PLU8017 - Distribution of Research


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Passed/Failed

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

Course content

This is a researcher’s course on how to communicate your research. You will learn how to adapt your way of communicating according to the medium used and given context: e.g. on the internet, in journal articles, at conferences or when defending a thesis.

Learning outcome

The candidate will obtain the following knowledge:
- Communicating research, written and oral, through different mediums, with and at different contexts, ranging from popular science- to journal article- publicizing.

The candidate will obtain the following skills:
- Recipient focused- and adapted research communication

The candidate will obtain a general competency in:
- Identifying- and using relevant ways of communicating research.

Learning methods and activities

The course is integrated in the module based teaching program of The Norwegian National Research School in Teacher Education (NAFOL) and course activities will take place at seminars, both domestic and abroad, over a four-year period. Course activities includes lectures, group-discussions, individual and study group work, and student presentations. The course has six modules and a seminar attendance of minimum 80%, is required to pass the course.

Compulsory assignments

  • Attendance 80%
  • Assignment 1
  • Assignment 2
  • Assignment 3
  • Assignment 4
  • Assignment 5

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Educational Sciences (PHUV)
Research with focus on Teacher Education and School Practice (PHPROLUS)

Required previous knowledge

Admission to PhD Program. Admission requirements: The course requires admission to NAFOL - The National Research School in Teacher Education. Application deadline: Corresponds to NAFOL's deadline. More information can be found here:

Course materials

Relevant articles are provided in relation to the different learning modules.

More on the course



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


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Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

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Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

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Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

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Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

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Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • School Development
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Teacher Education



Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100
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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