IØ3000 - Advanced Foundations for Group Process Facilitation


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

The course will give the student deepened theoretical knowledge about group dynamics. The course provides the student with training in making observations and asking open questions on a group level. Furthermore, the course will give the student practice in self-reflection on their role as a facilitator and as part of a team.

Learning outcome

After completing the course Specialisation in the facilitation of group processes, related to the course Experts in teams, the student will have gained knowledge and skills necessary to facilitate cooperation in cross-disciplinary teams. The student will master the different methods of observation and intervention in interdisciplinary team collaboration processes. The student's practice is based on knowledge of theories about how and why facilitation is performed, and provides a basis for understanding facilitation in Experts in team. The student will practice making interventions in multidisciplinary teams that contribute to groups developing an effective group interaction. Based on their knowledge and skills about group facilitation, the student will build their cooperative skills. Through feedback and reflection, the student will have gained awareness about themselves in the role as a facilitator and as part of a team.

Learning methods and activities

Course seminars start in the autumn semester and continues through both autumn and spring semester. In addition, the student train in and practice facilitation in between the seminars, either as a learning assistant or on another appropriate arena. An important part of the learning process is the situations that arise in the student’s facilitation practice. The student develops an understanding for teams, themselves and facilitation skills through reflection on these situations throughout the course, and together with the other students at the seminars. In addition, the student will practice giving and receiving feedback, and then reflect about these situations, in order to gain awareness about their role as a team member. Take a look at blackboard for detailed information about compulsory assignments. In order to get IØ3000 approved instead of EiT in a master's degree, the student has to be an EiT-learning assistant (practical requirement). This means the student must be an EiT-learning assistant twice: once before taking RAD3700 (required previous knowledge) and once while attending IØ3000 (practical requirement). NB: If the course is used in a bachelor's degree it cannot be part of a master's degree.

Compulsory assignments

  • Written assignments
  • Approved group discussion with the teacher
  • Participation on seminars

Further on evaluation

Form of assessment: Term paper of 8-10 pages (A4, line spacing 1,5, Calibri 11 pt.). The course is only evaluated as pass/fail, so no mark is given. In addition to the term paper, all obligatory activities must also be approved.

Specific conditions

Required previous knowledge

The student must previously have been a learning assistant in Experts in Team. For more information on the application deadlines and process, see:

Course materials

Will be announced at the start of the semester.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023
Extraordinary deadline for course registration: 2023-06-01

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Organization and Leadership
  • Counselling
  • Social Sciences and Psychology
  • Guidance Education
  • Adult Education and Learning
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Assignment 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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