MGLU4115 - Pedagogy and Pupil-related Skills 4 (1-7)


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
Assignment 1/3 1 semesters
Oral examination 2/3 30 minutes ALLE

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 work with issues related to school, education, and their own pedagogical practice. Professional ethical reflection is emphasized with the aim of practicing critical thinking and independence within pedagogical practice. Key topics in the subject ‘Pedagogy and pupil knowledge 4’ include educational history, education policy and governance, the role of teacher, the school as organization, professional ethics, and change and development work.

Learning outcome

The student
- has knowledge of various ideological perspectives on educational activities, key phases and strategies in the school's historical development, and whether the school's mandate can function in a variety of contexts and situations
- has in-depth knowledge of central education policy changes in today's school, and in the management of education
- has in-depth knowledge about the role of teacher, and its changes and development
- has knowledge of the school as an organization, its framework factors, and its cooperation with other actors
- has knowledge of central ethical issues related to the development of school and education

The student
- can independently justify and evaluate changes and development processes in the school, and can reflect on the teacher's role in this work
- an analyze and discuss challenges in the realization of the curriculum and other management documents
- can identify, reflect on, and discuss professional ethics issues

General competence
The student
- has in-depth knowledge of the role of schools, education, and teachers, and how these roles are perceived
- has experience in reflecting on and conducting independent academic argumentation on pedagogical practices and the role of the school within society
- has insight into central scientific issues through theoretical perspectives on knowledge

Learning methods and activities

The working methods in PEL 4 vary between lectures, student-active seminars, group work, and individual work. Mandatory work requirements have been included, wherein the students will show academic insight into the topic areas of the course and the development of their own teacher identities. The course focuses on independent work with text, in both writing the term paper and in working with the subject's literature. 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 according to emnebeskrivelsen

Further on evaluation

Mandatory activities:
- two written submissions
- one oral presentation

All compulsory activities / assignments must be passed in order to be admitted to the exam

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)
Teacher Education for Primary and Lower Secondary School (Years 1-7) (LTGLU1-7)

Required previous knowledge

Student must have passed the subject area ‘Knowledge learning and education in teacher profession’ and Pel 1 and Pel 2 (30 SP) or equivalent.

Course materials

The final syllabus and semester plan will be published on Blackboard before the start of study.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
LGU13009 7.5 01.09.2019
LGU53006 7.5 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: Norwegian


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 Assignment 1/3
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 2/3 ALLE
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.

For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"

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