PLU8013 - Vitenskapsteori og etikk med innretning mot profesjonsforskning

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Vurderingsordning: Oppgave
Karakter: Bestått/ Ikke bestått

Vurdering Vekting Varighet Delkarakter Hjelpemidler
Oppgave 100/100

Faglig innhold

The course focuses on theoretical frameworks and traditions inacademic research, and attends to researcher positioning, professional research, knowledge forms in research and development work related to education and research ethics. Traditions included in the course are phenomenology, hermeneutics, structuralism, poststructuralism, pragmatism, postmodernism, feminist epistemologies, posthumanism and new-materialism.



The candidate

  • has outstanding knowledge of theories of science and epistemological issues and positions
  • can evaluate interpretations and research designs in educational research, according to theoretical and philosophical perspectives on science
  • has thorough insight into forms of knowledge that are relevant to research related to education and the teacher profession - can consider ethical challenges related to education research


The candidate

  • can discuss in how theoretical positioning is important for what kind of insights research about the school and the teacher profession can develop
  • identify and handle ethical challenges in research related to education
  • can formulate and in a qualified way discuss questions related to education

General competence:

The candidate

  • can identify and handle ethical issues in research within their area
  • can relate theoretical and epistemological positioning to different research designs, intentions and standards
  • can participate in debates on theories of science in profession-oriented educational research at international levels
  • can convey research through recognized national and international publication channels

Læringsformer og aktiviteter

Session-based education, 2-3 days each seminar. Learning and teaching activities include lectures, discussions and student presentations, individually and in study groups with the course literature. Each student set up their own reading list according to given criteria and including the mandatory literature in the course. The course participants are expected to be conducting research projects while taking the course. The course requirement for attendance is 80%. Mandatory activities: -Compulsory attendance: 80% - 4 work requirements: attendance in study group with 2 jointly written submissions, 1 individual written essay, oral presentation and opposition to a fellow student´s work. Assignments can be handed in in Norwegian or English.

Obligatoriske aktiviteter

  • To skriftlige innleveringer
  • En skriftlig innlevert artikkelskisse med muntlig presentasjon
  • Opposisjon på medstudents presentasjon/oppgave
  • Godkjent oppmøte 80%

Mer om vurdering

Assessment: Individual term paper. Grade: Passed / Not Passed. Weighting: 100/100. Four work requirements as well as compulsory attendance 80% must be completed in order to hand in the exam. The exam paper is an article sketch with a clear problem formulation in the area theories and philosophies of science. The discussion must include active use of the compulsory and self-chosen curriculum. Mandatory activity from previous semesters can be approved by the department. In case of postponed exam, the examination must be based on completed work requirements from the semester the teaching was followed.

Spesielle vilkår

Begrenset opptak til undervisning. For nærmere opplysninger:


Master's Degree or equivalent. PhD students are prioritized upon admission. Students are expected to be engaged in their own, on-going research project. Admission restrictions*: The course is limited to a of maximum 25 students, where 6 spots are reserved for applicants from other institutions affiliated with NorTED ( If there are less than 5 applicants, the Department of Teacher Education reserves the right to cancel the course. * Applicants will be ranked based on the following criteria and deadline for applications can be found here:


Curriculum of approximately 700 pages

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Versjon: 1
Studiepoeng:  10.0 SP
Studienivå: Doktorgrads nivå


Termin nr.: 1
Undervises:  HØST 2023

Termin nr.: 2
Undervises:  VÅR 2024

Undervisningsspråk: Engelsk

Sted: Trondheim

  • Lærer- og lektorutdanning
  • Skoleutvikling
Emneansvarlig/koordinator: Faglærer(e):

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Institutt for lærerutdanning


Vurderingsordning: Oppgave

Termin Statuskode Vurdering Vekting Hjelpemidler Dato Tid Eksamens- system Rom *
Høst ORD Oppgave 100/100





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