PED1001 - Educational Philosophy and the History of Ideas


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 6 hours

Course content

The course gives a broad introduction to the philosophy of education and the history of ideas. Goals and content of upbringing will be discussed, and the changes in ideas on development as growth and teaching examined. The course will discuss different perspectives on and ideas about upbringing, socialization, education, dialogue and teaching, and how ideas about power, authority, freedom and rationality affect pedagogical thinking and practice.

The aim of the course is to give students a closer understanding of the ongoing debate about questions of schooling and upbringing, and for students to see pedagogical questions in the light of a philosophical perspective. The course will also shed light on central approaches to problems in education studies, for instance on the relationship between individuals and society, and the relationship between schools and society, of power, authority, freedom and rationality.

The course is obligatory in order to achieve full specialization in education studies.

Learning outcome

The aim of the study is to give students a critical understanding of key educational questions from a pedagogical and philosophical perspective.

Learning methods and activities

4 hours of lectures per week, 2 hours of seminar per week.

Course materials

The required course reading material is approximately 1000 pages.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
PED1091 15.0
SVPED107 4.0
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Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Education
  • Social Sciences
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Education and Lifelong Learning


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 2022-12-17 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL321 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL120 blå sone Sluppenvegen 14 9
SL271 Sluppenvegen 14 7
SL274 Sluppenvegen 14 6
SL323 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL319 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL311 grønn sone Sluppenvegen 14 43
SL311 lyseblå sone Sluppenvegen 14 96
SL311 orange sone Sluppenvegen 14 66
SL311 brun sone Sluppenvegen 14 82
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 2023-05-10 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL120 blå sone Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL274 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL110 lilla sone Sluppenvegen 14 19
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