MGLU4116 - Further topics in phyiscs for teachers (1-7)


New from the academic year 2020/2021

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 100/100 HJELPEMIDD

Course content

This course builds on earlier physics topics from the courses Natural Science 1 and 2. It gives the students in-depth knowledge on some selected topics in physics that are relevant for the society and/or for the students' everyday life. The overarching themes for the topics are decided by the teachers, and the students acquire knowledge about these topics through inquiry-based projects.
This course gives also advanced theoretical and practical knowledge on students' conceptions in physics, and strategies taking these into account in teaching and learning at primary school level.

Learning outcome

The student has:
- in-depth knowledge on selected topics in physics.
- in-depth knowledge on inquiry-based teaching and learning methods used in the course.
- advanced knowledge of learners' conceptions in physics and strategies for conceptual change.

The student:
- can acquire relevant knowledge in physics through inquiry-based approaches.
- can identify, analyse and discuss learners' knowledge and conceptions in physics, and plan appropriate instructional strategies accordingly.

The student:
- understand the relevance of physics in issues in the society and/or in students' everyday life.
- can translate their knowledge and skills related to learners' conceptions in physics into working with learners' conceptions in natural science at primary school level.

Learning methods and activities

- Inquiry-based approaches in physics topics.
- Lectures
- Project colloquia

Teaching in English when English-speaking students participate, otherwise the course is given in Norwegian.

Compulsory assignments

  • Compulsory assignments according to course description 

Further on evaluation

Compulsory activities:
- Being present at minimum 80% of project colloquia.

Compulsory assignments:
- Assignments related to the progression in the project and to the learners' conception topic.
- Project presentation

All compulsory assignments have to be approved before the candidate can take the exam. Candidates who risk to be denied exam due to lack of approved compulsory assignments, shall be warned in accordance with the study regulations at NTNU.

Semester task, in group, grade A-F
Permitted examination aids: All

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 Natural Science 1 and completed Natural Science 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

The final list of the course material are available at Blackboard before the course start.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

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

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100 HJELPEMIDD
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Assignment 100/100 HJELPEMIDD
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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