Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Scientific Theoretical Traditions and Methodologies

Summary

Admission requirements

Prerequisite courses for this course are: Courses: HP701E-Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Knowledge Field and Research.

Syllabus

Syllabus for students autumn 2020

Course Code:
HP702E revision 1
Swedish name:
Högskolepedagogik: Vetenskapsteoretiska traditioner och metodologier
Level of specialisation
A1F
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

Prerequisite courses for this course are: Courses: HP701E-Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Knowledge Field and Research.

Purpose

The course aims to enable students to deepen their knowledge and abilities in studying and critically reviewing theories and methods, paying consideration to traditions of scientific theory and social and ethical aspects.

Contents

The course examines the relevant theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches that arise within teaching and learning in higher education, alongside their possibilities and limitations for research and development work. Traditions of scientific theory, in addition to matters of ethics and the social relevance of research will be addressed alongside studies of theoretical perspectives.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will

  1. present and problematise theoretical perspectives, traditions in scientific theory and social and ethical elements relevant to research in teaching and learning in higher education,
  2. assess and evaluate research of teaching and learning in higher education based on theoretical, methodological, social and ethical aspects.

Learning activities

The overall layout of the course tuition is flexible, as online elements can be combined with on-campus 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.

Assessments

Examination 1: Oral presentation. 3.5 credits.
This examination assesses intended learning outcomes 1-2.
Examination 2: Paper, 4 credits. This examination assesses intended learning outcomes 1-2.
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. To be awarded the final grade of VG, a VG is required in both examinations. 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

Jones, Susan. R., Torres, V., & Arminio, Jan. (2013). Negotiating the complexities of qualitative research in higher education: Fundamental elements and issues. Routledge. (256 s.)
Slade, Sharon., & Prinsloo, Paul. (2013). Learning analytics: Ethical issues and dilemmas. American Behavioral Scientist, 57(10), 1510-1529.
Tuli, Fedeke (2010). The basis of distinction between qualitative and quantitative research in social science: Reflection on ontological, epistemological and methodological perspectives. Ethiopian Journal of Education and Sciences, 6(1), 97-108.
Fraenkel, Jack. R., Wallen, Norman. E., & Hyun, Helen. H. (2011). How to design and evaluate research in education. New York: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages. (641 s)
Additional literature based on specialisation to be chosen in consultation with the course coordinator.

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

Eva Davidsson, Course Coordinator
Phone: 040-6657240
Anita Marttila, Student Administrator
Phone: 040-6657345

Application

09 November 2020 - 17 January 2021 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