The aim of the course is to give you the opportunity to research a topic of your choice within teaching and learning related to supervision of undergraduate theses, in your own discipline. During the course you will be writing a paper that can serve as the basis for continued professional development within your home department. You can design the writing project so that it can serve as the start of a larger project that you can continue working on after you finish the course, for example as a larger professional development project, a conference presentation, or as a paper that could be sent in for publication.

After completing the course, you will be able to

After completiing the course you will be able to present and discuss a project on teaching and learning in relation to student undergraduate theses in the humanities and social sciences.

Course content and structure

On the course you will work with topics such as formative assessment, academic cultures, models of supervision, thematic supervision, group supervision, and the writing process. The course begins with a “reading period” when you will familiarize yourselves with a selection of the course literature. On the three campus meetings you will get the chance to discuss the course literature, help each other with your individual writing projects (ca 6-12 pages), and share experiences across disciplines. On the distance part of the course you will have virtual assignments and peer feedback to do, as well as writing on your project and reading the course literature. The course literature consists of a number of research articles (which will be made available at the beginning of the course), and the literature that you choose for your writing project. The course is given in English and the language of instruction is English, but you can choose to write your course paper in either Swedish or English.

The course is equivalent to five weeks of study (equivalent to 7,5 hp) and consists of three mandatory campus course meetings. Preparation between the course meetings is also required. In addition, there will be virtual assignments to do on the learning platform (Mondo), and also an individual meeting about your writing project with the course leader via Skype or Adobe Connect.

Schedule Autumn 2017
Date Time Venue
9 Oct 10-15 Online
23 Oct 10-15 *Room 1511
24 Oct 10-15 *Room 2427
27 Oct 10-15 *Room 1511
14 Nov 10-15 Online

*Venue/find your way to: The Deparment of Education, Frescativägen 54.

Language English
Course Leader Elias Schwieler
Course Literature To be announced



Compulsory attendance. Participants who gain a pass will be entitled to a certificate.


For admission the following applies: You must be a department staff member at Stockholm University. Registration must be confirmed with and approved by the head of department or director of studies or equivalent. Entrance requirements: UL1 or equivalent.

Full attendance is necessary if you are to benefit from this course. Your department will be debited 2000 Swedish crowns, if you are not able to attend. However, participation is free of charge for all employees at Stockholm University.

Registration for the course Professional development course 2 blended: Teaching and Learning in The Humanities & Social Sciences Autumn 2017