Course design in higher education - blended course
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 neither be attended online nor be compensated for by makeup-tasks.
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 meetings take place in room O104, at AHU, MNO-huset, Sölvegatan 16, Lund.
NOTE! For participants from the Faculty of Social Sciences, there will be an additional half-day, date will be announced.
*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