Training in higher education teaching and learning

All teaching staff must complete training in higher education teaching and learning. On this webpage, you will find information about the courses that are organised by the Faculty of Science and the Division for Higher Education Development.

Recommended courses

Course for doctoral students

We recommend the course Learning and Teaching in Higher Education – Theory and Practice, which qualifies you to teach.

Courses for teaching staff

For teachers we recommend the course Learning and Teaching in Higher Education – Theory and Practice which is given by the faculty, and then one of the two courses below which are given by the Division for Higher Education Development.

  • Course design in higher education
  • Course design in higher education – blended course

Find courses on the Division for Higher Education Development website


Shortcuts to the course information


Learning and Teaching in Higher Education – Theory and Practice

The course is part of the Faculty of Science’s qualifying teacher training, and comprises three weeks of full-time work. The course is aimed at teaching staff without previous training in teaching and learning.

Syllabus: Learning and Teaching in Higher Education – Theory and Practice

Course period

9 November – 6 December 2021.

Application

Apply for the course Learning and Teaching in Higher Education – Theory and Practice

Application deadline: 17 May 2021.

Priority order for admission

  1. Applicant with teacher position.
  2. Doctoral student with planned teaching (certified by a note from the director of studies or head of department)
  3. Doctoral student at the end of the doctoral studies, provided that the course is stated as a compulsory course in the student's study plan.
  4. Doctoral student with the course stated as compulsory in the student's study plan.

Please note: If you are a doctoral student with planned teaching, you need to upload your certified note (in PDF format) when you fill in the application form.


Education for scientific literacy – sustainability, equality and ethics

Sustainability, equal opportunities, ethics and reflection are examples of things that should be included in all higher education. But how can we teach this so that it adds value to students' learning of science? In a series of workshops, we meet invited guests, explore good examples, tools and resources, and exchange experiences and ideas on how science teaching and learning could be improved. Supplemented with a project, individual or in groups, the workshops can be recognised as part of the compulsory qualifying teacher training.

The course is free of charge for teachers at the Faculty of Science. The course cost for participants from other parts of the university is SEK 7.800.


Course for prospective docents (associate professors)

The course has a new format and is now composed of two separate parts. One part is a course in doctoral supervision and the other part is a course that deals with some key elements in academic life, such as collegiality and academic freedom. The order by which the courses are taken does not matter, but both are required to be appointed Docent (associate professor).

The course Doctoral supervision

The course is given by the Division for Higher Education Development twice a year, in Swedish in the spring and in English in the autumn. The workload of the course equals two weeks of full-time work.

Read more about the course Doctoral supervision – ahu.lu.se

The course Beyond doctoral supervision – scholarship and academic values

The course is given by professor Per Lundberg once a year (in the spring) in English. The workload of the course equals one week of full-time work.

This course is intended to prepare for academic life in general. Lectures and seminars will cover topics such as:

  • Scientific codes of conduct and research integrity
  • The supervisor as a teacher and tutor in doctoral studies
  • The basic tenets of academic freedom
  • The role of science and research in society
  • Academic freedom and freedom of speech in academia and in society
  • Collegiality and collegial leadership

The course puts research and higher education, especially doctoral teaching and supervision, in context. Core academic values and the rights and responsibilities associated with a career within and outside academia are emphasized.


Courses given by the Division for Higher Education Development

The Division for Higher Education Development offer many courses in training in higher education teaching and learning.

Courses given by the Division for Higher Education Development – ahu.lu.se


Open Resource: Developing as an academic teacher

The university offers an open resource that is available freely for academic teachers.

Open Resource: Developing as an academic teacher – ahu.lu.se