PED3613 - Learning, Motivation and Social Interaction


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

The course provides an in-depth look at questions related to motivation, social interaction, and mental health in school, working life and leisure time. The topics are discussed in light of selected theories and relevant research. Particular emphasis will be placed on a health-promoting perspective.

Learning outcome

The course provides students with theoretical insight, research-based knowledge, and understanding of methodological approaches within the field. Through curriculum literature, lectures, and seminars with active participation and independent work, students should acquire insight into, and the ability to discuss, questions concerning:

  • motivation and self-concept.
  • how different social contexts, attitudes, stereotypes, and gender are related to learning, motivation, self-concept, and mental health.

The students should acquire skills in:

  • discussing how theories can be applied in different contexts such as school, work, and spare time.
  • analyzing different social contexts and learning environments, and reflect on potential improvements.
  • thinking critically and reflecting on their own motivation, learning, and behavior.

Learning methods and activities

6 hours of lectures and seminars per week, usually split into 3 + 3 hours. Compulsory activities: Written assignments and/or oral presentations. The compulsory activities will be specified by the lecturer at the beginning of the semester. The compulsory activities must be approved before handing in the term paper (exam).

Compulsory assignments

  • Written assignment or oral presentation
  • Attendance is compulsory for the oral presentations

Further on evaluation

Guidelines for the exam paper will be given at the start of the semester.

Required previous knowledge

The same admission requirements as for the master's program in education. The requirement must be fullfilled to be admitted to the course.

Course materials

The required course reading material is approximately 1000 pages.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
PED3522 15.0 AUTUMN 2015
PED3523 7.5 AUTUMN 2015
More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: -

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Education


Examination arrangement: Assignment

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