DID3705 - Diversity, identity and community


New from the academic year 2020/2021

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100

Course content

The course addresses subject didactic issues related to knowledge of different perspectives on identity and identity construction. The course aims to shed light on and discuss identity conflicts from a historical perspective nationally and internationally. Diversity, Identity and fellowship in culture and politics and experience with cultural meetings between pupils of different ethnicities in Norwegian schools are highlighted through relevant examples from different social groups, and are central elements of the subject's social science didactic approach

Learning outcome


The candidate

- has advanced knowledge of central theories of identity construction and communities in didactic contexts

- have in-depth knowledge of identity conflicts and identity politics and how these phenomena are or can be central elements of culture and politics both nationally and internationally and how the concepts can be used in learning processes

- has in-depth knowledge of assimilation and integration strategies as empirical and theoretical phenomena, and about intercultural learning in school


The candidate

- discuss the emergence of national and transnational identities, including the link between nationalism, democracy and belonging

- assess the significance of changes in the political system, media development and consumption trends in the light of identity, community and diversity

- can discuss issues of intercultural learning and multicultural work in school

General competence

- can analyze youth culture and youth identity and the consequences, changes can or should have for education in the school concept, have or can have

- can reflect and gain an understanding of cultural differences

- can develop social science didactic issues related to diversity, identity and community

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, seminars and student presentations.

Compulsory assignments

  • Oral presentation and written assignment

Further on evaluation

Obligatory activities:
I oral presentation and 1 written task. Attendance in teaching is required to carry out mandatory activities.

Assessment form and rating scale:
Home exam (individual) over 2 weeks. Rating scale A-F

Specific conditions

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

Course materials

Books and articles in Engelsh and Norwegian/Scandinavian languages

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
EDU3041 4.0 01.09.2020
EDU3063 3.5 01.09.2020
More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Pedagogical knowledge
  • History
  • Social Studies
  • Social Science
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Teacher Education


Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Home examination 100/100





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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