PED2001 - Perspectives on Society, Education and Reproduction


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Approved report
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Approved report 100/100

Course content

This course will provide an introduction into the pedagogical processes that are oriented towards the relationship between individuals and structures. Key concepts used to study these processes are: socializing, upbringing, learning and education. Based on this, the course will investigate the characteristics of our society and how both people and educational institutions relate to these terms. In addition to this, phenomenon such as social class, gender, ethnicity, power, lifestyle and identity will be explored. The focus will be on social interaction and the area of tension between educational institutions, families and media.

Learning outcome

The goal of the course is to develop knowledge about educational processes related to the interaction between structures and individuals. The students will develop skills, independency and curiosity where she / he should be able to handle central educational sociological concepts in written presentation.

Learning methods and activities

Teaching is divided into lectures, seminars and supervision. Normally there are two hours lectures and two hours seminar each week. Lectures, seminars and supervision can be organized in more intensive periods. If less than 10 students sign up for the course it may be canceled.

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved research question for the report

Further on evaluation

Report (maximum 10 pages). The deadline for handing in the report will be given at the start of the term.

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

The required course reading material is on approximately 500 pages.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
PED1012 7.5 AUTUMN 2012
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Education and Lifelong Learning


Examination arrangement: Approved report

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Approved report 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Approved report 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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