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Courses in Higher Education Pedagogy

Lärum offers courses to employees at MDU to contribute to the development of knowledge in the field of higher education pedagogy

According to SUHF, the qualifying education in higher education pedagogy must comprise at least 10 weeks of full-time studies (15 credits).

The prerequisite for taking a course is a degree from higher education or equivalent. The purpose of the education is to support the basic pedagogical skills required for employment as a teacher at the university, but it is open to all employees who want to learn more.

There are several different higher education pedagogical courses to choose from. Three of them are compulsory, other courses are optional.

Three-year plan for Lärum´s courses External link.

Mandatory Courses

The following three courses are an introduction to teaching and learning in higher education:

Learning in Higher Education

How is it to study in an individualised and digitalised knowledge society, where more and more people are expected to take a university degree? The course discusses research on students' views on university studies. The purpose of the course is to develop the participant's understanding of students' learning.


Syllabus External link. | More info External link, opens in new window. (for staff at MDU)

Teaching in Higher Education

The course discusses how teachers at the university can plan, implement, and evaluate teaching and examination, use and contribute to developing physical and digital learning environments, and use and share their own and others' experiences and relevant research.

The purpose of the course is to develop the participant's understanding of teaching in higher education.


Syllabus External link. | More info External link, opens in new window. (for staff at MDU)

Higher Education in its Context

The course discusses laws and regulations regarding such matters as examination, copyright, discrimination, inclusion and the relationship between research and teaching. In addition, the values of higher education are discussed, including democracy, internationalisation, gender equality, equal treatment and sustainability.

The purpose of the course is to develop the participant's understanding of the mandates and responsibilities of higher education institutions.


Syllabus External link. | More info External link, opens in new window. (for staff at MDU)

Advanced, elective courses

The following courses are elective and give a deeper knowledge in teaching and learning in higher education.
These build on the content from the mandatory courses and take it further:

Course Design

In this course, the course participants develop a course or a larger part of a course. Collaborative learning is central and the development is done in groups. The work is summarized in a study guide which is discussed with other course participants. Pedagogical choices are related to research in higher education and to proven experience.

The purpose of the course is to plan and develop a course or a large part of a course.


Syllabus External link. | More info External link, opens in new window. (for staff at MDU)

Students' writing

In this course, we learn more about how we as teachers can gain a greater understanding of and contribute to students' writing development without taking focus from our own subject.

The course aims to give you, as a teacher, strategies for integrating writing development in your courses.


Syllabus External link. | More info External link. (for staff at MDU)

Didactic Digital Competence

The course trains the participants in using and developing digital learning environments. Research on digital learning environments and how they can be used to promote the learning of groups and individuals is discussed. In addition, questions are raised about how digital learning environments can be inclusive.

The purpose of the course is to develop the participant's didactic digital competence.


Syllabus External link. | More info External link. (for staff at MDU)

Open Networked Learning

Open Networked Learning is an open online course about open online teaching and learning. For more information, see the course web page External link..

Accessible teaching

Issues of discrimination, variation, diversity and inclusion are more relevant than ever. The course discusses difficulties and opportunities in creating accessibility in the meeting between student and education.

The purpose of the course is for the course participant to develop their understanding of accessibility issues in teaching.


Syllabus External link. | More info External link. (for staff at MDU)

Higher Education Project

In this course, course participants work in groups with a project of their own. The course is given when needed and is planned jointly by participants and teachers. If you are a group of teachers who are interested in taking the course, please let the course coordinator know. Tell us what you want to do and when you want to do it.

The purpose of the course is to develop the participant's ability to take part in the development of higher education.

Syllabus External link. | The course is given on demand.

More advanced, elective courses

Teaching Portfolio

During the course, the course participant starts assembling a teacher portfolio. The various parts of the portfolio are discussed and a central question is how material should be presented in order for it to be assessable.

The purpose of the course is for the participant to assemble a teaching portfolio.


Syllabus External link. | More info External link. (for staff at MDU)

Supervisorship

The course discusses what a thesis is, what students and supervisors have for roles, how conflicts and other difficult situations can be managed, what academic writing is and what ethical and moral positions that supervision may require.

The purpose of the course is to develop the participant's ability to supervise thesis projects.


Syllabus External link. | More info External link. (for staff at MDU)

Supervisors - Third Cycle Programme

The purpose the course is to give the participants better conditions for supervising at the doctoral level.

Let the head of your unit know that you are interested in taking the course.

More info about ongoing course External link, opens in new window.

Three-year plan for Lärum´s courses

Table showing language and location for each course

Course

Name

HT22

VT23

HT23

VT24

HT24

VT25

PEA924

Högskolan och utbildningsuppdraget
Higher Education in its Context

Sve - Online

Sve - Online

Eng - Online

Sve - Online

Sve - Online

Eng - Online

PEA928

Läraren och utbildningsuppdraget
Teaching in Higher Education

Sve - Blandat

Eng - Blended

Sve - Blandat

Sve - Blandat

Eng - Blended

Sve - Blandat

PEA931

Studenten och lärandesituationen
Learning in Higher Education

Eng - Blended

Sve - Eskilstuna

Sve - Västerås

Eng - Eskilstuna

Sve - Eskilstuna

Sve - Västerås

PEA931

Learning in Higher Education


Eng - Online (Self study course online at your own pace)

PEA926

Kursdesign
Course Design

Eng - Blended


Sve - Blandat

Eng - Blended

PEA929

Pedagogisk digital kompetens
Didactic Digital Competense


Eng - Blended


Sve - Blandat


Sve - Blandat

PEA932

Studenters skrivande
Students' writing

Sve - Online


Sve - Online


Eng - Online


PEA933

Tillgänglig undervisning
Accessible teaching


Sve - Blandat


Eng - Blended


Sve - Blandat

PEA927

Lärande i öppna nätverk
Open Networked Learning (ONL)

Eng - Online (Problem based international course in collaboration with other universities. Ask for start date)

PEA930

Pedagogisk portfölj
Teaching Portfolio


Sve - Blandat

Eng - Blended (HT23+VT24)

Sve - Online (HT24+VT25)

PEA923

Handledarskap
Supervisorship

Sve - Blandat


Eng - Blended


Sve - Online


PEA925

Högskolepedagogiskt projekt
Higher Education Project

The course is given when needed and is planned jointly by participants and teachers.
Read more about the course here External link.

Re-examination for all courses: 2022-11-04, 2023-01-13, 2023-06-02, 2023-08-18, (later dates are added continuously)

Gul/Yellow

Swedish course language

Blå/Blue

English course language

Online

Synchronous meetings take place at Zoom, no meetings on campus.

Blandat
Blended

Meetings take place both on Campus and Zoom.
The place for the meetings is stated in the schedule overview for each course on Lärum's website and in the application form.

Eskilstuna

All meetings on site in Campus Eskilstuna.

Västerås

All meetings on site in Campus Västerås.


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