Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Thesis I

Summary

Admission requirements

Prerequisite courses for this course are: Courses: HP704E-Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Theoretical Perspectives on Research.

Syllabus

Syllabus for students spring 2022

Course Code:
HP705E revision 1
Swedish name:
Högskolepedagogik: Självständigt arbete I
Level of specialisation
A1E
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: HP704E-Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Theoretical Perspectives on Research.

Purpose

The course aims to encourage students to develop their professional and academic skills. The course also aims to enable students to develop their knowledge within their chosen specialisation, and their ability to contribute to knowledge development in the field of teaching and learning in higher education.

Contents

During the course, the student will plan and conduct an independent survey of a practice in higher education. The student selects and justifies a relevant theoretical, methodological and research ethics-based approach to the chosen topic.
The student then analyses and interprets collected data, as per standard scholarly practice. The student presents their work during a seminar and will also publicly discuss and examine an equivalent project.

Learning outcomes

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

  1. formulate an academic research question relevant to the profession and individually-chosen specialisation
  2. present and critically assess research within the chosen area of teaching and learning in higher education, and relate their own study to this research
  3. Based on the chosen research question, select and motivate a relevant theoretical and methodological approach and present considerations of research ethics
  4. Analyse and interpret collected material following standard scholarly practice based on the chosen theoretical perspective
  5. Reach conclusions from the study, and argue for the significance of the project to future research and development work, relevant to the field of teaching and learning in higher education
  6. Present their work in an academic text
  7. Discuss and defend their project, and publicly examine and discuss a different project

Learning activities

The course employs individual and group supervision meetings, and seminars. Methods will be developed based on the purpose and intended learning outcomes of the course, in a collaboration between students and teachers. Most of the course is independent learning with support from a supervisor.

Assessments

The course is examined with an independent written project and public discussion and examination of another independent project. The independent project assesses learning outcomes 1 to 5. Learning outcomes 6 and 7 will be examined during a seminar. The course coordinator will distribute grading criteria at the start of the course. 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

Cohen, Louis; Manion, Lawrence & Morrisson, Keith. (2011). Research methods in education. (7th edition). London: Routledge Falmer. (784 s.)
Bailey, Stephen. (2014). Academic writing: A handbook for international students. London: Routledge. (293 s.)
Wingate, Ursula. (2012). ‘Argument!’ helping students understand what essay writing is about. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 11(2), 145-154.
Oliver, Paul. (2010). The student's guide to research ethics. McGraw-Hill Education (UK). (224 s.)
Individual choice of literature based on research question, in consultation with supervisor.
Additional literature may be added.

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

17 January 2022 - 05 June 2022 Day-time 100% Malmö This course is offered as part of a program