This site is for anyone (programme directors, course coordinators, fellow teachers etc.) at CBS who either work, are about to work or consider working with instructors in their courses.
Consider to work with instructors
You are considering whether it could be useful to hire instructors but you feel like you need a bit more information to make your final decision. Discover more below
Currently working with instructors
You are already using instructors in your course and want to know even more about how to release their full potential. Go to “training”
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What is an instructor at CBS?
The general definition
The practical definition
The common names for instructors
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The course is the result of a coordinated effort to increase the value of instructors at CBS as a teaching resource.
On completion of the course, instructors will be able to:
- Reflect on pedagogical and didactical dimensions of teaching and facilitating exercise classes
- Have tools and theories to plan their exercise classes after
- Be inspired and motivated to carry out and succeed with their tasks as instructors
WHY USE INSTRUCTORS?
Instructors have a proximity and like-mindedness with students, which can constitute significant pedagogical advantages.
A survey performed by Teaching & Learning in 2018 indicates that 92% of the students at CBS find it valuable to have instructors in their courses. Download the survey here.
Based on collaboration with relevant stakeholders (Instructors, students, fellow teachers, course coordinators, management and pedagogical consultants from CBS and other Danish universities), here are some examples of the pedagogical strengths of using instructors.
Easy to approach
Relate to student life
Relate to programme
Firstly, It is recommended that the teaching tasks assigned to instructors are based on a consideration of their pedagogical strengths and advantages – such as the ones listed above.
Secondly, it is important to remind instructors, that they are not lecturers. They need to remember, that if they are asked about course curriculum, and they are not entirely sure of the answer, the questions need to be directed to the lecturers.
Last but not least, many instructors use their breaks and spare time answering student questions. Since this is not included in their job description, instructors should be reminded that they are not required to do so.
CBS' guideline to instructor teaching tasks
The guidelines from CBS are (reference), that instructors can take on the following teaching tasks with dependent on agreement with their course coordinator:
- Design of exercises based on course material
- Facilitation and review of exercises
- Help and supervision in solving exercises/assignments
- Feedback to students on submitted exercises/assignments that are not exam assignments and ECTS valid
- Facilitation of dialogue about course material
- Supervision of projects
Here are some short recormmendations for the continuous professionel development of CBS instructors.