Compulsory Higher Education Teacher Training

The Compulsory Higher Education Teacher Training is given as a means of further education for teachers, doctoral students, librarians and ICT-pedagogues at the Linnaeus University.

We admit 30 participants per course start and the courses are announced via the intranet Staff. Priority is given to applicants admitted to a doctoral programme and/or permanently employed by Linnaeus University.

Spring 2024

In spring, the course Didactic Development (4PE33U) will be offered, which is the third and final course in the qualifying higher education pedagogical training (BHU). In spring, the course will be conducted in English.

To enroll in the course, you must have completed the two previous courses.

Didactical development (4PE33U)

Course meetings:

Wednesday, February 28, at 13:00-15:30
Tuesday, March 12, at 13:00-15:30
Monday, April 8, at 13:00-15:30

All meetings will take place via Zoom.

Register here.


The Compulsory Higher Education Teacher Training consists of three course modules offered in both Swedish and English. The course modules form a progression and should be taken in order. The courses start every fall semester, every other year in English.

All courses will be announced in the Staff group Teaching and learning in higher education.

Juridical, norm critical and ethical aspects of teaching, 3 credits (2PE30U)

The course deals with teaching in higher education, acting as a public authority with juridical, norm critical and ethical aspects of teaching nationally and locally. Value aspects of higher education is processed as well as basic academic values and general values such as democracy, equality, internationalization and tolerance in higher education and its' consequences for widened participation and special needs.

Teaching and learning processes, 7 credits (4PE32U)

This course deals with theories and research on student learning, and connections are made to different didactic aspects such as planning, teaching methods, examination and evaluation of higher education. The academic teacher's role is discussed/problematized with emphasis on an active, critical and reflective approach.

On the basis of education, discussions are also held on how to use various teaching methods and digital educational tools in order to promote students' learning. Other aspects of teaching discussed in the course are the students' understanding of teaching and content as well as how the individual competence may be documented for educational acquisition of qualifications.

Didactical development, 5 credits (4PE33U)

This course is framed by some identified aspects of higher educational pedagogical reseach with significance for goal fulfilment, student activity and retention rates. Consequences for different types of course design, distribution forms and assisting technologies are discussed. Important content areas are learning as a meaning-making activity, as a social activity and as an explorative activity in different learning practices.