LKUH001E - Arts and Crafts


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: See course description
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Exhibition 51/100
Oral examination 49/100

Course content

The course in arts and crafts education is intended for students who want to learn how to devise courses and teach arts and crafts in elementary school. The course is open to all foreign students at Norwegian University of Science and Technology. The course will be taught in Norwegian and most of the literature will be in Norwegian. The course emphasizes a playful approach to activities within different materials and techniques in the subject areas: design, architecture, art history and culture studies, theory of teaching and learning/teaching pedagogies. Design challenges work on issues related to design and everyday aesthetics. The students will work with design processes related to products that primarily cover practical needs. Architecture focuses on the experience of indoor and outdoor spaces that affect our everyday lives. Knowledge of local construction practice and national style orientations through investigative and creative work linked to the local community. Drawing, using digital software and building different types of models, stimulate awareness of three-dimensional spaces. Art history and culture studies focuses on Norwegian and international crafts, design and architecture from historicism to the contemporary style. The field provides the fundament for planning lessons, experiences and also the development of knowledge and awareness of the different cultural expressions. Through exploring different cultural expressions one can see oneself and others in a historical and cultural context. Theory of teaching and learning/teaching pedagogies is integrated in the subject matter . The field comprises organized learning in arts and crafts, relevance and legitimization as a general-purpose subjects in school. The student will work with practical and creative processes to become a competent teacher and be able to use different forms of assessment which contribute to the pupils' learning.

Learning outcome

Learning outcomes: Knowledge Students - have knowledge about materials, techniques, tools and aesthetic devices that are common when working with pictures and sculpture - have knowledge of the main trends in the visual arts and sculpture, and the development of contemporary art - have knowledge of art theories and how expression of different cultures, nationally and internationally can be a resource for their own creative work and earning - have knowledge of the main elements of the history of art, and methods - have knowledge of current rules on copyright and privacy in the use of sources, images and other resources for teaching - have knowledge of the basic skills such as preparation for teaching elementary teaching and how the aesthetic dimension can be included in multidisciplinary relationships Skills Students • can develop an idea into a finished form, document and evaluate their creative process, demonstrate practical skills and be a good role model for pupils - are able to use drawing in their work with pictures and sculpture - can experiment with and use key materials, tools, instruments and techniques for working with pictures and sculpture - choose the appropriate materials, techniques and tools that are suitable for tasks in primary education, handle tools and simple machinery, knowledge ofsafety procedures (HMS - routines) - can work with images using basic digital tools - can use the community as a resource and gather information as a starting point for practical work and as a resource for student assignments - curate simple exhibitions, make different types of presentations to enable pupils to work with the exhibition of their own art work - can contribute to the development of basic skills in arts and crafts elementary training - can make the tasks that promote basic skills in arts and crafts - are able to implement learning-oriented assessment practices - are able to use simple analytical tools and teach art in various ways, and see the connection between the various cultural expressions, children's creativity and their own work General competence: Students - can use cultural differences in student group as a resource and use different ways of expressions as a starting point for assignments and professional conversation - use digital learning tools for dissemination of academic material and their own professional development - can promote recycling and sustainable development - can use arts and crafts in interdisciplinary activities in and projects and ensure the aesthetic dimension in education in collaboration with other disciplines and elementary training.

Learning methods and activities

The module has several obligatory sessions, mostly introductions to assignments on the use of materials and techniques together with excursions to collections and art museums. The module is set up in according with the working methods of the current curriculum for primary schools. Theory teaching will mainly be done in class, while the practical training takes place in smaller groups. The practical individual work will take place in the workshops, with teacher-or student-led supervision. There are considerable amounts of self-study in some periods. The study consists of practical creative work and theoretical study. Reflection around students´ own and others' work is central. Students will work with technical and topical issues. Documentation of work processes can be carried out as analog or digital sketches. For both administrative and teaching purpose, the course makes extensive use of the Learning Management System, Blackboard. All teaching and communication between staff and students, both oral and written is in Norwegian. As well as taking part in teaching sessions, students are responsible for self-study. I addition there are obligatory course requirements which must be fulfilled. 

Compulsory assignments

  • Obligatory course work

Further on evaluation

Obligatory student participation / course work: - Introduction and summary of the different subject areas: design and architecture. - Excursions. - Introduction to the use of machinery, tools and equipment in the workshops. - Student Assessment. Obligatory coursework will be evaluated as approved/not approved.

Evaluation: The final grade is given on the basis of an evaluation portfolio with practical work in the main subject areas and a final oral exam Part 1. Portfolio: 49% of a final grade Part 2. Exam: 51% of the final grade The individual oral exam is based on the actual contents of the portfolio, but has no impact on the portfolio mark. The student must pass both parts to be given a final grade. The obligatory requirements must also be completed in a satisfactory manner in order to receive a final grade for the course. If there is any doubt concerning the grade, the final exam will be emphasized.

Specific conditions

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

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Miscellaneous Courses - Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences (EMNE/SU)
Primary and Lower Secondary Teacher Education for Years 1-7 (MGLU1-7)
Teacher Education for Primary and Lower Secondary School (Years 1-7) (LTGLU1-7)
Teacher Education for Primary and Lower Secondary School (Years 5-10) (LTGLU5-10)

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

The reading list will be posted on Blackboard prior to semester start.

More on the course



Version: A
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Teacher Education
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Teacher Education


Examination arrangement: See course description

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination (1) 49/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Exhibition (2) 51/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Oral examination 49/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Exhibition 51/100 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.
  • 1) Eksamensdato: 02-03.12.2021. Datoene er generelle. Du vil få tildelt individuelt oppmøtetidspunkt senere.
  • 2) Eksamensdato: 02.12.2021. Datoene er generelle. Du vil få tildelt individuelt oppmøtetidspunkt senere.

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