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Education

UPL offer a wide variety of activities that support teachers and researchers in their pedagogical development and facilitate professional development. These include courses, workshops and seminars for teaching staff at Umeå University.

Apply to our courses and workshops on our intranet

The courses are designed to challenge and develop the pedagogical skills that are essential for university teachers. The courses provide qualifications for permanent employment and promotion for teachers at university level and contribute to teaching awards for university teachers. Around 350-400 teachers participate each year in our courses or workshops.

The target groups for our activities are doctoral students, teachers, departments, program management, faculty boards and other actors within university management and administration.

UPL aims to decrease the gap between traditional campus-based teaching and teaching in digital environments or with digital tools. To achieve this UPL aims to develop teachers' pedagogical digital competence (PDK) through courses, consultancy services and projects. We also offer both pedagogical and technical support regarding the university's digital teaching and learning environments.

Courses

We offer courses in Swedish and in English and our courses range from beginners courses to in-depth courses.

Beginners' course

Our beginners' course is called 'New as a University Teacher' and is a preparatory course for the inexperienced teacher. No previous knowledge or teaching experience is required.

Basic course

The basic courses are designed to contribute to qualification for employment as a university teacher. Two of our basic courses are 'Teaching in higher education' and 'Learning in higher education'.

In-depth course

Our in-depth courses provide teachers with enhanced knowledge within specific areas of higher education. Two of our in-depth courses are 'Problem based learning (PBL) and the Case method' and 'Assessment and Evaluation'.

We also offer courses in supervision, for example 'Post graduate supervision in practice'.

Workshops

Our workshops aim to contribute to broadening or deepening knowledge in the field of university education. We have, among other things, introductory workshops in the university's e-learning systems, workshops in accessibility in education and workshops for the development of a personal teaching portfolio.

Seminars

Our seminars are offered within our local networks with the aim of stimulating collegial professional development. We have a seminar series for our Pedagogical leaders (SPA), a seminar series for post graduate supervisors (HandUm) and a seminar series for awarded teachers (PIL), which provides a platform for sharing ideas and experiences regarding educational development.

Upcoming courses

August

Last day to apply for Teaching and learning in higher education
Thu
15
Aug
Last day to apply for Teaching and learning in higher education
Time 00:00 - 23:00 15 August 00:00 - 23:00
Place UPL
Course. August 15 is the last day to apply for Learning in higher education and the online course Teaching and learning in higher education.
Postgraduate supervision in practice
Mon
26
Aug
Postgraduate supervision in practice
Time 26 August at 08:30 until 27 August at 16:30 26 August at 08:30 until 27 August at 16:30
Place UPL, Naturvetarhuset
Course. As a supervisor, you need to find ways of working that are both effective and individually tailored to the students’ needs.

September

Teaching in higher education
Tue
10
Sep
Teaching in higher education
Time 10 September at 08:30 until 11 September at 16:30 10 September at 08:30 until 11 September at 16:30
Place UPL, Naturvetarhuset
Course. The focus in this basic course is the teacher and the teaching mission.
New as a university teacher
Mon
16
Sep
New as a university teacher
Time 16 September at 08:30 until 17 September at 16:30 16 September at 08:30 until 17 September at 16:30
Place UPL, Naturvetarhuset
Course. As an inexperienced teacher you will have the opportunity to gain a fundamental knowledge of teaching and educational work during this course.
PBL and the Case Method
Thu
19
Sep
PBL and the Case Method
Time 08:30 - 16:30 19 September 08:30 - 16:30
Place UPL, Natural Sciences building
Course. This course is directed to those who would like to develop student active-teaching and at the same time develop in the role as teacher.