Training in educational theory

It is common for a doctoral student's departmental duties to include teaching at undergraduate level.
From 1 July 2003, doctoral students teaching in undergraduate programmes will be required to have completed introductory training in teaching in higher education or have acquired equivalent knowledge in some other way.

No central regulations


There are no central regulations on the duration of courses leading to this educational qualification. Each institution of higher education is permitted to determine this itself. It is also up to each institution of higher education to assess what "equivalent knowledge" entails.

Must not prolong the period of study


It is, however, important that obtaining these educational qualifications does not lengthen a doctoral student's period of study. For this reason, such a course should earn higher education credits or be included in a doctoral student's departmental duties.  

Teaching


In the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education's survey Doktorandspegeln, 2008:23 R, (Survey of doctoral studies, summary in English), three respondents out of five report that they teach. Just under half of those who teach state that they have undergone some form of training in teaching and learning for third-cycle students or teaching staff, which is a rise compared to the corresponding survey made in 2003.

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Three respondents out of five report that they teach. Just under half of them have been given training in teaching and learning methods.
Last updated: 2011-12-12
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