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Swedish title Undervisning och lärande: doktorandkurs i högskolepedagogik
English title Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: A Doctoral Course
Course number 3201
Credits 4.5
Notes The course meets the requirements for a general science course.

Responsible KI department Institutionen för lärande, informatik, management och etik
Specific entry requirements
Grading Passed /Not passed
Established by The Committee for Doctoral Education
Established 2019-03-11
Purpose of the course The course aims to prepare students for teaching in higher education and contribute to the professional development as teacher.
Intended learning outcomes Intended Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course, students are expected to be able to:
- Analyse different roles of a professional university teacher and current conditions related to teaching-learning within higher education.
- Understand and be able to employ core educational concepts of teaching and learning in Higher Education.
- Design teaching in regards to outcome- and competency based curriculum frameworks in relation to theories of learning or research on student learning in higher education.
Contents of the course - Roles and conditions related to being a professional university teacher
- Pedagogical core concepts
- Students learning in higher education
- Different forms of teaching and learning activities
- Design of teaching for learning
Teaching and learning activities This course is based on theories of experiential learning, collaboration and meaningful learning. This means that active participation during course sessions is an essential part of the course content. Students get the opportunity to experience a variety of teaching-learning activities and teaching techniques related to e.g. lectures, different forms of seminars and group work. The variety of forms is planned to facilitate learning and serve as models for own teaching.
Compulsory elements - Participation during webinar. The webinar, scheduled for 1.5 hours, is used to follow up one of the assignments and will be held in Zoom.
- Provide feedback based on peer-review of one written essay.

Absence from compulsory sessions can be compensated through written tasks.
Examination Participants will through a written essay describe and review a teaching experience (or if needed participated as a student) within higher education, reason about the experience based on pedagogical theories/principles. The essay maybe written in English or Swedish and will be presented orally.
Literature and other teaching material Elmgren M & Henriksson A-S (2014). Academic teaching. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
(Also available in Swedish - Elmgren M & Henriksson A-S (2016). Universitetspedagogik. Studentlitteratur.)

Alternatively Biggs J &Tang C (2011). Teaching for quality learning at University. (Forth ed.) New York: Open University Press, McGraw Hill.

Articles, steering documents and video clips will be provided as complement.
Course responsible Per Palmgren
Institutionen för lärande, informatik, management och etik

Contact person Karin Wrangö
Institutionen för lärande, informatik, management och etik