SKOLE6702 - Art and Crafts 1-7 KFK subject 2.


New from the academic year 2023/2024

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Portfolio 100/100

Course content

The subject contributes to insight into the subject's core elements: art and design processes, cultural understanding, craft skills and visual communication, where the elements are linked to subject didactic reflection. The student must work with practical creative processes in order to become a good supervisor for the students, and be able to use different forms of assessment that contribute to the students' learning. The course will convey and engage the students in scientific working methods. Exploratory learning processes should promote students' independence, analytical skills and critical reflection.

Throughout the course, the focus is on developing the students' skills they need to be able to plan, carry out and assess the teaching of arts and crafts at grades 1-7. They become qualified to work from the current curriculum and governing documents and develop the subject for the future. Digital developments have changed and expanded the content of arts and crafts. The students will develop knowledge of how digital tools and resources can help to achieve competence goals in the subject and safeguard the five basic skills. The subject therefore emphasizes developing the students' own basic digital skills based on the nature of the subject.

The teaching is close to practice, future-oriented and in close collaboration with the field of practice.

The students gain experience in how you can use and adapt different teaching methods, methods, activities and technology to ensure inclusive practice where the teaching facilitates equal opportunities for learning and development.

As a contribution of experience to adopting the curriculum for arts and crafts in Kunnskapsløftet 2020, the academic and didactic themes in the study will be continuously related to the new curriculum. Several of the work requirements in the study will be explicitly linked to such a link.

Subject 2 consists of four areas.

Design. The area of ​​design challenges work with issues related to design, everyday aesthetics and sustainable development. Creative processes are facilitated in suitable materials and techniques by objects that primarily cover practical needs.

Architecture. The area of ​​architecture focuses on the experience of indoor and outdoor spaces that affect our everyday life as well as knowledge of local building customs and national styles. Investigative and creative work is linked to the local environment. Through drawing and building different types of models, awareness of three-dimensional spaces is increased.

Art and formal culture. The area of ​​art and formal culture shines a spotlight on cultural understanding, with an emphasis on Norwegian, Sami and international art from neoclassicism to the present day. The area provides a basis for planning teaching, experience and the development of knowledge and awareness of the form expressions of different periods and cultures. Through the exploration of various cultural expressions, one can increase awareness of democracy and citizenship, and see oneself and others in a historical and cultural context.

Subject didactics. The area of ​​subject didactics is an integral part of the work in the subject and deals with organized learning in arts and crafts, the subject's historical development, relevance and legitimation as a general education subject in schools. Own experiences in the subject should develop the students into good supervisors for the students in their creative processes and facilitate knowledge in learning and assessment forms that promote the students' professional development and life mastery.

Learning outcome


The student

  • has knowledge of materials, techniques, tools and aesthetic tools that are fundamental in work with design and architecture
  • has knowledge of the main directions and development of modern handicrafts, design and architecture
  • have knowledge of how forms of expression from different cultures, nationally and internationally, are a resource for own creative work and learning related to design and architecture
  • has knowledge of basic skills in the subject with an emphasis on design and architecture


The student

  • can develop an idea into a finished form, document and assess one's own creative process, show practical skills and be a good role model for the students
  • can work with models using digital tools
  • can experiment with and use key materials, tools, means and techniques in work with design and architecture
  • can use analysis tools in design and architecture can communicate art and formal culture in varied ways, and see connections between different cultural expressions, children's and young people's creative activities and own work
  • can select appropriate materials, techniques and hand tools that are suitable for tasks in steps 1-7, maintain tools and simple machines and know safety routines (HSE routines)
  • can use the local environment as a source of experience and acquisition of knowledge as - a starting point for own work and as a resource for student assignments in design and architecture
  • can plan and carry out teaching, and facilitate customized training for all students in the areas of design and architecture
  • can carry out learning-oriented assessment - can assess teaching aids in arts and crafts for grades 1-7

General competence

The student

  • can use cultural differences in the student group as a resource can utilize variations in visual expressions in design and architecture as a starting point for assignments and professional conversation
  • can use digital learning arenas for obtaining and disseminating subject matter related to design and architecture
  • can utilize the subject's opportunities to promote reuse and sustainable development

Learning methods and activities

The course is organized as a collection and online course. The course has three compulsory sessions over three days. The study involves both practical work in workshops, joint lectures, teaching in seminar form, and work in small groups and presentations. Independent work, professional development work in one's own practice, knowledge sharing in one's own collegium, as well as didactic reflection and communication on a digital learning platform are expected between the sessions.

Different work requirements are attached to the periods between the gatherings. During the sessions, the students will be encouraged to use their practical experiences as a starting point for new learning and new insights.

Compulsory assignments

  • Compulsory work requirements according to the course description

Further on evaluation

Mandatory work requirements:

  • An individual practical-aesthetic assignment within an agreed theme to be presented in the form of an exhibition with oral presentation.
  • An individual assignment in subject didactics and art and formal culture related to design or architecture.

Mandatory work requirements are assessed with approved/not approved.

The following activities have compulsory attendance:

  • Participation in 3 meetings over 3 days
  • Up to 2 excursions. In the event of absence from an excursion, compensatory work will be given.

Assessment exam:

  • Part 1. Individual digital exhibition consisting of creative works from the areas of design and architecture with subject didactic reflections in a log.
  • Part 2. An individual written assignment in subject didactics and art and formal culture related to design and / or architecture that has been processed following guidance on a draft delivered as a mandatory work requirement.

Part 1 and part 2 are assessed as a whole. Both partial assessments must be graded as pass in order to pass the course.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
- (KKH1-1-7)

Course materials

The final syllabus list is posted on Blackboard before the start of studies

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Teacher Education
  • Education
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Teacher Education

Department with administrative responsibility
Pro-Rector for Education


Examination arrangement: Portfolio

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Portfolio 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
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