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Before choosing courseFLH3000 Basic Communication and Teaching 3.0 creditsAdministrate About course

This course is aimed for PHD students who also work with different kinds of teaching. The course consists of group meetings and field studies. The main objective with the course is to provide an opportunity to develop a foundation which enables the development of the participants’ lectures and their students’ learning.

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* Retrieved from Course syllabus FLH3000 (Autumn 2020–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Main themes for the course are:

  • Bases for learning and teaching
  • Natural learning environments
  • Teaching of engineering sciences
  • Feedback and supervision
  • Interviews and group projects
  • Recording of teaching
  • Your development as teacher

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the student should be able to:

  • apply basic concepts, materials and methods and conditions for teaching and learning in higher education
  • discuss the own role in relation to sustainable development with a focus on teaching and learning in the own subject
  • present and explain subjects and carry out activating assignments in the own knowledge field
  • give and receive feedback with a focus on analysing, evaluating and developing teaching and learning
  • extracting the most interesting from a scientific study and present this in a learning focused and interesting way
  • study a selected field in a fieldwork and analyse and relate this to the own teaching practice

in order to develop one's own educational skills and development ability as teacher in the long run.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Only for doctoral students registered at KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Recommended prerequisites

Basic communication and teaching is a course offered only to PhD students teaching at KTH.


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Bain, K., What the best college teachers do. 2004

The book is available online in Canvas.

Other articles, links and films are provided via Canvas.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • INL1 - Written assignment, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Examination in the course are design, implementation and evaluation of a learning activity, fieldwork and written assignments.

Other requirements for final grade

  • Compulsory attendance at the first course meeting
  • Of remaining meetings (4 classroom meetings, one online meeting and a group meeting) the student may not be absent more than once.
  • Preparations are required before each meeting and active participation in meetings and group project.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web FLH3000

Offered by

ITM/Learning in Engineering Sciences

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Margareta Bergman (

Supplementary information

Only registered PhD Students at KTH can apply for the course.

Link to application form and more information:

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ITM/Learning in Engineering Sciences