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Content and learning outcomes
The course consists of an introduction to the subject teaching and learning. In the course, the concept of learning is studied from a number of different theoretical perspectives, including its possibilities and limitations, both in educational/didactic application and in support for educational analysis and explanation of learning situations. The course covers the teacher's tasks and school regulation. The course also gives insight in the history, organisation and conditions and the fundamental value of the school of the school system, including basic democratic values and human rights
Intended learning outcomes
After passing the course, the participant should be able to:
1. distinguish, describe and compare the main features and central concepts in different theories of learning
2. use theoretical concepts from theories of learning for the analysis of learning in different situations,
3. based on learning theories analyse empirically collected data in a chosen learning situation and present the results,
4. use theories of learning as tool for critical examination of preconditions for the pupil's learning,
5. discuss the history, organisation, conditions and core values of the school system, including the basic democratic values and the human rights.
Literature and preparations
Admitted to the programme for Engineering and Education
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- SEM1 - Seminar, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
- TEN1 - Examination - Learning as professional assignments, 7.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, 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.
Based on the recommendation from the KTH office of support to students with disabilities, the examiner has the right to agree on adapted forms of examination for students with a documented, permanent disability.
In re-examinations, the examiner has the right to allow other forms of examination of individual students.
Other requirements for final grade
Participation in compulsory seminars
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- 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 about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web LT1036