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LT1058 Supervising school placements students, advanced course 4.5 credits

The course is aimed at lower and upper secondary school teachers who, in their professional practice, receive students in work-based education (VFU) and is an in-depth study of VFU supervision. The course is a supplementary course and aims to further develop the participants' pedagogical competence as a supervisor for teacher students. Prerequisites: VFU supervision course of at least 3 credits. The course consists of seminars and lectures that deal with: -theories and models for exploratory working methods in learning and supervision The course also includes a study that the student does in activities around supervision of VFU students, with scientific methods: interview, transcription, coding and thematic analysis of collected data -oral presentation of the results

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus LT1058 (Spring 2023–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course addresses secondary and upper secondary school teachers that receive students on a placement for their profession exercise (VFU) .

This course intends to develop the participants' educational skills as supervisors for teacher students through seminars and lectures that treat theories and models for exploratory working methods concerning learning and supervision of placement (VFU) students. It furthermore intends to develop the students' supervision competence by carrying out a study in the area and presenting the results.

Intended learning outcomes

The course is an advanced course that intends to have continued develop the participants' educational skills as supervisor for a teacher students and develop the participants' ability to examine and reflect on supervision in a learning context based on current research and own experiences

After passing the course, the student shall be able to

1. Give an account of theories and models for learning, supervision and examination methodology and reflect on how these could be applied during the supervision process

2. Examine, analyse and critically reflect on supervision of placement (VFU) students

3. Present the result of a study of supervision in a learning context to a target group which is well acquainted with the subject

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Completed teacher education or an equivalent discipline. Passed LT1029 or VFU supervisor course of at least 3 higher education credits (from optional university).

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • INL1 - Hand-in assignment, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • SEM1 - Seminars , 1.5 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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Course web LT1058

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Main field of study

Technology and Learning

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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