period. The main objective of mentoring for teaching staff is to encourage interaction and support amongst colleagues about teaching.

Coaching for the enhancement of teaching

Coaching for the advancement of teaching is aimed at anyone wishing to reflect on and improve their teaching skills and broaden their horizons. Based on experience gained and issues that have cropped up while teaching, teaching staff can adapt their own academic teaching skills to actual requirements.

Skills-driven teaching

The support provided prompts people to think about how they design their own teaching sessions. The focus is placed on the extent to which teaching methods practised and learning requirements tally with the skills developed while students are still studying. The experience gained with hands-on learning and options for further developing teachers’ own teaching approaches are also examined.

Identification and incorporation of key skills specific to subject area

We liaise with teaching staff and course coordinators to identify students’ requirements in terms of course- and career-related skills and offer solutions for a range of different areas.

Using teaching scenarios

Scenarios are used to prepare and structure online teaching programmes. This ranges from individual teaching units or scheduled courses (e.g. with eFeedback) all the way to developing a whole semester (e.g. with blended-learning scenarios).

Digital teaching platforms

We can provide you with digital media, advise and train you on how to use them for your e-learning projects. As a result, technical support and teaching advice are closely intertwined.

Learn about the skills development required for the course, what the experience with hands-on learning has been and what upskilling options for your own teaching approach are available.

Electronic examinations (scanned exams, EvaExam software)

Electronic examinations can be carried out in two ways at Leibniz University. Exams can be carried out on desktop computers in the Leibniz University PC rooms and on mobile devices such as laptops or tablets (provided) in Leibniz University spaces with no PCs.

Teaching portfolios

Students can create online portfolios using a range of different software so that they can reflect on their work and learning curve.

Producing digital teaching and learning media

Leibniz University helps you in a variety of ways by giving you support, helping you to create learning modules, lecture recordings and complex film productions, plus various other options in our eLearning studio.

Teaching copyright

Copyright-protected documents can be provided in a digital format for student teaching (to a limited extent). Leibniz University has plenty of useful information about this.


Support in incorporating key skills (co-teaching, workshops, etc.)

Various formats can be used to incorporate key skills in teaching, such as co-teaching, one-on-one sessions with key competency experts or through related workshops.

Peer observation

Peer observation involves two academic teachers visiting each other in one session in each case. The objectives of the teaching session are established beforehand so that the observer can focus on specific aspects at the time. After the session, the colleague will provide the person observed with valuable feedback.

Support with putting online learning sessions into practice

Teaching staff receive in-depth support when they use digital teaching methods.

Classroom visits

Leibniz University offers all teaching staff classroom visits. Teaching experts will participate in a teaching session as silent observers and then provide feedback on previously defined aspects.