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PED216-2 Education in Norway and Comparative Education
On sucessful completion of the course, the student
should be able to:
- demonstrate a basic knowledge of the principle of international and comparative educational studies
- apply these principles to comparative analysis of educational practices and policies
- formulate and describe a general understanding of the Norwegian educational system
- reflect on practical experiences, such as visits to Norwegian schools and/or preschools, and compare the functioning of these institutions to similar entities in other countries
- describe current issues and trends in international and comparative education
The course is built on the principle of learning through comparison. Norway is used as a common point of reference to form the basis of comparisons to the countries represented by international students enrolled in the course. An overview of the Norwegian curriculum, characteristics of Norwegian schools, historical factors, and other information about Norwegian society in relation to the Norwegian system of education will be presented. Important questions that will guide the activities of the course are: How are international comparisons made? Why is it important to make these comparisons? What are the dangers or precautions that we need to be aware of in making such comparisons?
Working methods will involve a combination of lectures, group work, self-study, individual tutorials and visits to schools or other institutions.
Attendance at 70% of the lectures.
A group project and presentation.
Topic and literature for the individual assignment must be approved.
One individual written assignment (4000-5000 words).
Fourth year of General Teacher Education.
David Lansing Cameron
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.
Yes, subject to capacity.
Faculty of Humanities and Education