Course code PPRA300

PPRA300 Teaching Practice

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Course responsible: Hans Erik Lefdal
Teachers: Erik Richvoldsen, Elisabeth Iversen, Gerd Eli Johansen, Edvin Østergaard, Sigrid Marie Gjøtterud, Erling Krogh, Solveig Strangstadstuen, Bente Klevenberg, Astrid Tonette Sinnes, Birgitte Bjønness, Gudrun Jonsdottir, Margrethe Naalsund, Nina Elisabeth Arnesen, Knut Omholt, Erling Krogh
ECTS credits: 0
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
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: Study year 2004-2005
Preferential right:
Course contents:

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. The practicum is divided into 2-3 periods throghout the study. During one periode the student should plan, execute and evaluate his/her own practice i collaboration with a supervisor. 

There will be up to two meetings between the student and a teacher from NMBU. During the meeting the students' development as teacher should be discussed in light of information given from 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 knowledge in education in the subject 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
  • learns new digital and technology-rich learning arenas


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 educational 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 teacher students shall prepare plans and sign reports for each period in teacher practice and they write plans for each lesson as a basis for supervision. The student must write practice visitreports.The teacher students also write logs during the course.

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

Teaching support:
The learning of the teacher student is supported by the supervisor at school and by the communication with and supervision from the teacher training department.
All literature is available in Canvas.
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:

Teaching practicum consisting of 60 days.

Plan: To be delivered within the first week in each practice period.Evaluation: A signed copy is to be delivered after the practice period is finished.Visiting rapport: To be delivered after visit from NMBU has been done.

The student are encouraged to write personal logs throughout the practice period.

Nominal workload:
60 days, equivalent with a teacher's work plan, this amounts to 500 working hours.
Entrance requirements:
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
The course consists of 60 days guided practical training.
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: Passed / Failed