EDID4102 – English in and out of school
The course gives you insight into adolescents’ interest in and use of English outside school and what this means in relation to the teaching and learning of English as a school subject. Based on relevant theory and research, we discuss how to bring students’ personal uses of English into the English classroom.
After completing this course, you should have acquired:
- relevant educational policy documents and central topics for the bridging of the use of English outside school with English as a school subject in Norway
- relevant theory and research on adolescents’ voluntary use of English outside school
- how to bridge adolescents’ use of English outside school to the teaching and learning in the English classroom
- analyse and discuss empirical research, and relevant theory related to the use of English in and outside school, and connect these to each other
- apply theoretical concepts related to the use of English outside school to classroom practice, and apply international research to the Norwegian context
- collect and/or analyse data on the bridging of English use in and outside school
- presenting knowledge from individual study
- continuously develop your teacher professionalism in English as a school subject
- apply research-based knowledge in the development of your English teaching practices
The course is obligatory for students who have admission to the specialization in English didactics in Lektorprogrammet. Admission to the specialization in English or English didactics is required, and students have to be enrolled for the course to attend classes.
Formal prerequisite knowledge
The course offers seminars that include student activities, such as academic discussions, individual in-depth study and oral presentations.
Students are expected to meet prepared for teaching activities, and take responsibility for individual study of course reading. Participation in group discussions is a condition for developing a shared understanding of theory and research and acquiring the relevant competence to complete the course.
Course reading is set to approximately 650 pages.
- An oral presentation of data collection and/or analysis
- Feedback to an assigned student presentation
Due to Covid restrictions the compulsory components are temporarily changed to
- A written term paper draft reporting on data collection and/or analysis, and a presentation of the draft
- Feedback to an assigned student paper
The exam is an oral presentation (30 min). Further instructions and information about the exam is published on the semester page.
Due to Covid restrictions the exam is temporarily changed to a written term paper
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.
The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.