PIL - Network for Educationally Awarded Teachers

UPL has taken the initiative to start a collegial network for teachers who form part of Umeå University's educational qualification model.

The network serves as a platform for sharing thoughts and ideas about higher education pedagogy but it also has an important part to play regarding mentorship and the strategic task of making qualified and excellent teachers visible.

Umeå University's educational qualification model

In 2014, the Vice-Chancellor at Umeå University established a model for educational qualification. The aim is to "contribute to a continual improvement in the quality of education by encouraging teachers to develop a high degree of pedagogical expertise and encouraging departments to create good conditions for pedagogical development."

Read more about educational qualification


Find information about our upcoming and earlier seminars here.


Seminars 2021

This year we do not have a consistent theme, we will mix different current and hopefully interesting issues. The place for the seminar is Zoom until further noticed. (Link to Zoom will be found in Canvas, no pre-registration for the meetings is needed as long as we are seen in Zoom)


Lunch seminar 16 March at 12:00 - 13:00
Flipped classroom, is it really teaching? This time we'll try a new approach and invite you to a seminar based on a very recent article about flipped classroom. If you want to read the article before, you will find it in Canvas

Lunch seminar 18 May at 12:00 - 13:00
The theme is Pedagogical merit models in Sweden. Umeå University is not alone in the country with its pedagogical merit model. In fact, this phenomenon exists at most of Sweden's larger universities and is also beginning to emerge in our northern neighbors. In this seminar, preliminary results from a very recent survey are presented where similarities and differences between the higher education institutions are described, as well as what effects and challenges the pedagogical merit models appear to have generated.

Lunch seminar 16 September at 12:00 - 13:00

Lunch seminar 16 November at 12:00 - 13:00


Seminars 2020

Lunch seminar 17 February at 11.30 - 13.00, Universitetsklubben
Support for planning progression of generic competencies

Lunch seminar 4 May at 11.30 - 13.00, Zoom
Ethical competence - a generic competence?

Lunch seminar 22 September at 11.30 - 13.00, Zoom
Generic competencies and professional education and training

Lunch seminar 18 November at 11.30 - 13.00, Zoom
The title for the seminar is not yet decided but the theme is flexible lerning environments.

Seminars 2019

Seminars autumn 2019

Lunchseminar 19 September at 11.30 - 13.00, Universitetsklubben

Generic competences and professional education at an advanced level. How do we secure general abilities in the midst of all the details?

Invited guest is Magnus Hultin, the program director of the Medical Program.

Lunchseminar 20 November at 11.30 - 13.00, Universitetsklubben

Progression of generic competences.

Invited guest is Agneta Bränberg, senior lecturer at the Department of Applied Physics and Electronics

Seminars spring 2019

January 30, kl. 11.30-13.00, N460, Natural Sciences Building
STINT:s scholarship for Teaching Sabbatical

A seminar on Grants for Teaching Sabbatical och Teaching Sabbatical - two scholarship programmes by STINT (Stiftelsen för internationalisering av högre utbildning).

Guests are Karin Forslund, STINT, Thomas Mejtoft, TFE and Katarina Winka, UPL. Thomas and Katarina have recently come back from a semester at Nanyang Technical University in Singapore and Ohio State University in USA respectively.

Seminars 2018

October 30, 11.50-12.50, Location: Universitetsklubben
How can you use humor in teaching.

Maria Berge from NMD, Department of Science and Mathematics Education, will give a talk.

UPL will provide a sandwich for the participants.

Hanna Karlsson