My teaching philosophy

  • Treating students with respect by acknowleding their individuality
  • Encouraging mastery and competency through motivation
  • Research-based teaching
  • Full transparency regarding course requirements and individual grading schemes
  • Challenging tasks to enable an effective learning environment
  • Tasks involving critical thinking and problem-solving
  • Creating a constructive feedback culture
  • Developing responsible and autonomous learners by using e-learning tools
  • Training of other soft skills: academic communication skills (oral and written), teamwork, flexibility, motivation, listening skills…

Supervision of students

  • Co-supervision of 2 master's students at the University of Innsbruck (Austria).
  • Co-supervision of 10 master's students, supervision of 6 bachelor students and 11 interns between December 2012 and August 2015 at the University of Vienna (Austria).

Lecturer of full courses

  • VL 720253 "Spezielle Themen der psychologischen Grundlagenforschung: Empirische Ästhetik" (Master's seminar on empirical aesthetics, research project seminar)
    Department of Psychology, University of Innsbruck (Austria)
    Summer term 2019 - funded by the Vice Rectorate of Student Affairs and Teaching, supported by 4 student assistants: Moritz Hebel-Haug, Bianca Kreft, Jana Müller and Felix Leitner
  • VO 720042 "VO spezielle Themen der Sozialpsychologie: Sozialpsychologie der Musik" (Undergraduate lecture on the social psychology of music)
    Department of Psychology, University of Innsbruck (Austria)
    Winter term 2018, funded and implemented as a blended learning lecture, teaching assistant: Niklas Kho
  • SE 720076 "Seminar zur Grundlagenvertiefung: Medienpsychologie - Multimedia und Musik" (Undergraduate seminar on music in multimedia)
    Department of Psychology, University of Innsbruck (Austria)
    Summer terms 2017 and 2018
  • VL 720245 "Spezielle Themen der psychologischen Grundlagenforschung: Empirische Ästhetik" (Master's seminar on empirical aesthetics)
    Department of Psychology, University of Innsbruck (Austria)
    Summer term 2016, winter term 2017
  • SE 720264 "Seminar zu speziellen Problemen der psychologischen Grundlagenforschung: Sozialpsychologie der Musik" (Master's seminar on social psychology of music)
    Department of Psychology, University of Innsbruck (Austria)
    Winter term 2016
  • PS 200003/20 "Proseminar zu kognitiven Grundlagen des Erlebens und Verhaltens" (Undergraduate seminar: Cognitive foundations of experience and behaviour)
    Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna (Austria)
    Summer terms 2013 and 2014, winter terms 2013 and 2014
  • SE 200079 "Bachelorarbeit II" (Bachelor thesis seminar)
    Together with departmental colleagues
    Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna (Austria)
    Winter term 2014, summer term 2015
  • UE MU0.050 "Musikpsychologische Datenanalyse" (Qualitative and quantitative data analysis for music psychologists)
    Centre for Systematic Musicology, University of Graz (Austria)
    Summer terms 2012 and 2013
  • "Musikpsychologie" (Music psychology)
    Centre for Contemporary Music, Danube University Krems (Austria)
    September 2014

Guest lecturer

  • March 2019. Lecture on "Musik und Emotion: Psychologische Grundlagen und Anwendungsgebiete”, Pädagogische Hochschule Wien (Austria).
  • June 2015, May 2016, 2017 and 2018. Lecture on "Veränderte Bewusstseinszustände während des Musikhörens und Musizierens” as part of the course "Persönlichkeit und individuelle Unterschiede in der Musikpsychologie", University of Innsbruck (Austria).
  • December 2012, 2013 & 2014. Lecture on “Cross-cultural perspectives of music cognition research” as part of the music perception course unit of the MSc in Music, Mind and Brain at Goldsmiths, University of London (UK).
  • December 2010. Lecture on “Cross-cultural perspectives of music cognition research” and one “Methods session on psychoacoustics” as part of the music perception course unit of the MSc in Music, Mind and Brain at Goldsmiths, University of London (UK).
  • December 2009. Lecture on “Cross-cultural perspectives of music cognition research” and two “Methods sessions on psychoacoustics and harmonic priming” as part of the music perception course unit of the MSc in Music, Mind and Brain at Goldsmiths, University of London (UK).
  • April 2008. Lecture on “Emotions evoked by music” given in Stephen McAdams’ Music Perception and Cognition Course, Schulich School of Music, McGill University (Canada).

Teaching assistant

  • 2006-2008. Three linguistic project seminars, Department of English Studies, University of Graz (Austria).

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