PED1022 - Education and the Welfare State


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 course gives an introduction to the development of the educational system and the welfare system in the Nordic countries, and the historical and political background. Central components are the Norwegian welfare state and Norwegian education policy. The students will be presented with an analysis of the educational philosophy in the Nordic countries regarding economic as well as democratic, cultural and social motives. The ideal of every person's right to education has been a central point in school policy in the Nordic countries. In spite of this, differences in education between girls and boys, various ethnic groups, and children and adolescents of different social standing, arise. Possible explanations to this development will be discussed throughout the course.

Learning outcome

The aim of the course is to give students knowledge about the educational system and the welfare system in the Nordic countries today, its recent history and the motives behind it.

Learning methods and activities

Approximately 3 hours of lectures per week, organized as lectures, in-class discussion, seminars, tutoring, and assignments.

Further on evaluation

Form of assessment: 4 - hour individual written examination.

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

The required course reading material is approximately 500 pages.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Education
  • Social Sciences
Contact information


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 2023-12-12 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL430 Sluppenvegen 14 15
Spring ORD School exam 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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