Collegial Teaching and Learning in STEM Education is an elective teaching and learning course in higher education offered by bioCEED to all MN-UiB and UNIS¹ staff². The course is given in English and requires no previous pedagogical training and welcomes both experienced and more novice teachers and staff. On completion of the course, you will receive a diploma that states the content and extent of the course (5 ECTS), which corresponds to three weeks full-time work. This course will count as part of the basic pedagogical competence requirement at UiB/UNIS.
The course introduces you to core concepts of teaching and learning in higher education to develop your ability to improve student learning. The course is focused on reading, discussing, documentin¹g, and reflecting on pedagogical topics specifically related to teaching and learning in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) within the participants’ practices. Activities in the course shall provide participants with a common educational language, support collegial reflections and a scholarly approach to teaching and learning.
The main component of the course is a group SoTL³ project, addressing a teaching and learning issue of relevance to the participants’ own practice. The final project product can be a project report, a paper intended for publication in a teaching and learning journal, or a submission to a teaching and learning conference. The course schedule is aligned with the deadlines of Læringsfestivalen 2023 (Trondheim).
The course is offered to MN-UiB and UNIS¹ staff². You may sign up as a group or individually. If you sign up without a group, you will be assigned to a group of 3-5 other participants. The application deadline is 25 August 2022. Apply here: https://skjemaker.app.uib.no/view.php?id=12811907
Scheduled activities (at least 75% attendance required)
|5 Oct 2022
|Introduction, requirements, core pedagogical concepts, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
|2 Nov 2022
|Active and inclusive teaching workshop, literature reporting, teaching and learning project discussions
|30 Nov – 1 Dec 2022
|Groupwise feedback on project development
|10 Jan 2023
|Project session – feedback project
|9 Mar 2023
|Project session – feedback on almost final product
|Teaching portfolio workshop
|8-9 May 2023
|Final project product/Participation at Læringsfestivalen at NTNU
For more detailed information on the course work, see the course program.
Associate professor II, bioCEED UiB and Senior Lecturer, Centre for Engineering Education LTH.
Senior Advisor, bioCEED UiB.
Professor, bioCEED UiB
¹We will make adaptions for UNIS participants to be able to participate without excessive travelling
²This includes all categories of employees that work with education, teaching and learning (i.e. professors, PhDs, administration, technicians etc).
³Scholarship of Teaching and Learning