MGLU5228 - Educational development and inter-disciplinary work for an inclusive school


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 5 days

Course content

The course provides an in-depth knowledge of questions about pedagogical development work related to diversity and inclusion issues. Pedagogical  work takes place at several levels, in several arenas and with several actors, and the course emphasizes developing the students' system and administrative knowledge related to work with, among other things, drug and violence problems, poverty challenges and minority issues. This involves knowledge of processes both at school level, but also work that takes place across  professional arenas, such as the school's collaboration with the health and social services and the police. The course emphasizes training the student's competence to initiate and enter into interdisciplinary collaboration with other disciplines and professions.

Learning outcome


The student

- has in-depth knowledge of opportunities and challenges of conducting development work at their own school with regard to developing an inclusive learning environment - in-depth knowledge of what it means to facilitate a democratic school where students and parents are given room for participation

- has knowledge of professional collaborators relevant to the school's work to take care of various student groups, including those who are part of the health and social services

- has knowledge of interdisciplinary collaboration on children and young people's upbringing and educational conditions

- has knowledge of educational policy provisions central to the school's work with diversity and inclusion, and the idea behind it


The student

- can identify and critically analyze how educational policy and organizational conditions impact work with diversity and inclusion

- can, based on an understanding of diversity and inclusion issues, facilitate and initiate pedagogical development work in own school

- can actively initiate and participate in interdisciplinary collaboration with other relevant actors outside the school


The student

- can assist in planning, and further support the development in their own school with regard to developing an inclusive learning environment.

- can contribute to promoting a school culture that takes care of students with different backgrounds, and the diversity they represent

Learning methods and activities

The course emphasizes variation between lectures and student-active working methods. The course aims for students to become familiar with professionals with expertise in key issues that are highlighted in the course. It is thus relevant with excursions and the use of invited external lecturers.

Compulsory assignments

  • Further information in the course description

Further on evaluation

Mandatory assignments:

  • A written individual subject text
  • An oral presentation.

Both work requirements must be passed in order to take the exam. In addition, some seminars and lectures will be mandatory. This will be stated in the semester plan.

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

Passed Pedagogy and student knowledge 1,2 and 3 Passed 30 credits in a course at master's level in professional pedagogy in the third year of primary school teacher education

Course materials

Reading list and teaching plan will be published on Blackboard before the semester starts

More on the course



Version: A
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

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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