Perspectives on higher education

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"Perspectives on higher education" is one of the mandatory courses within the ten weeks of university teacher training required for a permanent teaching position at the university, alongside "Foundations of teaching and learning" and "Working efficiently as a teacher". For the other three weeks, you can choose from our optional themed courses.

On this course, you will develop your ability to assess teaching and examination and problematize students' learning from different pedagogical and didactic perspectives.

The perspectives covered include broadening participation, sustainable development, gender equality, democracy, internationalization, accessibility and digitalisation, and during the course you will reflect on how these different perspectives strengthen, weaken, complicate – in short – relate to each other.

The course is organized on the assumption that you actively participate in the course's learning activities and carry out your own work before, between and after the course occasions. 

80 h corresponding to two week of full-time studies or 3 university credits (högskolepoäng). Please note that a passed result on the course only gives credits (högskolepoäng) after formal approval from your department or school. The same course is also offered in Swedish under the title "Högskolepedagogiska perspektiv".

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 will be published in the autumn of 2020.

The course may be offered digitally during spring semester 2021. 

Course dates for the spring semester 2021

Wednesday, 3th of March
Wednesday, 17th of March
Wednesday, 24th of March
Wednesday, 21th of April (examination)

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 4000 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

Course convenor Felicia Garcia can answer questions regarding course content 
on 019-30 13 22 or email: This is an email address

For questions about 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 October - 15 January February at the latest.