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Newsletter October 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 19 October

The spring 2023 PIL courses will open for applications on Wednesday 19 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!

IMPORTANT: Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 1 (PIL101) is held as modules in 2023. Read more below!

These courses are offered in English:

  • Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 1: Basic Course (PIL101) – in the form of modules!
  • Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 2: Subject Field Pedagogy (PIL102) – in the spring, we offer PIL102 as a faculty-independent online course – read more below!
  • Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 3: Applied Analysis (PIL103)
  • Supervision in Postgraduate Programmes (PIL201)

Read more about PIL's courses offered in English

PIL101 is held as modules in 2023

In 2023, the PIL course Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 1: Basic Course (PIL101) will be held in the form of modules. The module system is a pilot project over two semesters.

Read more about PIL101 in the form of modules

PIL102 as a faculty-independent online course

In the spring term of 2023, we offer Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 2: Subject Field Pedagogy (PIL102) as a faculty-independent online course in English. This course is only aimed at those who do not speak Swedish. It is open for applicants from all of the university's faculties.

Read more about PIL102 as a faculty-independent online course 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 PIL102, PIL103 and PIL201 (but not for PIL101). Application period for Sahlgrenska: 10 October – 6 November. 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

The PIL and Open University seminar series

Tutors' assessment feedback under the spotlight
Seminar with Jane Cobb and Adele Creer, Open University. The seminar is held in Zoom.

Date and time: Wednesday 23 November 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

27 October: GU Online at Learning Lab

GU Online is a recurring mini-conference on internet-based tools in higher education. GU Online 2022 will take place on 27 October from 9.00 to 15.15. The conference theme: Flexibility and variation in teaching and learning. The conference language will be Swedish.

Information in Swedish about GU Online 2022

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

Texts on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

In the series Texts on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, PIL publishes texts that can contribute to discussions and new perspectives on teaching and educational issues. Here are the latest:

Spandler, Kilian: Using scientific peer review in the classroom: An Academic Literacies perspective

Östlund, Allison: Plagiarism and university disciplinary policy – Organizational pragmatism and the teacher’s role

You can find all the texts here: Texts on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Four new excellent teachers

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

  • Johan Karlsson Schaffer, The School of Global Studies
  • Ingrid Henriksson, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology
  • Tove Edmar Lagerberg, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology
  • Lars Börjesson, Institute of Clinical Sciences

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: 10/5/2022

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