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Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 2: Subject Field Pedagogy (PIL102)

The overarching aim of the course is to develop the course participants' ability to analyse, plan, debate, and design university education and the own pedagogical approach based on research and proven experience.

The focus is on the organisation and planning of courses and modules. Contextual factors, goals, content, learning activities, teaching, evaluation, assessment methods and university students' independent studies as well as the impact of the choice of course design are included in the course. These topics are highlighted from different perspectives and the relationships between these are debated. Particular attention is devoted to the course syllabus document.

Each term, the course PIL102 is offered at four or five faculties. PIL102 at the Faculty of Science and PIL102 at the IT Faculty are offered in English. The rest of the PIL102 courses are held in Swedish.

PIL102 at the Faculty of Science is an online course. While developed to meet specific faculty needs, the course is open for applicants from all of the university's faculties.

PIL102 at the IT Faculty is taught to individual participants. The participant can start the course at any time. The course meetings are coordinated on a case-by-case basis.

PLEASE NOTE: PIL102 at the IT Faculty is aimed at people at the IT Faculty. At present, the course is not open for people at other faculties.

Please note
that this course is only offered to staff, to doctoral students and to those who will apply for docentship at the University of Gothenburg.


You must be an employee or doctoral candidate at University of Gothenburg and have a Degree of Bachelor or equivalent.

About course certificates

PIL102 is a certification course. All course meetings and assignments are mandatory and require attendance. In some cases, it will be possible to submit a supplementary assignment that corresponds to the meeting or assignment missed. To be approved for a certificate, you must also achieve the learning objectives in the course syllabus.

PIL102 was introduced on January 1, 2021 as a replacement for the credit course HPE102, which was then phased out. The content and basic structure of PIL102 are the same as for HPE102, and the course gives the same eligibility.

Course of studies

We recommend you to take PIL101 before PIL102. To get admittance to PIL103, you must have passed both PIL101 (or HPE101) and PIL102 (or HPE102), or have qualifications assessed as equal by a faculty at the University of Gothenburg. Read more

Fee for not using an allocated place

An allocated place on any of our courses is offered for free, on condition that it is used. Read more about the fee for not using an allocated place

Page Manager: Olof Siverbo|Last update: 3/30/2022

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