Course code PPRA300

PPRA300 Teaching Practice

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Showing course contents for the educational year starting in 2014 .

Course responsible: Hans Erik Lefdal
Teachers: Bente Klevenberg, Margrete Finstad, Sigrid Marie Gjøtterud, Gudrun Jonsdottir, Edvin Østergaard, Erling Krogh, Erik Knain, Astrid Tonette Sinnes, Birgitte Bjønness, Margrethe Naalsund, Nina Elisabeth Arnesen, Aksel Hugo, Solveig Strangstadstuen
ECTS credits: 0
Faculty: Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
The course is compulsory for students enrolled in PPU.
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 course is fit for students living in all parts of the country and presupposes access to a computer with an Internet connection. The course consists of 60 days with supervised teaching practice. During these weeks, the students shall plan, execute and evaluate their teaching practice in cooperation with the supervisors. Teaching practice shall be divided into periods throughout the study, and it is desired that the teaching practice takes place in the same class over a long period (minimum 20 days). For students who have the main practice at their working place, it is required that at least 4 weeks of relevant teaching practice shall be performed at another institution than the student's own institution. Supervised teaching practice can only take place at institutions qualified for PPU. At least 6 weeks of the teaching practice should take place within the school. All teaching practice shall be planned and approved. During the practice, the students will be visited by teachers from NMBU, up to two times. During the visits, the students' development as teachers shall be revealed, in addition to mutual information between the school/practice place and education institution.
Learning outcome:

A candidate who has completed the education will have achieved the following learning outcomes, defined as general competence, knowledge and skills:


The candidate

  • has thorough subject-/yrkesdidaktisk and pedagogical knowledge aimed at level 8 -13
  • has well founded understanding of the school's mandate, the educational core values and the full course of training
  • has thorough knowledge about and manage to stay updated on current legislations and plans for the teaching profession
  • has well founded knowledge about the youth culture, and youths development and learning in different social and cultural contexts
  • has broad knowledge about learning strategies, learning arenas and working methods related to the distinctive character of the subject


The candidate

  • is able to plan, implement and evaluate teaching based on research and experienced-based knowledge
  • can direct interdisciplinary learning processes related to complex problems
  • can direct and facilitate teaching sequences leading to good professional and social learning processes
  • can use a variety of working methods, differentiate and adapt education in accordance with the current curriculum, and create motivating and inclusive learning environments
  • can describe features of competence, assess and document students learning, provide formative assessment and contribute to the students reflecting over their own learning
  • can critically assess the societal role and values of school, and realise this in own teaching

General competence

The candidate

  • can with a large degree of independence develop further their own competence and contribute to development of both colleagues and the school
  • can critically reflect on professional, ethical and political questions, especially related to education for sustainable development
  • can communicate pedagogical and subject-/yrkesdidaktiske problems on an advanced level
  • can build relations to students, parents and other caretakers, and collaborate with colleagues and actors who are relevant for the educational system
  • can stimulate reflection and collaboration and the development of teaching and learning in real work situations.
Learning activities:

The course is based on the following working methods: 1. teaching practice. 2. experience. 3. participation. 4.  collaboration. 5. continuous development. 6. exemplary.

The teacher students shall prepare plans and reports for each period in teacher practice and they write plans for each teaching session as basis for supervision. The teacher students also write logs during the course.

Teaching support:
The learning of the teacher student is supported by the supervisor and by the communication with and visit from the teacher training department.
An overview of course literature will be distributed. The literature shall contain: - Guideline and regulations for practical pedagogical education. - Curriculum for practical pedagogical education. - Curriculum for primary and secondary school, upper secondary school and adult education. - Teaching laws with regulations. - Information for the supervisors in school.
The course requires competence in teaching in science and/or applied subjects in the Study Programmes of Agriculture, Fishery and Forestry.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
A plan for each period of practice before the end of the first week, and a report just after the period is finished.The teacher students recommended also to write logs during the course.
Teaching practice lasts for 60 days altogether, as an integrated part of the study. The supervisors/practice school have the main responsibility for evaluating the teaching practice period, while Section for Learning and Teacher Education is responsible for the total final evaluation. The practice periods must all be approved in order to get the final grade 'Passed'. A practice period is defined as the teaching practice the students get at a certain location for one semester (a minimum of 20 days at any one institution). If a student fails a practice period, he/she has only one more opportunity to complete the period.
Nominal workload:
60 days
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
The course consists of 60 days guided practical training. Time for individual guidance shall comprise about 10 teaching hours per week.
External examiners are the supervisors and the management at school where the students have the practice period. The supervisors grade each period passed/failed. The course responsible decides the final grade of the course based on these assessments. Through practical training, a continuous assessment of suitability is performed.
Examination details: Continuous exam: Bestått / Ikke bestått