PPU4512 - Adapted Teaching


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination and Assignment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 1/2
Home examination 1/2 3 days

Course content

The course is part of flexible practical-pedagogical education (PPU) and intended for students in practical-pedagogical education that only has one teaching subject.

The course aims to provide insight into and academic-ethical wisdom in the work of developing robust and safe learning environments which include a diversity of pupils, through motivational, varied, flexible, and productive learning processes.

A theoretical and practical approach to adapted teaching provides opportunities to critically examine and reflect upon considerations related to the teachers’ professional work in the diverse classroom.
The course specifically focuses on how schools formally address cases in which pupils do not receive satisfactory learning outcomes from ordinary teaching.

When pupils need adapted teaching and/or special education in one or more subjects, it is important that the teacher is prepared for a critical investigation of didactic and ethical challenges and dilemmas related to his or her work in the classroom.

Learning outcome

-To be able to speak, read and write a professional language that contributes to become an independent teacher, is the basis for the assessment of learning outcomes.

The student:
- has keen insight into the various challenges that youth face
- has an awareness of the learning environment, can apply knowledge about relational-based learning- and conflict management, and can implement preventive relational measures
- can act professionally and ethically accountable, based on values that form the basis of an inclusive school.

Learning methods and activities

The course aims to develop an exemplary form of teaching. This implies an active and experience-oriented teaching method with emphasis on reflection over student practice individually and in groups. The study methods include, for example, short introductory lectures, various practical and theoretical assignments in groups, and the presentation and discussion of student work. The study methods are demanding and process-oriented, and assume that the students are present and that they will contribute to the learning of others. All teaching is compulsory.

Compulsory assignments

  • Compulsory work
  • Compulsory papers and activities
  • Compulsory participation in teaching periods

Further on evaluation

The student can answer the assignments in Norwegian, Swedish or Danish.


If a student does not pass the course due to failing one of the partial assessments, the student then needs redo the partial assessment that he or she has failed. The same applies to the repetition of a passed assessment. When the final assessment is announced, the student can register a complaint. If the course consists of several partial assessments, the student must specify the sub-assessment to which the complaint has been applied.


Class of 2022 will only be taking a home exam.

For a detailed description of the subject assessment, see the study and teaching plan.

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 Theory and Practice - Part Time Post Graduate, General Studies (2 years) (FPPU-A)

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: 1-year progr in edu theory and practice


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Term no.: 3
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Term no.: 4
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Practical teacher training
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Teacher Education



Examination arrangement: Home examination and Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 1/2

Release 2020-11-25

Submission 2020-11-27

Release 09:00

Submission 17:00

Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination 1/2 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Assignment 1/2

Release 2020-12-07

Submission 2020-12-11

Release 15:00

Submission 15:00

Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 1/2 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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