SKOLE6265 - Teacher Leadership and Peer-mentoring in the English Subject discipline


New from the academic year 2022/2023

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Digital Portfolio
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Digital Portfolio 100/100

Course content

The course gives in-depth knowledge about how participants independently can lead development processes related to the English subject discipline in their own school. Elements included in the course are academic school development, peer mentoring, development of local school curricula with a focus on students’ academic progress, and designing teaching in the subject-discipline, including interdisciplinarity.

Learning outcome


The candidate has

  • advanced research-based knowledge about how teacher leadership and peer mentoring can contribute to changing and improving teaching and learning practices within the English subject discipline in school
  • in-depth knowledge about how to support and stimulate peer teachers as part of school-based competence development in the English subject discipline
  • thorough knowledge of various approaches to subject specific teaching design within the English subject discipline


The candidate can

  • initiate and lead development projects at their own workplace and within the English subject discipline
  • reflect on, analyse and critically evaluate, both research- and experience based, and both independently and with peers, aspects related to planning and managing development projects within the English subject discipline

General competence

The candidate can

  • lead and critically evaluate the development of local school curricula and of designing teaching within the English subject discipline, including interdisciplinary work
  • share and communicate research results relevant for the teaching and learning of English

Learning methods and activities

The course is organized as three meetings on campus during the semester. Between the campus meetings, participants need to study course literature, work with different learning tasks and course requirements, and participate on the learning platform. The teaching will include lectures, group work and discussions, practical learning activities, oral presentations, and written work. A continuous aspect of the course relates to the participants’ own development of academic writing and reading skills.

Active participation is expected throughout the whole semester. Some of the course material on the reading list may be in Norwegian, but most of the teaching and communication will take place in English. It is therefore expected that participants will use English actively during teaching sessions and in oral and written communication with peers and teachers.

Compulsory assignments

  • Obligatory coursework according to course description

Further on evaluation

Obligatory course requirements

  • 3-4 obligatory assignments

Work on the obligatory assignments will take place both between and during the campus meetings and may include oral, written and digital work. Further details about the obligatory assignments will be shared on the learning platform at the start of semester.

The obligatory assignments will be assessed as approved/not approved.

All obligatory course requirements must be approved in order to sit the exam.


A digital portfolio consisting of the following elements:

  • The 3-4 further developed course requirements
  • An overarching reflective meta-text

In the meta-text, students will explain, reflect on and discuss how they have met the learning outcomes in the course and refer to varied sources from the reading list in their discussion.

More details about the digital portfolio will be presented on the learning platform at the start of the semester.

Specific conditions

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

Admission to a programme of study is required:
- (KLSENG-1-7)
Teacher Specialist (MLS)

Required previous knowledge

Completed teacher education for primary grades. The candidate must also have a minimum of 60 credits in English. Moreover, the candidate must have at least 3 years of teaching practice in the subject of English in primary school (grades 1-7).

Candidates who are offered a place in the course must be working as an English teacher during the study period.

Course materials

Information about course materials and reading list will be posted on the digital learning platform.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Further education, higher degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2022

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • English
  • Teacher Education
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: Digital Portfolio

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Digital Portfolio 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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