Course design in higher education

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.

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.

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. Responsible: Elin Bommenel and Anna Pettersson. The workshop focuses on what a university teacher employed at the Faculty of Social Sciences is expected to know in the areas 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.

Scheduled meetings

The meetings takes place at AHU, MNO-huset room O104, Sölvegatan 16, Lund. The course starts online on January 12 and ends on May 20.

2/2 13:15-16 workshop 1
16/3 13:15-16 workshop 2
5/5 13:15-16 workshop 3




Kursansvariga: Marita LjungqvistJohanna Bergqvist Rydén


Language: Swedish

Scope: The workload on the course equals three weeks of full-time work

Charge for admission: Lund University teachers 9 900 SEK

The numbers of participants is limited to 32. 


Apply no later than 29 November 2021.

Submit your application to your faculty contact. 

Employees at the faculty of social sciences apply here.

Those who are not members of any of the faculties below apply to Lina Andersson, AHU, 046-222 39 00. 

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