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Courses Spring term 2016



Patricia Perla, e-mail: phone: +46 (0)31 786 2031, Tuesday 9-12 and Wednesday 9-12

International Coordinator

Ilse Hakvoort, e-mail:

ETEN Coordinator

Cecilia Nihlén, e-mail:


University of Gothenburg, Faculty of Education, ISOP PO Box 300, SE 405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden Visiting address: Pedagogen A, Västra Hamngatan 25, Gothenburg

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TEACHING, LEARNING, AND HEALTH Three profile areas for the Faculty of Education Our courses focus on issues such as leadership, pedagogy, learning and teaching among children, adolescents and adults. Our research raises questions about the content of teaching and learning in schools, but also what digital technology means for our learning and how good grades really predict future academic success. Our researchers also work with issues such as sustainable development, health, the organization of schools and educational planning.

Exchange studies As an Exchange student you will be studying full-time, that is 30 higher education credits. We have decided that every Exchange student studies at least 15 credits at our faculty. In this document you will find information about the courses at the Faculty of Education that you can choose for the spring term 2016. For more information, such as the course syllabus, time schedule, contact information, and how to apply, see our web:

Combine with courses at other faculties It is possible to combine courses from the Faculty of Education with courses from the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Teacher training programmes. Please contact the coordinator at the Faculty of Education. Information about the courses available at other faculties will be published on ISOP’s web.

FIRST CYCLE COURSES (bachelor level) Conflict Resolution in Preschools and Schools, 7.5 hec Course code: PDG081 The course aims at enlarging awareness, insight and knowledge in dealing with conflicts and conflict resolution. In focus are conflicts which emerge and exist in the specific context of the (pre-) school setting. Within this specific context, conflicts will be looked upon from an individual, group and structural perspective. Understanding other people s perception, as well as learning about our own perception, role and ways of dealing with conflicts will be addressed. Literature studies will be mixed with lectures from teachers competent in conflict resolution at the faculty as well as workshops with specialists in drama, seminars and school visits. Theory and practice are combined in this course.

Educational Assessment, 7.5 hec Course code: PDG090 Educational assessment is to support learning and evaluate learning. In this course, assessments for/of learning are discussed with the aid of the many different needs and applications of educational assessments. Based on research and documented experience, the course focuses on educational assessment from a broad and inclusive perspective regarding contexts, content, methods and agents. Furthermore, uses and consequences of educational assessments are analyzed from an individual and system perspective.

Teaching Sustainable Development in a Global Perspective , 7.5 hec Course code: PDG459 The point of departure is how aspects of sustainable development can be integrated into schoolwork in ways that encourage student awareness of sustainability issues. Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives on the complex content of sustainable development will be discussed from an educational perspective, in which teaching and learning will be problematised and informed by educational research and from different subject perspectives. The multiple experiences and cultural backgrounds of the participants will be an integral part of the course programme.

I’m here at the Faculty of Education in Gothenburg for a whole academic year. At the moment I’m enrolled on ’English for Primary School Teachers’ and ’Children’s Rights and Realities’, here at Pedagogen...


Meet Azusa Kuriyama, exchange student from Tokyo Gakuget University, Japan on ISOP’s website

English for Primary School Teachers, 15 hec Course codes: L3EN10 or L6EN10 It is possible for exchange students to join Swedish student teachers in their studies of English for Primary School teachers. There are two courses running parallel; one with a focus on 6-9 yearolds and the other one focusing on 10-12 year-olds. The content of these two courses are similar in many aspects. Exchange students can indicate their preference but the course leaders will decide on which of the courses you will be offered a place Course L3EN10, English for Primary School teachers (6-9 year-olds), consists of two modules (each 7.5 hec). In the first module, students develop their oral skills in English and focus is on pronunciation. Both courses deal with theories of learning and how learning can be promoted through aesthetic learning processes. An orientation in contemporary English children’s literature is given and relevant literature for the age group is studied. In the second module students develop their writing skills and the focus is on grammar. Learning, teaching and assessment are discussed and cultural aspects of teaching English as foreign language are analyzed as well as the use of ICT in the language classrooms. In the course L6EN10, English for Primary School teachers (10-12-year-olds), theories about children’s learning and language development are presented and discussed. Language didactic research and goals for learning and teaching English as a foreign language will be focused both on a national and an international level. The communicative, functional approach in the school syllabus for English is analysed and various forms of assessment and documentation of students’ learning are discussed. Aesthetic learning processes and the use of ICT are related to children’s learning. The theoretical knowledge of phonetics and literature are integrated with didactic aspects of the oral communicative ability and the reading ability.

