MGLU4106 - Literature from the English-speaking World in the Classroom (1-7): Theoretical and Didactical Perspectives


New from the academic year 2020/2021

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment and Oral examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Oral examination 40/100 30 minutes ORDBOK
Assignment 60/100

Course content

The course focuses on critical application of acquired theoretical and research-based knowledge of various topics in English teaching at the primary and upper primary school level and provides a thorough introduction to English-language literature for grades 1-7. The course will also cover various literary, cultural, and critical perspectives and methodology, and a wide and varied selection of genres, both reference texts and fiction, as well as film. Through working with a wide range of visual and written texts within children's and youth literature - including picture books, graphic novels, digital and multimodal texts, films, novels, short stories, plays and poems - and the use of varied teaching methods, students will develop in-depth knowledge on the role various topics related to multiculturalism, diversity, and inclusion play in the student's acquisition of English at the lower primary and upper primary levels.

Learning outcome

The candidate
-Has in-depth knowledge of a variety of literary theories and socio-cultural perspectives related to, for example, multiculturalism and multilingualism.
-Has in-depth knowledge of how to adapt teaching to student requirements and needs.
-Has in-depth knowledge of academic processes, and research methods and ethics.
-Has in-depth knowledge of how, for example, multiculturalism, diversity, and inclusion affect influence student experience of literature
The candidate will
-Be able to independently apply relevant theories and methods to cultural and literary research and professional development
-Be able to critically evaluate and apply relevant cultural, critical and literary theories and methods in English.
-Be able to select and use various children’s and youth literature as educational resources to promote English acquisition at the lower primary and upper primary levels.
General Competence:
The candidate
-Can apply didactic, cultural and literary knowledge and skills to professional challenges, tasks, and projects.
-Can demonstrate extensive mastery of relevant cultural and literary academic language and research methodologies.
-Can communicate issues, analyses, and results related to English-language studies with specialists, colleagues, and others (for example, parents).

Learning methods and activities

The course will include lectures, individual and group assignment work, discussions, and oral presentations. The course may also include guest speakers. All students are expected to contribute actively.

Compulsory assignments

  • Compulsory assignments according to course description

Further on evaluation

Obligatory Coursework:
Up to 15 individual or joint assignments, oral or written.

Individual oral exam
Written assignment: Research article on a given theme or topic

Special Conditions:
Obligatory Coursework from the previous semester may be approved by ILU

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. 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 1-7 (MGLU1-7)

Required previous knowledge

Candidate must have successfully passed English 1 and completed English 2 to begin Cycle 2 courses. “Passing” is understood as the student completing the course and passing the examination. “Completed” is understood as having all obligatory coursework approved and qualifying the student for the course examination.

Course materials

A syllabus and reading list will be available on Blackboard before the course starts.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
DID3303 2.0 01.09.2020
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Version: A
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Fourth-year courses, level IV


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Teacher Education



Examination arrangement: Assignment and Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Oral examination 40/100 ORDBOK
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 60/100
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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