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FLF3012 Theory of Science Perspectives on Technology and Learning 7.5 credits

This course welcomes doctoral students interested in technology and learning, and focuses on relevant knowledge theory, sociology of science, and history of ideas perspectives.
Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus FLF3012 (Autumn 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The emergence of the global science community – how it works, disciplines and interdisciplinarity. Classical ideas in the theory of science. The history of ideas within technological sciences. Studies of the relationship between technology and learning.

Intended learning outcomes

On passing the course, the student should be able to;

  • discuss and compare natural science, engineering science, and the educational science within these domains, drawing on knowledge theory and sociology of science perspectives
  • critically discuss research within technology and learning in the light of knowledge theory, sociology of science, and history of ideas perspectives
  • formulate a chosen research approach by relating to perspectives and approaches discussed in the course, and formulate constructive critique/feedback on the work of other doctoral candidates

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Admitted to doctoral education, primarily in Technology and Learning and adjacent subject areas.

Recommended prerequisites

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Announced three weeks before course start

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • 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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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.

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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Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ITM/Learning in Engineering Sciences