MGLU2516 - Norsk 2 (5-10): Literacy, litterature and litterature didactics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 78 hours

Course content

Norwegian 2 is a continuation of Norwegian 1 and covers the teaching of Norwegian for the grades 5-10 with emphasis on the grades 7-10. The course provides historical background and more extensive knowledge about key literary topics, a deeper insight into teaching Norwegian, and a more effective academic basis for working on assessment that promotes learning and adapted Norwegian education for all pupils. Through work on language and texts the students are invited to further develop their own language skills and their own textual competence and dissemination skills. Instruction in scientific methodology is integrated in course work related to individual written assignments.

Main area 2 focuses on theoretical, historical, and literary-didactic knowledge about and approaches to literature (fiction and non-fiction) in different genres and media. Texts from film, theatre, and other media are studied within the framework of Norwegian teaching and learning, as they relate to Norwegian as a school subject.

Learning outcome


The student

  • has knowledge of literary history, and broad knowledge of fiction from different literary periods, especially literature written both for young adult and adult readers.
  • has knowledge of Sami literature and culture.
  • has knowledge of different perspectives from literary theory and broad knowledge of didactic approaches to literature, particularly for the grades 7-10.
  • has broad knowledge of how to develop the pupils' basic skills in reading and writing as well as their oral language skills through work with text and literature.
  • has broad knowledge of how boys and girls in the grades 7-10 can be motivated for reading and develop their reading comprehension
  • has knowledge of relevant Norwegian didactic research


The student

  • is capable of utilizing knowledge of literature and text in analysing written, oral, and multimodal texts, including pupils' texts.
  • is capable of facilitating varied work on fiction and non-fiction texts in traditional and new media
  • is capable of planning, implementing, and assessing work with fiction and non-fiction texts from different perspectives and for different purposes
  • is capable of facilitating pupils in years 7-10 learning to read, write, and discuss non-fiction and fiction texts in different genres and media
  • can assess oral language and writing skills and give feedback that promotes learning to all pupils, with an emphasis on the grades 7-10
  • ​can assess different aspects of work on literature and literacy, and substantiate the assessment


The student

  • has insight into the history of the school subject as a language, cultural, literary, and general education subject
  • is capable of disseminating subject matter on literature, texts, and media in relevant forms of expression
  • is familiar with Norwegian didactic research and development work and is capable of discussing research ethical issues
  • is capable of planning, carrying, out and assessing subject-based and interdisciplinary development work for years 5-10 in cooperation with others
  • is capable of writing academic texts in Bokmål

Learning methods and activities

The teaching methods include - among other things - lectures, student active sessions, group work and student presentastions. The students will encounter formative as well as summative assessment practices. The course is mostly taught in moduls where a major topic is studied over time. The course demands a great degree of self-study. Active work with the curriculum is required through self-study as well as working in groups and with the learning platform. Students are expected to communicate actively in different written and oral fora with their professors and their fellow students throughout the course. It is also expected of the students that they are active users of the library and come well prepared for teaching sessions.

Compulsory assignments

  • Academic essay
  • Exercises
  • Obligtory participation in teaching sessions and practical sessions
  • Obligatory participation in sessions in connection to oral presentations and major projects

Further on evaluation

Compulsory assignments. These activities must be approved in order for the student to take the exam:

  • Submission of a written assignment
  • Submission of exercises
  • Obligatory participation in sessions and practical assignments
  • Obligatory participation in sessions with oral group presentations and major projects


  • Off-campus exam (78 hours)

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Primary and Lower Secondary Teacher Education for Years 5-10 (MGLU5-10) - some programmes

Course materials

The curriculum will be made available before the start of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MGLU2501 15.0 AUTUMN 2022
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Teacher Education


Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn UTS Home examination 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home 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.

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