Course design in higher education - blended course

Note that this course will have all scheduled meetings via Zoom. Dates and times are the same as previously indicated.

Course design in higher education is open to teachers, and staff with teaching assignments, at Lund University. It builds on the course Teaching and learning in higher education (or the previous Learning and teaching in HE, LATHE, or similar courses). Participants will be able to increase their understanding of student learning and course design, and become more familiar with literature and research on teaching and learning in higher education. Furthermore, participants will be able to discuss their own teaching as well as analyse and plan teaching in conjunction with assignments. The course equals three weeks of fulltime work, i.e. 120 hours, that can be translated to 4.5 higher education credits (translation and reporting to Ladok is done at your faculty). Apart from scheduled hours, the course continously comprises online activities and individual work, such as reading and written assignments. In case of absence (however, not more than 20 %), compensatory assignments are provided.

A central activity of the course is to plan and develop a present course at your department. The course might be one where you are currently involved as a teacher or one you will give in the future. We recommend that you discuss your choice with the director of studies and/or the course coordinator, so that you can contribute to teaching and learning at your department.

Please note that all participants need to prepare a short (1 page) proposal/outline for the course project that should be uploaded on the course platform during the first week of the course.

Participants from the Faculty of social sciences are also required to attend a faculty-specific event, “Generic skills and pedagogical merits”, that is held by the faculty once per semester. The event for this autumn  will take place on 4 November, 9-15. Responsible: Elin Bommenel and Anna Pettersson. 

Note! Being present at the first course meeting is mandatory in order to follow the course. This meeting can not be compensated for by makeup-tasks. 

Course dates:

The following dates are for course meetings:

6 October, 9.15-12.00

4 November, 9.15-15.00* (only for those who belong to the Social Science Faculty). Generic Skills and Pedagogical Merits. Teachers: Elin Bommenel and Anna Pettersson. 

10 November, 9.15-12.00

2 February 2021, 9.15-12.00

*The workshop focuses on what a university teacher employed at the Faculty of Social Sciences is expected to know in the ares of pedagogical merits, generic skills within an academic context, and their research based foundations. We encourage participants to reflect upon what this knowledge may imply for their everyday practice and to get to know representatives for the faculty libraries and its pedagogical academy. 



Marita Ljungqvist, AHU

Johanna Bergqvist Rydén, AHU


Due to COVID-restrictions, AHU’s courses for this autumn will be given as distance education. If the restrictions are eased, some courses or modules may be given on campus instead. Applicants will be informed on any changes.


Language: English

Scope: The workload on the course equals three weeks of full-time work. For doctoral students the course is evaluated to ECTS credits by your faculty. 

Charge for admission: 
Lund University teachers: 9.900 SEK

Application: You apply no later than 8 June 2020 by way of the educational coordinator or equivalent person at your faculty. The number of participants is limited to 24.


Submit your application to your faculty contact.

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