MGLU5218 - Music, technology and education


New from the academic year 2023/2024

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Practical exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Practical exam 100/100 40 minutes F

Course content

The aim of this course is to develop digital competences for teachers in lower and upper secondary school, and to give a wholesome introduction to the field of music, technology and education. The main components are the use of hardware and software for producing, composing and performing music in different learning spaces, critical assessment of music technologies constraints and affordances in different educational settings, designing lessons, as well as research based knowledge of music technologies place and role in the school system, in contemporary children's, youth and screen cultures, and in the professional field of music. The course also aims to develop relevant listening competence, understandings of technologies effect on learning and knowledge outcomes, as well as perspectives on technology, access and availability.

Learning outcome


The student

  • has thorough research-based knowledge of music technology in and out of school
  • has advanced knowledge of different software and hardware usable in music education
  • ​has thorough research-based understanding of perspectives on music teaching and music technology, linked to contemporary children's, youth and screen culture, learning and knowledge outcomes as well as access and availability


The student

  • can independently produce, compose and perform music with a selection of technologies
  • can critically assess affordances and constraints of different technologies in educational contexts
  • can independently plan, carry out, analyze and relate critically to teaching with music technologies in different learning spaces
  • can relate critically to Copyright laws related to teaching and education
  • can reflect upon technologies effect on and changes of music as a school subject
  • can reflect upon and discuss connections between technology, access and availability

General skills

The student

  • can with a great degree of independence further develop professional digital competence throughout his/her professional career
  • can cooperate on innovation processes with pupils, colleagues and legal guardians to maintain the music subject´s relevance in line with the technological development

Learning methods and activities

Lessons, seminars, group work, practical work, presentations, workshops, self-studies

Compulsory assignments

  • Individual production
  • Concert
  • Written Assignment
  • Workshop

Further on evaluation

Compulsory activities

  • Individual production or composition product created with an optional software
  • Performance where music technology is used
  • Curriculum and theory related educational reflection text, linked to product or performance
  • One workshop for a group of students

All compulsory activities must be passed to be qualified for the exam. Course work connected to compulsory activites requires an attendance of 80%. Compensatory work can be given in case of an excessive absence rate.

Assessment (exam):

The student will design a learning room and teach with / through / in music technology for a group of fellow students or other students. After the teaching, a reflection interview is conducted which is based on the teaching and links it to theory.

Specific conditions

Required previous knowledge

Candidate must have successfully passed Music 1 and completed Music 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

A syllabus and reading list will be available on Blackboard before the course starts.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MGLU4215 7.5 AUTUMN 2022
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
  • Music Pedagogy Subjects
  • Music Technology
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Teacher Education


Examination arrangement: Practical exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Practical exam (1) 100/100 F

2023-11-30 - 2023-12-01

Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Practical exam 100/100 F
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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