Course code PPUN400

PPUN400 Teaching and Learning in Higher Education - Scientific Staff

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Course responsible: Knut Omholt
Teachers: Linda Helén Godager, Michael Kirby Moulton, Sigrid Marie Gjøtterud
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
The course starts in autumn parallel. The course has teaching in autumn parallel and spring parallel. Evaluation i spring parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2005-2006
Preferential right:
Newly and permanent employees with compulsory teaching at NMBU.
Course contents:
The course deals with central perspectives, theories and principles related to teaching at the university/university college level. The course is highly experience-based, and the knowledge is tested in practice through the participants' own arrangement and accomplishment of teaching under the guidance of other participants and the teachers.
Learning outcome:


The candidate

- knows the essential learning theories and perspectives on teaching and learning

- knows the principles of how to design teaching and promote learning

- knows the national qualification framework

- can describe types and levels of learning

- knows a broad specter of teachng methods, first and foremost those which activate the students

- knows methods of supervision and how to further the development of groups

- knows different forms of evaluation of learning

- knows how to get feedback on one’s own teaching

- can describe specific ways of teaching in one’s own field

- can describe how the curriculum of one's teaching relates to principles of education for sustainable development


The candidate

- can choose, give the grounds for and evaluate objects, content, and methods of teaching and evaluation in one’s work

- can develop new courses

- can supervise individual students and groups of students and facilitate supervision among colleagues

Generic competencies

The candidate

- can develop relations to students and colleagues to promote a good learning environment

- can ask for feedback on one’s own teaching and take actions to improve the teaching

- can develop one’s over all competence as a teacher

- can implement adequate corrections and innovations in a course

- can see how one’s own course is related to other courses in the study programme and take part in the development of the programme as a whole

- can take part in discussions of questions regarding teaching in higher education in relevant fora

- can share one’s experiences as a teacher with colleagues and improve the learning environment at one’s institute and at the university

- can do research on one’s own teaching and get it published.

Learning activities:
Lectures are given to introduce and give an overview of central pedagogical principles, theories and ideas. There will be group work, seminars and conversations making the participants aware of their own relation to the theoretical material. There will be exercises to get practical experience and an assignment to develop the teaching in their own subject area.
Teaching support:
Teachers and peer students give feedback to exercises and assignments during gatherings. The essay for the exam is also supervised.  
The literature consists of two books of a total of about 1000 pages.
Teaching experience from university or university college. The participants must have a scientific position.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
80% attendance required.Observe a colleague teaching and provide feedback as well as receive feedback from a colleague that observe you teaching.

Individual written assignment.

Assessment term is Passed/Fail

Nominal workload:
250 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Type of course:
Lectures: 20 hours. Group work: 15 hours. Seminars/conversation: 20 hours. Supervised exercises: 15 hours.
Information about the course on NMBU's internal website the semester before start up.
The external examiner controls and approves the examination questions and the examiner guidance, and take part in the assessment of a random selection of the papers.
Examination details: Assignement: Passed / Not Passed