This course has been designed for university lecturers at Stockholm university from all academic areas interested in developing their competence in educational research and carrying out an educational study within the own discipline. Previously completed training in higher education teaching, corresponding to the higher education pedagogic courses UL1 and UL2 is a merit in the selection of course participants.

About the course

During the course you carry out an in-depth pedagogical development project with the support of a supervisor from CeUL. You may already have material that you need support in developing and processing, such as the work you completed during the UL2 course. The course project can be carried out individually, but forming a project together with two or more colleagues from the same department is an advantage.

The course contributes to your teaching becoming more research-based, based on didactic knowledge. It also contributes to your professional development in the field of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, as the results of the course participants projects are shared with other colleagues at a concluding mini-conference.

Effort involved

The course is the equivalent of 5 weeks of full-time study (7.5 hp). The course consists of five mandatory course seminars, own project work and supervision meetings. The course is offered once a year.

Aim and intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to contribute to professional development within the area of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. After completing the course, you will be able to:

  • Identify a relevant educational question in your discipline based on published research.
  • Formulate a research aim and research questions for a study that is relevant to teaching and learning in your discipline.
  • Carry out a discipline-based educational study where the research methods and analysis are chosen with respect to the research aim and research ethics.
  • Present your study in a suitable form (conference presentation, research paper, etc.)

Course content and structure

The course is based around carrying out a discipline-based educational study, relevant to your role as a university lecturer.  The study should build on earlier research. The choice of topic is made in consultation with one of the course leaders. The spring term starts with a half-day online seminar. After this, the participants are divided into groups led by a supervisor which meet regularly during the spring term. There is also two additional mandatory online seminars. During the autumn, three seminars are held, the last of consists of a mini-conference where the course participants' present their work.

Schedule 2024

Date Time Venue
22 Feb 13—16 *Online seminar
21 Mar 13—16 *Online seminar
18 Apr 13—16 *Online seminar
19 Sep 13—16 *Online seminar
14 Nov 13—16 *Online seminar
5 Dec 10—15 **Campus meeting, IPD room 2511
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*Online seminars are held in Zoom (guide on how to install an log into Zoom) Zoom works better with a computer and headset!

**IPD, Department of Education, Frescativägen 54

Language Bilingual: Swedish and English. The course group will probably be bilingual and include both teachers who prefer to discuss in Swedish and teachers who are not able to discuss in Swedish.
Course Leader Elias Schwieler, Associate Professor at the Departement of Education och Max Scheja, Professor at the Departement of Education
Course Literature To be announced


Course certificate

You will be provided with a course certificate that certifies that you have completed the training once you have attended the meetings and carried out the tasks.


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 ahead of the course 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 3 - Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 2024