Courses at CeUL link to national objectives

All basic, intermediate and in-depth courses offered at Centre for the Advancement of University Teaching link to the learning objectives for higher education pedagogical training set by The Association of Swedish Higher Education (SUHF). This to ensure that university teachers, within the set period of ten weeks of full-time study, have the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills and approaches that SUHF considers essential to achieve basic teaching competence in the participant’s subject area and to be able to contribute to the development of higher education teaching and learning.

SUHF's recommendations on general learning outcomes for the teaching qualifications required for employment as academic teacher

After completing the education, the participant shall demonstrate the ability to:

  1. discuss and problematise student learning in the participant’s own subject area, on the basis of research in educational sciences and/or subject didactics of relevance for teaching in higher education.
  2. independently and jointly with others, plan, implement and evaluate teaching and assessment in higher education with a scientific, scholarly or artistic basis and within their own area of knowledge.
  3. make use of, and assist in the development of, physical and digital learning environments to promote learning for groups and for individuals.
  4. interact with students in an inclusive manner and demonstrate knowledge of rules and regulations regarding students with disabilities and of available student support.
  5. apply relevant national and local rules and regulations, and to discuss society’s objectives for HE and the academic teaching role in terms of the participant’s own practice and students’ active participation in higher education.
  6. on their professional approach to academic teaching and their relationship with the students, and also towards the fundamental values of higher education, such as democracy, internationalisation, gender equality, equal opportunities and sustainability.
  7. collect, analyse and communicate their own and others’ experiences of teaching and learning practices, and relevant outcomes of research, as a basis for the development of educational practice and of the academic profession.

In addition to these objectives, participants must have started a teaching portfolio and reported on an independent project, concerning teaching and learning within their own field of knowledge, drawing upon relevant research in educational sciences and/or in subject didactics

Courses offered at CeUL

To help you ensure that the courses you choose to take cover all of the seven SUHF recommendations, the table below shows which of the recommendations that are addressed in each of our various courses.

Higher education teaching and learning course

SUHF objectives:









Introduction to teaching x x     x    
UL1 x x x x x x  
UL2 x x x     x x
UL2 Bas*             x
UL3           x x
Moving feedback forward x x x   x x x
Open Networked Learning (ONL) x x x     x x
Pedagogical Writing           x x

*Please note that the UL2Bas course needs to be supplemented with an in-depth/continuation course of at least 3 credits to be equivalent to a full UL2 course.

Read more about the learning outcomes, content and structure of each course in their respective course descriptions under Courses. For those that go beyond SUHF's firts seven recommendations for higher education education, work on building a pedagogical portfolio of qualifications begins during the UL1 course. An independent project is presented in all our courses except UL1. The objectives that are addressed and touched upon in the UL1 courses are repeated and developed in subject didactic terms in both the UL2 and UL3 courses and in our in-depth courses.