MGLU3202 - Student diversity and equity in education


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 49/100
Home examination 51/100 3 days

Course content

The course enables students to understand, analyze and deal with complex interactions in school related to students' background and upbringing conditions, and how this impact on their educational situation. The course emphasizes knowledge about exclusion and inclusion mechanisms, and how to develop the school as a democratic social institution.

Learning outcome


The student

  • has knowledge of children and young people's different upbringing conditions
  • has in-depth knowledge of how students' backgrounds (eg social class, gender, ethnicity) are important for different opportunities in education
  • has knowledge of the school as an arena for identity development and its significance for belonging, exclusion and resistance
  • has in-depth knowledge of the school's role as a democratic social institution in a historical and political perspective
  • has in-depth knowledge of perspectives on equal education, and how this matters in pedagogical practice


The student

  • can analyze current issues related to inclusion and exclusion in school and discuss pedagogical practice adapted to a diverse group of students
  • can apply knowledge about diversity and inclusion in collaboration with relevant actors in children and young people's upbringing environment
  • can critically analyze issues related to diversity, inclusion and democratic development of the school, as well as challenges children and young people face in education


The student

  • can critically illuminate the school as a democratic social institution, including system conditions that contribute to inclusion and exclusion processes
  • has analytical competence to work for an inclusive learning environment and equal education in a diverse school
  • can critically reflect on how research contributes to illuminating inequality in education

Learning methods and activities

The course emphasizes variation between lectures and student-active working methods. The course aims for students to become familiar with professionals with expertise in key issues that are highlighted in the course. It is thus relevant with excursions and the use of invited external lecturers.

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory assignmenst according to emnebeskrivelsen

Further on evaluation

Mandatory assignments:

  • 70% attendance
  • oral group assignments
  • written work 1
  • written work 2
  • written work 3

All requirements are assessed as approved / not approved. All assignments must be approved for the candidate to take the exam.

The exam consists of two assessment parts: The assignment counts for 49% of the grade and the home exam counts for 51%. Assesment, letter grade A-F

Specific conditions

Required previous knowledge

Passed PEL 1 and completed Pel 2 (15 credits) or equivalent. Completed means that all mandatory assignments in the course have been approved, in other words that the student is ready for the exam. The course is reserved for students with the right to study at the primary school teacher education

Course materials

Reading list and teaching plan will be published on Blackboard in the beginning of the semester.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

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: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 51/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Assignment 49/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Home examination 51/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Assignment 49/100 INSPERA
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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