PED2002 - Children and Youth Culture


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours

Course content

The present course focuses on children and youths contemporary everyday life in and across institutions such as education, family and leisure. The theoretical entrance point is that children are seen as producers as well as consumers of culture. In addition, it is assumed that children and youth´s social and cultural practices can be seen and understood from a participatory perspective. The course scrutinizes and problematizes, among other phenomena, the categories children and youth, children and youths everyday life, identity, socialization, media usage, child and youth culture, and counterculture. The course deals with challenges such as how to describe and understand: the relationship between children/youths on and across different sociocultural arenas, children and youths sociocultural practices discussed in terms of ethical and moral dilemmas, childhood and youth as international and global phenomena, the transition from childhood to youth to adulthood.

Learning outcome

The student will develop a broad understanding of theoretical and analytical concept and perspectives that can be used to understand and describe the everyday life of contemporary childhood and youth on different arenas.

Learning methods and activities

Teaching is divided into lectures and seminars.Lectures and seminars can be organized in more intensive periods.

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

The syllabus consists of approximately 500 pages.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 2
Lab hours: 1

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written examination 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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