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Newsletter April 2022

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.

Apply for our courses from Wednesday 20 April

The autumn 2022 PIL courses will open for applications on Wednesday 20 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 (PIL101)
  • Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 2: Subject Field Pedagogy (PIL102) – waiting list only!
  • Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 3: Applied Analysis (PIL103)
  • Supervision in Postgraduate Programmes (PIL201)

Read more about PIL's courses offered in English

NB: Special application form for staff at Sahlgrenska

Do you belong to Sahlgrenska Academy (or VGR)? Then you must use a special application form for the courses PIL101, PIL103 and PIL201. Application period for Sahlgrenska: 28 March – 1 May. After that period, submitted applications are ranked by your department.

Read more about the admission procedures for Sahlgrenska

PIL courses offered in Swedish

Information on PIL's courses offered in Swedish

Workshop: Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and associated pedagogical approaches

We are living in times of environmental, social and economic crisis. At such a critical moment of planetary and societal history, education plays a critical role to equip students with the required knowledge, skills and attitude, and this has resulted in the development of the broad concept of Education for Sustainable Development, ESD.

Date and time: Tuesday 17 May at 10.00–12.00.

The PIL and Open University seminar series

Building connectedness and belonging in online learning environments: Exploring possibilities
Seminar with Sue Pawley, Cath Brown, Chris Kubiak and Liz Hardie, Open University. The seminar is held in Zoom.

Date and time: Wednesday 18 May at 3.00 pm to 4.30 pm.

Read more about the seminar

More workshops and seminars

Information on PIL's workshops and seminars offered in English

Course development support

Get free help with the issues that crop up when developing a new course (or course modules) using digital tools. We can help with matters such as examination, participation and distance-learning activities, as well as how to use a computer in the classroom, lab or seminar room. Help is given in Swedish or English.

Read more about Course development support

The PIL Studio

The PIL studio offers the university's teachers the opportunity to produce their own teaching material such as lectures, interviews, conversations etc. PIL staff with pedagogical and technical knowledge helps with the recording and editing, and provides advice. On request, we can also make films outside the studio. The finished film is usually delivered via the university's video portal GU Play.

Read more about the studio

PIL congratulates Joseph Trotta

Joseph Trotta at the Department of Languages & Literatures is this year's first excellent teacher at the University of Gothenburg. Congratulations from the PIL Unit!

Read more about the excellent teachers appointed at GU

More about the title Excellent Teacher and how to apply

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: 5/15/2023

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