MGLU1511 - Arts and Crafts 1 (5-10) Module 1


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Practical examination/Oral examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Practical examination 51/100 HJELPEMIDD
Oral examination 49/100 30 minutes HJELPEMIDD

Course content

Arts and Crafts 1 (5-10), course 1 together with course 2 qualify for teaching arts and crafts from 5th to 10th grade in primary school. The course provides an introduction to visual and graphic arts, architecture, art history and culture studies, and subject didactics. The student will gain experience with art and design processes, a variation of working methods and different materials that provide learning outcomes in relation to the requirements of the current curriculum for 5th to 10th grade in primary school. The course contributes aims to provide insight into the core elements of arts and crafts: art and design processes, cultural understanding, craftsmanship, visual communication and didactic reflection. The student will work within practical and creative processes so as to become a competent teacher for pupils and will learn to use different forms of assessment that contribute to the pupils´ learning. The course will convey and engage the students in scientific work methods. Exploratory learning processes should promote students' independence, analytical skills and critical reflection. The course consists of three areas: Art, art history and culture studies, subject didactics. Art The field of art emphasizes working with pictures and sculpture. Visual art and graphics is an exploration of image as a visual, aesthetic and communicative expression. Practical work with the two-dimensional form and digital media are emphasized. Shape, color, composition and symbol processing are central themes. Sculpture includes exploration of and work with aesthetic, visual, tactile and communicative expression, both through various types of sculpture, installation and landscape art. Art history and culture studies Art history and culture studies focuses on cultural understanding, with an emphasis on Norwegian and international art from neoclassicism to contemporary art, as well as crafts, design and architecture from historicism to the present day. The field provides a basis for planning lessons and experiences, and also the development of knowledge and awareness of different cultural expression. Through the exploration of different cultural expressions one can better see oneself and others in a historical and cultural context. Subject didactics The field of subject didactics is an integral part of the course work and has to do with organized learning in arts and crafts, the subject's historical development, relevance and legitimacy as a part of the curriculum in primary school. The student´s own experiences in the subject should develop the students into competent teachers so they can guide pupils in their creative processes and provide knowledge in learning and assessment that promote the pupils' academic development.

Learning outcome


The student

  • has knowledge of materials, techniques, tools and aesthetics that are fundamental to work with images and sculpture
  • has knowledge of art theories and main directions within visual and graphic art and sculpture
  • has knowledge of how forms of expression from different cultures nationally and internationally can be a source for their own creative work and learning
  • has knowledge of the main features of the subject's history, reasoning, content and methods
  • has knowledge of children's two- and three-dimensional forms of expression and the relevant theories of aesthetic learning processes, experience, play and creativity
  • has knowledge of current copyright and privacy rules using sources, images and other resources for teaching
  • has knowledge of how the aesthetic dimension can be integrated into multidisciplinary contexts
  • has knowledge of fundamental skills in the subject of arts and crafts in primary school with focus in visual and graphic arts and sculpture


The student

  • can work purposefully with idea development, sketching process, documentation and assessment of own and others' creative processes
  • can experiment with and use key materials, tools and techniques when working with visual art, graphics and sculpture
  • can work with visual art and graphics, photo and text using digital tools
  • can use basic analytical tools in work with visual art, graphics and sculpture
  • can use pictures and sculptures from a local environment as a source of experience and acquisition of knowledge, and as a starting point for their own work as well as a resource for the pupils tasks
  • can organize exhibitions of own and the pupils work and in other ways make the subject visible in different arenas
  • can plan and carry out teaching visual art, graphics and sculpture, and facilitate adapted teaching for all pupils
  • can carry out learning-oriented assessment and guidance in the areas of visual art and graphics and sculpture


The student

  • can explain how creative work with different materials challenges the senses, engages emotions, requires concentration and activates the body
  • can utilize variations in visual expressions in visual arts and sculpture as a starting point for adapted teaching and professional conversation
  • can use digital learning arenas to collect and convey subject matter related to visual art, graphics and sculpture
  • can invite other school subjects to practical, theoretical and didactic collaboration and thus generate interdisciplinary and scientific exploratory forms of work and understanding

Learning methods and activities

The program is coordinated with the working methods in the current curriculum for primary school. Teaching is carried out practically and theoretically in varied learning environments. Students must work both individually and in groups. Considerable effort is required through individual study where students work on assignments as an extension of self-selected thesis statements. The course will consist of an exchange between one's own practical and creative work, encounters with art and cultural studies, excursions, excursions, theoretical studies and collaboration with the teaching field. Reflection on own and others' work is central. Students will work with academic and current issues. Documentation of work processes must be done through either analog or digital logs.

Compulsory assignments

  • Obligatory course work according to course description

Further on evaluation

Mandatory work requirements:

  • A practical-aesthetic assignment within an agreed theme to be presented in the form of an exhibition
  • A group assignment in subject didactics and art and form culture related to visual and graphic art or sculpture

The following activities have mandatory attendance:

  • Introduction to- and summary of the areas visual and graphic art and sculpture (4 sessions in total)
  • Up to 4 excursions. In the absence of excursion, compensatory work is provided. Mandatory work requirements are assessed with approved / not approved.

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)

Course materials

The final syllabus is published on Blackboard before the start of the course. It can also be found on Innsida.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
LGU51004 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: Practical examination/Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn UTS Oral examination (1) 49/100 HJELPEMIDD 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn UTS Practical examination (2) 51/100 HJELPEMIDD 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 49/100 HJELPEMIDD
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Practical examination 51/100 HJELPEMIDD
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: 06.12.2021- 10.12.2021. Datoene er generelle. Du vil få tildelt individuelt oppmøtetidspunkt senere.
  • 2) Eksamensdato: 06.12.2021- 10.12.2021. Datoene er generelle. Du vil få tildelt individuelt oppmøtetidspunkt senere.

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