Target Group

BOKU lecturers who want to habilitate and/or prepare a teaching portfolio


By the end of the course, participants can

  • compose a personal teaching portfolio including all relevant and required aspects
  • critically analyse their personal development as instructors
  • derive and professionally articulate their teaching philosophy
  • portray their professional work as academic instructor
  • describe the underlying principles that guide their work
  • show an understanding of the importance of professionalization and the need for lifelong learning


  • Which aspects need to be included in my teaching portfolio?
  • What is a teaching philosophy and how is it formulated?
  • How do I showcase my work?
  • What are my underlying teaching principles and how do I include them in my teaching portfolio?
  • Individual professional support and professional exchange


This course is very hands-on. We work in various interactive settings using a variety of teaching methods. You will actively work on aspects of your teaching portfolio and write a very first draft of your teaching philosophy.

Dates and Location:

Dates: 2 day course from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

11th of November 2021

18th of November 2021

Location: everyone in front of their computer

Group size: min. 4 - max. 8 participants


Registration only via  BOKU online (Login erforderlich) --> BOKUonline Visite -->  Dienste --> BOKU-Trainingspass/Schulungen

The participation is free of charge!

Please note the terms and conditions.

Trainer/ Instructor:

Mag.a Mag.a Elisabeth Weber

Mag.a Mag.a Elisabeth Weber is a certified didactics expert and professional instructor.
She received university degrees for Pedagogy, Psychology, Philosophy, Teaching English, and English and American Studies. She also holds a Doctorate degree in English Linguistics.
She has intensively worked as instructor at secondary and tertiary level for twenty years. At BOKU, she presently teaches English language courses for students and works as teacher trainer / educator providing didactics courses for university instructors.

She is responsible for the didactic concept and implementation of BOKU's ESP course "Introduction to Academic Agricultural English" for which she was honored with the first prize of BOKU's Teaching Award by an international jury in 2014. She is especially interested in teacher professionalization, the implementation of e-learning, and strengthening the connections between English as a Lingua Franca research, teaching practice and theory.