PED3616 - Media "Bildung" and Media Education


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 1 days

Course content

The course offers a more profound insight into theoretical and methodological issues in Media Education and into the challenges related to the media development in the globalized world. The course focuses on knowledge development, ethics, bildung and democracy in the interface between media and education and between informal and formal education. This implies analysing and discussing current phenomena and issues in media culture, children- and youth culture and school culture. Attention is also given to media literacy and to perspectives on coping and participation in the mediatized society. Media Bildung and Media Education builds on PED1014 Media Education and Media Literacy, but can also be combined with other courses in Education as well as in Media Studies.

Learning outcome

Through the course literature, lectures and seminars, active participation and self-study, the students should acquire in-depth knowledge, theoretical insights and analytical competence related to:

  • Research traditions and methods in Media education.
  • Media didactic issues.
  • Perspectives on media bildung and media literacy.
  • Media educational challenges in the globalized world.
  • Perspectives on democratic citizenship, coping and participation in the mediatized society.
  • Ethical aspects of the new media culture.

Learning methods and activities

2 hours of lectures and 1 hour of seminar per week. On occasion, the lectures and seminars can be organized in blocks. Some of the lectures will be given in English. Guidance on the written assignment will be given on the seminars. Guidelines and requirements will be given at the start of the term. The assignment must be approved before being able to take the final exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved written assignment

Required previous knowledge

The same admission requirements as for the master`s program in Education or another relevant master program within the social sciences or humanities, for instance media studies or sociology. The required prerequisite knowledge must be fulfilled in order to be admitted to the course.

Course materials

The course has a core reading material of approximately 500 pages.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
PED3612 7.5 AUTUMN 2017
PED3582 7.5 AUTUMN 2017
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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


Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home 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.

For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"

More on examinations at NTNU