MGLU2111 - Arts and Crafts 1 (1-7) module 2


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Practical examination/Written examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Practical examination 51/100 E
School exam 49/100 4 hours HJELPEMIDD

Course content

Arts and Crafts 1 subject 2, together with subject 1, will qualify for teaching in arts and crafts from the 1st to the 7th grade in primary school. Arts and Crafts 1 (1st-7th) subject 2 provides an introduction to design, architecture, art history and culture studies, and theory of teaching pedagogies. The student will gain experience with varied working methods and different materials that provide learning outcomes in relation to the requirements of the current curriculum for 1st-7th grade in primary school. The student will work with practical, creative processes to become a competent teacher for pupils and will learn to use different forms of assessment that contribute to the puplis´ 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 four areas: Design, architecture, art history and culture studies, theory of teaching and learning/teaching pedagogies. Design challenges work on issues related to design and everyday aesthetics. The students will work with design processes related to products that primarily cover practical needs. Architecture focuses on the experience of indoor and outdoor spaces that affect our everyday lives. Knowledge of local construction practice and national style orientations through investigative and creative work linked to the local community. Drawing, using digital software and building different types of models, stimulate awareness of three-dimensional spaces. Art history and culture studies focuses on Norwegian and international crafts, design and architecture from historicism to the contemporary style. The field provides the basis for planning lessons, experiences and also the development of knowledge and awareness of the different cultural expressions. Through exploring different cultural expressions one can see oneself and others in a historical and cultural context. Theory of teaching and learning/teaching pedagogies is integrated in the subject matter . The field comprises organized learning in arts and crafts, relevance and legitimization as a general-purpose subjects in school. The student will work with practical and creative processes to become a competent teacher and be able to use different forms of assessment which contribute to the pupils' learning.

Learning outcome


The student

  • has knowledge of materials, techniques, tools and aesthetic when work with design and architecture
  • has knowledge of the main directions and development of modern art, design and architecture
  • has knowledge of how design and architecture from different cultures, both nationally and internationally, and use this knowledge as a resource for their own creative work and learning
  • has knowledge of basic skills in the subject with emphasis on design and architecture


The Student

  • can develop an idea to a finished product, document and evaluate his or her own creative process, show a practical approach and be a good role model for pupils
  • can use drawing when working with design and architecture
  • can work with models using basic digital tools
  • can experiment with and use key materials, tools and techniques in working with design and architecture
  • can use basic analytic tools when working with design and architecture
  • can convey art and culture in different ways, and read the connection between different cultural expressions, children's creative activities and their own work
  • can select appropriate materials, techniques and craft tools that are suitable for the primary level, service tools and machines and know health and safety regulations (HSE requirements)
  • can use the local community as a source of experience and gathering of knowledge as a starting point for your own work and as a resource for student assignments in design and architecture
  • can organize basic exhibitions, create different types of presentations and activate pupils in exhibiting their own and others' art and design works
  • can plan and execute teaching, of design and architecture and facilitate adapted teaching of all pupils
  • can carry out learning-oriented assessment and guidance
  • can evaluate teaching aids in arts and crafts for a primary school level

General competence

The student

  • can use cultural differences in the student group as a resource
  • can utilize a variations in visuals expression in design and architecture as a starting point for assignments and art spesific conversation
  • can use digital learning platforms for the acquisition and dissemination of subject matter related to design and architecture
  • can utilize the subject's opportunities to promote reuse and sustainable development
  • can use arts and crafts in interdisciplinary thematic and project work and secure the aesthetic dimension in education and interaction with other subjects and beginner training

Learning methods and activities

The program reflects the working methods in the current curriculum for primary and lower secondary school. The lectures will mainly take place in a group, while practical teaching in the workshops takes place in smaller groups. Students must work individually and in groups. A considerable amount of work is required through self-study, which is organized in separate periods, where the students work on tasks in extension of self-chosen assignments. The program will alternate between the student´s practical and creative work, art history and cultural studies, theoretical studies and teacher training. A reflection on one's own and others' work is central to the course. The students will work with professional and current art issues. Documentation of work processes can take place through analog or digital log. Several smaller excursions to exhibitions and gatherings is an important content of the course.

Compulsory assignments

  • Obligatory course work according to course description

Further on evaluation

The following activities have mandatory attendance:

- Introduction to- and summary of the areas design and architecture

- Up to 3 excursions In case of absence from excursion, compensatory work is given.

Mandatory work requirements are assessed with approved / not approved.

Examination: Part 1: Individual exhibition. An exhibition consisting of the student´s creative works from the areas of design and architecture. If not all the tasks are presented in the exhibition it will affect the grade. There are no aids for individual exhibition. Part 2: Individual written exam.

The written examination will document knowledge in the areas of design, architecture, art history and cultural studies and theory of teaching and learning/teaching pedagogies. Aids for the written exam; Print from current curriculum: The part that concerns art and crafts. Partial assessments can be addressed or improved individually. All sub-assessments must be passed in order to obtain a grade in the course.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Primary and Lower Secondary Teacher Education for Years 1-7 (MGLU1-7) - some programmes

Course materials

Final syllabus will be posted on Blackboard before the start of the study. It can also be searched for on NTNUs Innsida.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
LGU12009 15.0 AUTUMN 2018
LGU14004 15.0 AUTUMN 2018
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Version: A
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

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/Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 49/100 HJELPEMIDD INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Practical examination 51/100 E
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS School exam 49/100 HJELPEMIDD INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Practical examination 51/100 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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