Course leaders for doctoral supervisor courses
The course leaders contribute to an open discussion climate and a good dialogue between course participants, lecturers and course leaders by explaining the terms and setup of the course.
The course leaders at Karolinska Institutet’s doctoral education courses are researchers with personal experience of supervising doctoral students.
The course leaders are operatively responsible for the course and that the course is carried out in agreement with the intended learning outcomes in the course syllabus. The course leaders are present during the whole course and are responsible for the constructive alignment of the course as well as making sure that the course’s focus is on the role as supervisor at KI. The course leader contributes to an open discussion climate and a good dialogue between course participants, lecturers and course leaders by explaining the terms and setup of the course.
Juha Nieminen, Psychologist, PhD
Head of Division, Unit for Teaching and Learning, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Lecturer, Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics (LIME), Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Juha Nieminen, is a specialist psychologist and educational developer with more than 20 years of experience of working in the areas of educational development, psychology of teaching and learning and higher education research. He currently works at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, leading a team of educational developers, teaching and consulting on higher education pedagogy, and researching a broad range of topics within medical and postgraduate education.
Juha has led and participated in several international projects aiming to improve the training of doctoral supervisors in Africa, Asia and Europe. While working at the University of Helsinki (1999-2014), Juha helped create study psychologist services in Finland and worked as a study psychologist at the University of Helsinki for 15 years. As both a psychologist and expert on higher education, Juha is particularly interested in perspectives where an individual learner’s cognition.
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