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.
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
Shortcuts to the course information
- Learning and Teaching in Higher Education – Theory and Practice
- Teaching and Learning in Higher Education – Theory and Practice (shortened version)
- Course for prospective docents (associate professors)
- Doctoral Supervision at the Faculty of Science – A Basic Introduction
- Education for scientific literacy – sustainability, equality and ethics
- Courses given by the Division for Higher Education Development
- Open Resource: Developing as an academic teacher
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.
Priority order for admission
- Applicant with teacher position.
- Doctoral student with planned teaching (certified by a note from the director of studies or head of department)
- 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.
- 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.
A shortened, two-week version of the introductory teacher training course "Teaching and Learning in Higher Education – Theory and Practice" is under development and will be offered from 2022.
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. Another difference is that the shortened version of the course has a higher degree of self-study. Apart from this, the content of the two courses is the same.
The two parts of the course
The course consists of two parts:
- One week of self-study with video-recorded lectures and assignments online.
- One week of teacher-led seminars in the classroom that include written assessments.
Together, the two parts are valid as two weeks’ qualifying teacher training.
The self-study part
The self-study part will be open to teaching staff and doctoral students at the Faculty of Science from June 2022. There is no limitation to the number of participants in this part of the course.
The self-study part alone will not be valid as qualifying teacher training.
The teacher-led seminars will be offered twice in October 2022. Each class has a limit of 30 participants. Registration is required for this part of the course. For entry to the seminar part, the self-study part must first be completed through the hand-in of a series of small assignments to the course platform at the end of September.
More information and registration
More information about the course and how to register will be published here in the spring of 2022.
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 course dates and more information about the course on the Division for Higher Education Development website.
The course Beyond doctoral supervision – scholarship and academic values – open for application
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.
Course date and application for spring 2022
- Monday 28 March at 09:00–16:00.
- Tuesday 29 March at 09:00–16:00.
- Wednesday 30 March at 09:00–16:00.
- Thursday 31 March at 09:00–16:00.
- Friday 1 April at 09:00–16:00.
- Thursday 7 April at 09:00–16:00.
The last day to apply is 1 March 2022.
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?
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.
The Division for Higher Education Development offer many courses in training in higher education teaching and learning.
The university offers an open resource that is available freely for academic teachers.
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