Learning Processes, 7.5 creditsLärandeprocesser, 7.5 hp
This course has been cancelled, for further information see Transitional provisions in the last version of the syllabus.
- Course code
- Course name
- Learning Processes
- 7.5 credits
- Form of Education
- Higher Education, study regulation 2007
- Main field of study
- Medical Education
- AV - Second cycle
- Grading scale
- Fail (U), pass (G) or pass with distinction (VG)
- Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics
- Decided by
- Programnämnd 9
- Decision date
- Revised by
- Programme Committee 9
- Last revision
- Course syllabus valid from
- Autumn 2015
Specific entry requirements
English-language skills equivalent to English B (with a minimum grade of Pass) are also required.
After the course participants will be able to
- identify and describe the meaning of pedagogical encounters in medical educational contexts from the learner’s perspective
- analyse pedagogical encounters and in relation to these discuss and apply the concept of motivation,
pre-understanding and process of learning
- discuss developmental trends in education in relation to education of today and work done within the
field of medical education
- discuss and reflect over the meaning of self-directed learning in relation to own learning
- show ability to systematically collect empirical data and search for medical education information relevant for pedagogical encounters
The course will start with an introduction to the area of pedagogy with a specific emphasis on the concept of pedagogical encounter. Individual learning will be in focus starting from the perspective of the learner. Your own learning and pedagogical encounters in your own context will be analysed by using the concepts pre-understanding, drivers of learning/ motivation and learning processes. The participants will collect data about pedagogical encounters for example by interviews and observations and the data will be analysed in relation to educational theory and founded on experience. Comparisons will be made between what different educational frameworks mean for the application of the concepts.
Within module 2 developmental trends of education during the 20th century and onwards are studied. The link to personal experiences of education and to the different contexts presented in the course (different countries and organisations) will be made. You will compare different educational trends concerning conceptions of knowledge, human values, conceptions of learning and methods for learning. Developmental trends of medical education will specifically be emphasised.
The meaning of and relation between the concepts autonomy, self directed learning, self efficacy and responsibility in relation to learning will be analysed from the perspective of each participants and from research of the area. Application linked to own experiences as well as the comparison with the experiences of the peers on the course and different organisations will be discussed.
Interaction between course participants, course director and tutors is carried out via the learning platform PingPong. During the course each course participant will take part in a smaller group lead by a tutor. Studies of literature, lectures and group discussions and group assignments will create the basis for the completion of an individual assignment to be handed in during the course.
Participation in the course require Internet availability, microphone and web camera.
The literature will consist of excerpts from books and articles that are chosen in discussion between course directors and course participants.
All assignments during the course are mandatory. To pass the course each participant should show activity on the learning platform PingPong and follow the agreements made between the course participants and the course leaders. Individual assignments will replace not fulfilled tasks/assignments.
Students who have not passed the regular examination are entitled to participate in five examinations. Students without approved results after three examinations can be offered to retake parts or the whole course once more. This is subject to availability in the course.
If the student has failed six in examinations, no more opportunities will be offered.
Submission of a blank assignment is regarded as an examination. Registration for an examination without participation does not count as an examination.
Assignments submitted too late will not be considered. Participants who have not submitted on time refers to re-examination.
Literature and other teaching aids
Edinburgh : Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2011. - xxix, 364 p. ISBN:978-0-7020-3522-7 LIBRIS-ID:12049553 Library search
New York : Routledge, 2009 - viii, 235 s. ISBN:978-0-415-47343-9 (hbk.) LIBRIS-ID:11291517 Library search
Institutionen för lärande, informatik, management och etik, 2007
Institutionen för lärande, informatik, management och etik, 2008
2. ed. : Edingburgh : Livingstone, cop. 2005 - 436 s. ISBN:0-443-10083-7 LIBRIS-ID:9986221 Library search
New Delhi : Cosmo Publications, 2004 - 241 s. ISBN:81-7755-842-0 LIBRIS-ID:10152303 Library search
2. ed. : Edinburgh : Scottish Academic Press, Press,c 1997 - 273 s. ISBN:0-7073-0749-X LIBRIS-ID:5469582 Library search
2. ed. : London : RoutledgeFalmer, 2003 - xiii, 272 s. ISBN:978-0-415-30345-3 (hft.) LIBRIS-ID:8933363 Library search