Teaching in the Lab

Supervising lab courses effectively to enhance student learning


  • You are able to explain how sustainable learning works in lab courses.
  • You know strategies to effectively support student learning in the lab.
  • You are able to plan central aspects of student supervision in lab courses.
  • You can explain to students the need for, and necessity of, their own responsibility for their learning process.


You are supervising a group of students in a given practical: What can you do to support student learning and understanding in the laboratory? Which of your impulses may offer the opportunity for your students to gain first insights into scientific lab work – rather than simply following “recipes”? The workshop aims at supervisors in chemistry, physics and biology lab courses and focuses on strategies to enhance student learning.

Target group

  • Academic staff teaching lab courses (natural sciences)


  • Expert input
  • Individual and group work
  • Discussion

Leitung: Dr. Annette Spiekermann

Als Leiterin der Hochschuldidaktik der TU München fokussiert Annette Spiekermann die Persönlichkeitsentwicklung von DozentInnen, ergänzt um die Studienprogrammgestaltung (Constructive Alignment) und die Qualitätssicherung der Lehre. Sie studierte Chemie und Didaktik in Zürich und lehrte anschließend mehrere Jahre in England, Deutschland und der Schweiz.


Fr., 19 January 2018, 13:00 - 17:00 s.t.


Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), Universität Wien, 1010 Wien, Universitätsstraße 5


You can register via the website of Human Resources Development, University of Vienna.