First-cycle qualification comprising at least 180 credits and English 6
The course aims to enable students to develop knowledge of the conditions required to widen participation within higher education, and how teaching can be designed in such a way that all higher education students are given the opportunity to achieve their full potential and contribute to the quality of education.
The course introduces the task of widening recruitment to higher education. During the course, widening participation will be discussed as an element of quality in higher education, what this means and how this can be implemented in both teaching practice and course design. The course will address elements such as:
The purpose and aims of higher education
What causes biased recruitment and its consequences
Relevant legislation and other steering documents
Inclusive education methods and design
Learning environments and teaching resources
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
Reflect upon the role of a university teacher in relation to the social dimension of higher education and the heterogeneous nature of today’s student groups
analyse the causes and consequences of biased recruitment, exclusion and discrimination, and discuss the analysis in relation to governing legislation in the field
Critically discuss and evaluate different teaching methods and didactic choices that draw upon different student experiences and perspectives in various teaching situations, in order to create inclusive education
Identify personal need for further skills necessary to develop as a teacher
Seminars are linked to lectures, group work and individual presentations using different media. There will be opportunities for feedback between the students throughout the course. Methods will be developed based on the purpose and intended learning outcomes of the course, in a collaboration between students and teachers.
Assessment of student performance related to the intended learning outcomes will be conducted through an individual written assignment as determined in consultation with the examiner.
These individual assignments will be presented and discussed during a seminar.
The course coordinator will provide information about grading criteria at the start of the course. It must be possible to distinguish between individual performances for all assessments.
Burke, Penny Jane; Crozier, Gill & Misiaszek, Lauren Ila (2017). Changing pedagogical spaces in higher education: Diversity, inequalities and misrecognition. Routledge. (131 pages)
Day, Abby; Lee, Lois; Thomas, Dave S.P. & Spickard, James (red.). (2023). Diversity, inclusion, and decolonization: Practical tools for improving teaching, research, and scholarship. Bristol University Press. (284 pages)
Light, Tracy Penny; Nicholas, Jane & Bondy, Renée (red.) (2015). Feminist pedagogy in higher education: Critical theory and practice. Wilfrid Laurier University Press. (315 pages)
In consultation with the teacher, students will choose 3 articles (approx. 100 pages). In addition, additional literature may be added (max 200 pages).
Malmö University provides students who participate in, or who have completed a course, with the opportunity to express their opinions and describe their experiences of the course by completing a course evaluation administered by the University. The University will compile and summarise the results of course evaluations. The University will also inform participants of the results and any decisions relating to measures taken in response to the course evaluations. The results will be made available to the students (HF 1:14).
If a course is no longer offered, or has undergone significant changes, the students must be offered two opportunities for re-examination based on the syllabus that applied at the time of registration, for a period of one year after the changes have been implemented
If a student has a Learning support decision, the examiner has the right to provide the student with an adapted test, or to allow the student to take the exam in a different format. The syllabus is a translation of a Swedish source text.