PPU4614 - Teacher Education: Practical Teacher Training 4


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Practical examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

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

Course content

This course is a part of practical teacher training in NTNU’s teacher education program and is one of four practical teacher training courses offered throughout the degree. It comprises 40 of the total 100 days of practical teacher training for the entire degree. The field of practical training is considered an important arena for learning, and it emphasizes the various connections between pedagogical theory and practical teaching experience.

All practical training is supervised and mentored. It will occur 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 program from grades 11 to 13. Students with academic background in common core subjects will visit vocational and general study programs as part of their practice.

During Practical teacher training 4 students will teach two subjects, and through cooperation and mentoring from a mentor will gain a clear perspective of a teacher’s day at work. The focus of the practical training will be on mastery in the classroom, and an understanding of and reflection on the student’s own development.

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 school as an organization.

The student
- is able to individually and collaboratively plan and practice lecturing in a variety of teaching arenas, which will in turn result in effective academic and social learning processes
- is able to practice effective classroom leadership
- is able to guide and motivate the students and create an inclusive learning environment
- is able to use a variety of working techniques and customize the teaching according to the students’ learning prerequisites
- is able to evaluate and document the students’ learning and give feedback that promotes additional learning
- is able to individually and collaboratively evaluate and reflect on the effectiveness of his or her personal teaching methods based on the pupils’ learning
- is able to, with guidance from others, develop, implement, and evaluate a research and development work based on practical teacher training

General competence
The student
- is able to identify special needs in children and youth, including the identification of violence or sexual abuse, and quickly initiate necessary measures based on academic evaluations in cooperation with interdisciplinary collaborators for that student’s benefit
- is able to evaluate and develop his or her own teaching practice according to professional norms and standards
- is able to cooperate with students, parents, colleagues, school administration, and other actors

Learning methods and activities

Practice Teaching Training 4 consists of an integrated teaching practice that is to be completed individually or in pairs. During the course students will conduct 30 hours of lecturing in each of their subjects.

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

In addition to practical training carried out in lower- and upper secondary schools, the course also contains a campus-related perspective on practicum, where the learning activities will contribute to students’ overall understanding. In this part of the course, the relation between school and campus will be in focus. Learning methods and activities in the course as a whole consist of cross-curricular theme days, plenary lectures and practicum-related teaching.

All practice training is obligatory.

Compulsory assignments

  • Compulsory participation in teaching periods
  • The schools cultural context
  • Teacher profile
  • Reflection logs
  • Development conversation
  • Counselling document
  • Counselling meeting

Further on evaluation

The final assessment in the course presupposes a submitted and approved practice card. The final assessment is a comprehensive evaluation of the teaching practice related to the curricula goals, wherein which corresponding reports and practice visits are included.

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. The 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:  SPRING 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: Practical examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn UTS 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.

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