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Professional development course 2 blended: Teaching and Learning in The Humanities & Social Sciences


Date: 25 March 2019, 8.00 AM - 25 March 2019, 5.00 PM
Venue: Course start: Mar 25th is Online

The course is aimed for teachers within the humanities and social sciences with previous formal training in teaching and learning. (Professional development course 1 or equivalent.)

The aim of the course is to give you the opportunity to research a topic within teaching and learning related to one of the three themes of the course: critical thinking, formative assessment, and supervision of undergraduate theses. (It is possible to write your paper on another theme, but this will limit the help you will get from the course content.) 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 Spring 2019

Date Time Venue
Mar 25-Apr 7 2 weeks Course start, self-studies, reading period
Apr 8 10-15 *Dept. of Education, level 5, Room 1511
Apr 10 10-15 *Dept. of Education, level 5, Room 2503
Apr 11 10-15 *Dept. of Education, level 5, Room 1511
May 9   Deadline for paper.
Venue / find your way to

*The Department 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.

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Terms and conditions: Participation is free of charge for all employees at Stockholm University. Your application is processed within a few working days and you will receive a message through the signup system with instructions on how to complete your registration. After that your registration is binding. In case of cancellation later than two weeks ahead of the course your department will be debited a cancellation fee of 2 000 SEK. By signing up you confirm that your registration is approved by the Head of (your) Department or equivalent.

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Clara Fagerlind, Phone: 08-16 3165

Karin Christoffersson, Phone: 08-16 4093