MGLU5213 - Physical Literacy


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 100/100 25 minutes E

Course content

The course addresses key topics related to the purpose of physical education, especially promotion of lifelong joy of movement. Furthermore, the course focuses on different perspectives on the development of bodily knowledge and skills. The course aims to promote an understanding of and critical reflection on movement competence as part of a formation process. The point of departure is human movement as a basis for learning and education for the diversity of students. Central topics will include physical literacy, adapted physical education and mastery.

Learning outcome


The student

  • has advanced knowledge of physical education in a formation (Bildung) perspective and of bodily learning
  • has in-depth knowledge progression in teaching, and how teaching can be adapted to the diversity of the students' prerequisites and needs
  • can at an advanced level discuss the development of physical education and possibilities for change, based on theoretical frameworks
  • be able to apply knowledge of how digital technology can be used as a pedagogical tool in physical education.


The student

  • can plan and implement teaching in physical education that promotes scientific thinking
  • can discuss the content of physical education curricula, with reflected viewpoints and based on relevant theoretical frameworks
  • uses relevant research methods in planning and implementation of research and development projects

General competence

The student

  • can contribute to the development of professional and pedagogical innovation in schools
  • can systematically plan, evaluate and revise curricula for physical education

Learning methods and activities

The course includes primarily lectures, supervision and seminars. The course requires a large degree of independent work.

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory activities according to the course description

Further on evaluation

Compulsory assessments:

  • 80% participation
  • Up to 2 coursework requirements

Compulsory assignments are assessed as approved or not approved and must be approved to qualify for examination. Candidates who are at risk of refused entry to exams due to lack of approved compulsory assignments will receive notice beforehand according NTNU guidelines.

Oral exam.

Specific conditions

Required previous knowledge

The candidate must have successfully passed Physical Education 1 and completed Physical Education 2 to begin Cycle 2 courses. Passing is understood as the student completing the course and passing the examination. Completing is understood as having all compulsory assessments approved and qualifying for examination.

Course materials

The final reading list will be published on Blackboard prior to semester start.

More on the course

Version: A
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)
  • Physical Education
  • Teacher Education
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Teacher Education


Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination (1) 100/100 E

2023-12-04 - 2023-12-06

Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 100/100 E
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.
  • 1) Individuelt tidspunkt blir publisert senere.

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