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LT2046 Development Project in Technology Education 7.5 credits

Through a development project, the student can make an in-depth study of a section of the technology education field. The course demands initiative and an ability to work independently. The project may be carried out partly during a school placement and/ or in collaboration with the student's placement school. The intention is that the student shall gain an ability to develop education in a structured way, on their own and in collaboration with others.

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Through a technology education development work, the student is given the opportunity to apply his didactic knowledge to develop the teaching in some part of basis or the technology subjects of the upper-secondary school. The work can treat for example (but not necessarily limited to) teaching planning, choice of study material, accessibility, skills development and continuing professional development and formative and summative assessment. The theme may preferably connect to the student's previous research domain and/or the activities at the placement school. The work starts before and is completed after a placement period. The students thereby have the opportunity to collect data or test ideas during placement.

The course should strengthen the student's possibility to independently and together with others develop the teaching of technology. The work is documented through a written report. In addition to that, planning of classes, artefacts, teaching material etc. can be included. The work is carried out with support from a supervisor.

Intended learning outcomes

1. Based on scientific knowledge, proven experience and current regulations identify possible fields of development in technology teaching

2. Plan a development project in the field of technology teaching, based on science and proven experience

3. Within given frameworks, even with limited information, examine, analyse and discuss complex issues, as well as deal with more advanced problems within his/her area of teaching

4. Reflect on, evaluate and review critically own and others' experiences and scientific results

5. Reflect on his/her newly acquired knowledge in relation to the teaching mission, as well as to previous courses and professional or vocational experience

6. Document and present his/her work to a given target group,with high expectations on structure, formatting and language

7. Analyse his own need of additional knowledge and discuss future continuing professional development.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Passing grade (minimum Pass or E) in the courses UM7101 Science Education, Curriculum Studies and Assessment (10 credits); LT1041 School Placement 1 (15 credits) and DIG01K Perspectives on learning and development (7.5 credits).

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 - Project plan, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • INL2 - Development project, 6.0 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.

Other requirements for final grade

Active participation in compulsory seminars.

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

Main field of study

Technology and Learning

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Additional regulations

The course requires access to computer, web camera, microphone and Internet connection.

The course can be given in collaboration with active teachers in municipal and independent schools.