Introduction

Christer Pursiainen is Professor of Societal Safety and Environment at the Arctic University of Norway (UiT).

This is his pedagogical portfolio, which pictures  his teaching philosophy and outlines his  teaching history. It further introduces some thoughts about students’ learning assessment and says a couple of words about ethics in the context of supervising students. A plan for an innovative  project focusing on digitization of two courses is presented. The portfolio also documents Pursiainen’s participation in the UiT courses for higher school teachers, and outlines some of his teaching goals and challenges for the future.

In all these issues, a special attention is placed on the field called societal safety and security, only recently becoming a subject of academic education in its own right.