MGLU1514 - Music 1 (5-10) Module 1: Create, Experience and Perform Music


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Portfolio assessment 100/100 ALLE

Course content

The course has these main components: basic training in performing, listening and creating music, children and youth culture, media and technology, initial training in music, and introduction to music as a school subject as it is appear in the curriculum for year 5-10. The course is based on research-based knowledge, methods and theory. The course content is specifically targeted to the music teacher and the pupils professional learning in year 5-10. The teaching material and working methods in the practical training is aimed to give the student skills, knowledge and experience to teach how to play, make, experience and understand music

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The student

  • Has knowledge about the music teacher as a leader and facilitator in music education.
  • Has basic knowledge about the Norwegian and international musical heritage, a broad selection of music from different cultures, genres and historical eras.
  • Has knowledge about children´s and youths musical development and music culture, psychological and cultural elements that contribute to the development of children´s musical expressions, creativity and identity.
  • Has knowledge about different methods and terms to understand, analyze and write music.

Skills: The student

  • Can sing and use his/her voice in a diverse way, can accompany and express his-/herself musically using different instruments, take part in dancing activities and express his-/herself using his/her body.
  • Can make and improvise music using the voice, musical instruments and digital utilities and lead teaching processes in music making and listening.

General skills The student

  • Has insight into and can discuss the music´s role as a creator of identity, means of communication, and cultural expression in the school and in a society characterized by diversity.
  • Can stimulate the pupil’s wish to explore, create, experience, express and reflect.

Learning methods and activities

The teaching methods will vary between group-based teaching in groups, lectures and practical musicianship. The students will participate in a learning process where they develop knowledge, skills and general skills working with the production, interpretation and performing of music. This encompass a large extent of individual effort. The students will get professional guidance on parts of their work, both individually and in groups. The teaching will be process-oriented with student active working methods centered around playing, creating and exploring music.

Compulsory assignments

  • Obligatory course work according to course description

Further on evaluation

9 compulsory work requirements:

  • Ear training/theory
  • Class singing
  • Dance
  • Concert (band and choir)
  • Written assignment in music and culture
  • Accompaniment
  • Creating music (digital)
  • Creating music (songwriting)
  • An excursion


- Dance, ensemble, concert preparations: 80 % of overall hours - Composition and ear training: 80 % of overall hours - Group presentation and individual tests: 100 %

In the case of excessive absences, the missed work can be partly replaced by compensatory tasks. Furthermore, the obligatory requirements are assessed as approved/not approved and must be approved before the student can present for assessment of the module.


  • Portfolio exam consisting of two contributions (Music & culture and Music making). The contributions count 50/50 and assessed with letter grading.

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)

Required previous knowledge

As required previous knowledge of the study program.

Course materials

Literature will be published on Blackboard before the start of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MGLU1114 15.0 AUTUMN 2019
MGLU1510 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
MGLU2510 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
LGU14003 30.0 AUTUMN 2019
LGU54003 15.0 AUTUMN 2019
LGU12006 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
LGU11006 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
LGU52004 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
LGU51003 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
SKOLE6017 7.5 AUTUMN 2021
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Version: 1
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: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn UTS Portfolio assessment 100/100 ALLE





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Portfolio assessment 100/100 ALLE INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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