PPU4611 - Teacher Education: Practical Teacher Training 1


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Practical examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Practical examination 100/100

Course content

The course is part of the professional education courses in the 5-year-integrated master study programmes for teacher education and is one of four practical teacher training courses within the programme. The practical teacher training consists of 15 hours in a classroom, 2 hours of SIL training, and 120 minutes of guidance. 

The field of practical training is considered an important arena for learning and it emphasizes connections between theory and experience. All practical training is supervised and mentored and takes place in authentic professional classroom contexts. As part of their practical training within the study programme, student teachers will carry out their teaching practicum both in lower and upper secondary school, for grades 8-10 and grades 11-13, respectively.  Student teachers with an academic background from common core subjects will will do their teaching practicum in both vocational and general secondary school programmes.

During Practical teacher training 1, the student will gain teaching experience through systematic observation and communication with students and teachers. This course places emphasis on the classroom as an arena for academic, social, and democratic learning.

Learning outcome


The student

  • has insight into factors that affect the student community and create the basis for learning
  • has insight into different perspectives and views on how to manage and lead a classroom


The student is able to complete a systematic observation in a classroom/workshop.

General competence

The student is able to cooperate and communicate with fellow students, pupils in the classroom, and teachers/lecturers.

Learning methods and activities

The course is held in the autumn semester for the teacher program in social science, history, English, French, and German, and in the spring for the teacher program in science, geography and the Nordic languages.

All practical teacher training is obligatory. Practical Teacher Training 1 contains an observation practice that will be completed in groups. In order to achieve the goals of the course, students are required to interact with the experiences from the training through reflection, and from various theoretical perspectives.

Compulsory assignments

  • The schools cultural context
  • Counselling meeting
  • 15 hours observation

Further on evaluation

The final assessment in the course presupposes submitted and approved practice cards. If the practical training is considered unsuccessful and not approved, the student has access to a new practice period once more. New practice may require that mandatory activities related to the practice training must be re-implemented.

More on the course



Version: 1
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

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: Practical examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Practical examination 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Practical examination 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.

For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"

More on examinations at NTNU