VLR1004 - Career and Life Span


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

Career and lifespan are key topics in adult learning and counseling science. The course addresses career choices and career development in a lifespan perspective, and looks into the position of competence and learning in a changing society and working life. The focus is on theories that are relevant to understand career and lifespan. Career is understood as a continuous process of interpretations and revisions that entails learning and development. The student gets an introduction to theories that relate to competence development, and career choice. For example concepts as role, relation and identity are vital to shed light on how phases, events and transitions are shaped and managed. The interaction between the individual and the environment is central to understanding career in a lifespan perspective.

Learning outcome

The student has knowledge of relevant concepts, theories and perspectives and has a foundation of knowledge to understand career and lifespan. The student has theoretical and practical knowledge of how one can facilitate good career choices, and understanding of how career choice and learning is actualized and formed in the interplay between the individual and the ever changing society. On this background the student has the ability to discuss career and lifespan challenges in today's society.

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.

Compulsory assignments

  • Participation in seminar

Further on evaluation

Form of assessment: Term paper. More information about expectations and content to be given at the beginning of the semester and via Blackboard. Check Blackboard and teaching schedule for more on compulsory assignments at the start of the semester.

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:  15.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

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: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system 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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