MGLU1508 - Religion, worldview and philosophy in society and school


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 100/100 20 minutes E

Course content

This course covers Judaism, Christianity, Islam, life stances and the early history of philosophy. In accordance with the weighting of the school subject in years 5–10, the programme subject is based on a systematic, relevant and practical approach. The students will become familiar with key research in the subject’s didactics and relevant topics. In connection with teaching practice, there will be a particular focus on classroom management, cooperation between the home and school, and on the development of a tolerant learning and classroom culture. Tasks in connection with teaching practice shall promote the evaluation of teaching aids and the competence to lead learning processes. The weighting of Christianity and other areas of CREE are similar to the weighting of the school’s curriculum.

Learning outcome


The student 

  • has knowledge of the school curriculum and the development of the subject religious and ethical education in Norway
  • has knowledge of didactic challenges that are unique to the subject, and of different didactic approaches and research traditions in the school subject and programme subject
  • has knowledge of and is familiar with the use of texts, narratives, festivals, teachings, rituals and other practices in Christianity - has knowledge of and is familiar with the use of texts, narratives, seasons, festivals, teachings, rituals and other practices included in Sami cultural heritage
  • has knowledge of and is familiar with the use of texts, narratives, festivals, teachings, rituals and other practices, ethics and aesthetics in Judaism, Islam and life stances
  • has knowledge of the history of philosophy with emphasis on early history and the challenges linked to the work on philosophical issues in the subject
  • has knowledge of pluralisation, secularisation and criticism of religion and life stances as a teaching topic and background information for other parts of the subject


The student 

  • is capable of planning, carrying out and assessing CREE teaching in the subject as a basis for pupil-oriented assessment that helps to develop all the pupils
  • is capable of leading philosophical discussions that unite pupil groups in exploratory fellowship


The student

  • is capable of explaining his/her view of what being a CREE teacher entails
  • is capable of critical reflection on the school subject and disseminating research on children, religion and life stances

Learning methods and activities

Teaching methods will include weekly in-class lessons, working with tasks both individually and in groups, discussions, and student presentations. Excursions are part of mandatory activities which may take place outside regular lessons. Deadlines for mandatory assignments are announced at the beginning of the course. Expenses for excursions must be counted on. Both written and oral assignments and other activities in the course are based on the learning outcomes of the course.

Compulsory assignments

  • Obligatory course work according to course description

Further on evaluation

The following activities and assignments must be completed in order to take the exam: - Participation in 3 excursions (synagogue, church, mosque) and written reflections related to the excursions. - 1 group oral presentation and response to another groups presentation (individually) - 1 written assignment - 1 written biblical exegesis (group) - 1 written test The assessment of these works will be graded either passed or not passed. Candidates who risk not being allowed to take the exam, shall get a warning, according to Academic Regulations.( ) Exam: Oral examination (20 min., individually). Grading system A-F.

Specific conditions

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

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Primary and Lower Secondary Teacher Education for Years 5-10 (MGLU5-10)
Teacher Education for Primary and Lower Secondary School (Years 5-10) (LTGLU5-10M)
Teacher Education for Primary and Lower Secondary School (Years 5-10) (LTGLU5-10N)

Required previous knowledge

General university and college admissions certification.

Course materials

The complete reading list will be published on Blackboard before the course begins. It can also be found at Innsida.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
LGU51002 15.0 AUTUMN 2017
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Version: A
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Teacher Education


Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn UTS Oral examination (1) 100/100 E 2021-12-13
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral 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.
  • 1) Eksamen avholdes 13.des. Nærmere opplysninger om tidspunkt og sted kommer senere.

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