MGLU4114 - Pedagogy and Pupil-related Skills 3 (1-7)


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 2 days

Course content

Pedagogy and pupil knowledge in Cycle 2 will give the student an in-depth understanding of the teacher's and the school's role within a complex, democratic, and pluralistic society. Cycle 2 examines school and education from a historical, cultural, and political perspective, with the aim of understanding the school as an organization and social institution. From an analytical and critical perspective, the student should be able to engage with issues related to school, education, and his or her own pedagogical practice. Professional ethical reflection is emphasized with the aim of practicing critical thinking and independence in pedagogical practice. The central theme of the subject Pedagogy and pupil knowledge 3 centers on the school's mandate for self-development, diversity, identity, and professional ethics.

Learning outcome


The student

  • has knowledge of children and youth, as well as their identity, upbringing, and culture in the present time
  • has knowledge of ethical theory and central professional ethics issues
  • has in-depth understanding of how different approaches to knowledge, learning, and self-development can have a significant impact on education and teacher professionalism
  • has advanced knowledge of the students' self-cultivation in a pluralistic society
  • has knowledge of equality and democracy in school


The student

  • can critically analyze and act on the basis of the school's values and obligations with regard to safeguarding the rights of children and young people
  • can identify and discuss professional ethical issues rooted in ethical theory
  • can analyze, reflect on, and discuss the importance of social, linguistic, religious, and cultural diversity in school
  • can apply research-based knowledge to prevent bullying and violations through interdisciplinary collaboration with other professional bodies

General competence

The student

  • can identify, analyze, and reflect on challenges related to and consequences of inclusion and exclusion processes in school
  • can critically analyze and participate in societal debates about school and education

Learning methods and activities

The work methods in PEL 3 vary between lectures, student-active seminars, group work, and individual work. Mandatory work requirements have been included, wherein the students will demonstrate academic insight into the topic areas of the course and the development of their own teacher identity. The course focuses on independent work with reading materials -- including student-produced texts and assigned course readings. The teaching is aimed at the student formulating, discussing, and communicating about educational issues within the topic of the course. Emphasis will also be placed on the students connecting to the practice of teaching as a field of study and as a professional arena. The course will draw on social issues related to education and school.

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory assignments accordig to emnebeskrivelsen

Further on evaluation

Mandatory activities:

  • two written submissions
  • one oral presentation
  • defined activities i relation to the seminars
  • Minimum 75% attendance at seminars

All compulsory activities must be approved to take the exam

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Primary and Lower Secondary Teacher Education for Years 1-7 (MGLU1-7) - some programmes

Required previous knowledge

Student must have received a passing grade in the subject area Knowledge, learning and education in teacher profession, PEL 1 and PEL 2 (30 SP) or equivalent.

Course materials

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

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
LGU53006 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
LGU13009 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
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Version: A
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Teacher Education
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 ORD Home examination 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Home examination 100/100 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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