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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

For doctoral students, we recommend the course Teaching and Learning in Higher Education – Theory and Practice, which qualifies you to teach.

For teaching staff, we recommend the course:

  • Teaching and Learning 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

Shortcuts to the course information


Teaching and learning 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

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.

Course fee

The course is free of charge for teaching staff and doctoral students at the faculty. If you can’t attend, you need to cancel your registration at least 14 days prior to the start of the course, otherwise your department will be charged SEK 9 900 for the course cost.

Registration

Registration is closed for now.


Teaching and Learning in Higher Education – Theory and Practice (shortened version)

It is possible to take a shortened, two-week version of the introductory teacher training course "Teaching and Learning in Higher Education – Theory and Practice". In contrast to the longer version of the course, this shortened version does not contain a project part, which means that the participants will not get the opportunity to do an in-depth study of a pedagogical topic of their choice. Apart from this, the content of the two courses is the same.

The two parts of the course

The course consists of two parts which together correspond to two weeks of qualifying teacher training.

Self-study: This part consists of one week of self-study with online video lectures and assignments. The self-study part is open to teaching staff and doctoral students at the Faculty of Science and the number of participants is unlimited. Please note that the self-study part alone will not be valid as qualifying teacher training.

Teacher-led sessions: The second part consists of one week of teacher-led seminars and workshops in the classroom, and assessment. The number of participants is limited to 30. In order to be admitted, you must first have completed the self-study part of the course.

Course fee

The course is free of charge for teaching staff and doctoral students at the faculty. If you can’t attend, you need to cancel your registration at least 14 days prior to the start of the course, otherwise your department will be charged SEK 7 800 for the course cost.

Registration

The registration is closed for now.


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.

Syllabus: Education for Scientific Literacy – Sustainability, Equality and Ethics

Course fee

The course is free of charge for teaching staff and doctoral students at the Faculty of Science. The course cost for participants from other parts of the university is SEK 7.800.

Next course opportunity: Autumn 2022

The course starts in autumn 2022.

The first workshop: Education for scientific literacy – Introduction, 12 October

What is scientific literacy and how can it be supported throughout the curriculum? The first workshop is held on 12 October from 13:15 to 16:00. All teaching staff is welcome to register on 5 September at the latest.

Register for the workshop Education for scientific literacy – Introduction

The second workshop "Education for scientific literacy – Equal opportunities”, 29 November

What do equality and diversity have to do with science education? The second workshop is held on 29 November from 13:15 to 16:00. All teaching staff is welcome to register on 7 November at the latest.

Register for the workshop Education for scientific literacy – Equal opportunities


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.

Find more information on the course, the next course opportunity, and registration on the Division for Higher Education Development website.

Courses on the Division for Higher Education Development website

The course Beyond doctoral supervision – scholarship and academic values

The course is led 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.

Registration

The registration for the course Beyond doctoral supervision – scholarship and academic values is closed for now.


Doctoral Supervision at the Faculty of Science – A Basic Introduction

The course provides a qualification to work as an assistant supervisor for doctoral students at the Faculty of Science.

The course has two parts. The first part provides knowledge of the basic procedures involved in research programmes, focusing on rules and systems at the Faculty of Science: roles and division of responsibilities in research programmes, resources for research programmes, administrative systems and procedures in research programmes.

The second part provides insights into basic aspects of the dual role as supervisor and researcher, and of supervision as teamwork. It also aims at providing basic tools and strategies when things do not go well – how is the situation to be managed if a doctoral student has problems?

Registration

The registration is closed for now.


Learning for change

Learning for Change is a mentoring programme in the form of a course. The course is aimed at associate senior lecturers and is offered within the framework of the faculty's programme for associate senior lecturers. Subject to availability, newly appointed senior lecturers, postdoctoral researchers and researchers at the beginning of their careers may also attend the course.

During the course you will learn about the theories of bifocal mentoring programmes and receive support in your individual career planning. The course covers the following topics:

  • Learning for change, mentoring and sponsorship
  • Meritocracy and bias
  • Integrating equity perspectives into research and teaching
  • Inclusion in academia
  • Leadership from an equal opportunities perspective
  • Research funding and applications for funds
  • Good practice

The course runs for one year and is given every other year. The course is equivalent to three weeks of full-time work.

First course opportunity: Autumn 2022

The course starts on 7 October and runs over one year.

The registration deadline is 15 September.

Register for the course Learning for change


Courses given by the Division for Higher Education Development

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

Course fee

The course is free of charge for teaching staff and doctoral students at the faculty. If you can’t attend, you need to cancel your registration at least 14 days prior to the start of the course, otherwise your department will be charged a fee.

Next course opportunity: Autumn 2022

Registration is open for the course The Good Lecture. The registration deadline is 22 August.

Read more about the course The Good Lecture on the AHU website

Registration

Register by sending an email to benedicte [dot] sato_arentzen [at] science [dot] lu [dot] se with the following information:

  • Which course you want to register for
  • Your name
  • Employee email
  • Position
  • Department
  • If you are a doctoral student, please include a certificate of planned teaching from your supervisor or head of department

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

Contact


Questions about training in higher education teaching and learning

Contact Susanne Pelger, educational developer.
Contact information for Susanne Pelger – staff.lu.se


Questions about the course for prospective docents

Contact Per Lundberg, professor.
Contact information for Per Lundberg – staff.lu.se


Questions about registration

Benedicte Sato Arentzen, administrative coordinator.
Contact information for Benedicte Sato Arentzen – staff.lu.se