PhD courses at DSE – University of Copenhagen

PhD-courses in science education and didactics 


Questions regarding courses and registration can be directected to Nadja Nordmaj (course secretary) or Lene Møller Madsen (vice head of department, teaching). 

Advanced Didactics of Mathematics (DidMatV) - 7,5 ECTS

The course enables the student to become familiar with a selection of current theories and methods in the didactics of mathematics.                           

Introduction Course for New PhD Students (generic course) - 3 ECTS

The aim of the course is to offer PhD fellows competences to manage their project, their research education, their work/life balance and collaborate with their supervisor(s). Participants will achieve an overview of their study and the skills and competences necessary to become a mature and independent researcher.

Introduction to University Pedagogy (IUP) - 3 ECTS

This intensive introductory course provides participants with the basic theory and practical skills to improve the quality of their own teaching. Through lesson exercises, participants will experience a variety of teaching and recieve feedback on their own teaching.

Inquiry in Mathematics and Science: The interplay of didactical and epistemological perspectives - 5 ECTS

Inquiry is a term used to describe both research practices and teaching frameworks on
mathematics and science. This course will focus on the similarities,
differences, and interplay between inquiry in research and inquiry in teaching
and its implications for education research.

Supervision of BSc and MSc students - 1 ECTS 

The focus of the course is on the supervision of BSc and MSc students who are doing their bachelor’s project or Master’s thesis or who are doing other kinds of projects under supervision.

Writer Development - 5 ECTS

This course focuses on writers' understanding of their own process on writing. The course provides participants with a toolbox to help them take control of their writing process and feedback needs. 

Writer Development repeater's course - 2,5 ECTS

This course if for those who have already participated in the Writer Development course, and are in need of some extra protected time to get some research writing (or other activities) done. The course will consist of self-directed working hours, and discussions/follow-up input on reflective practice in writing and writing management.