Foundations of teaching and learning

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As indicated by its name, "Foundations of teaching and learning" forms an important basis for the knowledge and skills you need as a teacher in higher education. Alongside the courses "Working efficiently as a teacher" and "Perspectives on higher education", it is one of the mandatory courses within the ten weeks of university teacher training required for a permanent teaching position at the university. For the other three weeks, you can choose from our optional themed courses.

In Foundations of teaching and learning, you will work with educational development that puts students' learning at the center. During the course, each participant will develop a learning module, and the final course assignment consists of a reflection on this development work. In the development of the component, legal, pedagogical and didactic aspects should be taken into account, and the course therefore covers national regulations and local governing documents as well as different perspectives on learning, different types of learning activities and different forms of examination.

Presentations, seminars, workshops and reflection exercises are used as forms of study. The teaching is conducted both in whole groups and in small working groups. Course material and course information are published on Örebro University's learning platform. The course is run digitally.

160 h corresponding to 4 weeks of full-time studies or 6 university credits (högskolepoäng). Please note that a passed result on the course only gives credits (högskolepoäng) after formal approval from your department or school.

As the collegial exchange of experiences is an important element of the course, participation in all teaching is mandatory. In the event of an impediment, the participant must contact the course convenor in good time for a discussion about how the learning activity can be carried out or the course content obtained in an alternative way. If the attendance rate is lower than 75%, the participant must retake the course.

In order to be eligible you need a complete academic degree of at least bachelor's level. Applicants are offered a place on the course on a first-come, first-served basis provided a complete application has been submitted which the applicant’s head or director has approved. Note that the application may close before the deadline if the course fills up. In case of too few applicants the course may be cancelled. 

The course plan vill be announced during the springsemester. 


The course may be offered online or on campus, depending on the COVID-19 situation in the autumn 2021.

Course dates:
Wednesday 06/10 
Wednesday 20/10 
Wednesday 10/11 
Wednesday 24/11
Wednesday 15/12 

All courses are between 09:15 - 16:00. 

The course is funded centrally for employees at Örebro University. Cancellation after the deadline for applications, without special circumstances, will incur an administrative fee of 2000 SEK. 

For external applicants the course fee is 8000 SEK (ex VAT) for the whole course. The same cancellation rules apply for external applicants. 

If you have any questions regarding the application process, feel free to contact us at This is an email address.

For questions regarding the course content please contact Brittany Evans at This is an email address or telephone 019-301229.

For questions regarding practical issues such as the application, location, invoicing, please contact Anna Asplund at This is an email address or telephone 019-30 37 84.



The application form is open 15 March - 15 August at the latest. NB! The application may close earlier if the course is full.  Link to the application form.