BBV2008 - Practice of occupation in local and global context


New from the academic year 2020/2021

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours E

Course content

The course will provide insight into methods in social science. The students will gain experience into research and group work. The students must apply social science methods in order to explore child protection and welfare practice at childrens and adolescents arena. The students will get an opportunity to study a chosen topic more deeply. The topic must be formulated as a research question, and explored through collection of data within the field, through curriculum, and other relevant literature. The research approach and the results must be presented in a report in a scientic format. The students can collect data either in Norway or abroad. The course thus provides an opportunity to learn about work within child protection and child welfare in Norway, but also in other national contexts. By carrying out empirical work, the students will develop their understanding on how different factors at the societal level can have an impact on childrens, adolescents and families living conditions. The studies will provide increased knowledge on how economic, political, cultural, legal and structural conditions impacts social work.

Learning outcome

The candidate has knowledge of
- social science methods, and of their strengths and possible weaknesses
- research ethics
- the importance of theory for conducting scientific studies
- work in groups, and of group processes
- Different pedagogical methods and measures within environmental therapeutic work and other child welfare work
- Children`s upbringing and childhood with specific understanding of children and youth in vulnerable life situations

- The candidate has experience in collecting and analyzing data based on their development and formulation of a research question
-The candidate has knowledge that allows them to reflect on all processes related to the collection and analyzing research data
- The candidate can apply relevant theoretical knowledge in a scientific study
- The candidate knows how to do a literature search on a given topic - The candidate can answer a research question by building upon empirical data and applying literature
- The candidate can clarify pedagogical methods and measures within environmental therapeutic work in relation to children an youngsters in vulnerable life situations

General competence
- The candidate is familiar with and can reflect on main ethical issues in research
- The candidate has basic knowledge of how to disseminate scientific knowledge, both orally and in writing - The candidate has a basic understanding on how scientific knowledge of child welfare work is developed
- The candidate can promote and be responsible for constructive group processes
- Candidate can show insight into pedagogical methods in environmental therapeutic work with vulnerable children and youth

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, group work, supervision in groups, written assignment and oral presentation. The duration of the field period is 4-5 week.

Compulsory assignments

  • Written group assignment

Further on evaluation

Mandatory group assignment must be passed before the students can register for individual written exam.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. 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

Students must have passed 60 credits of courses in the 1st and 15 credits in the 2nd year of study in order to take the exam in this course.

The course has study rights requirements. This means that the course is reserved for students admitted to the program Bachelor in Child Protection and Child Welfare at NTNU.

Course materials

Will be published on Blackboard at the start of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
BBV2005 15.0 01.09.2020
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Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 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: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 E
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.

For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"

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