Nordic and International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning

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 your understanding of a learning arena by engaging with nature, and acquire new perspectives by immersing yourself in the history, culture and language of Norway. This semester package emphasizes practical knowledge and skills that will enrich every student's professional profile.   Study start is August 16 2017.

Nordic and International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning

ECTS Credits 30
Study level One term programme
Start semester Autumn 2017
Teaching language English
Faculty The Faculty of Education and Arts
Campus Levanger
Application deadline 4/15/2017

Job opportunities

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

Further education

This semester package can form part of or provide a supplement to teacher training. Contact the international coordinator at your home institution, or at Nord University: for more information about how to incorporate exchange studies into your programme.

Admission requirements

Higher Education Entrance Qualification

 

Language requirement

 

Priority is given to students from the partner institutions of The Faculty of Teacher Eucation Levanger (ERASMUS+ / EEA/Norway Grants)

 

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Overview

Study plan

Learning outcomes

Knowledge
Upon completion,
the student will have:


Knowledge about contrastive elements in attitudes regarding education, teaching and learning
Knowledge about Norway and Scandinavia (geography, history, religion and society)
Knowledge about different outdoor learning arenas
Knowledge about cultural artefacts, folklore and traditions in a comparative and educational perspective
Knowledge about the region's Sámi population today and historically
Knowledge about the region's wildlife and issues related to sustainability and the environment
Knowledge about basic structures of the Norwegian language and some basic methodology of foreign language teaching

Skills
Upon completion, the student should be able to:


identify, compare and contrast attitudes regarding childhood, teaching and learning in their own culture and other cultures
describe and explain the position of the Sámi population in Central Scandinavia
describe and explain issues related to sustainability
master a range of skills related to outdoor activities
organize outdoor activities for children in kindergarten and school
plan, carry out and evaluate practice teaching in chosen subjects in consultation with a practice supervisor
understand simple Norwegian texts and communicate orally in basic Norwegian

General competence
Upon completion,
the student will:


understand the importance of sustainable education
understand the value of ethical and responsible attitudes towards nature
understand the value of intercultural understanding
understand the value of outdoor education
be able to reflect upon one's own culture and other cultures' perspectives on teaching and learning

Admission requirements

Higher Education Entrance Qualification

 

Language requirement

 

Priority is given to students from the partner institutions of The Faculty of Teacher Eucation Levanger (ERASMUS+ / EEA/Norway Grants)

 

View general admission information

 

View specific application deadlines

Further education

This semester package can form part of or provide a supplement to teacher training. Contact the international coordinator at your home institution, or at Nord University: for more information about how to incorporate exchange studies into your programme.

Study abroad

Priority is given to students from the partner institutions of The Faculty of Teacher Eucation Levanger (ERASMUS+ / EEA/Norway Grants). Contact the international coordinator at your home institution, or at Nord University: for more information.

Costs

No tuition fees. Costs for semester registration and course literature apply.

Examination regulations, assessment and grading

The Norwegian system for grading and assessment using the letter grades A - F, in which A denotes the best/highest grade and F denotes "not passed". Work can also be assessed as "passed", "not passed", "approved" and "not approved".

Refer to applicable legislation, rules and regulations

Assessment methods

Compulsory coursework assignments

  • Submission of 1-2 written reports. Informal assessment
  • Minimum one presentation given in a lecture or seminar
  • Practice placement in school, kindergarten or other relevant institution: pass/fail
  • Compulsory attendance in all classes, seminars, excursions and other planned activities
  • For the 3BLU (Norwegian) students: One coursework assignment in Yrkesetisk dannelse (Professional Ethics Education)

 

Exam

  • Individual grading (A-F) based on:
  • Individual written exam (4 hours) based on the Learning outcomes and relevant course literature, 50 % of total grade. Internal examiner.
  • Individual teaching practice report; 50 % of total grade. Internal examiner.

Programme evaluation

The programme is evaluated via student questionnaire, as well as by the programme director. The evaluations form a part of the University's quality assurance system.

Qualifications requirements and regulations