Nordic and International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning

One term programme in Levanger

No reason to stay inside: Do you want to add an exciting, international dimension to your teaching expertise while you experience Norway's spectacular landscape first-hand? Redefine and expand your understanding of education and learning by engaging with nature, and acquire new perspectives by immersing yourself in the history, culture and language of Norway. This semester package emphasizes practical skills and knowledge that will enrich every student's professional profile. Study start in mid-August.

Programme description

No reason to stay inside: Do you want to add an exciting, international dimension to your teaching expertise while you experience Norway's spectacular landscape first-hand? Redefine and expand your understanding of education and learning by engaging with nature, and acquire new perspectives by immersing yourself in the history, culture and language of Norway. This semester package emphasizes practical skills and knowledge that will enrich every student's professional profile. Study start in mid-August.

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The information applies to the current academic year. Changes may occur.
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Admission requirements

Exchange students are admitted on the basis of nomination by their home institution. This means that you will have to apply to your home university first to participate. Your home institution will provide you with information about the admission requirements.

Certificate of Good Conduct / Criminal Records Certificate from home country / country of permanent residence.

Places on the course are limited.

Half of the places are reserved for students of Nord University. If the number of international applicants exceeds the number of places available, applicants will be ranked according to the following selection criteria:

  • students from institutions holding a student exchange agreement with Nord University
  • students enrolled in teacher education and pre-school education programmes
  • applicants who are fluent in Norwegian, Swedish or Danish, and therefor are eligable for a wide selection of Norwegian taught courses, will not be prioritized
  • group diversity: geographical spread

Learning outcomes

Knowledge. Upon completion, the student will have:

knowledge about contrastive elements in attitudes to education, teaching and learning

knowledge about ethical questions concerning relations between human and nature and sustainable development

knowledge about view of children and childhood in different educational systems

knowledge about Norway and Scandinavia

knowledge about different outdoor learning arenas and the tradition of friluftsliv

knowledge about the region's Sámi population today and in the past

knowledge about the region of Trøndelag's wildlife and issues related to sustainability and the environment

Skills. Upon completion, the student should be able to:

identify, compare and contrast attitudes and ethical questions to childhood, teaching and learning in own culture and other cultures

describe the position of the Sámi population in Central Scandinavia

describe and explain issues related to sustainability

master some skills related to outdoor activities andfriluftsliv

organize outdoor related learning activities for children in kindergarten or school

plan, carry out and evaluate practice teaching in accordance with practice supervisor

General competence. Upon completion, the student will:

acknowledge the importance of sustainable development

acknowledge the value of ethical and responsible attitudes towards nature

acknowledge the value of ethical, responsible and respectful attitudes towards children

acknowledge the value of intercultural understanding

acknowledge the value of outdoor learning andfriluftslivin education

be able to reflect upon one's own culture and other cultures' perspectives on teaching and learning

Job opportunities

Teacher education students benefit from diverse and practical learning activities, which are aimed at developing knowledge and skills that will be valued in the workplace.

Study abroad

Contact the international coordinator at your home institution, or at Nord University: for more information about exchange to Nord University.

Application deadline and admission

Application deadline Applicants from partner institutions:
Nomination: April 1
Application: April 15
ECTS Credits 30
Study level Shorter programme
Scope Full time
Teaching language English
Police certificate of conduct Yes
Campus Levanger

Application deadline and admission

Application deadline Applicants from partner institutions:
Nomination: April 1
Application: April 15

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