The course in university pedagogy at UIA aims to develop, supplement and adjust the existing educational expertise of university staff. Participants will gain knowledge of
This course aims to serve as a supplement to, and a development or adjustment of the expertise which already exists amongst staff at the university. Participants will acquire knowledge and new skills in the planning, implementation and assessment of teaching and supervising students.
Who can participate?
The course has 25 places available to participants. New employees and those with teaching or supervision as part of their work at UiA during the coming academic year will be prioritised.
Time and place
University Course in Pedagogy 2023/2024
October 19 and 20 2023 - Theme: Introduction to university pedagogy (Meeting 1)
November 16 and 24 2023 - Theme: University didactics (Meeting 2)
January 17 and 18 2024 - Theme: Digital end flexible education (Meeting 3)
February 14 and 15 2024 - Theme: Presentation of Study Assignment 1-2 (Meeting 4)
April 25 and 26 2024 - Theme: Presentation of Study Assignment 3-4 (Meeting 5)
Theme «elective modules»: Dates depend on provider schedule (Meeting 6)
Teaching and the role of the teacher
IT in teaching
Teaching quality in higher education
Active learning forms for students
The connection between teaching, learning, and assessment
Work with different teaching forms such as lectures, group work, workshops and peer guidance
Video recordings of teaching
Presentations, short developmental projects, and portfolio submissions
Portfolio submissions of your own contributions
In order to pass this course, we require that you attend all the sessions. 150 hours will/must be recorded on each individual work plan.
Participants must also take part in peer observation and guidance of teaching, as well as submitting four practical and theoretical portfolio submissions. This work will be started in the course of the sessions.
The course aims to further develop, supplement and adjust the existing educational expertise of university staff. Participants will acquire knowledge and new skills in the planning, implementation and assessment of teaching and supervising students.
After completing the course, the participant will be able to:
describe and explain how students learn and how one can facilitate students’ learning
evaluate and apply different methods in order to increase the quality of education evident in his/her teaching
use different teaching forms and reflect over how these can contribute to improved learning outcomes
plan and implement good teaching sequences
be able to set into motion relevant examination types and reflect on the consequences these might have for the students’ learning
describe and evaluate how to strengthen your own teaching skills and guide colleagues in their teaching and supervision work
use different strategies for supervisions in differing supervision situations
use digital tools in teaching and be able to facilitate flexible teaching
UiA PULS cover course expenses related to accommodation and dining. Travel expenses to and from the various course locations must be covered by the individual, possibly by their own department.