PhD Course
Teaching and learning in higher education

Are you a PhD fellow at UiT? Do you have the desire to develop your teaching abilities?

The course is aimed at PhD fellows who want to improve their teaching abilities. The purpose of the course is to help you improve your teaching skills and to reflect on your role as a teacher in higher education. You will learn relevant theories of teaching and learning. You will discuss teaching and learning with peers through classroom interaction and peer review of teaching. You will have the opportunity to start documenting your teaching competence in a teaching portfolio.

Announcement date: Early Fall


10th & 11th September 2020

The first two-day session in Tromsø.

23rd October 2020

The second half-day session online.

20th November 2020

The third one-day session in Tromsø. 

Learning outcomes

The course is an offer for those who are employed as a PhD fellow at UiT. The course will enable you to:


Develop and reflect on your teaching, based on theories of teaching and learning.


Plan and carry out teaching.


Give and receive feedback on teaching.


Work on the development of your Teaching Portfolio.

Prerequisites for participation

Can I participate on this course?


You must be employed as a PhD fellow at UiT Norway’s Arctic University.



You must be able to attend all sessions.


You must have some form of teaching between the first and last course day (lectures, supervision, seminars, etc.).

course model

What can you expect as a participant?


Compulsory participation at the sessions.


Peer review of teaching

Carrying out peer review of teaching between the sessions.


Preparatory work

Preparatory work for each of the two-day sessions.

Scope of the course: 60 h

The expected minimum time spent on the course is 60 hours. This includes preparation to the sessions.

requirements for approved completion of the course


Preparation for and active participation in the sessions.


Carrying out peer review of teaching between the sessions.


Submission of 2 work requirements, which must be approved.