SKOLE6119 - The National School Headship Training at NTNU


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

The program has five main topics: • Professional partnership and collaboration • The student's learning environment • Development and change • Governance and administration • The role of the principal The program deals with central themes, theories and research contributions within organization and management theory, with special emphasis on organization, change and strategic leadership in the school and education sector. The study also deals with laws, regulations, and systems for quality assessment in schools. The study addresses how to develop as a learning leader

Learning outcome

Knowledge The candidate: - has in-depth knowledge of the school as an organization and as a community of practice, with emphasis on the school as a “professional learning community” and “organizational learning” - has in-depth knowledge of central theories and perspectives within organization and management theory, with emphasis on the school and education sector - has in-depth knowledge of how school and education are managed and administered Skills The candidate is: - capable of evaluating the qualities of the learning environment of students, teachers and leaders and guide the development thereof - capable of applying personal experience, research and theory of leadership in developing one’s own organization - capable of leading a school in accordance with law and contractual arrangements - capable of applying knowledge to develop personal leadership role General competence The candidate is: - capable of leading systematic development work in school organizations - capable of leading and facilitating a professionally based argument about school development and educational leadership - capable of further developing the school through professional learning communities

Learning methods and activities

The study is conducted by way of seven sessions of three days, structured over three semesters. The students are divided into heterogeneous basic groups and each group receives a supervisor appointed by the University (Institute). Academic development (writing) and professional correction (skills training) are supervised and mentored. The supervision takes place both at meetings and through digital communication. Before and between the sessions, assignments / work requirements are required that must be approved in order to qualify for examination. Students are expected to actively participate in teaching, respond to and supervise the texts of fellow students, and conduct evaluation through surveys after each session. A written home exam forms the basis of assessment for the study

Compulsory assignments

  • Activly participating during and between seminars
  • Compulsory Course Work according to Course Description

Further on evaluation

Final assessment is a written exam. Exam formulation, work process for and formal requirements are communicated to the candidates at the beginningof the study.

Between each study session (7 sessions in total), students submit a work requirement where they must document independent work. The work requirement can be submitted in various formats such as: text submission, podcast, video, posters and so forth. Work requirements may be submitted individually or in collaboration with fellow students. The submission form is set by faculty and communicated to the students in advance of study sessions.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
School Development and Education Management (MSKOLUT)
School Management (MSKOL)

Course materials

The syllabus literature comprises approximately 2000 pages. Students can choose some literature themselves, but such choices must be approved by the faculty.

More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  30.0 SP
Study level: Further education, higher degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Term no.: 3
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • School Development
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Teacher Education

Department with administrative responsibility
Centre for Continuing Education and Professional Development


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
  • * 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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