IDRSA1003 - Child and Youth Sports


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Home examination 100/100 3 days

Course content

The course will provide an introduction to theory that includes individual, interaction, and adolescent physical activity related to skill development and a physically active lifestyle in the area between top and recreational sports. The individual perspective will mainly focus on children and young people's development, learning, self-esteem and identity. Interaction perspective will focus on the relationship between coach and athlete in relation to play, physical activity and sport. It is also emphasized that the youngs' sports participation should be seen in conjunction with schools and other recreational activities.

Learning outcome

Knowledge – the student shall:
* have gained an insight into the development of children and adolescents and into sport as an arena for socialization.
* have an insight into group processes and central theories of learning.

Skills - the student shall demonstrate the ability to…
* apply knowledge about the development of children, sport as a socialization factor, play-activity-training and organization and development of sports activity for children and adolescents.
* use observation as a tool in the effort to describe and evaluation central elements in the sports activity of children and adolescents.

Learning methods and activities

Throughout the semester there are 4 hours of lectures and 2 hours of group discussion per week. There is a compulsory term paper about child and youth sports. A structured observation of sports activity with children or youth is a required part of the course.

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved report
  • Term paper
  • Participate in and lead student-led activities with related seminar

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 Science and Sport Sciences (BSAMIDR)

Required previous knowledge

Admission to the bachelor program in Social Sciences and Sports Sciences

Course materials

Information disclosed at the beginning of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SVIDR211 15.0 01.09.2007
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Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 2

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Sport Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Sociology
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Sociology and Political Science



Examination arrangement: Home examination

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

Release 2021-05-19

Submission 2021-05-21

Release 09:00

Submission 15:00

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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