PED2104 – Interventions and Research-based Knowledge in Practice

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Course content

In this course we dicuss how research-based knowledge can be implemented in pre-school and school to improve motivation and learning in areas such as mathematics, language and reading comprehension.

Knowledge about relevant research-based interventions will be emphasized:

  • how theoretical knowledge can be translated into concrete practice
  • how to implement research-based knowledge in educational settings
  • how to evaluate effects of interventions.

Learning outcome

Knowledge

Upon completion of this course you will:

  • have knowledge of some central research-based interventions that focus on increasing motivation and learning in areas such as mathematics, language and reading comprehension
  • learn to evaluate intervention studies in relation to various validity criteria
  • have knowledge about possibilities and challenges relating to attempts to implement research-based knowledge in educational settings

Skills

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • critically evaluate the research base in various interventions that are recommended/ implemented in practice for improving mathematics, language and reading comprehension
  • analyse the feasibility and suitability of interventions for different target groups

General competence:

Upon completion of this course you will:

  • be able to participate in professional development and interventions within educational contexts to improve motivation and learning in areas such as mathematics, language and reading comprehension
  • relate to relevant knowledge and practice in the field of educational psychology in a reflected and critical manner

Admission

Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.

Prerequisites

Recommended previous knowledge

It is recommended that you have completed the following courses (or equivalent) before you take this course

Teaching

The classes are comprised lectures and seminars.

It is compulsory to attend the first lecture/seminar. If you do not attend, your access to the course will be withdrawn. If you are ill or otherwise prevented from attending, you must contact the study administration of the course as early as possible. (See contact information on the semester page).

The course requires 80% attendance of classes.

Compulsory components:

In this compulsory components you will be a part of a Group work which requires to write an Group paper of maximum 3 pages. The Group must also give comments to other students’ papers.

The deadline and detailed requirement for the paper will be announced at the beginning of the semester.

Compulsory components are approved for 3 years (including the semester they were completed) If you wish to retake the exam after that period, you will have to retake the course to complete the compulsory components.

The course has a syllabus of approximately 750 pages.

Access to teaching

You must be accepted to the course in order to participate in the classes.

Examination

The exam is a two-day home assignment.

The deadline and detailed requirement for the paper will be announced at the beginning of the two-day period.

Before you can take the exam the compulsory components must be completed and approved.

Language of examination

You may submit your response in English, Norwegian, Swedish or Danish. Let the administration know if you are planning on writing the exam paper in another language than English, as early as possible and within the registration closing date.

Grading scale

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

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Evaluation

The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Facts about this course

Credits

10

Level

Bachelor

Teaching

Autumn 2019

Offered first time Autumn 2019, then every succeeding autumn

Examination

Every autumn

First time Autumn 2019

Teaching language

English