PSY2023 - Psychological Perspectives on Learning and Skill Development


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 3 days

Course content

The course is a specialization within learning and skill development seen from cognitive-, biological-, social-, and developmental psychological perspectives. The focus is on developmental and learning theories from this perspectives and how this can be used to get better knowledge of how and why skills develops. The focus is on theories of development and learning and how these can be used to broaden the knowledge of how and why skills are developed and trained in areas such as reading and writing, math and motor skills. It will also be focus on both learning- and developmental disorders and expertise.

The course is a subject area course for programmes within the study area social sciences. Check the programme description for each study programme for information about requirements.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The student has an in depth understanding of the cognitive-, biological-, social- and developmental psychological perspectives on learning and skill development.

Skills: The student can reflect over how different psychological theories can be used to practical questions related to learning and skill development. The student can find, evaluate and use information and theories within the area of learning and skill development.

General competence: The student has general competence within the field. The student can convey central subject matter as theories within the area of learning and skill development. The student can understand the relation between theories and use them in practical field.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures.Some lectures might be given in English.

Required previous knowledge


Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
PSY2020 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Human Movement Science
  • Education
  • Psychology
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Psychology


Examination arrangement: Home examination

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