Teaching Practice for Exchange Students, 7.5 hec Course codes: LÖFVU00 (pre-school), L3VU00 (6-9-year olds) or L6VU00 (10-12-year-olds) As a collaboration between the Faculty of Education and the Board of Teacher Education, teaching practices are available for incoming student teachers from our partner institutions. This course includes 4-5 weeks of internship in a Swedish or an International school or pre-school. The student will observe and analyze teachers/pre-school teachers at work and develop their knowledge about the schools/pre-schools in Sweden as well as about how teaching is planned in the long and short term. With the support of a mentor at the school or pre-school, the student shall be responsible for planning and implementing instructions. The course includes participation in the practice seminar, which is organised by the university, and a visit by a university teacher trainer. There are internships available in pre-schools and primary schools. The number of internships is depending on the number of available pre-schools and schools for mentoring international students. We will have a dialogue about what is avaible for you. It is only possible to choose one internship that is in a primary school or in a pre-school.

I really liked the idea of studying with other students from around the world, and my studies here in Gothenburg also count towards my degree...The courses with the Faculty of Education are ’The Global Teacher’ and ’Gender and Education’, and I think they’re at about the right level.

Meet Erzana Qamili, exchange student from the South East European University, Macedonia, on ISOP’s website


Human Movement and Biomechanics, 7.5 hec Course code: IIG196 Overall aim of this class is to introduce undergraduate students into the field of sport and exercise biomechanics and human movement. Further students should gain knowledge into external forces and their effects on the body and its movement as well as into specific research methods in biomechanics.

Pedagogy of Sports Coaching, 7.5 hec Course code: IIG203 The course introduces pedagogy as a social science discipline. It considers basic theories and research in the educational field with focus on sport and sport coaching. Key concepts in pedagogy such as learning and instruction are presented and discussed. The focus is on the analysis and understanding of different aspects of educational work in sport.

Essay in Sports Science, 7.5 hec Course code: IDG519 The course covers the planning and implementation of a lesser scientific work in a sport science field. This scientific work is done in the form of a literature study. Students immerse themselves in a relevant sport science field. Literature search, evaluation of literature, analysis and compilation of research results are included. The presentation of the literature review will be conducted as part of an oral opposition proceeding.

Sustainable Sports Coaching, 7.5 hec Course code: In the first part of the course, sustainability science is introduced as a scientific foundation. (Un)sustainable and (un)ethical sports coaching events/situations are discussed with a specific focus on the different perspectives stakeholders have. The ethics perspective is introduced as a common ground to evaluate sports coaching. In the second part of the course, students are asked to recognize and bring forward real-life unsustainable/unethical sports coaching scenarios, analyse these from different scientific perspectives, develop an intervention plan to manage/transform the situation and consider possible consequences.


SECOND CYCLE COURSES (master level) Research Methodology, Inquiry and Data Analysis, 15 hec Course code: PDA086 The course introduces students to educational research methods and broadens understanding of science and its relationship to educational and social issues. The aim of the course is to offer students the tools to conceptualize their master’s theses in terms of research questions and design, methodology, data collection, and analysis. The course is designed to provide prospective educational researchers with a broad introduction to research methodology and guided opportunities to explore the application of research methods in educational contexts.

Biomechanical and Physiological Measurement Methods, 30 hec Course code: IIA320 In this class, students will work with the different measurement methods in physiology and biomechanics, both theoretically and practically. Measurement methods include different methods of movement analysis (2D and 3D kinematics, inertial sensors), of strength (isokinetics, isometrics, EMG) as well as physiological methods to describe performance status (e.g. VO2 max, lactate threshold). Besides working with the different methods, students have to perform small studies with at least two methods, which includes measurements, evaluation and presentation of the data.




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