PPU4602 - Teacher Education: Educational Theory


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letters

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

Course content

The subject is part of the teacher education module in the lektor – program. It is one of three subjects in pedagogy. This subject focuses on inclusive education through didactical and pedagogical strategies for securing the learning and education of every student. The emphasis is on didactic perspectives that enable theoretically informed analyses of curricula, lesson plans and classroom interaction. The subject contributes to the capacity for critical inquiry into the organization of content and structure of education in the Norwegian school context.

Learning outcome

The student: 
- has knowledge of individual, social and cultural conditions for learning and education in a diverse student group.
- has knowledge of different didactic perspectives and models
- has knowledge of the official regulations and guidelines for Norwegian education
- has knowledge of the education system’s obligations towards indigenous peoples and national minorities
The student:
- can analyse and use national curricula in planning of lessons and pedagogical work
- can plan teaching and learning processes in ways that promote learning and education in a diverse student group
General competence
The student:
- can conduct an informed discussion about didactic perspectives and approaches to education for a diverse student group
- can take education policy, professional ethics and contextual aspects into account in pedagogical work
- can plan and carry out pedagogical work in ways that respect the rights of indigenous students and students from national minorities.

Learning methods and activities

Learning activities in the subject include lectures, seminar discussions and group work. Teaching in the subject promotes variation in activities to promote student’s pedagogical knowledge, skills and general competencies.

NTNU certifies that students master the necessary knowledges, skills and general competencies they need to meet their future work responsibilities. It is crucial that the students develop as independent and responsible teachers who are capable of collaboration with their colleagues. Individual effort promotes one’s own academic development, but also that of one’s colleagues. Therefore, participation in the lectures and seminars is mandatory. 75 % presence is required in order to qualify for examination.

All mandatory activities must be approved before the candidate can take the exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • Compulsory participation in teaching periods 75 %
  • Submit the student paper for academic supervision

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:
Geography with Teacher Education (MLGEOG)
History with Teacher Education (MLHIST)
Language Studies with Teacher Education (MLSPRÅK)
Natural Science with Teacher Education (MLREAL)
Physical Education and Sport with Teacher Education (MLKIDR)
Social Science with Teacher Education (MLSAM)

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
PPU4110 7.5 01.09.2014
PPU4410 7.5 01.09.2014
PPU4700 7.5 01.09.2014
PPU4100 7.5 01.09.2019
PPU4400 7.5 01.09.2019
MGLU2512 7.5 01.09.2020
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: 1-year progr in edu theory and practice


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Teacher Education
  • Practical teacher training
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

Release 2020-12-07

Submission 2020-12-11

Release 15:00

Submission 15:00

Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS 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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