YR6014 - Research and development in building and construction for teaching specialists


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination.

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Approved report
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Approved report 100/100 ALLE

Course content

The themes in this course are a continuation of the course Training and teaching in building and construction technology for teacher specialists. Training in the program area building and construction technology emphasizes the collaboration between school and company on the development of teaching and training, and the initiation of development processes on the subject's premises in collaboration with the school's management, students and teachers. In addition, there will be a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship in building and construction technology. The central working method in the course will be planning, implementation, assessment and documentation of R&D work in teaching one's own practice at one's own school. Collaboration between school and company, collaboration with students, colleagues and management will be important in order to develop teaching and training. Collaborating with the pupils/apprentices involves competence in seeing the need to adapt training, interest differentiation, use guidance strategies and various forms of assessment that promote learning. Emphasis will be placed on the development and use of digital competence within one's own educational program, as well as an overview and insight into relevant research. The course aims to map, plan, implement, evaluate and document a Research and Development work that will have an impact on one's own school in a holistic development context.

Learning outcome

Knowledge The student - can analyze management documents in building and construction technology. Have insight into current research and evaluations in vocational training and construction technology - can initiate and lead R&D work in collaboration with school / company involving students / apprentices, colleagues and management - can apply different guidance strategies and different forms of assessment in a development work - can use various digital tools - can use entrepreneurship as a method and form of work in building technology Skills The student - can apply, evaluate and use innovation in R&D work in building technology - can plan, implement, assess and document R&D work in collaboration with students, colleagues (school-company), and school management - can use different guidance strategies and forms of assessment in R&D work - can reflect and use own practice to assess quality and further development of vocational didactic competence through R&D work - can use digital tools in building and construction technology - can present and share the results of R&D work with fellow students and cows lleges General competence The student - can contribute to the R&D work becoming an integral part of the school's development work - can further develop their competence by applying research, theory and development in own practice - can apply different supervision strategies and forms of assessment, adapt the training with emphasis on differentiation of interests - can analyze current issues in building and construction technology - can plan, implement, document and evaluate R&D work through collaboration with students, colleagues and management - can apply relevant digital competence in their R&D work and have knowledge of computer security

Learning methods and activities

The study alternates between presentations, discussions and practical exercises. The study is collection-based with collections in two semesters. In the intervening periods, we will work with work requirements and use online resources. Guidance is attached to all work requirements between the sessions and at the sessions. Work requirements 1 a) Students must, in a group of 2-3, familiarize themselves with relevant research and current literature that is emphasized in the course. Presentation of a summary to be shared with fellow students. b) Present how you together with students and colleagues can collaborate with companies. Experience sharing at the collection. Assessment: Pass / Fail. Work requirement 2 includes the implementation, assessment and documentation of a Research and Development work at one's own school. Presentation of data from the trial is emphasized as well as the use of digital tools. The student justifies and elaborates on his choices for fellow students The work requirement is a preliminary project for the fourth and final semester. Assessment: Pass / Fail.

Compulsory assignments

  • Compulsory Course work 1
  • Compulsory Course work 2

Further on evaluation

The exam includes work on submitting a written report that provides an overview and insight into how the entire R&D work is planned, carried out, assessed and documented. The work must be rooted in relevant theory and reflect on further development in one's own organization. Written sketch documenting the work must have a scope of 5000-6000 words. Guidance is given on this work. Examinations are assessed according to scale A - F.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Teacher Specialist (MLS)

Required previous knowledge

Completed YR6010 Training and teaching in building and construction technology for teacher specialists. The prerequisite must be completed before the student can take the exam in the course.

More on the course



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


Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • School Development
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Teacher Education

Department with administrative responsibility
Centre for Continuing Education and Professional Development


Examination arrangement: Approved report

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