After having completed the course, the student will:
1: Have basic knowledge of childrens´:
2: Have basic knowledge in didactics and be able to apply this knowledge
3: Be able to present his/her knowledge, experience and understanding in various professional contexts
The course is divided into four main sections. During the course an alternation between professional knowledge, experience, educational and practical work, reflection and cooperation are aspired.
Children´s development and learning
Play and activities in various environments
Movement and growth
Various working methods of teaching will be used throughout the course, including lectures, theoretical and practical group work, project-orientated instruction, discussion and exercises in guidance instruction and practical work in children´s groups. Parts of the instruction are organised in separate courses. These will normally cover several of the main sections mentioned above.
Some subsidiary sections of the course are highlighted in other subjects, both in theory and practice. These include, among others, dance/drama and movement to music. Certain courses will for practical reasons be arranged outside of the university. This normally applies to the winter outdoor activities course.
All practical courses are mandatory. Please refer to the semester plan. Active participation is required.
It is important that students experience how physical development is organised and integrated into the daily routine/and pre-school. Through preparing and following up lessons at the university the students will receive the necessary coaching in practical routines in pre-school from the course instructor.
In addition the students will receive practice in organising and implementing physical activity outside the ordinary practice periods, where either the children´s groups partake in ordinary instruction at the university or periods of ordinary instruction will take place at pre-school or school.
Supervision is an integral component of teaching, for example in the form of practical instruction periods with children in various types of movement. Colloquium work in relevant subjects is organised such that students have access to assistance and academic supervision from the course instructor.
Approved project and practice period
Approved assignments and participated satisfactorily in instruction:
- Planning, implementing and writing a personal evaluation of a practical - methodical activity situation:
A graded 4-hour individual written examination
Theoretical / practical
Normally first year
Contact person: Head of Department Jon Besse Fjeld (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The syllabus will be published on the home page of the course when finalised. See link in the upper right hand corner of the page.
- 10 ECTS credits
IDR106- D1 - 10 ECTS credits
IDR106- G - 10 ECTS credits
IDR106- 1D - 10 ECTS credits
Faculty of Health and Sports Sciences