Developing teaching and learning
On the course Developing teaching and learning, participants will work with various perspectives within higher education pedagogy: sustainable development, widening participation, gender mainstreaming, equal treatment, accessibility and digitalisation. Participants will reflect on these perspectives and how they relate to subject cultures, knowledge traditions, learning and progression, and how these can be integrated into teaching and examination activities.
Developing teaching and learning comprises 120 hours (equivalent to 3 weeks och full-time study). As of the autumn semester 2023, it replaces the course Perspectives on higher education which comprised 80 hours (equivalent to 2 weeks of full-time study).
Along with the courses Legal certainty and effectiveness in teaching and Foundations of teaching and learning, Developing teaching and learning is compulsory if you are to qualify as a university teacher. A minimum of 10 weeks of university teacher training is required for appointment as a senior lecturer. You are able to choose freely among other courses on offer to complete the remaining two weeks.
In between and during the course sessions, participants are expected to prepare individual written reflections based on various higher education pedagogy perspectives. The examination has two components:
- One co-authored text problematising student learning within the participant’s own subject field, drawing on higher education pedagogy and subject didactic research of relevance to teaching within higher education, and in compliance with the recommendations put forward by the Association of Swedish Higher Education (SUHF). In the assignment, participants are to discuss society’s goals with higher education in light of the perspectives discussed on the course.
- One observation assignment undertaken while shadowing another teacher, reflecting on the way in which the different perspectives discussed on the course are integrated in their teaching.
The examination assignments are discussed in two separate compulsory seminars.
Credits, course dates and language
The course corresponds to 120 hours (equivalent to 3 weeks of full-time study). It consists of five sessions and two compulsory examination seminars. If your attendance rate is lower than 80%, you are required to retake the course.
The language of instruction is English.
Eligibility and selection
If you have successfully passed the course Foundations of teaching and learning or equivalent, you are eligible for the course. No selection criteria applies. Applicants are offered a place on the course on receipt of a complete application, subject to availability. If application rates are low, the course may be cancelled.
For Örebro University employees, the course fee is SEK 800 kronor/week, excluding VAT (total fee SEK 2,400, excluding VAT). For external participants, the course fee is SEK 2,000/week, excluding VAT (total fee SEK 6,000, excluding VAT). The course fee will be invoiced after the application deadline. In the event of dropout or of cancellation after the application deadline, no refund will be made.