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Professional development course 1: Teaching and Learning, Blended VT18

The course aims at supporting the professional development of teachers from all disciplinary areas at Stockholm University and requires no previous teaching or online experience.

In this course you will learn how to teach with new methods in order to enhance the learning of the new generation of students. You will have the opportunity to meet lecturers and course participants worldwide. This course seeks to provide colleagues at the university with a platform for academic development with a specific focus on the challenges and possibilities facing university teachers of today. You are able to attend the seminars online apart from the first and last one.

After completing the course, you will be able to

After this course you will be able to articulate your pedagogic stance both in relation to higher education research and based on exchange of experiences with other university teachers both at Stockholm University as well as collaborating Universities from other countries.

Disposition of the course

The course builds on the principle of professional exchange of experiences and ideas among university teachers and so requires active participation in all sessions. The course is organized around seminar sessions and workshops introducing specific themes inviting discussion and reflection on issues of relevance to teaching in higher education, such as:

  • Pedagogical principles and research on student learning
  • Educational design for flexibility and inclusiveness.
  • Education design with regard to intercultural aspects of international collaboration
  • Feedback and assessment
  • Models for educational reflection and educational development

More specifically, the course includes seven seminar days, and three workshops. All seminars will last 9.00-12.00. The first and last seminare will be held at the Department of Education. The other five seminars are online.

Blended education and international cooperation is a growing movement, and the course considers this and the impact of intercultural aspects of teaching. Each online seminar starts with an international session with teachers from Singapore University of Social Sciences (Singapore), University of Cape Town (South Africa) and Plymouth University (UK).

Course requirements

  • Participate in the seminars which involve preparatory work and an asynchronous discussion in relation to each seminar session.
  • Write a personal reflection of your own approach to teaching.
  • Conduct two peer reviews.
  • Your are also required to take part in three of the workshops in CeUL's programme. Register as soon as possible for the workshops as the number of participants are limited. Please, note that some are in English and some in Swedish.
  • No technical or online skills needed.
  • The workload is equivalent to 5 full weeks, i.e. 7.5 ECTS credits (hp).

Schedule Spring 2018

All days 9-12

Seminar days Venue
Mar 22 Find you way to: The Department of Education, Frescativägen 54, level 5, room: 2519
Apr 4 Online
Apr 11 Online
Apr 24 Online
May 3 Online
May 15 Online
May 17 Find your way to: The Department of Education, Frescativägen 54, level 5, room: 2519


Language English

Course leader:

Seminar leaders:

Dr Ulf Olsson, Department of Computer and System Sciences Stockholm University

Dr Meeri Hellsten, Departmet of Education and Curtis Reed, Department of Education, and Elisabeth Åman, Student Services, Stockholm University.

Dr Alan Cliff, University of Cape Town and Dr Huie Wuan, Singapore University of Social Sciences.

Course literature
  • Book: University Teaching in Focus Edited by Lynne Hunt and Denise Chalmers. Routledge.
  • Readings to be downloaded during the course.



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.

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 is closed.


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Karin Christoffersson, Phone: 08-16 4093

Talia Adamsson, Phone: 08-16 3630