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School Experience

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

Some students prefer to take a whole semester (30 ECTS) abroad. In such cases the course Comparative Educational Studies is extended with practice related work (teaching practice and/ or fieldwork, observations etc.) and a report equivalent to a total of 10 ECTS.

Learning outcome

This module facilitates for the student to acquire following skills and knowledge:
  • be able to collaborate in a European team of teachers
  • be able to describe and reflect on educational features in a comparative perspective
  • have knowledge about the learning environment and teaching approaches in kindergarten, primary or lower secondary schools in Norway


This module offers students the possibility to experience and inquire educational work in Kindergarten, primary or lower secondary school in a Norwegian context.

Required prerequisite knowledge



Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written assignment1/1 A - F
A written assignment based om experiences from practice and linked to theoretical perspectives. The assignment can be conducted individully (2500 - 3000 words) or in pairs (4000 - 4500) words.)
This assignment will be evaluated by internal sensor and assessed on a scale from A-F, where A-E denotes pass and F denotes fail. If students do the assignment i pairs, the awarded mark will apply to The grade achieved will be the final assessment.

Coursework requirements

School placement and seminars on campus are mandatory

Course teacher(s)

Course teacher
Marieke Gerdien Bruin , Vegard Moen
Course coordinator
June Junge , Ksenia Solheim

Method of work

This module starts after students have completed the 20 ECTS course. The placement in schools or early childhood settings lasts 20 days. The students will be placed in a kindergarten, primary or secondary school in accordance with the focus of their training requirements. Language skills will also be considered. There will be offered placements where students can use both English and Norwegian language. The kind of work during the placement will differ from teaching practice to observations and other kinds of field work.
When the student is not teaching his or her own lessons, (s) he is expected to work with the teachers, assisting small groups or individual children. During the placement the student is also expected to contribute to the life of the school in general.
The students will get supervision from their mentor at the placement. In addition there will be arranged seminars at the University College in which they can reflect and analyse their learning experiences in the classroom/kindergarten. These seminars, leaded by a tutor, also prepare students for writing the final assignment. This assignment can be a research report / a personal memoir of teaching experiences / or article.

Open to

Exchange Students at Faculty of Arts and Education

Course assessment

Student evaluation.


Literatur will be published as soon as it has been prepared by the course coordinator/teacher

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

Sist oppdatert: 05.08.2020