PLU8017 - Distribution of Research


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2022/2023

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 has 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 has the following skills:

  • Recipient focused- and adapted research communication.

The candidate has a general competency in:

  • Identifying- and using relevant ways of communicating research.

Learning methods and activities

The course is integrated in the 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. 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

Further on evaluation

A seminar attendance of minimum 80 %, approved assignments and presentations are required to pass the course.

Specific conditions

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

Required previous knowledge

Admission to PhD Program.

Admission requirements: The course requires admission to NAFOL - The National Research School in Teacher Education. The last admission to NAFOL was made in the spring of 2019.

NAFOL students must be affiliated with one of NAFOL's network institutions through institutional funding and / or through admission to one of the network institutions' PhD programs.

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



Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • School Development
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Teacher Education


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