EVL-LPL215 Learning enviroment and educational leadership in early childhood education

Course description for academic year 2020/2021

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Contents and structure

The content of the course is structured according to the following main themes:

  • Methodologies.
  • The kindergarten as a learning organisation.
  • Educational development work.

Educational management relating to the kindergarten's learning environment with a focus on how we can investigate and maintain the children's psychosocial learning environment

Learning Outcome


After completing the subject, the student will have:

  • Knowledge of various methodologies.
  • Knowledge of the kindergarten as a learning organisation.
  • Knowledge of educational development work.
  • Knowledge of critical reflection.
  • Knowledge of children's psychosocial learning environment.


After completing the subject, the student will:

  • Be able to exercise change and development work in their own workplace.
  • Be able to critically reflect upon the kindergarten learning environment.

General competence:

After completing the subject, the student will:

  • Be able to exercise professional judgement and reflect academically on practical and theoretical issues relating to the kindergarten's learning environment.
  • Be able to demonstrate professional ethical competence.
  • Be able to communicate and develop their own pedagogical competence in work with children

Entry requirements


Recommended previous knowledge


Teaching methods

Lectures, dialogue and reflection in class/groups, practical work, group work and presentation of student work.

Course requirements

  • attendance in teaching and online sessions
  • Mandatory study requirements will be shown in more detail in the semester plan.


Written home exam (development work) 60/100

Oral exam, individual 40/100

Grade A-F

All aids permitted

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