MGLU5235 - Theory and analysis


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination.

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

This course allows candidates to develop advanced knowledge and understanding of a variety of theoretical frameworks and analytical approaches in arts education research. The course seeks to advance master’s research that is independent, critical, ethical, theoretically positioned, analytical and well-articulated. The course further aims to enhance the candidates’ confidence and ability to creatively analyse arts education research material. The course provides insight into theories and research paradigms, and how different positions influence the knowledge production. Ethical perspectives on research are emphasised.

Learning outcome


The candidate has

- sofisticated knowledge of different theoretical frameworks

- thorough knowledge about different analytical approaches in arts education research

- thorough knowledge about research ethics


The candidate can

- identify and critically discuss relationships between theoretical frameworks and methodological choices in arts education research

- chose and use suitable methods for analysing arts education research material

- conduct and reflect on arts education ethically

General competence

The candidate can

- thoroughly evaluate possibilities, challenges and limitations in knowledge production through different theoretical frameworks and analytical approaches

Learning methods and activities

The teaching is organized as part of the MGLU education with master’s in music or arts & craft on campus in Trondheim.

Candidates will learn through the following methods:

• Workshops and collaboration, constructing a community of practice

• Reading, analysis, writing, and peer discourse

• Develop own master’s analytical design

• Self-directed learning

Compulsory assignments

  • Written assignment 1
  • Written assignment 2
  • Participation in teaching 80 %

Further on evaluation

Compulsory assignments

- A reflection statement describing how the student intends to analyse the research material for the own master project, guided by the research question.

- An essay analysing the theoretical framework of a self-chosen research article.

- Participation in teaching 80 %.

Specific conditions

Required previous knowledge

Completed MGLU4219 Arts education research. Completed is understood as having all obligatory coursework approved and qualifying the student for the course examination.

Course materials

The curriculum is textbooks, scientific anthologies, articles and theses in Scandinavian and English languages. The syllabus is posted on BlackBoard before the start of the semester and can be found on Innsida NTNU. The reading list and any additional material will be posted on BlackBoard before the start of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
LMN15004 10.0 AUTUMN 2020
LMN55004 10.0 AUTUMN 2020
LMM15005 10.0 AUTUMN 2020
LMM55005 10.0 AUTUMN 2020
EDU3123 5.0 AUTUMN 2020
SKOLE6244 5.0 AUTUMN 2020
SKOLE6214 5.0 AUTUMN 2020
SKOLE6224 5.0 AUTUMN 2020
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Teacher Education


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 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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