University teachers (excluding postgraduate students) at the Faculty of Engineering (LTH) are invited to have their teaching qualifications assessed with the aim of being accepted into LTH’s Pedagogical Academy. Those accepted into the Academy will be awarded the distinction of Excellent Teaching Practitioner (ETP). Applicants wishing be admitted to the Academy must show how they have, over a period of time, consciously and systematically, endeavoured to develop means of enhancing students’ learning in their discipline, and how they have made their own experience in teaching available to others in the academic community. Applicants must also be able to analyse and reflect on their teaching practices with the aid of pedagogic literature and other sources of information, and show how they have used these to develop their thoughts concerning teaching and the learning process.
In their teaching portfolio, applicants shall describe, analyse, discuss and present information relevant to the following assessment criteria: 1. Focus on the students’ learning process - The applicant’s teaching practices based on the learning perspective - The applicant’s teaching and learning philosophy and teaching activities as an integrated whole - The applicant’s practical teaching in relation to the students 2. Clear development over time - The applicant’s efforts in his or her teaching, to consciously and systematically develop students’ learning, and their ability to learn how to learn - The applicant’s ideas and plans for continued development as a teacher 3. A scholarly approach - The applicant’s reflections on his or her teaching activities using higher educational theory and knowledge of didactics relevant to his or her discipline - The applicant’s search for and creation of knowledge concerning the students’ learning process in his or her own teaching - The applicant’s collaboration with others, the sharing of knowledge and experience in teaching and student learning through discussions, participation in conferences, publications, etc.