PED8030 - Current Issue


New from the academic year 2021/2022

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment/thesis
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment/thesis 100/100

Course content

This course will focus on contemporary research topics, questions and methods that are relevant to the research field of education and lifelong learning, and these will be described and defined in each course. Topic and lecturers will vary accordingly. Participants are supposed to write a paper within the realm of the course content, which however also could be linked up with the participants’ individual PhD-project.

Learning outcome


The candidate has advanced knowledge, and is in the forefront of the course content and its body of knowledge.


The candidate can formulate relevant research questions, and manage complex academic issues in relation to the topic of the course.

General competence: 

The candidate can carry out his/her research with scholarly integrity, and use an independent and critical approach to own and others research.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, seminars and discussions. The course may be taught in either Nordic language or English. The course is offered when teaching resources are available and can be changed or cancelled if less than 5 PhD candidates are registered. Maximum: 10 PhD candidates.

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory attendance, presentations and discussions

Further on evaluation

Paper within the realm of the course content. Participation and related activities are compulsory.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

Reserved for PhD candidates affiliated with specialization Education at the Faculty's PhD programme. 

Course materials

To be announced at the start of the course.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  5.0 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Education and Lifelong Learning


Examination arrangement: Assignment/thesis

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Assignment/thesis 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"

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