MGLU1901 - Music 1 for erasmus


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Practical examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Practical examination 100/100

Course content

The topic has the following main components: Basic, experience based, instruction in playing, listening and creative musical work, children's musical culture(s), introductory music teaching, and an outline of how music as a school subject is currently shaped in the Norwegian primary school system. Research based knowledge, theory and methods will be the foundation for all work with the subject. The didactic parts of the study will be particularly directed towards the music teacher's work with pupils. Educational materials and work methods within the practical instruction will give the students knowledge, skills, and experience which make them confident in teaching the elements of performing, creating, experiencing and understanding music.

Learning outcome


The student 

  • has knowledge about the music teacher as leader and facilitator of musical instruction.


The student

  • can sing, and use her voice in varied ways
  • can accompany and express herself musically on different instruments, take part in dancing activities, and express herself physically
  • can compare views on the music education presented in Norway with views in their home country
  • can conduct a choir and instruct a band Learning outcomes 


The student

  • can cooperate with fellow students in creative processes.

Learning methods and activities

Ways of teaching include various forms of group work, lectures, and practical musical work. The students will take part in a learning process in which they will develop knowledge, skills and general competence through production, interpretation and performance of music. This will require a large amount of individual effort. The students will receive supervision in groups and individually. Process based teaching with a high degree of student activity (playing, creating, exploring) will be the norm.

Compulsory assignments

  • Obligatory assignments according to emnebeskrivelsen

Further on evaluation

Obligatory activities: Various obligatory assignments, including: - Singing in/with a class - Dance - Concert (band/choir) - Written assignment on music and culture - Excursion

Obligatory participation: - Group presentations and individual tests: 100 % - Didactic work; dance, class singing, group work: 80 % - Choir instruction, conducting: 80 % - Bandleading: 80 % If a student is absent a lot then more compensatory work may be required.

Obligatory assignments may be approved or not approved. To sit for an exam, a student must have had all obligatory assignments approved.

Exam: Practical exam conducting a choir and leading a band. All use of source materials is permitted.

Specific conditions

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

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Miscellaneous Courses - Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences (EMNE/SU)
Primary and Lower Secondary Teacher Education for Years 1-7 (MGLU1-7)

Course materials

List of course material will be published on Blackboard.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
LMUS001E 15.0 AUTUMN 2020
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Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Teacher Education


Examination arrangement: Practical examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Practical examination (1) 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Practical examination 100/100
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: 07-10.12.2021. Datoene er generelle. Du vil få tildelt individuelt oppmøtetidspunkt senere.

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