Upon completion of the course the student shall have acquired
Knowledge about the role and legitimation of pedagogy in education and in society
Knowledge about the development of schools as organizations and an understanding of the mandate and ethics of education
The ability to plan and conduct teaching that promotes learning alone and in a team
The ability to differentiate and adjust teaching in accordance with current legislation
The ability to work systematically with basic skills
The ability to utilize digital tools in teaching, planning and communication
The ability to describe characteristics of competence, assess and document this and give feedback that promotes learning
The ability to contribute to the pupil's reflection on his/her own learning and development
The ability to reflect on his/her own teaching practice
The ability to build good relations to pupils and create constructive and including environments that promote learning
The ability to prepare for local, social and cultural involvement in the teaching
The ability to convey and communicate academic issues related to professional practice
The ability to reflect on and analyze pedagogical, didactic and ethical questions and issues
The course is one part of the one-year undergraduate teacher training programme which consists of pedagogy, didactics in one or two subjects and practice.
The course is subdivided into three main areas:
The position of education in society and school
Pupil knowledge and the role of the teacher
Teaching and learning
The position of education in society deals with the mandate and ethic of education and the role of education in a social and cultural perspective.
Pupil knowledge and the role of the teacher focus on youth culture and the diversity of the pupils' abilities. Class management, learning management, communication and good learning environments are also central.
Teaching and learning deal with theoretical and practical perspectives on learning and the use of learning strategies. The course also treats adjustment through implementation of learning strategies and theories about teaching, learning, motivation and mastering.
Lectures, seminars, team-work, individual work, use of digital tools and practical testing. As the course is a part of the advanced professional education it requires the students¿ actual participation in practical assignments that are part of the teaching. Mandatory attendance will then be required. Students will have six weeks of practice. Estimated workload is about 400 hours.
Assessment methods and criteria
Written 48 hour home examination. Graded assestment.
The study programme manager, in consultation with the student representative, decides the method of evaluation and whether the courses will have a midterm- or end of term evaluation, see also the Quality System, section 4.1. Information about evaluation method for the course will be posted on Canvas.