MGLU5237 - Arts and Crafts Education, Discursive Competence and Professionalism


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2020/2021

Course content

The student should be able to identify, articulate, and discuss quality issues in the arts and crafts, as well as knowledge of pedagogical content in the professional and educational field. The student should also be able to identify, articulate, and discuss theoretical and practical introductions and workshops on the arts and crafts, discursive competence, and professionalism.

The topic will qualify the student to use arts and crafts in an educational context and to conduct teaching with aesthetic input.

Learning outcome

The candidate
- has an in-depth knowledge of different quality norms in the arts and crafts professional and educational fields
- has knowledge of arts and crafts from a professional perspective
- has specialised knowledge of profession, professionalism, and professionalisation
- has knowledge of discourse and discourse-oriented research
- has an in-depth knowledge of different teaching in arts and crafts
The candidate
- can in an advanced way articulate and discuss explanatory methods and conceptual use in the art and craft educational field
- can read and discuss texts in and about arts and crafts professions and educations, in a reflective and advanced way
- can initiate discussions between arts and crafts teachers with different backgrounds and associations
- are able to explain and discuss relevant theoretical concepts orally and in writing

General competence
The candidate
- can orient themselves in relevant literature and previous research
- can identify and present tension conditions in the art and craft educational field in a reflective and independent manner
- has an in-depth ability to understand different quality norms in the professional and educational field of arts and crafts, and can analyse and discuss how they are constructed and maintained
- has an in-depth ability to contribute constructively in cooperative and dialogic processes with different actors

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, workshop-based lessons, discussions, student presentations, group work, study work in groups with discussion of literature, writing, and mentoring. As well as conducting discursive analyzes of relevant texts en the art and craft field

Implementation of compulsory activities assumes that the student participates in the teaching.

Theoretical and practical introductions and workshops on art and craft didactics, discursive competence and professionalism. Students will do literature studies and work on their own texts.

Compulsory assignments

  • Compulsory assignments according to course description

Further on evaluation

Required Activities:
1. Three colloquium meetings with three submitted reports where course literature is discussed. The report should be written as an academic text with the proper referring and bibliography. T

2. Individual academic text - an analytical reading of policy documents, reports and articles. The academic text is presented as a paper presentation.

An individual paper that develops and processes work requirements 2, as well as course literature discussed in compulsory work requirements 1.

Specific conditions

Limited admission to classes.

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. 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 Arts and Crafts 1 and completed Arts and Crafts 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

The final reading list will be posted on Blackboard before the start of the study.

More on the course



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


Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Teacher Education



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