VL3000 - Conditions for learning in working life and society


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Portfolio assessment 100/100 A

Course content

The course deals with adults' conditions for learning in working life, education, and society through analyses of the importance of learning for the individual, for companies, organisations and society. Conditions for learning is elucidated through perspectives, theories and models. These contribute with various frameworks that are used to understand and analyse conditions for learning. The frameworks elucidate conditions for learning through analyses of knowledge sharing in the workplace, the use of digital technology, motivation and learning, as well as reflection and the importance of experience. By developing a portfolio the student will work with relevant issues concerning conditions for learning and follow the different stages of a research process. This involves training of an analytical approach to practical situations in working life, education and society. When developing a portfolio the student will also practice reflection by using perspectives, theories and models.

Learning outcome

A student who has completed the course is expected to have achieved the following learning outcomes, defined in knowledge, skills and general competence:


  • has knowledge of perspectives, theories and models that elucidate conditions for learning in working life and society.


  • is able to communicate about academic issues and analyzes of conditions for learning in working life, education and society.
  • can use perspectives, theories and models in independent analyzes of conditions for learning in learning environments in which adults participate.

General knowledge:

  • is able to critically evaluate and disseminate research-based knowledge, as well as discuss current scientific issues with others.

Learning methods and activities

Sessionbased-teaching. Take a look at Blackboard for detailed information about compulsory assignments.

Compulsory assignments

  • Partizipation in 80% of the teaching program

Further on evaluation

Portfolio. The student will prepare a portfolio containing descriptions and analyses linked up to adult learning in different learning settings: Assignment 1 (ca. 5 pages) Assignment 2 (individual reflections on the Student-driven hub, ca. 5 pages) Assignment 3 (ca. 5 pages) Table of contents, introduction, conclusion, reference list.

The overall portfolio will be handed in in Inspera during week 48. When re-sitting the exam, the whole portfolio must be submitted again. Check Blackboard at the beginning of the semester for detailed information about the portfolio.

Required previous knowledge

Bachelor's degree in social sciences or humanities, or equivalent.

The required prerequisite knowledge must be fulfilled to be admitted to the course.

Course materials

Will be announced at the start of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
VILL3000 15.0 AUTUMN 2011
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Education
  • Social Sciences
  • Adult Education and Learning
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Education and Lifelong Learning


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Portfolio assessment 100/100 A INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Portfolio assessment 100/100 A 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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