PPU4543 - Education: Teaching Norwegian - Part Time


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2021/2022

Course content

This course is part of the part-time, post graduate teacher training programme (FPPU). Alongside courses in pedagogy and practice, it will enable the candidate to serve as a teacher from year 5 to year 13. Guided practice is an integrated part of the programme. The course covers all aspects of teaching and students' learning within the subjects. Learning consists of both cognitive and affective factors, such as motivation, attitudes, identity and emotions. The course provides a basis for planning, implementing, assessing and reflecting upon teaching, based on research- and experience-based knowledge and theory. The learning aims for this course also include being able to analyse and see connections between a variety of perspectives, theories and research studies. Knowledge and insight into subject-didactic theory and research provides the competence needed to improve own practice and the school's activities, and to carry out systematic research and development work in school.

Learning outcome


The student 

  • has good knowledge of various theoretical perspectives and relevant research tied to teaching and learning within the subject 
  • has broad knowledge of different working methods within the subject, arenas for learning, material and forms of expression 
  • has good knowledge of students' learning, learning strategies, common misconceptions and subject-specific challenges for different students 
  • has good knowledge of dialogue and communication when teaching within the subject - has good knowledge of the subject's current curriculum 
  • has good knowledge of the subject's distinctive character and development as a science and school subject 
  • has good knowledge of various forms of evaluation and testing the subject, both nationally and internationally 
  • has knowledge of youth culture, youths' development and challenges tied to teaching and learning within the subject 


The student 

  • can plan, carry out and reflect upon teaching, based on research- and experience-based knowledge and theory about teaching and students' learning in the subject 
  • can plan and carry out practical and varied teaching, which includes the use of various learning arenas, learning material and forms of expression 
  • can lead students in a teaching community and facilitate good relations between the students and between teacher and student, with the intention of promoting equality and the students' academic and social learning and development 
  • can adapt the teaching in the subject so that it considers the students' different needs and can facilitate a motivating and inclusive learning environment 
  • can analyse curricula and develop local syllabi as a basis for planning, carrying out and assessing in the subject 
  • can argue for the subject's position in the school and its relevance for society 
  • can assess students' learning and aid students in reflecting upon own learning and professional development within the subject 
  • can apply knowledge about youth culture and youths' development when teaching the subject 
  • can carry out a professionally oriented Research and Development project (R&D) under guidance 

General competence: 

The student 

  • can act professionally and critically reflect on and discuss subject-didactical and ethical questions  
  • can formulate, investigate and discuss topics through theory- and research-based knowledge in order to develop one's own and the school's practice 
  • can, based on research, theory and experience, analyse and improve own practice in the meeting with students' qualifications, interests and needs 
  • can build relations and collaborate with parents, colleagues and other parties relevant in school

Learning methods and activities

Subject-didactics within this teacher training programme is taught over four semesters. Realization of the course objectives requires an interplay between subject disciplinary competence, teaching competence, acquisition of subject didactical theories and terminologies as well as reflection on own teaching practice and cooperation with the practice school. Teaching sessions will be varied and with exemplary working methods. There will be teaching both in the form of large and smaller groups with or without teacher guidance. Cross-curricular work will also be in focus through a group-based Research and Development project (R&D), including a process report. The R&D project will be executed in one of the student's two subject-didactical courses.

Compulsory assignments

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

Further on evaluation

Both bokmål and nynorsk must be used in the exam papers. A candidate who has not passed the course due to failing one of the components of assessment only needs to retake the failing component. A passing candidate who wishes to retake the exam needs to retake all the components. The candidate may appeal when the final grade is made available. A candidate who has completed all parts of the assessment may file a complaint related to one of the components. For a detailed description of the course assessment, please see the study and teaching plan, along with own document regarding the R&D project.

Specific conditions

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)

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
PPU4243 15.0 AUTUMN 2008
PPU4654 7.5 AUTUMN 2015
PPU4655 7.5 AUTUMN 2016
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Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: 1-year progr in edu theory and practice


Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Practical teacher training
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Teacher Education


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