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Academic year
CIU225 - Leading self, individuals and groups  
Syllabus adopted 2015-02-11 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPLOL
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Technology and Learning

The current course round has limited places. Please contact the student center if you are not able to add the course to your selection.
Teaching language: Swedish
Maximum participants: 15

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0111 Written and oral assignments 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c    

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Tekniklektor  Caroline Ingelhammar


MTS 2,5 hec


In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

Course specific prerequisites

The course Mathematics and society (MVE370) is recommended.


The overall aim of this course is to foster students ability to lead groups and teams, especially in classroom and school environments, but also in other workplaces. We view leadership as the ability to engage people to achieve outcomes that benefit the individual, the group, the organisation, and even in the long run, the society of which the students form a part. The students will learn how to analyse, develop and evaluate leadership and group processes in order to create a healthy culture in an organization. This in turn will enable co-workers, pupils and they themselves to thrive in their future workplace.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

By the end of this course you will have aquired knowledge of
  • useful pedagogical, socio-cultural, socio-psychological and communication theories to enhance understanding of phenomena such as harassment, favoritism, diversity, gender, and power.
  • leadership as process and interaction between leader, team members and situation,
  • how to communicate more effectively with superiors, peers and group members,
  • how to give and take constructive feedback
  • the complexity of cultural, gender and generation diversity
  • how to lead yourself

    By the end of this course you will have improved your:
  • ability to assess and train your own leadership skills,
  • communication skills: written, spoken, auditory and body language,
  • analytical skills: reflecting and assessing,
  • interpretation and argumentation skills,
  • your ability to recognize and mediate in conflicts,
  • ability to work effectively in groups and teams, as well as to take on the role of group/team leader.


    The course mixes theory with practice, critical thinking, collective reflection and discussion concerning the following topics.
    In this course you are expected to actively practice your communication skills by reading, writing, listening and discussing. The following themes will be addressed.
  • Leadership and self-assessment: values, norms and beliefs.
  • Leadership and group dynamics: dealing with conflicts, dialogue techniques, feedback and coaching.
  • Leadership and change processes: influencing and implementing change.
  • Leadership and diversity: national, cultural, gender and generational
  • Leadership and futures thinking: sustainable, democratic leadership.
  • Leadership dilemmas.


    The course is designed as full-day workshops led by different experts from academia and the workplace. Each workshop consists of a blend of:
  • short lectures
  • collective reflection and discussions in smaller groups
  • practice-oriented exercises

    In time for each workshop, students are expected to spend a further 4 hours/week carrying out and submitting a reading and writing assignment in small groups.


    Thematic articles distributed in time for each Workshop.


    Continuous assessment of weekly group assignments and an individual home exam.

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