Project Course – Higher Education Development
The aim of this course is to support individual teachers or groups of teachers to critically engage with, analyze, and explore various pedagogical needs or interests. The central activity in this course is pedagogical development work in the form of a substantial project. It can be carried out by an individual teacher or a group of colleagues. The content and form of the project is largely governed by the needs for pedagogical development identified in the course participants’ respective subjects/institutions. When applying for the course, the working title of the project should be stated in the application form. After admission, and one week before the first course meeting, course participants must upload a project synopsis (minimum ½ page for an individual project, minimum 1 page for collegial project) on the course platform in Canvas. This synopsis shall stipulate the project aim, description, timeline, and deliverables. For group projects, the synopsis shall designate one contact person and also present each participant’s role in the project.
The requirements regarding the scope and complexity of the project content depend on whether the project is an individual or collegial undertaking. Some examples of suitable projects may include development and/or re-design of a programme or specific features of a programme from a pedagogical perspective, or the planning and execution of a well-defined inquiry project, which is closely related to your own teaching practice (following a scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) approach).
The course equals three weeks of fulltime work, i.e. 120 hours. To achieve a course certificate, participation in a minimum of 80% of all scheduled meetings is required. It is mandatory to attend the first course meeting. This meeting cannot be compensated by completion task and online participation is not possible.
The assessment format for the project will be decided at the start of the course in a dialogue between project member/s and the course staff. It might, for example, entail a written report, a conference presentation, or a workshop. Projects are expected to be completed within two semesters. In the case that this is not possible, participants have to finalize their projects within three years of commencement for a course certificate to be issued.
Participants enrolled in the course shall have completed five weeks of pedagogical training (e.g., Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, or equivalent, and Course Design in Higher Education, or equivalent) previous to the project course start.
09.15-12.00, 18 January, 2024, M313
09.15-12.00, 6 March, 2024, M313
09.15-12.00, 16 May, 2024, M313
09.15-12.00, 23 August, 2024, M313
Room M313 in the MNO-house, Sölvegatan 16, Lund.