Course code PPPE300

PPPE300 Pedagogy

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Course responsible: Knut Omholt
Teachers: Sigrid Marie Gjøtterud, Hans Erik Lefdal, Erling Krogh, Gudrun Jonsdottir, Solveig Strangstadstuen
ECTS credits: 30
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in August block. This course has teaching/evaluation in August block, Autumn parallel, January block, Spring parallel, June block.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2004H
Preferential right:
Course contents:

The subject Pedagogy in PPU is based on vision on ESD, highlighting the social dimension and citizenship and diversity. The subject is also based on the Education Act preamble and the ethical platform of the teaching profession and will contribute to the student experience progression, unity and coherence. The subject includes perspectives on how education and training can contribute to students' academic, social and personal learning, development and Bildung. Through the course, the student will prepare to deal with the challenges and opportunities inherent in multicultural training venues.

Pedagogy is a subject of culture and academic science, which links linking history, culture, spirituality and politics together and the subject shall contribute the students' ability to critically analyse the challenges in the role of the teacher and the school organisation. Central to the subject is also to develop students' relational skills in such a way that they are able to build a constructive and inclusive learning environment and meet students, parents and colleagues with professional and interpersonal skills.

Learning outcome:

Knowledge. The candidate

  • has knowledge about connection between educational history, included Sami educational history, politics and the role of the teacher in the school and the society.
  • has knowledge of the school as an organization, as well as relevant laws, conventions and curricula central to primary and secondary education
  • has thorough knowledge of the school as an organization, as well as relevant laws, conventions and curricula central to primary and secondary education
  • has in-depth knowledge of learning and teaching, including customized training and special education, as well as different strategies for class- and learning management
  • has a thorough knowledge of child and adolescent development, motivation, learning and socializing
  • has in depth knowledge of the relationships between individual, social and multicultural factors in customized training in the perspectives of sustainability, diversity and democracy
  • has knowledge of youth in difficult life situations and their rights, including knowledge of educational and psychological counselling service. 

Skills. The candidate

  • can lead, motivate and guide students and create constructive, meaningful and inclusive learning environment
  • can describe the characteristics of competence, assess and document students' learning, guide and provide learning feedback and help students to reflect on their own learning and professional development
  • can identify and help to take action in collaboration with relevant agencies to meet students' needs, especially for students with learning difficulties, students  in mourning and crisis, and students who are victims of violence and sexual abuse and harassment
  • can build relationships, communicate and collaborate with students, colleagues, parents and relevant assistance agencies
  • can participate in and plan research-based development and innovation processes in schools, and critically evaluate these afterwards
  • can critically discuss adapted education from the perspective of citizenship/democracy and sustainlibility. 

 General competence. The candidate

  • orients herself in literature, raise relevant issues, examine and discuss these critically and develop their own professional practice
  • can prevent bullying and perform the duty to ensure that the students have a safe and good school environment
  • can further develop his/her own skills and contribute to the professional development of both colleagues and the school
  • shows professional ethical attitude in relations with all students, parents and colleagues, and can promote dialogue, tolerance and respect, as well as reflect critically on educational policy issues.
Learning activities:
Introductions to professional analyses, discussions and reflection of practice and theory. Working in different groups where the students learn and guide each other, literature studies and writing tasks are key working methods. Students' participation is important.
Teaching support:
Teachers and fellow students will supervise the students during the compulsory activities.
An overview appears in Canvas and will be distributed upon course start.
The course is for students with teaching qualifications within mathematics, data science and science subjects (natural science, biology, physics, chemistry, geology) and/or within programme subjects in Programme for Agrigulture, Forestry and Fishery. Good competencies in oral and written Norwegian are required.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:

For students in PPU-vocational: Interdisciplinary development project, group based.

For other student: A pedagogical development project, group based.

Further information in Canvas.

All required activities must be approved in order to take the exam.

Longitudinal examination:  Individually pedagogical reflection paper that counts 40% and an oral examination that counts 60%. Grading: A-F.
Nominal workload:
Rated workload is 30 hours per credit.The work consists of gatherings and work with compulsory activities outside  gatherings.
Entrance requirements:
Natural sciences, mathematics and/or agriculture, fishing and forestry.
Type of course:
The course consists of gatherings.
An external examiner approves the examination scheme and evaluates the oral examination.
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / F