VLR1001 - Adult Learning from an Educational Policy Perspective


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 3 days

Course content

The course addresses adult learning as a national and international political area (in the past and present). he course emphasizes particularly political ideas and intentions with adult learning and adult's opportunities for learning, education and competence building within a social framework. The course deals with how policy is designed, adopted and implemented and the implications it has for adult learning. Furthermore, the course deals with the links between modern education, competence and welfare policy and adult opportunities for learning and competence development.

Learning outcome

The student has knowledge and understanding of the political knowledge base for adult learning. The student develops insights of key concepts, as well as the adoption and implementation of laws and reforms. The student can apply this knowledge to describe and analyze how policies affect adults' learning opportunities. In addition, the student has skills in critically assessing and disseminating different policy intentions regarding adult learning, as well as ability to discuss current educational policy issues with others.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and seminars. If 10 or fewer students attend the course in the first two weeks of teaching, the course will be given as an individual study course with supervision. Take a look at Blackboard for detailed information about compulsory assignments.

This course will be taught for the last time in autumn 2024.

Further on evaluation

The home exam will have an extent of ca. 8-10 pages (A4, line spacing 1,5, Times New Roman 12 pt.)

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required.

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

Will be announced at the start of the semester.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Education and Lifelong Learning


Examination arrangement: Home examination

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