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The course offers you an opportunity to develop skill and confidence in your teaching by developing

  • your ability to plan, carry out and evaluate your own teaching,
  • your ability to follow society’s guidelines and policy, and
  • your ability to reflect on your own conceptions of teaching and students’ learning.


  • The organisation of, and the regulations for, teaching at Stockholm University
  • Student learning and the role of the teacher
  • Lesson planning
  • Feedback from students

Disposition of the course

The course corresponds to a nomial two weeks' full-time work, i.e. 3 ECTS credits.

The course begins with two mandatory seminars, a course meeting Tuesday 21st January 10–12 and 13–15 followed by a workshop on planning for teaching and learning Tuesday 28th January, 13–16.

During the course you will observe a colleague’s teaching, after careful reflection and planning, and you will be encouraged to join a group of ‘critical friends’.

You complete the course by taking part in one (1) final course meeting, either, Tuesday 24th March, 13-15 or Tuesday 26th May, 13-15.

You are offered the second alternative since you will benefit more from taking the course if you teach during the term, and arrange to get feedback from your students, before you take part in the concluding meeting.


Schedule Spring 2020


21 January at 10-15 MND* Room to be announced
28 January at 13-16 MND* Room to be announced
24 March at 13-15  (Alternative 1) ** MND* Room to be announced
26 May at 13-15 (Alternative 2)** MND* Room to be announced
** You attend one of thoose course meetings of your choise  
Venue/ find your way to *Department of Mathematics and Science Education, Svante Arrhenius väg 20 A  (Arrheniuslaboratorierna hus E, Frescati.
Course leader Tony Burden, Dept of Mathematics and Science Education
Course literature Morss, Kate, & Murray, Rowena, (2005) Teaching at University: A Guide for Postgraduates & Researchers, Sage (2005)
Language Bilingual: The course is given in English. Participants who teach in Swedish are encouraged to discuss and write assignments in Swedish.


Course certificate

Participants who achieve a Pass will be provided with a certificate that they can register at their department and append to future applications for appointments.


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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.


Registration for the course Introduction to teaching Spring 2020