Master’s studies

Syllabus for Modelling Learning

Modeller för lärande

  • 10 credits
  • Course code: 1FA563
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Physics A1F
  • Grading system: Fail (U), 3, 4, 5
  • Established: 2007-03-15
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Revised: 2010-10-20
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 31, 2011
  • Entry requirements: Learning and Teaching Awareness in Physics.
  • Responsible department: Department of Physics and Astronomy

Learning outcomes

After completing the course the student should be able to describe the basic underlying ideas for the learning models framed by notions of:

  • Mental models

  • Constructivism

  • Critical theory

  • Big D discourse analysis

  • Variation model of learning

  • Bruner, Ausubel, Gagné, and Vygotsky

and in written and oral form be able to compare and contrast the different models of learning.


A broad introduction to the fundamentals of the learning models situated in:

  • mental models

  • constructivism (naturalistic study)

  • situated cognition

  • critical theory

  • discourse analysis (big D)

  • phenomenography

  • some of the essential fundamental ideas on learning formulated by Bruner, Ausubel, Gagné, and Vygotsky


The course will be taught in English and will have an interactive seminar format that draws on prescribed preparatory readings.


A final written paper that describes, compares and contrasts a given selection of models of learning.

Reading list

The reading list is missing. For further information, please contact the responsible department.