MGLU4213 - Arts and crafts in context


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100 1 semesters

Course content

This subject illuminates current theory and concepts within both the interdisciplinary and the specific areas of art, craft and design. The course presents perspectives that are central to the aesthetic field in the present day, and through conversations and discussions these are linked to arts and crafts teaching practice, as well as traditions and research in the field.

The subject forms a historical backdrop for thinking about visual art, craft, design, learning, education and teaching, and thereby lays the foundation for an in-depth pedagogic understanding of the arts and crafts field. By analyzing and discussing education and curricula within the field in the light of history, the present and the future, a strengthened foundation is built for the exercise of the teaching role, in interaction with education and society. A societal ethical perspective on education in arts and crafts will also be problematized, in relation to individual choices and society's development, for example via a sustainability perspective on the development of our visual and material culture.

Learning outcome


The student

  • has broad knowledge of various art and craft practices in a variety of contexts
  • has in-depth knowledge of art and craft didactics as subject, research and professional fields
  • has insight into how art and craft as a subject has developed as a field of research
  • can analyze art and craft issues based on the subject's history, traditions, uniqueness and place in society
  • has broad knowledge of theoretical perspectives on the interdisciplinary aesthetic field


The student

  • can reflect independently and critically on various ideas about art and craft teaching and learning, as well as analyze and discuss art and craft didactic issues
  • can analyze current theories within the field and work independently with practical and theoretical problem solving
  • can plan, justify, implement and evaluate teaching programs at a professionally reflected level
  • can reflect on diversity and different ethical perspectives in the aesthetic field
  • can assess and critically reflect on the influence of technology on the aesthetic field

General competence

The student

  • has an understanding of and is able to critically assess connections between traditions and ideologies in art and craft educational practice
  • can contribute to innovation processes and new thinking within the subject
  • can communicate with different target groups about issues, analyzes and conclusions within the interdisciplinary aesthetic field

Learning methods and activities

The forms of learning in the subject are mainly theoretical in nature, but also somewhat practical. The teaching consistently has a high degree of student active learning, and involves extensive use of the 'flipped classroom', where presentations, reflection and dialogue related to theory and practice are central. The students prepare by reading specified literature and participate on the basis of this in the teaching and in group work.

Other activities in the subject are mini-lectures, individual/group assignments and development of teaching plans.

The teaching does not cover all areas of the curriculum. It is thus expected that the students work independently with the syllabus and participate actively in the teaching and in group work.

Compulsory assignments

  • Compulsory assignments according to course description

Further on evaluation

The following work requirements are mandatory and must be approved in order to take the exam:

  • Summary and presentation of syllabus text (in group) for fellow students and teacher(s)
  • A text about an area of interest within arts and crafts field that reflects the syllabus reviewed and any self-selected literature

Compulsory activities are assessed as approved or not approved. Only when these have been assessed as approved is it possible to present yourself for the exam.

For the exam, a description of a teaching plan, with associated teaching material and practical example work, is provided. This is followed by a pedagogic reflection text that takes as its starting point an issue related to the teaching program and literature treated in the subject. The exam paper can be submitted when other compulsory activities/work requirements have been approved.

Assessment and examination

The exam is individual written/practical and takes the form of a term assignment. The assignment will be graded passed or failed.

Specific conditions

Required previous knowledge

Candidate must have successfully passed Arts and Crafts 1 and completed Arts and Crafts 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 syllabus will be published on Blackboard at the start of the study.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

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 Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Assignment 100/100





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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