Teaching and learning in Higher Education, distance (GHPD) spring 2018

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Duration: week 3-19, 2018

What is the course about?

This course is a general introduction to pedagogy in higher education, and will enable participants to discuss teaching and learning theory while relating it to their own experiences in the classroom.

How does the course unfold?

The course is equivalent to five weeks of academic studies laid out over a semester, mainly conducted via the learning platform Ping Pong through individual written assignments and literature reviews, as well as group discussions and peer feedback in small groups. The course will be conducted in both Swedish and English, which means that the course information, study tasks, and literature will be available in both languages.

When and where does the course take place?

The course opens on 15 January with introductory work in Ping Pong. A campus day will be organized on 26 January at the KI Solna campus. The purpose of the day is to both provide an overview of the course, but above all to give participants the opportunity to meet their fellow group members and course facilitators. Please note that your attendance on campus day is mandatory. The campus day will be held in English. The course ends on 11 May when the final version of examination assignment is to be uploaded in Ping Pong.

How is the course structured?

The course consists of five modules and an examination module. Each module lasts for two weeks where the first week is for individual studies, and the second week is for group discussion in Ping Pong.

Week 3-4 (15 January - 26 January): Introduction weeks

  • Course opens up in Ping Pong 15 January
  • Presentation and preparation work in Ping Pong
  • Campus Day 26 January, 9.00 - 15.00. There will be an optional workshop 'Experience Ping Pong from the student perspective' on the campus day, 15:00 – 16:30 (enroll by 22 January at the latest. Minimum 10 Participants)

Week 5-6 (29 January – 9 February):

Module 1 - Knowledge and learning

Week 7-8 (12 February – 23 February):

Module 2 - Teacher and student roles

Week 9 (26 February – 2 March):

Sports holidays

Week 10-11 (5 March – 16 March):

Module 3 - Outcome-based education

Week 12-13 (19 March – 30 March):

Module 4 - Teaching methods

Week 14 (2 April – 6 April):

Easter holidays

Week 15-16 (9 April – 20 April):

Module 5 - The professional teacher

Week 17-19 (23 April – 11 May):

Module 6 – Examination
(Submission of the final exam version by 11 May at the latest)

What do participants need?

Participants need to have access to a computer with an internet connection and need to be able to attend the second week of each module in the asynchronous group discussion through the learning platform Ping Pong.
The course is free to the employees at the Karolinska Institute and others (e.g. county employees) who teach students at Karolinska Institutet. Course literature is purchased by the participant him/herself.

Maximum number of participants:
42 (6 participants per group)



Mohammed Hamza Zain E. Seed Ahmed

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 887 89
Organizational unit: Unit for Medical Education and Technology (UMET)
E-mail: Mohammed.Seed-Ahmed@ki.se

Education officer

Elisabet Lindgren

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 836 38
Organizational unit: Unit for Medical Education and Technology (UMET)
E-mail: elisabet.lindgren@ki.se


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