DID3503 - Science in school


New from the academic year 2020/2021

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oppgave 100/100

Course content

This course aims at in-depth knowledge on how school-science is situated and managed in the Norwegian school context. In-depth understanding of the historical and current status of school-science in the Norwegian school system and the position of the subject in international contexts. The course will enhance the students’ knowledge on pupils’ understanding and development and their attitudes and interests. Different assessment formats in school-science will be treated in this course. How school-science relates to societal issues such as working life and sustainable development will be discussed.

Learning outcome

The student
- has in-depth knowledge on the status and history of school-science in Norwegian and international school contexts
- has knowledge on and can discuss different motivations for science as school subject
- has advanced knowledge on managing documents
- has in-depth knowledge on learning resources in science
- has in-depth knowledge on pupils’ attitudes towards and interests in science
- has in-depth knowledge on language and communication in science
- has in-depth knowledge on education for sustainable development
The student
- can analyse international evaluations of school-science
- can use and motivate various ways of assessment
- can discuss and use cultural aspects and inter-cultural understanding in science education
- can develop and execute science education on socio scientific issues
- can use different strategies for process pupils’ misconceptions
The student
- can justify science as one of the broad educational aims
- can discuss values, attitudes and responsibilities as part of school-science

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, seminars, student presentations

Compulsory assignments

  • Oral presentation and written essay

Further on evaluation

Compulsory assignments
Essay and presentation

Paper (essay)

Course materials

Course material will mainly be journal papers or book chapters in Norwegian or English. List will be available prior to course start.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
EDU3020 7.5
MGLU4211 7.5
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Pedagogical knowledge
  • Life Sciences
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Teacher Education


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oppgave 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Oppgave 100/100 INSPERA
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.

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