MGLU3518 - Art and Crafts 2 (5-10)


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Practical examination and assignment
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment Passed / Not Passed
Practical examination 1/1 Letter grades

Course content

Arts & crafts 2, builds on arts and crafts 1 (5-10) course 1 and Arts & crafts 1 (5-10) course 2 and will contribute to in-depth knowledge of practical work and skills in the workshops with accompanying didactic reflection. The course contributes to expanded insight into the subject's visual and material cultural anchoring. Through the study, the student will further develop their own analogue and digital skills in the subject and gain experience with a selection of materials, working methods and mindsets. Exploratory work shall promote the student's learning, independence, ingenuity and ability to implement within the core elements of the subject.

The course includes work on an R&D assignment that provides experience in planning, implementing, presenting and critically-constructively evaluating a research and development work within the arts and crafts subject. The main focus of the R&D thesis is the acquisition of knowledge, skills and competence to carry out the research and development project on which the thesis is to be based.

The course provides an introduction to theory of science and research methods that will contribute to the development of the student's independence, analytical skills and critical reflection.

Learning outcome



- have knowledge of children and young people's forms of learning and cognition, formal language, cultural identity and creative abilities

- has knowledge of idea development and how own creative processes can be a starting point for reflection and development work, relevant research methods, forms of assessment and presentation

- has basic knowledge of research methods and ethics in research

- has knowledge of main directions within art, design and architecture in different cultures from antiquity to today



- can initiate, collaborate, implement, present and evaluate own and others' research and development projects

- can utilize the properties and qualities of materials and media and show insight into their own creative processes and apply this insight in teaching and development work

- can communicate, analyze and evaluate art, design and architecture in relevant local and global art and cultural historical contexts

- can use digital tools in work with visual communication

- can plan and facilitate learning in arts and crafts based on the students' world of life in ways that safeguard adapted education and promote cooperation, democracy and equality

- can communicate, analyze and evaluate art, design and architecture in relevant local and global art and cultural historical contexts

- can use professional language, assess the quality of textbooks and teaching aids and stay up to date on relevant subject literature and subject-relevant research

General competence


- can guide, stimulate and adapt education that promotes students' aesthetic experience, creative against reflection

- have an understanding of scientific research, artistic development work

- be able to design an arts and crafts R&D work in dialogue with various research traditions

- be able to discuss the meanings of an arts and crafts R&D work for school and society

- shows change competence and commitment to continuous professional self-development

Learning methods and activities

The learning methods in the course are of a practical and theoretical nature that take place in varied learning environments. It alternates between own creative work, subject didactics and theory.

The R&D assignment makes up half of the course. Designing, implementing, presenting and critically-constructively evaluating arts and crafts research and development projects are key activities.

The forms of work in the course include workshops, workshop work, lectures, excursions, individual and group assignments. Reflection on one's own and others' work is central.

Self-study is a central form of work in the study.

Mandatory activities

Mandatory work requirements according to the subject description

Compulsory assignments

  • Obligatory course work according to course description

Further on evaluation

Mandatory activities:

The following activities are compulsory:

- Introduction and summary of the subject's core elements: craft skills, art and design processes, visual communication and cultural understanding.

- Three colloquium assignments from work with the syllabus.

- Present a sketch of your own R&D assignment at the students' R & D seminar.

- Give a critical-constructive response to a fellow student's sketch for an R&D assignment.

- Introduction and summary of R&D project and R&D conference.

- Up to 3 excursions.

In the event of absence from an excursion, compensatory work will be provided.

Mandatory work requirements are assessed with approved / not approved.

Assessment part 1, assignment: R&D assignment:

Students must deliver:

A written assignment and an exhibition or a practical art didactic work, both of which must answer an overall problem for the project.

The problem is thus answered in two modalities:

(a) in writing; and

b) artistic or as an art didactic-development-project-in-practice.

Overall, the written assignment, exhibition or art didactic-development project-in-practice constitutes the students' R&D assignment. Assessment part 1 is assessed as passed / failed.

Assessment part 2, works: Individual exhibition of creative works from the areas of art, design and architecture. rating scale A-F.

There will be features in character if not all the assignments have been submitted for exhibition.

Both Part 1 and Part 2 must be passed to pass the course.

New / postponed exams are conducted in accordance with current study regulations at NTNU.

Partial assessments can be taken up or improved individually.

If assignment is not approved, you have opportunity to submit an improved assignment for assessment only once (counted as exam attempt number two). At the third exam attempt, a completely new assignment must be submitted.

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 final syllabus will be published on Blackboard before the start of the program.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Teacher Education


Examination arrangement: Practical examination and assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn UTS Assignment INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn UTS Practical examination 1/1
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Practical examination 1/1
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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