Course Syllabus for

Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Högskolepedagogisk introduktionskurs

GEM002F, 5 credits

Valid from: Spring 2016
Decided by: Professor Eva Nordberg Karlsson
Date of establishment: 2015-11-20

General Information

Division: Doctoral Research Training
Course type: Third-cycle course
Teaching languages: English, Swedish


The aim of the course is to introduce the participants to ideas about higher education teaching issues, thus preparing them for taking decisions in teaching that benefit students’ learning. An additional aim of the course is to provide the participants with a foundation for further professional development as a teacher in higher education.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Course Contents

The student in higher education, learning, forms of teaching, communication and feedback, examination, evaluation, the university lecturer and teaching qualifications.

Course Literature

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, project. The course starts with a week of five full days in which lectures are combined with group exercises and individual work. This is followed by a group project, which is to be reported 3–5 weeks later (the total workload of the project work is about a week per participant), and an individual reflection assignment.

Examination Details

Examination formats: Written report, written assignments. For a Pass on the course, the participant must have attended at least 80 % of the scheduled activities, completed assignments during the scheduled activities, passed the project work and the individual reflection assignment, including attendance at the feedback and reporting sessions.
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Admission requirements: To be admitted to the course, participants must normally have a first-cycle degree.
Selection criteria: The applicants with the earliest admittance dates to the PhD studies are given priority. When the course is taught in English, priority is given to doctoral students with native languages other than Swedish.

Further Information

Doctoral students who teach at first or second cycle level must have completed an introductory course in teaching and learning in higher education, or acquired an equivalent qualification. All doctoral students must be offered at least two weeks of education in teaching and learning in higher education, in accordance with the decision of the Board of Lund University, reg. no Dnr LS 2010/771. The course is identical to and given together with GB_A02.

Course Occasion Information

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