Professionals in higher education face a complex set of challenges to success in the global arena. These challenges include competing with ranked universities around the world, adapting to a shifting educational landscape from in-person to digital or hybrid, and equipping students with critical thinking skills to understand and solve the problems of our world today. To thrive, it is crucial that leadership foster a university culture that embraces change, supports a strong connection between theory and practice, educates active learners, and seeks relationships with external actors.
Through this course, participants will:
- Learn about the latest research and best practices in education management and learning processes
- Understand the benefits of a paradigm shift from managing to leading, and from teaching to learning
- Gain practical tools to apply in their context
While we share the same broad challenges in higher education, we recognize that each institution brings their own particular focus and needs. This programme provides ample room to pinpoint, tailor, and specify objectives.
Through insight into higher education in Sweden, you will be prompted to consider ways to improve the management of and pedagogical approaches in your home institution. In addition to shaping the course themes as a whole, during your study visit to Lund University, we will tailor your schedules to ensure you meet the most relevant departments and people. Much of the course work is case-based, allowing you to hone in on a few specific components of your home institution to make a plan for achievable change.
Specifically, content may include:
- global trends in higher education (e.g., digitalisation and hybrid learning)
- teaching techniques in higher education, including planning study activities and new approaches to teaching and learning
- change-oriented management and leadership
- organisational models, including positions, roles and activities
- ongoing assessment methods that include student voices
- management and planning of international relations and mobility
- managing scientific research and the relationship between research and teaching
The programme is based on your experiences and objectives and provides an opportunity for you to work in dialogue with the teachers. Apart from lectures, you can expect seminars, group projects, case studies, study visits to numerous relevant institutions, reflective practice, and independent information gathering and assessment. You will also work on a project initiated at your home institution, which is central to the expected outcome of the training.
As a participant, you will have access to Lund University’s libraries and their vast electronic databases during your studies.
Pre-module: Needs-assessment and screening of participants’ backgrounds. Introduce the tutors and Lund University.
Week 1: Discuss expectations and formulate objectives and challenges, according to the needs an objectives of the participants
Week 2: Develop objectives for the participants’ project work. Through lectures, seminars, project work and workshops, receive information on Lund University and reflect on the content in relation to the participants' experiences and objectives.
Week 3: Share experiences and undertake relevant study visits
Week 4: Presentations and reflections
Follow-up module: Follow up in the participants' home country (or online) to discuss results of the training, evaluate, exchange experiences, and address any challenges the participants may face upon return to their home environment.
Professionals in teaching, pedagogical development, University leadership, etc. To strengthen the capacity buildning process at the participants' home university or college, we suggest a team attends from each particpating institution.
Suggested course period
One week premodule, 3-4 weeks in Lund and 10 days follow up
Lund, Sweden and follow up at home University or as an e-learning module
For futher information, contact:
Alexandra Hertz, Client Manager
Lund University Commissioned Education
+46 46 222 01 39