PED1022 - Education and the Welfare State


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Skriftlig 100/100 4 hours

Course content

The course gives an introduction to the development of the educational system in the Scandinavian countries, the historical and political background. The students will be presented with an analysis of the educational philosophy in Scandinavia 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 Scandinavia. 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 in Scandinavia, and the philosophy it is built on.

Learning methods and activities

2 hours of lectures per week, 1 hour of seminar per week.

Further on evaluation

Form of assessment: 4 - hour individual written examination.

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

The required course reading material is on 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 2018

Language of instruction: English

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: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Skriftlig 100/100 2018-12-19 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
D9, bygg 3 Dragvoll 1(bygg 1-6) 0
SL238 Sluppenvegen 14 0
D8, bygg 3 Dragvoll 1(bygg 1-6) 0
Spring ORD Skriftlig 100/100 2019-05-15 15:00
Room Building Number of candidates
SL310 hvit sone Sluppenvegen 14 0
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