This course seeks to provide colleagues at the university with a platform for academic development with a specific focus on the challenges and possibilities facing university teachers of today. Course meetings are held online.

After completing the course, you will be able to

  • discuss and problematize on matters related to student learning
  • plan, implement and evaluate different elements of teaching
  • use and contribute to the development of physical and digital learning environments to promote learning among groups and individuals
  • meet students in an inclusive manner and have knowledge of regulations and support for students with functional variations
  • use national and local regulations as well as discuss societal goals with higher education and academic teaching in relation to one’s own practice and student participation in education
  • demonstrate a reflective approach to one’s own academic teaching capacity, the relationship with the students and the value of higher education

Disposition of the course

The course builds on the principle of professional exchanges of experiences and ideas among university teachers and so requires active participation in all sessions. The course is organized around online seminar sessions and workshops introducing specific themes inviting discussion and reflection on issues of relevance to teaching in higher education, such as:

  • research student learning in higher education
  • teaching methods
  • assessment and evaluation
  • theory informed practice
  • models for educational reflection and educational development

More specifically, the course includes six mandatory online seminar days (at 13-16) and three workshops in CeUL's or Civis program.

Towards the end of the course, participants will be expected to articulate in writing a personal reflection of her/his own approach to teaching. The course involves preparatory work in relation to each seminar session. Course participants also need to participate in three workshops. The course is equivalent to 7,5 hp.

The Professional development course 1 is semi-bilingual in that participants may write their examination tasks in Swedish, and when possible and appropriate participants may engage in dialogue in Swedish throughout the course. The course employs an inclusive language policy, and lectures will be offered in a language understandable to all participants. Participants are asked to procure reading literature during the course, and this too may be in another language than English.

CeUL's workshop program


Schedule spring 2024

Meeting day Time  Venue                    
3 Apr   Start of selfstudy period. No meeting
10 Apr 13—16 *Online seminar
17 Apr 13—16 *Online seminar
24 Apr 13—16 *Online seminar
29 Apr 13—16 *Online seminar
8 May 13—16 *Online seminar
15 May 13—16 *Online seminar

Venue / Find your way           

*Online seminars are held via Zoom (guide on how to install an log into Zoom)

Language English
Course leader

Elias Schweiler, Associate Professor Department of Education

Course literature University Teaching in Focus A learning - centred approach. (2nd ed.) Edited by Lynne Hunt and Denise Chalmers. London & New York: Routledge, 2021.(Available as E-book through SUB)


Course seminars are mandatory.  Participants who gain a pass will be entitled to a certificate.


Terms and conditions: Participation is free of charge for all employees at Stockholm University. Your application is processed within a few working days and you will receive a message through the signup system with instructions on how to complete your registration. After that your registration is binding. In case of cancellation later than two weeks before course start your department will be debited a cancellation fee of 2 000 SEK. By signing up you confirm that your registration is approved by the Head of (your) Department or equivalent.

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Registration for Professional development course 1 Teaching and Learning Online spring 2024