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Study plan - Social Studies, One Year Unit

Autumn 2018

Learning outcomes



The student


  • has knowledge o social science as a school subject and recent social science didactics
  • has knowledge of the history understanding and history use of young people
  • has knowledge on socialization and identity development in child and youth years
  • has knowledge of national and international politics, judicial systems and economy
  • has knowledge of the rights of children and young people, democracy, political and economic participation
  • has knowledge of climate, environment, resources and resource conflicts nationally and internationally
  • has knowledge of the main historical characteristics of social developments in Norway, Sapmi and the world from ancient times to now
  • have knowledge of different societies, cultures and historical conditions
  • has knowledge of working life and the creation of value
  • has knowledge of central social science theories and methods
  • has knowledge of central social science sources in the subject and critical evaluation of these




The student

  • is able to use academic and didactic knowledge and skills in geography, history and social studies
  • can describe and analyse life forms and living conditions in different parts of the world
  • be able to work independently on academic questions and analyse academic issues on the basis of the subject's basis of facts and theories
  • is able to plan, manage and assess learning work in a way that takes diversity, different needs and cultural and language backgrounds into account



The student

  • is able to facilitate collaboration and conflict resolution
  • be able to critically reflect on social science issues and stimulate critical thinking
  • be able to understand current social conditions from a historical perspective
  • be able to reflect on own practice and update oneself academically


The study of social science includes the disciplines history and geography and the subject area social studies. The course of study is intended to qualify students to be able to work independently on both academic and didactic issues. The subject includes didactics and must be put into a didactic perspective.