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Teaching and Learning in Humanities

HSE provides the teaching profession with in-service courses for teachers wishing to receive specialized training in student-advisor roles and other formal guidance-oriented positions.

At the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences Education (HSE), our pre-service and in-service program-participants acquire the teaching methods and curricular knowledge necessary for fulfilling their mandates as school teachers within the fields of the visual arts, performing arts, music, history, religious studies, social studies, geography, economics and philosophy.

Our courses and programs introduce our students to the critical concepts necessary for the mastery of domain-specific didactics and assessment methods within the school curriculum. They equip participants with the kinds of tools that will help them achieve a more profound insight into their chosen curricular subject specialization.

In addition to courses that cover subjects that have been accorded discrete designations by the national curriculum, HSE also offers courses on subjects with pan-curricular import and scope such as Democracy and Citizenship Education, Communication and Understanding Conflicts.


Career opportunities

School Curricular Teaching and Learning in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities – Courses and Degree Programs with a Job-Skills Focus.

Most of our students are participants in various pre-service or in-service teacher programs. Regarding the former group, there is a great demand for qualified teachers in Sweden right now. Regarding the latter, continuing education in the form of School Curricular Teaching and Learning courses and degree programs provide the competencies necessary for promotions to senior teaching and administrative positions within the school system.

Courses and programmes


Teaching and Learning in Humanities is not a main field of study but courses can be used as electives for the bachelor´s/master’s degree in another main field of study.

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HSE researchers are active in the fields of the visual arts, the performing arts, music, and aesthetic learning processes (School Curricular Teaching and Learning in the Arts), and in the fields of of history, religious studies, social studies and geography (School Curricular Teaching and Learning in the Humanities and Social Sciences).