Results-orientated. Efficient. Resourceful.
Coordinating human behaviour in relation to the organisation’s goals
- Organisational development and culture
- Working climate
- Communication and conversation skills
- Group dynamics, team development and conflict resolution
Facilitating and managing people’s performance, motivation and well-being in relation to the organisation’s goals
- Motivation, perseverance/grit, and work engagement
- Well-being, stress and stress management
- Performance and workload
Designing work and learning environments that facilitate effective learning and working
- Learning, memory, cognition, and meta-cognition
- Emotion and emotion regulation
- Cognitive enhancement
- Motivation, feedback, and assessment methods
Best Teacher 2018
Awarded from the students at Karlstads universitet, Sweden
Kind of education: Adult and Higher Education
Average class size: 10 – 60 persons
My favourite lecture topic or course to teach: I most enjoy lectures that help my students to understand themselves better and how they can use this knowledge to improve their well-being, performance or their relationships with other people. Examples for topics are motivation, growth mindset theory, memory and learning strategies, emotion and emotion regulation, and group development
My favourite in-class activity or assignment: Roll-plays and analysing cases.
The best advice about teaching I’ve ever received is in Swedish and says: “Spänna bågen högt”, which means approach each and every student with having high expectations about her/his/their capability to master the course and its challenges successfully. With this approach in mind, I could observe how my students developed academically, socially, and emotionally beyond their own beliefs of what they could achieve.
„Teach with passion. Activate learners. Make learning meaningful.“
I’ve taught, supervised and assessed more than 1,200 people at the undergraduate level in psychology between 2011 and 2019 at the University of Karlstad, Sweden.
I teach people from all ages and from diverse backgrounds in
- Biological and Cognitive Psychology,
- Educational Psychology,
- Work Psychology,
- Group Psychology,
- Organisational Psychology,
- Leadership Psychology,
- Communication Psychology,
- Climate Psychology, as well as in
- Quantitative Research Methods, Statistics
- and supervise students in their Research Projects (BSc).
As a course manager I was responsible for up to four courses each semester with up to 60 students and two to four teachers in each course, using digital and analogue resources and methods.
As head of educational development, I was instrumental in transforming our mainly teaching-focused to learning-focused education, applying newest and proven scientific knowledge in learning and teaching.
As part of my work as head of educational development, I led quality assurance meetings, where we on a regular basis compiled evaluations of our educational quality for the Swedish Higher Education Authority UKÄ.
I worked closely with a team of colleagues, study advisers, and researchers to adjust our education to international standards. In this context, I wrote in cooperation with my colleague Lars Eriksson the report “Psychology for Efficient Learning”.
The report summarizes the most effective practices for epistemology variation and cognitive enhancement in Higher Education and how they can be implemented in a course. Based on the report’s findings, I developed and designed five courses syllabuses’, from defining clear learning outcomes to how the course content is taught and structured, to the final examination of the course content.
In order to further my understanding of teaching psychology, I have participated in various national and international teaching conferences (e.g. NiToP 2015, ICPS 2017, EuroPLAT 2017). I presented the poster „On Implementing Epistemology Variation and Cognitive Enhancement for Improved Learning in Higher Education“ (in the picture below) at the EuroPLAT 2017 in Salzburg, Austria.