MGLU1513 - Pedagogy and Pupil-related Skills 1 (5-10)


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours E

Course content

Pedagogy and Pupil-Related Skills 1 (5-10) will provide its students with an understanding of the teacher’s and the school’s role in our society. Fundamental elements in Pedagogy and Pupil-Related Skills 1 (5-10) include a clear understanding of the myriad ways a teacher can organize and a culturally diverse classroom for optimal effectiveness. In Pedagogy and Pupil-Related Skills 1 (5-10) students will acquire knowledge about how 5-10th grade pupils learn and develop. The students will develop skills in the fields of planning, execution, and assessment of teaching, based on researched texts about classroom management, motivation, didactics, assessment, and more.

Learning outcome


The candidate

- has broad knowledge of central didactical principles, including a variety of methods of assessing knowledge and engaging pupils in classroom activities.
- has knowledge about how basic skills can promote the pupil’s learning and development.
- has broad knowledge about central didactical principles, including varied work and assessment methods for the pupils.
- has broad knowledge about how competence in interactions with others can support the pupil’s learning.
- has broad knowledge about how pupils’ motivation can be supported.
- has knowledge about different perspectives on the teaching environment, classroom management, instruction for teaching, and has insight into different methodical perspectives in research-based knowledge to these aforementioned points.
- has knowledge about how practical, creational, and aesthetical learning processes can support learning.
- has knowledge of the various methods of observing and interviewing.


The candidate
- can utilize academic terms, and reason and reflect upon didactical choices.
- can reflect upon and lead the pupils in their learning and development.
- can reflect upon and develop constructive and inclusive environments for learning.
- can collaborate with colleagues about planning, execution, and assessment of teaching and learning.
- can read and understand scientific articles.
- can plan and perform observation in the field of practice.

General competence:

The candidate
- can plan, execute and assess teaching for pupils based on existing frame factors and current national curriculum.

Learning methods and activities

In Pedagogy and Pupil-Related Skills we will focus on a process based learning and teaching, with a variety of student activities. Much of the course will consist of group work with the support of digital learning tools. Throughout the study, we will emphasize the subject’s connection to the field of practice, both as an arena of study, and as an arena for professional development and exercise.

Compulsory assignments

  • x

Further on evaluation

About the assessment:

- 2 group tasks
- 1 individual task
- Attendance on 3 out of 4 sessions; student must debrief and prepare for the teaching practicum.
- Attendance in writing 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:
Primary and Lower Secondary Teacher Education for Years 5-10 (MGLU5-10)
Teacher Education for Primary and Lower Secondary School (Years 5-10) (LTGLU5-10)
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)
Teacher Education for Primary and Lower Secondary School (Years 5-10) with Specialization in Science (LTGLU5-10R)

Required previous knowledge

The course is reserved for students with the rights to study at Primary and Lower Secondary Teacher Education Program.

Course materials

The final syllabus will be uploaded to Blackboard before the course starts.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MGLU1112 7.5 01.09.2019
LGU51001 7.5 01.09.2019
LGU11010 7.5 01.09.2019
MGLU1512 7.5 01.09.2019
MGLU1113 7.5 01.09.2019
LGU51012 7.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

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: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 E
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS 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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