SKOLE6132 - School in Society


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100 14 days ALLE

Course content

This course addresses the position and role of schools and the education sector in contemporaru society. The focus is directed towards education and leadership according to educational contexts, and moreover how schools are regulated through legislation, policy solutions and agreements with unions. The course also adress how digitalisation can influence development in the educational sector.

Learning outcome

After completing this course students will have in-depth knowledge about the social mandate Norwegian schools are given

  • advanced knowledge of schools position in society
  •  advanced knowledge of strategies for change and development in schools 
  • in-depth knowledge of educational leadership and digital influence 
  • advanced knowledge of educational legislation, policy resolutions and agreements which applies to educational contexts 
  • knowledge of requirements for academic writing. 

Students are allowed to use relevant data and theory while working with educational change and development. Furthermore they should gain knowledge regarding how to lead schools in accordance with legislation, policy resolutions and agreements, benefit from observation, generate data as part of research, analyze data as part of research, write an academic essay/paper, analyze conditions that affect activities in schools and develop schools as a learning organizations.

Learning methods and activities

This course consists of lectures, group work, exercises and plenary discussions over two three-day study sessions. There will be one compulsary assignment in the form of a study question or a practical/ theoretically-based essay that students are required to submit. There will be set aside time to work with this assignment ahead of and in between study sessions. The assignment must be approved before students can register for the final exam (written essay).

Compulsory assignments

  • Assignment

Further on evaluation

Submitted assignments will receive feedback. Feedback is given in oral presentations. Students will receive formative assessment after submitting intermediate study work (essays). Intermediate study work must be apporoved in order to complete the study. The entire course is completed after a final exam. This exam may be carried out from home over a period of two weeks. Rquirements for the exam: a written acadaemic essay/paper of maximum 3000 words. The exam will be graded with grades A-F.

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)

Required previous knowledge

Admission to this course presupposes admission to the study program Master in school development and educational leadership.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Further education, higher degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Organization and Leadership
  • School Development
Contact information
Course coordinator:

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 *
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100 ALLE 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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