MGLU3112 - Text, Interpretation and Practice: Research and Education in KRLE (1-7)


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment and written examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 6 hours Letter grades E
Assignment 0/100 Passed / Not Passed ALLE

Course content

The course provides a more in depth look at relevant texts and traditions of interpretation related to Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism as well as early religion and modern history of philosophy and ethics. The school’s work on religious and secular texts, traditions of interpretation and their expression in society are also in focus. The course provides practical experience in planning and implementing CREE-excursions with pupils. The course places emphasis on applying subject-didactic research.In connection with teaching practice, students shall work on local curricula and assessments that promote learning and development in the subject and work will particularly focus on challenges linked to learning-oriented assessments in issues relating to attitudes and faith and digital resources. The weighting of Christianity and other areas of CREE are similar to the weighting of the school’s curriculum.

Learning outcome


The student

  • has extensive knowledge of Christian texts and on local and global Christian diversity
  • has extensive knowledge of a range of texts and relevant perspectives on religions, religious movements and secular ideologies and on the work on this at school
  • has knowledge of the history of philosophy with emphasis on modern history and on modernity and challenges linked to the work on these topics
  • has knowledge of key ethical and philosophical issues such as minority issues, discrimination, indigenous issues and the preoccupation with body image in children's culture
  • has knowledge of how aesthetic work methods can help to promote learning, motivation and variation in the work on the subject
  • has extensive knowledge of research on children in relation to religion, life stances and ethics
  • has knowledge of reference standards in academic writing


The student

  • is capable of providing a thorough explanation of texts and source criticism, of different practices, diversity and relevant perspectives on Christianity and other selected traditions (cf. the introduction on local choices)
  • is capable of preparing teaching arrangements that use aesthetic work methods and digital tools
  • is capable of discussing philosophical and ethical issues on the basis of different religious, life stance and ideological perspectives
  • is capable of independent reflection on different work methods used in the school subject
  • is capable of discussing local curricula and developing drafts of such curricula
  • is capable of finding, understanding, referring to and reflecting on relevant CREE subject research literature, and of writing academic texts


The student

  • has extensive knowledge of religions, life stances and ideologies, and is capable of using this knowledge in different ways at school in general
  • has extensive knowledge of relevant philosophical and ethical issues and is capable of using it in different ways in and outside the school subject
  • is capable of discussing and using the basic CREE proficiencies

Learning methods and activities

Teaching methods will include weekly in-class lessons, working with tasks both individually and in groups, discussions, and student presentations. Discussions and other academic interactions, such as responding to fellow students work, are important ways for working and learning in the course, and all students are expected to participate in these activities. Excursions are part of mandatory activities which may take place outside regular lessons. Deadlines for mandatory assignments are announced at the beginning of the course. Both written and oral assignments and other activities in the course are based on the learning outcomes of the course.

Compulsory assignments

  • Obligatory course work according to course description

Further on evaluation

The following activities must be completed in order to take the exam (mandatory activities/assignments):

  • Planning and carrying out excursions with pupils. The mandatory activity includes compulsory attendance of the lessons and up to 7 texts (1 individual)
  • Planning, introducing and conducting dialogues/discussions with fellow students
  • Participation in dialogues/discussions conducted by fellow-students (minimum 5)
  • 2 text interpretations (1 individually, 1 group), one of them related to Christian text tradition
  • Participation in tutorial seminars with fellow students related to the R&D (Research and Development) thesis.

The assessment of these works will be graded either passed or not passed. Candidates who risk not being allowed to take the exam, shall get a warning, according to Academic Regulations (


  • Individual R&D thesis. Grading: passed/ not passed.
  • Written examination (6 hrs., individually). Grading system A-F.

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

The complete reading list will be published on Blackboard before the course begins.

More on the course



Version: A
Credits:  30.0 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 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: Assignment and written examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn UTS Assignment 0/100 ALLE INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn UTS School exam 100/100 E 2023-11-27 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 0/100 ALLE





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 E 2024-05-31 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL430 Sluppenvegen 14 7
  • * 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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