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.
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. "Blended" means that you are able to attend seminars online and at campus but spring term 2021 will the course be fully online due to the uncertain corona situation.

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.

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
  • Feedback and assessment
  • Models for educational reflection and educational development

More specifically, the course includes six mandatory online seminars, and three workshops. In addition, it will be both individual work and collaboration between the seminars. All seminars will last from 9.00 to 11.30.

Course requirements

  • Mandatory participation 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.
  • Take a self-paced module on Regulation in higher education
  • No technical or online skills needed.
  • The workload is equivalent to 5 full weeks, i.e. 7.5 ECTS credits (hp).
  • Your are also required to take part in three of the workshops in CeUL's program. Register as soon as possible for the workshops as the number of participants are limited. You can book workshops which takes place throughout the semester. They don't have to be during the course period. Please, note that some are in English and some in Swedish.

CeUL Workshop program


Schedule Spring 2021





Tuesday 9 February 9 - 11.30 *Online seminar
Tuesday  23 February 9 - 11.30 *Online seminar
Tuesday 9 March 9 - 11.30 *Online seminar
Tuesday 16 March 9 - 11.30 *Online seminar
Thurssday 25 March 9 - 11.30 *Online seminar
Tuesday 30 March 9 - 11.30 *Online seminar
Venue / Find your way  

*All course meetings are held in  Zoom. To participate in the course you will need:

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 Shu-Nu Chang Rundgren, Stockholm University

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.

Pil som pekar på anmälningslänken


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.

Applicants  employeed at another University are welcome to apply to our courses but priority are given to participants employed at Stockholm University. If accepted as a participant there is a coursefee of 15.000 SEK.

Registration for the course Professional development course 1: Teaching and Learning: Blended