BBV1003 - The Social Responsibility of the Child Protection and Child Welfare Profession


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment and written examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Field Assignment 1/2
Home exam 1/2 2 hours
Written exam 1/2 2 hours E

Course content

The starting point in the course are the social responsibility of the child protection and child welfare workers stated in Forskrift om nasjonal retningslinje for barnevernspedagogutdanning.  The social responsibility links to knowledge about children, childhood and socialization, as well as the role of the profession and the ethic in child welfare work. Lectures in communication theory, pedagogy and social pedagogy are given too. In addition there is specific child conversation training. Knowledge and skills in play and activities with children are important in the field work. The theoretical knowledge is immersed in field work at primary schools. Knowledge from children and parents with experiences as child welfare clients are emphasized  too. 

Learning outcome

Knowledge - The student has:

  • knowledge of the social responsibility of the child protection and child welfare profession
  • knowledge of children's upbringing and socialization
  • knowledge about children's activities  (including children's play and digital everyday life)
  • knowledge about childhood 
  • knowledge of communication and relationship theories, pedagogy and social pedagogy
  • knowledge of the use of activities in the child protection and welfare profession and own self-development 
  • knowledge of ethic and emotional work
  • knowledge of new forms of learning  

Skills - The student can:

  • account for topics and theories within the child protection and child welfare profession
  • account for the social responsibility
  • account for children's upbringing and socialization
  • master relationship building and life form interview with children
  • master collaboration with children using activities
  • reflect upon his or her own competences and self-development in interaction with others
  • reflect upon interpretation of sensory experiences
  • identify and reflect upon ethical and emotional challenges
  • master social-pedagogical work on children's upbringing arenas

General competence - The student:

  • has insight into the social responsibility of the child protection and child welfare profession
  • has insight into basic concepts of communication
  • has insight into ethical and emotional work
  • has insight into group processes
  • has insight into how one's own communication affects interaction between people
  • masters activities to promote play, learning and inclusion in collaboration with children

Learning methods and activities

The curse combine flipped classroom and traditional teaching activities. The students participate in learning groups and the learning activity are divided between self-studies, preparation assignments, lectures, depth assignments, skills training, video documentation and fieldwork.  

The educational strategy requires active participation in all teaching methods and activities.

Parts of the teaching and learning material can be given in English.

Compulsory assignments

  • Video
  • Participation in field work

Further on evaluation

Compulsory activity:

Each learning group makes a 5 minutes video to document what the group have learned and experienced about communication/conversations with children. Each student have to contribute in the media work and display oneself by speech, texts, etc. The video is to be submitted on Blackboard (BB) and approved by the course coordinators.

The skills training in use of activities in self-development and the child protection and child welfare profession work with children must be documented with a 3-5 minutes individual video. The video is to be submitted on Blackboard (BB) and approved by the course coordinators/subject teachers.

Learning groups / students who have one or both videos rejected are given the opportunity to re-create and re-submit the video(s).

With regard to participation in fieldwork, the students themselves must contribute to documentation of attendance in line with regulations given in the «Information booklet on fieldwork».



It is two written exams in the course.  An individual home exam based on participation in the field work and a two hours individual written exam. Both exams must be assessed in order to pass the whole course. 

This topic has several partial assessments. If you do not pass the course, you need only to take a new exam in the parts that have not been passed. When improving grades, you can select the part or parts who you want to improve grades in.

You can ask for explanation or appeal a grade in each partial assessment, without waiting for overall grading in the course (when all partial assessments are done).

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Social Education and Child Welfare Work Programme (HSGBVB)

Required previous knowledge

The course has study rights requirements. This means that the course is reserved for students admitted to the programme Bachelor in child protection and child welfare at NTNU.

Course materials

To be announced on Blackboard at the beginning of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
BBV1001 15.0 AUTUMN 2020
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Child Welfare
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Social Work


Examination arrangement: Assignment and written examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Field Assignment 1/2



Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Home exam (1) 1/2





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written exam 1/2 E 2022-05-11 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Field Assignment 1/2



Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
  • 1) Merk at eksamensform er endret som et smittevernstiltak i den pågående koronasituasjonen. Please note that the exam form has changed as a preventive measure in the ongoing corona situation.

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