FLF3012 Theory of Science Perspectives on Technology and Laerning 7.5 credits

Vetenskapsteoretiska perspektiv på teknik och lärande

This course welcomes doctoral students interested in technology and learning, and focuses on relevant knowledge theory, sociology of science, and history of ideas perspectives.

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The emergence of the scientific community and how it functions, disciplines and interdisciplinarity. Classical theories of science. The history of ideas of the technological sciences.  Studies of the relation between technology and learning. 

Intended learning outcomes *

After passing the course, the student should be able to

  • discuss and compare natural sciences and engineering, and educational sciences in these fields, from epistemological and sociology of scientific knowledge perspectives
  • discuss research in technology and learning in the light of epistemological, sociology of scientific knowledge and history of ideas perspectives critically and
  • formulate own research approach by relating to perspectives and approaches that are discussed in the course, and formulate constructive criticism/feedback to the work of other doctoral students.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Admitted to third-cycle education, primarily in Technology and learning and closely related subjects. 

Recommended prerequisites

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Information on course literature is given in the course PM.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

P, F

Examination *

  • LEXA - Continuous assessment, 7.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Lars Geschwind

Further information

Course web

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Offered by

ITM/Learning in Engineering Sciences

Main field of study *

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Education cycle *

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ITM/Learning in Engineering Sciences