PED1006 - Educational Sociology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours

Course content

The sociological study of pedagogy examines classical and actual aspects regarding upbringing, education and socialization. The rise of societies depends on the coming generation to become participants who contribute to the maintenance and continuation of the different cultures within the society. Institutions such as family, school and education, and recreational life plays a central role. The pedagogical activity will mirror contradictory conditions in societies that are highly differentiated and that have vast social spans. The way in which upbringing, education and teaching is done is being ensured both directly and indirectly by the national state which in turn is being influenced by international organizations. This also concerns the concentration of the meaningful terms which are being used when the pedagogical activities are to be defined. These terms make up the focus of pedagogical sociology, though it also seeks to develop a coherent understanding of people's lives on an individual level, group level, institution level, and societal level. This implies studies of social origin and social differences, of social interaction and of how different social groups make use of the educational system.

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

Learning outcome

The course provides knowledge on and theoretical insight into:

  • How pedagogy seeks to describe, understand and explain problems related to upbringing, education and socialization.
  • The connections and tensions that exist between the individual-, group-, institutional- and societal level.
  • Preconscious, relational and intentional elements in pedagogical activity under different opposing societal conditions.

Learning methods and activities

2 hours of lectures per week and 2 hours of seminar every other week. Mandatory written assignment. Guidelines and requirements for the written assignment will be given.

Compulsory assignments

  • Written assignment

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

The required course reading material is approximately 500 pages.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
PED1004 7.5 AUTUMN 2012
PED106 7.5 AUTUMN 2012
SVPED101 7.5 AUTUMN 2012
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Education
  • Social Sciences
  • Sociology


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 2023-11-23 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL310 blå sone Sluppenvegen 14 14
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 2024-05-15 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL311 brun sone Sluppenvegen 14 82
SL311 orange sone Sluppenvegen 14 45
SL311 grønn sone Sluppenvegen 14 68
SL311 lyseblå sone Sluppenvegen 14 96
  • * 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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