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Archived Curricula Guide 2017–2019
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PEDAYOP1 Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 10 ECTS
Organised by
Teacher's Pedagogical Studies
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Education
Curricula 2015 – 2017

General description

Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is a pedagogical introductory course. It focuses on supporting and organising learning in versatile and collaborative learning environments. The study module is carried out via seminars and small group discussions in a multidisciplinary group of university teachers. As such, the course is a unique opportunity to meet colleagues from different fields and exchange ideas in a highly multicultural atmosphere.

Learning outcomes

• is able to design and support flexible learning activities in versatile learning environments,
• is familiar with the central theoretical questions of university teaching and learning and
• can identify and overcome personal and institutional challenges in developing pedagogical expertise and practice.


The course consists of five intensive contact sessions, two days in the beginning of the course, one in the middle and two at the end. In addition, there will be online seminars and study circles in virtual learning environment.

Students carry out a pedagogical project and take part in a teaching practice session.

Further information on prerequisites and recommendations

The studies are primarily targeted at professors, teachers, researchers, supervisors and doctoral students working at the University of Tampere.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 30 h 10 h
Tutorials 0 h 10 h
Independent work 0 h 220 h

Teaching language

Finnish, English

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In Finnish

Active participation in contact days, online seminars and tasks and study circle exercises (individual and group assignments) and an elaborated developmental case in one`s own work.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Assessment of learning is carried out via various tasks during the course, as well as a practical developmental task and portfolio completed towards the end of the course. The assessment focuses on how the teacher recognizes and explicates his or her problem-solving activities in the developmental task and how the participant recognizes and explicates his or her learning and teaching approach or philosophy and identifies points for development.

Study materials

Biggs, J. & Tang, C. 2007. Teaching for quality learning at university: what the student does. 3rd edition. Available online

Hunt, L. & Chalmers, D. (eds) 2013. University teaching in focus. A learning-centred approach. London & New York: Routledge. Available online

Tennant, M., McMullen, C. & Kaczynski, D. 2010. Teaching, learning and research in higher education. A critical approach. London & New York:Routledge. Available online

Further information

The application information is available at http://www.uta.fi/edu/en/universitypedagogy

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Education
Basic studies in university pedagogy (Teacher's Pedagogical Studies)
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Faculty of Education