Social Studies 1 – Norway in the World – grades 1-7 SAM 102

Learning outcome


The student will acquire knowledge of:

  • Globalisation - cultural, economic, political and environmental.
  • European history from the Renaissance and up to 1814.
  • Children’s rights, democracy, political and economic participation.
  • Norway in the world from 1750 until 1905.
  • Sámi society; multicultural societies and migration.
  • European geography and European integration (EU).
  • International cooperation.


Students will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate textbooks and other teaching materials for use in teaching.
  • Use subject and subject didactics knowledge and skills in social studies teaching in grades 1-7.
  • Facilitate learning about society in a multicultural and global perspective.


Students will be able to:

  • Facilitate cooperation and conflict resolution in work with pupils.
  • Communicate and work with children and parents from different social and cultural backgrounds.

Course Objectives

Social studies in the primary school includes the subjects history, geography and civics. Teaching in social studies focuses on man and society across time and space.

The SAM 102 course will develop skills for teaching social studies at 1 to 7 year level. The course builds further on the content of SAM 101, and emphasises Norway’s place in the world. The course will qualify students to work independently with both didactic and subject-specific challenges.

Course Description

This course builds on the course SAM101 and focuses on Norway’s position in the world. The course includes topics within history, geography and civics. The subject history covers Norwegian nineteenth century history and European history.

Learning Methods

The course will use varied and active learning methods such as, class discussions, lectures, seminars, work with sources, ICT and writing assignments.

In connection with the seminars, students will work in groups with assignments / questions, which will be presented to the class.

Part of teaching is mandatory. This includes the seminars with presentations, participation in field trips / field work, etc., and teaching involving practical and didactic activities. More information can be found in the semester schedule concerning which parts of the course are mandatory.

Assessment Methods

- Written group assignment with oral presentation. Counts 1 / 3 of the final grade.

- Oral examination. Counts 2 / 3 of the final grade.

Minor adjustments may occur during the academic year, subject to the decision of the Dean

Publisert av / forfatter Ian Hector Harkness <> - 24/06/2011