PPU4612 - Teacher Education: Practical Teacher Training 2


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Practical examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
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.

It is comprised of 20 classroom hours, 4 hours of SIL training, and 180 minutes of guidance. It comprises 15 of the total 100 days of practical teacher training. 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. It occurs in authentic occupational situations with pupils in a classroom. As part of their training, students will visit a middle school program from 8th through 10th grade, as well as secondary high school from grades 11 to 13. Students with academic backgrounds in common core subjects will visit different study programs -- both vocational and general -- as part of their practice.

During Practical teacher training 2 students will observe and cooperate with teachers in a classroom setting, and participate in the school’s various forums. Emphasis will be placed on the school as an institution and the teacher’s different roles within it. The practical training will also include one day of reflection and a SIL-course in the school after the practical training week.

To ensure continuity and coherence it is important that the training happens in one continuous week. Students who are unable to participate in one or several days of the ordinary training week must submit a postponement form beforehand. Students whose postponement form is approved will attend an extra week of training upon returning.

The described learning outcomes are the same for all students, but the emphasis will vary according to the context of the practical training. The descriptions of the learning outcomes presuppose and require approved earlier practical teacher training courses.

Learning outcome

The student
- has knowledge about the teacher’s tasks in and outside of the classroom
- knows the school as both an organization as well as different actors internally and externally
- has insight into the use of the curricula and syllabi
- has knowledge of the cultural and social diversity in school
- has insight in the various ways one can adjust teaching


The student is able to participate in the planning and execution of the act of teaching.

General competence
The student is able to interact professionally with students and teachers.

Learning methods and activities

Practical Teaching Training 2 consists of shadowing a teacher, as well as an observation practice that is carried out in groups.

To achieve the aim of the course, students must interact between their practical experiences and theoretical perspectives, and reflect on both.

Compulsory assignments

  • The schools cultural context
  • Counselling meeting
  • 20 hours in school
  • Practice teaching

Further on evaluation

The final assessment in the course presupposes a submitted and approved practice card.

If the practice teaching is not approved, the student will be able to undergo one additional practice teaching session. During a new practice teaching session the student may be asked to engage in new obligatory activities.

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)

Required previous knowledge

All previous exams according to the study plan must be passed. All prerequisites must be fulfilled in order to start the course.

More on the course



Version: 1
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: Practical examination

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

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