MGLU5216 - Motor learning and development in physical education


New from the academic year 2021/2022

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 3 days

Course content

In this course, the student learns the applicability of various theoretical perspectives on motor development and learning in relation to the practice of physical education, with special focus on the development of versatile motor skills/competence and physical literacy in students. Throughout the course, the student will gain experience in planning, implementing and evaluating physical education using central concepts and perspectives. The course addresses new perspectives on motor development and learning, and how analysis and reflection based on these approaches are expressed within didactic issues in physical education.

Learning outcome

Knowledge, the candidate is expected at the completion of the course to:

  • have in-depth knowledge of innovative teaching and working methods in the physical education profession
  • have in-depth knowledge of new theories and perspectives on motor development and learning that are relevant to physical education
  • have insight into perspectives on individual and environmental factors that limit or enable student activity in physical education

Skills, the candidate is expected at the completion of the course to:

  • be able to analyze existing theories, methods and interpretations in the discipline and work independently with practical and theoretical problem solving
  • can use relevant methods for research and professional development work independently
  • conduct discussions on relevant topics at a high analytical level, both in writing and orally.

General competence, the candidate is expected at the completed course to:

  • Have the competence to read, understand and evaluate new literature published in the field and use this knowledge in the professional practice
  • be able to contribute to development work that promotes academic and educational innovation in the school
  • be able to apply advanced theoretical knowledge based on understanding of the subject's character

Learning methods and activities

The teaching methods will mainly be in the form of lectures, supervision and seminars. The course requires a great deal of independent work to get familiarized with the selected research area.

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory activities according to the course description

Further on evaluation

Compulsory requirement: Up to 2 compulsory requirements (written assignments).

Specific conditions

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)
Primary and Lower Secondary Teacher Education for Years 5-10 (MGLU5-10)

Required previous knowledge

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. Completed is understood as having all obligatory coursework approved and qualifying the student for the course examination.

Course materials

Reading list will be shared in Blackboard.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Teacher Education
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

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 ORD 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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