PPU4602 - Teacher Education: Educational Theory


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

The subject is part of the professional education courses in the 5-year integrated master study programmes for teacher education. 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


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 the students' pedagogical knowledge, skills and general competencies.

A certification responsibility has been ascribed to NTNU, to ensure that students master key competences for their future profession as teachers for grades 8-13. A minimum of 75 % attendance is hence required to be allowed to sit the exam in the course. It is essential that students develop into independent and responsible teachers who are able to cooperate with peer students and future colleagues. Personal effort is hence important not only for own learning, but also for peers' and colleagues' professional development. All obligatory activities must be approved before students can sit the exams.

Compulsory assignments

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

Required previous knowledge

Passed exams according to the study plan. The requirements relating to previous knowledge must be met prior to starting the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
PPU4110 7.5 AUTUMN 2014
PPU4410 7.5 AUTUMN 2014
PPU4700 7.5 AUTUMN 2014
PPU4100 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
PPU4400 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
MGLU2512 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

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 Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Assignment 100/100





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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