SKOLE6302 - Professional Digital Competences in the School


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 100/100

Course content

SKOLE6302 Professional digital competences for school shall qualify the student to use digital learning- and teaching strategies in a didactical context. The course content consists of workshops with various media- and technological modes to teaching, including theory and discussions about what it means to be a child/adolescent in a digital age. The course content is divided into three central themes:
? learning areas and didactics in a digital age
? rooms for learning in a digital age
? the teacher as a mediator in formal and informal learning situations

Learning outcome

The student
- has thorough knowledge about how societal digital development expands and transforms the school?s learning areas, content, working methods, and forms of assessment
- has specialized knowledge about digital technologies in a didactical context encompassing (self-)direction, space, and body
- has thorough knowledge about esthetic modes in teaching
- has advanced knowledge about digital areas that provide possibilities for, and at the same time challenges, participation in democratic and cultural processes
- has specialized knowledge about communication, target-group assessment, and audience awareness in a digital age
- has thorough knowledge about theory related to multimodality, fiction, virtual, and communication

The student
- can plan and carry out teaching with the use of digital media and technologies
- can work with digital and multimodal strategies in a didactical context
- can carry out teaching and learning in digital environments which promotes subject disciplinary, creative, and social learning processes
- can analyze and be critical to various sources of information, and draw upon these to structure and express subject-related arguments
- can carry out an original and scoped development project according to current standards in research ethics

General competence
The student
- can analyze relevant subject disciplinary, professional, and research ethical issues
- can apply own knowledge and skills in new fields to carry out advanced tasks and projects
- can communicate own work thoroughly and master various digital modes of expression
- can communicate subject-related issues, analysis, and conclusions about professional digital competence in school
- has abilities to constructively contribute in collaborative, dialogical processes with other actors
- can contribute to critique and developmental work of, and within general subject didactics through the application of professional digital competence

Learning methods and activities

- Workshops and group-work with media- and technological modes to learning, including observation tasks
- Carry out a lesson plan at own institution with the aid of digital strategies, including presentation related to own lesson plan
- Written task with analysis of own lesson plan related to PDC in school
- Response to peer-student

Compulsory assignments

  • Study group meetings
  • Implement teaching plan
  • Present teaching plan

Further on evaluation

Completion of obligatory activities assumes that the student participates in the course:
a) Three study group meetings where theory is discussed, documented, and shared
b) Carry out a lesson plan with the aid of digital learning- and teaching strategies in a didactical context at own institution
c) Approved presentation related to the completion of own lesson plan

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Continuing Education at Master Level at Department of Teacher Education (ILUEVUM)

Required previous knowledge

Completed teacher education on Bachelor?s level or equivalent training. Employment in primary, lower secondary or secondary school

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • 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: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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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