Yesterday, the Swedish National Union of Students, SFS, arranged a webinar seminar to talk about higher education pedagogy and accessibility to and within higher education.
Ahead of the autumn semester 2021, 419 people have applied for higher education. This is the highest number of applicants registered for an autumn admission. Never before have so many studied further in higher education as today and the student group is becoming increasingly diversified. Students come to the education with different conditions. At the same time, we are in a situation with online teaching due to restrictions and a rapid digital transition. It has raised the issue of higher education pedagogy and how we actually ensure that everyone really has access to higher education.
The seminar in its entirety:
Many thanks to everyone present at today's seminar. The seminar is part of SFS 'anniversary seminar and was arranged together with the Umeå Student Union. Moderated did Simon Edström.
The seminar began with an introductory speech by Matilda Ernkrans, Minister of Higher Education and Research. Then a panel discussion was held.
The panel consisted of:
- Kjell Nyman, Former Ministerial Adviser at the Ministry of Education and Author of Report for "Connected education - an ESO report on the digitalisation of higher education"
- Lars Haikola, University Chancellor (2010-2014) and special investigator for "Higher education under 20 years SOU 2015: 70"
- Klara Bolander Laksov, Director of the Center for University Teacher Education at Stockholm University and professor of higher education pedagogy.