Module 1 International (in English) – Basic Teaching Qualification in Higher Education is an offer of the Center for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Saxony (HDS). Focus will be lecture techniques, strategies for English as medium of instruction and the particularities of teaching and learning in an international context. The language of instruction will be English and the offer is an equivalent to the regular Module 1 of the HDS certificate programme. All other content and work units of Module 1 International correspond to the regular Module 1.
Between the online workshops there will be additional online and practical assignments (for example hosting and attending classroom observations).
Module 1 International addresses both lecturers in higher education who possess prior knowledge of teaching an learning in higher education, as well those with no current knowledge of the subject. It is designed for those who
currently conduct lectures or classes in English, or are planning to use English in future lectures / classes
have an international background and will be lecturing or conducting classes at a university in Saxony for at least two semesters.
English proficiency B2 / C1 (CERF)
Actively teaching during the winter semester of 2023/24
At least one seminar, lecture or practice session held in English
Silvia completed her Doctorate (2013) at La Trobe University, Australia focussing on the efficiency measures in Higher Education and their effect on student assessment design. As Senior Lecturer at La Trobe University her tasks involved the development, promotion, implementation and evaluation of strategies to foster high-quality and innovative approaches to curriculum development and learning and teaching. Previous to that she managed the Monash University Foundation Year, a program for 2000 international students enrolled in in 5 South East Asian Colleges. Silvia quality assured and audited the delivery and assessment of the program. In 2020 the Higher Education Academy, UK awarded Silvia the Senior Fellowship in Higher Education. See Silvia’s publications here