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Studiehåndbokas emner for 2016/2017:

(English)Profession 3: The Teacher, The Student and The Scientist and Society.

Brief Facts:

Subject Code: FM-PRO310
Department: Faculty of Teacher and Cultural Education
Grading Scale: A - F
Number of Credits: 10
Taught During: Autumn
Semester of Assessment: Autumn
Program Sequence: 3
Language of Instruction: Norwegian
Campus: Stord
Contact(s): Synnøve Kvile (person with course responsibility), Wenche Bruun Lien (lecturer)
Required Reading (Syllabus): Go to the library's syllabus web pages

Course Contents:

The subject aims to provide the student with knowledge of the teaching profession with particular focus on youth, voluntary music life and educational music research. An important point upon completion of the subject is for the student to be able to draw lines between didactics and pedagogics and relate their knowledge in these subjects to music disciplines, scientific methods and practice. Students will also be prepared for conducting research, development work and artistic development work using scientific methods and guidelines. It is an aim that the professional subject will be a general education subject which will enable the student to work in a changing professional setting characterised by complexity and diversity.

The subject will provide the students with knowledge of historical, contextual and cultural sides associated with upbringing and learning with particular emphasis on music and art subjects. Students will gain insight into the relationship between the teacher, pupil and society in different types of music pedagogy activities including international society. There will also be focus on scientific theory and methodology, academic writing and educational music research in the subject as preparation for the students' work on the bachelor's thesis. Work in the subject is an interaction between theoretical knowledge, practical experience and didactic reflection.

The subject includes topics such as the teaching profession, aesthetics, development work, scientific theory and methodology, aesthetics and recent national and international music educational research.

Learning Outcome:

- knowledge:

  • has knowledge of ethical issues associated with the teaching profession
  • has knowledge of key national and international regulations that apply to pupils and their rights and knowledge of organisations and bodies that are natural partners for the music teacher
  • has knowledge of children and adolescents' learning and identity development in various social and cultural contexts and how these processes can be supported by music
  • has knowledge of practical aesthetic learning processes and the aesthetic dimension
  • has knowledge of research and research methods relevant to the music subject
  • has knowledge of and insight into the roots of the educational subject, scientific basis and the possibilities linked to the meeting between theory and practice in the teaching of aesthetic subject areas

- skills:

  • is able to facilitate creative processes and aesthetic experience in different learning arenas and in collaboration with local culture and society
  • is able to use and evaluate academic research, artistic development work, scientific theory and methodological knowledge as a preparation for the implementation of their own bachelor's thesis
  • is able to explain and reflect upon their own choices in light of the curriculum system, professional ethics, relevant theory and experiences
  • is able to understand changes to the teacher and pupil role based on a historical, philosophical and societal perspective and is able to reflect upon how these roles change in line with societal change

- general competence:

  • is able to critically analyse relevant research concerning learning work and the influence this may have on the school and their own professional practice
  • is able to communicate and analyse professional ethical dilemmas and challenges with parents, colleagues and other partners, stimulate understanding of democracy and democratic participation and making justified value choices
  • is able to explain the teacher role's development and challenges faced by the teacher in an international society
  • is able to demonstrate critical reflection abilities adapted to practice in different learning arenas
  • is aware of how societal development characterises and is characterised by child and youth culture and children and adolescents' learning and upbringing situation
  • understands the school's role in the local community, is able to utilise the local community as a learning arena and collaborate with other institutions and persons to realise a varied and adapted provision for learning.

Teaching Methods:

The forms of work in the subject will vary between presentations, seminars, group work and individual work.

Practical information about the course:




Recommended Previous Knowledge:

FM-PRO115 and FM-PRO215

Compulsory assignments:

Performing mandatory tasks - verbally and in writing. 80% mandatory participation in teaching

Mandatory teaching is specified in the semester plan.

Course Examination Description:

Home exam

Component NameDurationWeightSupporting Materials
Profesjonsfag 3
Hjemmeksamen2 days100/100
Reduction in Credits:
Have you already completed one or more of the courses below? If so, the credits you will receive for the course described here, FM-PRO310, will be reduced by the number of credits shown in the credits column. Possible deficencies/mistakes may occur.
Course Title Course Code Credits
The teacher, the student and society FM-PED3 (1)
Foundation course: Music education 2 FM-PEDB (1)

Subject's last update: 02/15/2017 09:42

Sida ble sist oppdatert: 02.08.2017