Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Knowledge Field and Research

Summary

Admission requirements

Entry requirements
General entry requirements: First-cycle qualification comprising at least 180 credits.

Specific entry requirements:
At least three years of documented experience of teaching at higher education level, or working with skills development in at an equivalent organisation (for example, Swedish Customs, the Swedish Police Authority, Swedish Armed Forces) or successful completion of courses comprising at least 60 credits in one of the following subjects: Education pedagogy, educational sciences, work with teaching and education or other subject in the behavioural sciences, in addition to English 6.

Syllabus

Syllabus for students autumn 2020

Course Code:
HP701E revision 1
Swedish name:
Högskolepedagogik: Kunskapsområde och forskning
Level of specialisation
A1N
Main fields of study:
Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Language:
English
Date of ratification:
27 May 2019
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Education and Society
Enforcement date:
31 August 2020

Entry requirements

Entry requirements
General entry requirements: First-cycle qualification comprising at least 180 credits.

Specific entry requirements:
At least three years of documented experience of teaching at higher education level, or working with skills development in at an equivalent organisation (for example, Swedish Customs, the Swedish Police Authority, Swedish Armed Forces) or successful completion of courses comprising at least 60 credits in one of the following subjects: Education pedagogy, educational sciences, work with teaching and education or other subject in the behavioural sciences, in addition to English 6.

Purpose

The course aims for students to deepen their knowledge in scientific theory, the research process, and their knowledge of teaching and learning in higher education and adult learning as research areas. The course includes practical elements in which the student explores the practice of teaching and learning in higher education.

Contents

The course reviews national and international research in teaching and learning in higher education and adult learning, in addition to the critical issues that arise in connection with the studies’ backgrounds and research processes.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will

  1. Evaluate and problematise research of teaching and learning in higher education and adult learning from the perspective of scientific theory,
  2. Identify and present central concepts and theoretical perspectives in research of teaching and learning in higher education,
  3. analyse and present the various aspects of research processes,
  4. Compare Swedish and international legislation governing higher education, with focus on adult learning and teaching and learning in higher education.

Learning activities

Seminars are linked to lectures; group work and individual presentations using different media. There will be opportunities for feedback between the students throughout the course. Methods will be developed based on the purpose and intended learning outcomes of the course, in a collaboration between students and teachers. The course is flexible and online elements can be included with campus-based activities.

Assessments

Examination 1: Analysis of article 4.5 credits.
This examination assesses intended learning outcomes 1, 2 and 3.
The student presents an academic article in the field of teaching and learning in higher education, with their analysis based on scientific theory and methodology. The presentation includes central concepts and theoretical perspectives. Different aspects of the research process will be discussed based on the analysis. The analysis will be presented during a seminar, or as an audio recording.
Examination 2: Individual paper, 3 credits.
This examination assesses intended learning outcome 4. The paper includes a comparison of Swedish and international legislation governing higher education, with focus on adult learning and teaching and learning in higher education.
Alternative assessment forms may be included following consultation with the examiner.
The course coordinator will provide information about grading criteria at the start of the course.
It must be possible to distinguish between individual performances for
all assessments

Grading system

Fail (U), Pass (G) or Pass with Distinction (VG).

Course literature and other teaching materials

Course evaluation

Students who participate in or complete a course must be given the opportunity to share their experiences and provide feedback on the course via a course evaluation issued by the University. The University will compile the course evaluations and provide information regarding the results and any measures taken as a result of the course evaluation. Results will be made available to the students. (Higher Education Ordinance 1:14).

Contact

The education is provided by the Faculty of Education and Society at the Centre of Academic Learning.

Further information

Anita Marttila, Student Administrator
Phone: 040-6657345

Application

31 August 2020 - 08 November 2020 Day-time 50% Malmö This course is offered as part of a program

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 10000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 10000 SEK