Københavns Professionshøjskole Læreruddannelsen

PL1: The pupil’s learning and development

Subject-area: The Teacher’s Fundamental Professional Qualifications

Language of instruction: English

Credits: 10 ECTS


This course focuses on the pupil as a learner in a learning community. Key focus areas are the learning processes and development of the individual pupil in a diverse group, in which each pupil, with his or her personal, social and cultural prerequisites, is part of the community of the school.


The course contains the following three themes:

  • The development, socialisation and identity of pupils
  • Learning, learning environments and learning management
  • The teacher’s collaboration and communication with pupils


Competency objectives of the module

The student is able to:

  • Individually as well as in collaboration create communities and facilitate the learning and development of pupils, manage learning processes that accommodate the development of individual, social and communicative competencies, as well as conflict management in diverse social contexts.


Skill objectives: Students are able to

Knowledge objectives: Students have knowledge of

Develop learning environments for individual and gruops of pupils while taking into consideration their diverse prerequisites and learning goals.

Pupils’ learning and influencing factors in a learning environment.

Observe, support and challenge the social, emotional and cognitive development of the pupils.

The social, emotional and cognitive development of the pupils – including gender and motivation.

Facilitate relations that support development – with a particular focus on the students’ own position as teacher.

Relations that support development.

Facilitate interaction processes and learning processes in a way that aid the well-being and development of the pupils.

How to manage classrooms, learning and groups.

Individually as well as in teams develop collaboration built on mutual respect and responsiveness.

Collaboration and communication between the school and other relevant agents.

Employ and motivate the use of various forms of guidance.

Pedagogic supervision, feedback and ways of reflecting, as well as professional learning.

Use communication to positively reshape conflicts, social problems and bullying.

Attribution theory, including knowledge about social problems, conflict management and bullying.

Managing in a way that allows inclusion and socialisation processes to be optimized while simultaneiously supporting the development of individual pupils.

Inclusion and processes of individualisation and socialisation, including diversity and marginalisation



Participation requirements

  • Students are expected to demonstrate active engagement in the course lessons, in order for the course instructor to establish the necessary basis for assessment of the learning outcome of each student, corresponding to no less than ‘passed’ on the Danish 7-point grading scale. Students will be advised continuously, if the course instructor believes there is a risk that a student might not pass. Requirements for passing the course is physical presence, having prepared for and participating in the learning activities of the day, as well as possible additional conditions determined by the instructor.
  • Each student must produce a minimum of 8 logbook products by agreement with the course instructor. Requirements for the logbook products are devised by the course instructor.
  • Oral presentation of results and reflections on the school-practice collaboration of the course. Requirements for the presentation are devised by the course instructor.
  • By reference to relevant psychological theories, students must produce a written assignment. Requirements for the form, content and the deadline for handing in the written assignment are devised by the course instructor. Submission deadline is announced by the course instructor. Oral qualitative feedback on the assignment will be offered.


For additional information regarding this module, please refer to the Danish module description.

Oversigt over studieordning 2018 (LU 13, Frb.)


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