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Newsletter October 2021

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 Thursday 28 October

The spring 2022 PIL courses will open for applications on Thursday 28 October, 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 3: Applied Analysis (PIL103)
  • Supervision in Postgraduate Programmes (PIL201)

It has not yet been decided whether the course Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 2: Subject Field Pedagogy (PIL102) will be offered in English in the spring of 2022. This will be decided soon.

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. Application period for Sahlgrenska: 11 October – 7 November. 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

HKG 2021 – our conference on Teaching and Learning

The Gothenburg Conference on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (HKG 2021) takes place on 23 November. The conference theme: What is good education at the post-pandemic university?

The conference is aimed at everybody at the University of Gothenburg with an interest in teaching and learning in higher education.

The main conference language is Swedish. However, one keynote speech and some of the afternoon presentations will be in English.

Read more about HKG 2021

The PIL and Open University seminar series

The seminar is held in Zoom.

  • To hell with facts! We need stories! The promise of qualitative story completion as a method for higher education research and scholarship (Naomi Moller)
    Date: 17 November at 3.00 pm to 4.30 pm.

Read more and sign up

New webpage about accessible teaching

The University of Gothenburg must be accessible and inclusive for everyone. On the PIL website you can find tips and inspiration on how your teaching can be made accessible to a diverse student group with individual needs.

Accessible teaching

Open Online Courses

A number of open online courses will start this autumn at the University of Gothenburg. The courses are available to anyone without fees and are developed by teachers at the university. Three of the six courses are in English. The courses are non credit, and there are no application requirements to participate.

The courses are developed under the project Sharing culture for education, widening participation and knowledge creation (DURK).

Read more about the DURK project

Hybrid teaching (campus and online at the same time)

Due to Corona, some parts of the University's courses and programs are held as hybrid teaching. This means lectures and seminars where students can participate in the discussion either online or on campus, synchronously. For a teacher, it is a challenging task to have students online and in the room at the same time.

Advice and tips about hybrid teaching

Here are the new excellent teachers

PIL congratulates the latest excellent teachers at the University of Gothenburg:

  • Jeanette Hauff, Department of Business Administration
  • Björn Eliasson, Institute of Medicine
  • Margret Lepp, Institute of Health and Care Sciences
  • Monica Pettersson, Institute of Health and Care Sciences

Read more about the excellent teachers appointed at GU


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: 6/27/2022

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