Course code INN325

INN325 Student-driven Education

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Showing course contents for the educational year 2022 - 2023 .

Course responsible: Matthew Patrick James Lynch
Teachers: Idil Akdos, Elin Kubberød
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: School of Economics and Business
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in the Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in the Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2022-2023
Course contents:

​​​​Student-driven education (SDE) invites students across disciplines to collaborate in organising their own courses. Student driven courses (SDC) offer a reflective learning framework in which students actively shape their education through designing and running learning and teaching activities.

This is a blank canvas for students to plan, develop and implement a course linked to a particular topic they are interested in and want to academically explore, and gain academic credits for it. The aim is to address the learning needs and interests that cannot be covered by the curricula offerings at NMBU. Through engaging in pedagogic design, students will be able to suggest content, method, form of deliverables and modes of assessment as well as different types of collaborative work across disciplines and beyond the university. Students can sign up to design and lead a course individually or with a team of other students, and become student course coordinators.

Learning outcome:

Learning goals 

  • Students will acquire knowledge and skills to generate a course
  • Students will gain confidence in and capacity to articulate their perspectives
  • Students will gain awareness and a deeper meta-cognitive understanding of learning and teaching processes
  • Students will reflect about their own roles in learning and teaching, and think of their own capacities as students

Learning outcomes 

  • To develop a course plan linked to a topic of interest
  • To implement a SDC in line with the course plan
  • To facilitate learning experiences for others
  • To establish competency within the area of designing and delivering a course and learning activities
  • To establish competency on their own pedagogy and ability to communicate and collaborate effectively
Learning activities:

The SDC learning activities can consist of various practices such seminars, workshops, self-study and reflection, either student-led or by guest lecturers.

There will be seminars, workshops and mentorship at the first week, a mid-course review session where each SDC will present their progress and a final reflection seminar before the assessment period where SDCs will organise a final presentation of deliverables.

Teaching support:

Students will be responsible of:  

Co-designing and developing course elements, from content to modes of assessment Promoting and delivery of a courseScoping cases and mobilising stakeholders (if relevant)Moderating and facilitating contact hours, and making sure the content is delivered as planned in the schedule and adapt if necessary Delivering regular updates to the Course Responsible regarding the progress of students, teams and the focus of study,   Giving guidance and feedback to students and teams  


Course responsible will be responsible of: 

Co-designing and reviewing the customised course plan, syllabus, and budget, to ensure they meet requirements set by NMBU Co-creating and carrying out course assessment criteria with student coordinators Ensuring milestones are met and the final presentations delivered Consulting with student coordination team on a regular basis 

Mentor will be responsible for working with the student coordinators on matters of teaching/learning approaches.

Material will be available on Canvas.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Delivery of course planDelivery of course contentParticipation in a minimum of 3 mentoring seminars

Portfolio assessment: The portfolio consists of course materials, course outline, and a reflection assignment.

The course is graded as Pass/Fail.

Nominal workload:
250 hours
Entrance requirements:
This course is open for all master students at NMBU. 
External and internal sensor.
Examination details: Portfolio: Passed / Not Passed