Basic Communication and Teaching, 4 credits
Grundläggande kommunikation och undervisningslära (Uppdragsutbildning), 4 högskolepoäng
Course Code: UGKR27
Confirmed by: Dean Nov 14, 2016
Revised by: Director of Education May 31, 2018
Valid From: Aug 1, 2018
Version: 2
Education Cycle: Advanced level
Disciplinary domain: Technology (95%) and social sciences (5%)
Subject group: TE9
Specialised in: A1N

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)

After a successful course, the student shall

Knowledge and understanding

- show familiarity with different learning perspectives
- demonstrate comprehension of how students learn in relation to teaching in general and in relation to specific subjects
- display knowledge about different forms of examination and judgement

Skills and abilities

- demonstrate the ability to independently analyse, argue and discuss, both orally and in written, in relation to planning, implementation and evaluation of teaching
- demonstrate the ability to give account for and discuss consequences of various pedagogical methods on students learning
- demonstrate skills of communicating research results within the own area, in an interesting way and with focus on learning

Judgement and approach

- demonstrate the ability to reflect and discuss the role of the teacher in higher education
- demonstrate the ability to give and take feedback, with the purpose of analysing, evaluating and developing teaching and learning
- demonstrate the ability to use different practical teaching tools and be able to judge their pros and cons, both for students and teachers


The course comprises basic teaching theories and practical tools supporting the participants’ ability to communicate results and facilitate the learning of others.

The course includes the following elements:
- fundamental theories on communication, teaching and didactics
- various pedagogical methods and tools and their consequences for learning
- analyse, evaluate and develop teaching and learning
- examination forms and judgement
- how to communicate results and support others learning

Type of instruction

The course is based on lectures, seminars and auscultation.

The teaching is conducted in English.


Employed or admitted to study at doctoral level at the School of Engineering and hold the minimum of a bachelor's degree (ie. the equivalent of 180 ECTS credits at an accredited university) (or the equivalent).

Examination and grades

The course is graded Fail (U) or Pass (G).

The examination is based on written reflection and practical assignments (holding an own lecture, auscultation with following reflection based of pedagogical theories)

The final grade will only be issued after satisfactory completion of all assessments.

Registration of examination:
Name of the TestValueGrading
Written reflection2.5 creditsU/G
Laboratory work1.5 creditsU/G

Course literature

The literature list for the course will be provided one month before the course starts.

Boud, David. & Molloy, Elisabeth. (2013). Feedback in higher and professional education: understanding it and doing it well. Oxford: Routledge. 229 pages.

Bowden, John. & Marton, Ference. (1998). The University of learning. Beyond quality and competence in higher education. London: Kogan page. 310 pages.

Lindberg-Sand, Åsa. & Thomas Olsson, (2008). Sustainable assessment? Critical features of the assessment process in a modularized engineering programme. International Journal of Educational Research, 47(3), 165-174.

McDowell, Liz., White, Su. & Davise, Hugn C. (2004). Changing assessment practice in engineering: how can understanding lecturer perspectives help? European Journal of Engineering Education, 29(2), 173–181.

Philips, Denis C. & Soltis, Jonas F. (2009). Perspectives on learning. New York: Teachers College Press. 144 pages.

Stocking, Holly S. & Sparks, Johnny S. (2007). Communicating the Complexities and Uncertainties of Behavioral Science. In S. Stocking and J. Sparks (Eds.), Handbook on Communicating and Disseminating Behavioral Science (pp. 73-92). Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.

Additional readings on online education and media training/research communication will be provided through Ping-Pong.