Centre for Teaching and Learning
Centre for Teaching and Learning (UPE) supports and stimulates the development of university teachers’ teaching competence. The unit provides active and professional support for quality development of education in the first, second and third cycle at Karlstad University. The unit is responsible for qualifying university pedagogical education and can offer qualified support for the development of educational design through flexible teaching and examination forms. The design of the unit's training and support is based on research on higher education, local and national governance documents and guidelines, as well as discussions and exchanges of experience both at Karlstad University and within national and international networks.
New model for teachers’ competence development
UPE's “course catalogue” has been changed and so has our working strategy regarding competence development for university teachers. First and foremost, we want to make it easier for teachers and their supervisors to adapt the teacher's skills development to individual needs, and to the teacher’s current work situation. We will also now distinguish between assessing teachers’ competence ("demonstrated teaching skills") and the actual courses. Compliance with the requirements will be assessed separately, based on that the teacher presents a pedagogical teaching portfolio.
More about the new model for teachers’ competence development (link)
We are UPE:
Head of unit
Carl Johan Lövenhamn
PhD and pedagogical developer at UPE
With assignment for the unit:
Senior lecturer, docent
Senior lecturer, recognised university teacher
Lena Lid Falkman
Mia Toresson Runemark