HPU - Training in teaching and learning in higher education
The course “Training in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education” (Högskolepedagogisk utbildning in Swedish, abbreviated to HPU) is aimed at teachers, professors, librarians, doctoral candidates tied to programmes in fine, applied and performing arts and others who work with students.
The training is based on the recommendations of the Association of Swedish Higher Education Institutions (SUHF). Its completion is intended to result in knowledge, skills and attitudes about working professionally as a university or college teacher within one’s subject area and the ability to participate in the development of higher education.
The role of the teacher in programmes in fine, applied and performing arts (7.5 credits)
This course gives teachers working in higher education in fine, applied and performing arts the opportunity to develop their role and their teaching.
Module 1: 2 credits
Practice and law
In this part of the course, we examine teaching at colleges and universities. Such teaching is subject to rules, laws, regulations, local provisions and plans. In this part of the course, we study how these affect the teaching practice. We also cover how to use the course syllabus as an effective tool in teaching, well as assessment and evaluation. Participants are familiarised with the various supports offered to students and how we develop and make visible our pedagogical practice in programmes in fine, applied and performing arts. We get an overview of how the libraries can support our activities.
Equality and equal treatment
In this part of the course, we examine equality issues that both directly and indirectly affect our work at the university. We look at the rules that apply in the event of incidents and how you should act in your capacity as a colleague, teacher and fellow human being. We also delve into students’ rights.
Elmgren, M. & Henriksson, A. (2015). Universitetspedagogik. (3rd edition) Studentlitteratur AB
Elmgren, M. & Henriksson, A. (2018). Academic teaching. (2nd edition) Studentlitteratur AB
Module 2: 5.5 credits
The mission of the teacher
In this part of the course, we apply our own experiences to learning theories, analyses of teaching tools and reviews of learning situations. The intention is to share experiences, increase understanding of one’s own practice, and provide a basis for the part of the course dubbed “The mission”. The work primarily takes the form of literature reading and seminars/workshops. We also carry out classroom observation of a fellow course participant and conduct a peer-reviewed reflection. Participants must also write a project work on some aspect of their own artistic practice and teaching.
Reflection and summative assessment of the role of the teacher in programmes in fine, applied and performing arts
In this course, the manner in which we develop and make our pedagogical practice visible is examined in three ways:
- Classroom observation of a fellow course participant and a peer-reviewed reflection.
- A classroom observation report on one’s own teaching.
- A project work about some aspect of teaching practice tied to one's own artistic discipline.
The course is given via the Canvas learning platform and has five compulsory meetings. For PhD candidates, the principal supervisor can decide that the course may be included in research education.
Course coordinator: Professor Ylva Hofvander Trulsson.
Course meetings: 17 and 24 January (Module 1: 2 credits), 4 March, 29 April, 16 June (Module 1 + 2, 7.5 credits).
Examination: 3 October
Language of instruction: English
Location: Stockholm University of the Arts and online
Course fee: SEK 20,000, excluding VAT (the cost of required reading materials is not included in the course fee)
Please note that registration is binding. Your Head of Department must approve the registration, as it is the department that will be liable for repayment in the event of a delayed cancellation. To approve the registration, the Head of Department must send an e-mail to Course Coordinator Ylva Hofvander Trulsson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Any cancellation must be made no later than one month before the start date for the course, otherwise 50% of the course fee will be charged. For cancellations made less than two weeks before the start of the course, the entire course fee will be charged. The participant can be changed free of charge at any time, prior to or in connection with the start of the course.
SKH's teachers do not pay a course fee. However, the same cancellation rules apply as for external participants.
If there are less than ten people registered for the course, it will not be conducted.
You register by filling out this form. The deadline for registration is 1 November 2021.
Please note! Your Head of Department must approve your registration by sending an e-mail to Course Coordinator Ylva Hofvander Trulsson: email@example.com