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MGLU5234 - Master's thesis in arts and crafts - creative work

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New from the academic year 2021/2022

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Master Thesis
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment/thesis 51/100
Assignment/Thesis 49/100

Course content

This course consists of work on the master's thesis, including practical creative work. The master's thesis with creative work is an independent academic research project that is original, critical, ethical, methodical, informed and clearly articulated, related to a topic relevant to arts and crafts. The research project can be theory-driven or practice-led. The result to be evaluated is a written master's thesis and creative work where the research question is explored through artistic research. The creative work can be presented as part of the written assignment in addition to a presentation or exhibition. The creative work and the written dissertation are mutually dependent on the approach to the research topic. Supervision is an important element in the work on the master's thesis, and supervision is a compulsory part of the course.

Learning outcome

Learning outcomes

Knowledge - The candidate

• has advanced and independent knowledge within methodological, ethical and critical research work within the subject area

• has advanced knowledge of working with a clear research question within the subject area

• has thorough knowledge of academic writing and presentation

• has thorough knowledge of artistic development work, artistic research and presentation of this

• has advanced knowledge of different, written and multimodal possibilities in the subject area's formats

Skills - The candidate

• can safely carry out and present a research project at master's level

• can safely present research results and theorize around the practice level or theory-driven research through academic writing at master's level

• can choose between available theoretical alternatives, read research material with theory and critically reflect on how theory informs choices during the research and writing processes

• can safely carry out artistic development work, artistic research and presentation of this

• can use reference systems in accordance with recognized standards

• can find and critically evaluate information in analogue and digital resources

General competence - The candidate

• is able to use guidance

• has thorough competence in dialogue with others about their own research results, as well as defending their own work

• can analyze and apply current theory in the field to contribute to new thinking and innovation processes at an advanced level

• can use their knowledge to strengthen, develop and work innovatively in the field

Learning methods and activities

The master's thesis is written individually and workshop work is run individually. The learning methods consist of: Independent individual work under the supervision of a supervisor. Supervision can take place individually or in groups. Two verbal presentations of the master's project in process, including opposition from fellow students' master's projects in process, midway and towards the end of the process. All students must read, understand and sign a written agreement that regulates the master's thesis process. The agreement confirms that a supervision relationship has been established, that the topic has been approved by the supervisor and that the parts (student, supervisor and department) know, understand and have accepted the regulations specified in the agreement. Organization of collaboration with and research at institutions that are relevant to their own master's project must be arranged by the students themselves.

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory activity 1
  • Mandatory activity 2
  • Mandatory activity 3

Further on evaluation

Mandatory activities

There are three compulsory activities in this course. These compulsory activities must be approved in order to submit the exam papers. They are as follows:

Mandatory activity 1: Guidance

Compulsory activity 2: Participation in a mid-term seminar. Verbal presentation of the master's project in process including opposition from fellow students' master's projects in process. The preliminary master's thesis as well as documentation of creative work must be submitted to a fellow student and supervisor before the mid-term seminar.

Compulsory activity 3: Participation in a final process seminar. Verbal presentation of the master's project in process including opposition to fellow students' master's projects in process. The preliminary master's thesis as well as documentation of creative work must be submitted to a fellow student and supervisor before the final process seminar. All compulsory activities will be assigned approved / not approved and must be approved before you submit the assignment for assessment. Participation in verbal presentations and guidance is necessary to pass the compulsory activities.

Other relevant information

The organization of collaboration with and research at institutions that are relevant to their own master's project must be arranged by the students themselves.

Further on evaluation

Form of assessment and grading scale

The individual written master's thesis and the individual practical creative work are considered as exams for this course. The master's thesis and the creative work explore the same research questions and are assessed with an examination criterion that reflects the mutual dependence on writing and practical creative work. Practical creative work is weighted 51% in the assessment. Duration 1 week. Practical creative work must be in accordance with the guidelines in line with ILU requirements as given by the course coordinator. Written dissertation is weighted 49% in the assessment. The master's thesis must be written in accordance with guidelines in line with the ILU requirements given by the course coordinator. The assessment is made through the letter grade A-F, where the grades A-E mean passed and F means failed. Both forms of assessment must be approved for the master's thesis to be passed. If a part fails, only this part must be taken back to pass. If a student wants to improve the assessment result, it is possible to take up only one of the parts.

The Master thesis is normally written as a monograph. The thesis is submitted individually or as joint work between two students. If the thesis is submitted as joint work, a document must be attached which describes the contribution of the individual candidate. This will normally involve individual assessment of the candidates.

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

Arts and Crafts 1 and Arts and Crafts 2 must be passed.

Course materials

The final syllabus is posted on Blackboard before the start of studies.

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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  30.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Teacher Education

Examination

Examination arrangement: Master Thesis

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Assignment/Thesis 49/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment/thesis 51/100 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.
Examination

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