Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Theoretical Perspectives on Research

Summary

Admission requirements

Prerequisite courses for this course are: Courses: HP703E-Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Educating for Widening Participation and Inclusion.

Syllabus

Syllabus for students autumn 2021

Course Code:
HP704E revision 1
Swedish name:
Högskolepedagogik: Teoretiska perspektiv på forskning
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: HP703E-Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Educating for Widening Participation and Inclusion.

Purpose

The course aims to enable the student to develop in-depth knowledge of the theories and traditions in the research field of higher education. The student will also be able to develop their ability to critically identify and formulate research questions.

Contents

The course will study teaching and learning in higher education as a field of both knowledge and research, and how it relates to similar areas. Students will identify a topic and develop a research question. They will also explore potential theoretical perspectives in relation to the topic and research area.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to

  1. Critically assess theoretical perspectives within the subject field of teaching and learning in higher education
  2. identify and formulate a relevant research question within the field of teaching and learning in higher education, and a deepened analysis of theoretical perspectives in relation to the chosen research area
  3. Discuss the knowledge area of teaching and learning in higher education in relation to similar fields

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 outcome 1.

Examination 2: Paper, 4 credits. This examination assesses intended learning outcomes 2-3.
Alternative assessment forms may be included following consultation with the examiner. To be awarded the final grade of VG, a VG is required in both examinations.
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

Research 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

Application

08 November 2021 - 16 January 2022 50% Malmö This course is offered as part of a program