MBV3001 - Collaboration with Children


New from the academic year 2020/2021

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 3 hours E

Course content

The course focuses on recent research and various theoretical approaches to collaboration with children in child protection and welfare. Key concepts include collaboration, children, child protection and welfare, the role of the profession and other actors' influence on children, recognition, dialogue, and resistance.

Learning outcome

- the candidate has in-depth knowledge of perspectives on collaboration with children in child protection and welfare.
- the candidate has advanced knowledge of the potential for health promotion and children’s meaning making through collaboration
- the candidate has advanced knowledge of the opportunity for children’s participation and learning through collaboration
- the candidate has advanced knowledge of the importance of the child’s development, dependency, communication experiences, communication skills and mental health

- the candidate can analyze and critically reflect on the importance of context and relations for collaboration with children.
- the candidate can analyze and reflect on the challenges and opportunities associated with professional collaboration with children.
- the candidate can discuss the importance of cultural sensitivity, trust-building and facilitation to make collaboration with children happen
General competence
- the candidate has in-depth knowledge of opportunities and challenges related to collaboration with children within child protection and welfare.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, analytical work in groups, discussions, self-study and assignments.
The main language of instruction is Norwegian, but parts of the teaching can be given in English.

Compulsory assignments

  • Written assignment
  • Written assignment
  • Written assignment

Further on evaluation

Analytical work in groups and three individual deliveries.Compulsory activities must be approved in order to take the final exam in the course.

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:
Child Welfare Work (HSMBV)
Disability and Society (MFUNKSAM)
Social work (MSARB)

Required previous knowledge

The course has study rights requirements, which means that the course is reserved for students who have been admitted to the study program Master’s degree in Child Welfare Work at NTNU.

Course materials

To be announced on Blackboard at the beginning of the course.

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)


Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Social Work



Examination arrangement: Written examination

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