SKOLE6134 - Research and Development in School


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

The course will provide in-depth insight into the theory of science and social science methods. Emphasis will be placed on qualifying the students to analyze and utilize information about the school from -- for example -- national tests, pupil surveys, and the students’ own scientific observations, as a starting point for knowledge-based development work. Emphasis will be placed on preparing the students methodically for the work on the Master's thesis. Lastly, students will be trained in designing a research project.

Learning outcome



The student

- has advanced knowledge of the significance of theories in research and has in-depth knowledge of scientific-theoretical positions

- has in-depth knowledge of social science research methods and data analysis

- has in-depth knowledge of research ethics and implementation of the research project



The student

- can produce research data and analyze data

- can implement and ensure quality in a research work

Learning methods and activities

The teaching will consist of lectures, group work, exercises, and plenary discussions. Two three-day sessions will be conducted in the course; a task will be given in the form of a study question or practical / theoretical assignment as work requirements before and between the collection of assignments. Answers to the thesis in the form of a text will be considered approved / not approved, and the thesis must be approved before the student can present him- or herself for the examination in the course.

Compulsory assignments

  • Assignment

Further on evaluation

The students will deliver work assignments that receive feedback, and feedback will also be given on oral presentations. An intermediate task will be formatively assessed and completion of this task will be required for successful completion of the course.


A homework assignment of no more than 3000 words will be assigned, and this assignment will be assessed with a letter grade (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 the subject requires admission to the study program Master in School Development and Education Management. The course assumes a pass in the courses SKOLE6131 Organization and Management at School and SKOLE6132 School in Society, or equivalent courses. The prerequisite knowledge requirement must be fulfilled in order for the student to take the exam in this course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SKOLE6125 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
SKOLE6127 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
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: 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 *
Spring ORD Assignment 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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