PED1002 - Educational and Developmental Psychology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 2 days

Course content

There will be given introductions to central theories on learning, development, motivation and self-concept. Within the previously mentioned areas emphasis will be placed on the understanding of concepts and the connection between the various concepts. Emphasis will be put on understanding the significance different learning environments have for learning, development, motivation and self-concept. The students will be given an overview of central conditions for learning and development, and questions about how the learning environment can stimulate those conditions will be discussed. The course is obligatory in order to achieve full specialization in education studies

Learning outcome

The aim of the course is to provide insight into topics that are important in understanding and adjusting learning and development in children, adolescents and adults. The students shall acquire knowledge on:

  • Central theories on learning
  • Central theories on children's development
  • Central theories on motivation and self-perception

The students shall develop skills in:

  • Using the knowledge on theoretical and practical problems
  • Using the knowledge to bring clarity to educational practice
  • Sharing the knowledge
  • Writing academic texts

Learning methods and activities

6 hours teaching per week with varied learning methods and activities. Compulsory assignments: Writing activity must be approved before the student can take the exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • A written report must be approved before the student can take the exam

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

The required course reading material is on approximately 1000 pages.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
PED1092 15.0
SVPED107 5.0
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Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: -

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Education
  • Social Sciences


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
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