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Newsletter April 2020

The PIL newsletter is published twice a year (April and October). This is a condensed version in English.

Welcome to PIL!

The PIL Unit promotes pedagogical development and interactive learning at the University of Gothenburg. 

How to switch to online teaching and learning

Do you need information on how to switch from on-campus to online teaching? At the PIL website, you will find instructions and tips about tools and working methods that are useful for online teaching and learning. The web pages are regularly updated with new instructions.

Online teaching and learning

Apply for our courses on Wednesday 22 April

The autumn 2020 PIL courses will open for applications on Wednesday 22 April, tentatively around 9:00 am. Places are limited and will be assigned on a "first come first served" basis. The courses may quickly be fully booked, so don't wait to apply. If you belong to Sahlgrenska Academy, please note the information below!

These courses are offered in English:

  • Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 1: Basic Course, 5 hec (HPE101)
  • Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 3: Applied Analysis, 5 hec (HPE103)
  • Supervision in Postgraduate Programmes, 5 hec (HPE201)

Read more about PIL's courses offered in English

NB: Special application form for staff at Sahlgrenska

Do you belong to Sahlgrenska Academy? Then you must use a special application form. The application period has already started. The last day for applications is 18 May. Submitted applications are then ranked by your department.

Read more about the admission procedures for Sahlgrenska

PIL courses offered in Swedish

Read more about PIL's courses offered in Swedish

Seminars and courses offered by ASK

The Unit for Academic Language (ASK) offers a number of seminars and courses for teachers.

Course: English/Swedish as Language of Instruction

In order to help support teachers at the University of Gothenburg to become more linguistically, communicatively, and pedagogically confident in their teaching while using the Swedish or English language, ASK offers two types of training during the autumn semester 2020: one for those who wish to develop linguistically in teaching using Swedish, and one for English.

Seminars: Supporting Students' Writing for Academic Degrees

The Unit for Academic Language (ASK) offers a series of didactic seminars on students' academic writing targeting teachers and supervisors of Bachelor, "Magister" and Master level theses. Seminars are offered 17 April 2020 and spring term 2021.

Seminar: Referencing: understanding and scaffolding students’ developing academic literacy

The seminar is offered 28 August 2020.

Read more and register for the ASK seminars and courses for teachers

Welcome to apply for the title Excellent Teacher

Teachers who are university employees may apply for the title Excellent Teacher. Assessment will be based on documented evidence of applicants' reflective practice as teachers.

More about the title Excellent Teacher and how to apply

Since the start in 2015, 26 teachers at the University of Gothenburg have been appointed Excellent Teacher.

Here are the Excellent Teachers

Newsletter editor: Olof Siverbo

Contact Information

Pedagogical Development and Interactive Learning (PIL)

Box 300, SE 405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden

Visiting Address:
Pedagogen Hus A, Västra Hamngatan 25, Floor 1

+46 (0)31-786 0000

Page Manager: Olof Siverbo|Last update: 11/17/2020

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