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Perspectives on Program

Target group 
Teaching staff at the medical faculty who have completed at least five weeks of higher education pedagogical education and wish to carry out a pedagogical development project at the program level to achieve 10 weeks of qualifying higher education pedagogical education.

Admission requirements
Completion of the courses Perspectives on Learning and Perspectives on Course Design, or the equivalent that fulfil the objectives at the level of 1-5 weeks.

Aim 
The aim of this course is to prepare the participants to be able to take overall management responsibility within the faculty's programs at undergraduate or advanced level.

Learning outcomes
On completion of the course, participants shall be able to

  • explain how education is organized and led, nationally and locally at Lund University and at the Faculty of Medicine, and reflect on leadership in higher education
  • reflect on society's goals with higher education, its core values, national and local regulations and how these affect the implementation of education and professional practice as a teacher
  • reason about the conditions for learning in a program perspective, based on pedagogical theory and experience from one's own subject field
  • problematize the importance of learning environments for students' learning, compare such environments at different levels within a program or between programs and propose evaluation and development of them
  • reason about quality work within a program and based on that propose change / development work with support in current pedagogical literature
  • utilize, analyse and communicate own and others' experiences as well as relevant results of research as a basis for the development of education and of one's own profession.

Scope and assessment
The course covers 200 hours of work on a higher education pedagogical development project, including peer review and group meetings. For course certificate, approved reports according to instructions are required.

Course content
Academic leadership, educational organization and governance, quality and development work at program level, learning, learning environments.

Course design
Track a: A project is carried out by the course participant with the support of group supervision, peer review and relevant literature. The project plan must be approved before the development work can start.

Track b: The course is conducted in portfolio format and consists of several smaller reports, which can be completed one by one. Group tutorial in workshop format. Written and oral presentation is included.

Course schedule for autumn semester 2021
Kick-off: 10/9 at 13-15. Opportunity for group supervision and discussions is given at the following dates during the autumn: 28/9 at 10-12, 19/10 at 13-15, 5/11 at 10-12, 29/11 at 14-16, 15/12 at 14-16. Additional opportunities may apply.
Venue: Online
Application is closed

Course schedule for spring semester 2022
Kick-off: 2/2 at 10-12. Opportunity for group supervision and discussions is given at the following dates during the spring: 24/2 at 10-12, 15/3 at 10-12, 8/4 at 10-12, 29/4 at 10-12, 19/5 at 10-12 and 8/6 at 10-12. Additional opportunities may apply.
Venue: The course will be given online.
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Literature
Course literature is selected based on the participants' own needs and interests. Several possible textbooks are available electronically.

Contact
Gunilla Amnér

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