MGLU2512 - Pedagogy and Pupil-related Skills 2 (5-10)


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral Group Examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral Group Examination 100/100 60 minutes E

Course content

Pedagogy and student knowledge in cycle 1, topic 2, will give the student knowledge of the pupils in 5-10 steps their learning and development in a school characterized by social, religious and cultural diversity. Cycle 1, topic 2 thematizes the challenges that society, culture and beliefe represent for the teacher's activities in the school. The student should, from an analytical perspective, be able to work with issues related to school and own pedagogical practice. Key topics in the subject 'Pedagogy and student knowledge 2' are student learning and development in contemporary times, diversity and inclusion, adapted education and special education, school history and democracy.

Learning outcome


The student

  • has knowledge of children and young people, and their learning in contemporary times
  • has knowledge of children and adolescents emotional and social development
  • has knowledge of various learning difficulties and adaptation- and behavioral challenges and how these appear in the training
  • has knowledge of children and adolescents in difficult life situations
  • has knowledge about special educational practices and rationale in relation to diverse preconditions amongst students
  • has knowledge of key didactic principles
  • has knowledge of the Norwegian school in light of Christian tradition and secularisation
  • has knowledge of cultural variation in children and adolescent’s upbringing with a special focus on indigenous peoples and ethnic minorities
  • has knowledge of how creative and aesthetic learning processes can affect health and well-being

SKILLS The student

  • can explain the relationship between adapted training and special education
  • can in collaboration with relevant professional authorities identify signs of physical and sexual abuse to implement necessary measures, for the benefit of the child
  • can in the training/education justify, convey and use documents about human rights and children's rights
  • can safeguard diversity of life in collaboration with students and parents
  • can reflect on, explain and discuss the importance of the school in a democratic society and a globalized world
  • have knowledge of different methodological approaches to research-based knowledge
  • can facilitate creative learning through various aesthetic expressions, dissemination and performances that help to develop students' self-confidence and identity
  • can apply subject concepts and justify their didactic choices based on theory of learning and teaching


  • has knowledge of and can discuss challenges and opportunities in a school characterized by linguistic, cultural and religious diversity for pupils in 5-10 steps
  • can reflect on and professionally justify students' learning and development in 5-10 steps
  • can reflect on challenges related to inclusion and exclusion processes in the school
  • has experience of being an active participant in a reflective professional community

Learning methods and activities

The working methods in PEL 2 vary between lectures, student-active seminars, group work and individual work. In compulsory work requirements, the students should show professional insight to the subject areas of the course. The course adds up to independent work on text. The teaching emphasizes that the student should formulate and discuss educational issues related to various topics in the course. Emphasis will be placed on connection to the field of practice, both as a field of study and as an arena for professional practice.

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory attendance during class, 75%

Further on evaluation

Mandatory work requirements are assessed with approved / not approved. 75% compulsory attenance in teaching.

Oral examination in group. Assessment: Letter grade, A-F.

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

Requires admission to study program: Primary School Teacher Education 5-10. step (MGLU5-10)

Course materials

The final syllabus is published on Blackboard before the start of the program.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
LGU52012 15.0 AUTUMN 2018
PPU4602 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
More on the course



Version: A
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Teacher Education


Examination arrangement: Oral Group Examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn UTS Oral Group Examination 100/100 E
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral Group 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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