Popular Adult Education - Ideas and Development, 15 credits (912G01)

Folkbildningens idé och utveckling, 15 hp

Course description


Main field of study

No main field of study


First cycle

Course type

Single subject course


Henrik Nordvall

Course coordinator

Daniel Bladh

Director of studies or equivalent

Karolina Muhrman


Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus VOF
Single subject course (One-quarter-time, Day-time) Spring 2022 v202204-202303 Swedish Linköping

Main field of study

No main field of study

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level



Applies to all courses regardless of grading scale.

  • Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course two times are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

If the course has a three-graded grading scale (U - VG), following applies:

  • Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

The following applies to courses that include a compulsory component:

  • If special circumstances prevail, and if it is possible with consideration of the nature of the compulsory component, the examiner may decide to replace the compulsory component with another equivalent component.

If the LiU coordinator for students with disabilities has granted a student the right to an adapted examination for a written examination in an examination hall, the student has the right to it.

If the coordinator has recommended for the student an adapted examination or alternative form of examination, the examiner may grant this if the examiner assesses that it is possible, based on consideration of the course objectives.  

An examiner may also decide that an adapted examination or alternative form of examination if the examiner assessed that special circumstances prevail, and the examiner assesses that it is possible while maintaining the objectives of the course.


Two-grade scale, U, G

Other information

Course revised 2020-04-02; Dnr LiU-2020-01361

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.

If special circumstances prevail, the vice-chancellor may in a special decision specify the preconditions for temporary deviations from this course syllabus, and delegate the right to take such decisions.

About teaching and examination language

The teaching language is presented in the Overview tab for each course. The examination language relates to the teaching language as follows: 

  • If teaching language is Swedish, the course as a whole or in large parts, is taught in Swedish. Please note that although teaching language is Swedish, parts of the course could be given in English. Examination language is Swedish.
  • If teaching language is Swedish/English, the course as a whole will be taught in English if students without prior knowledge of the Swedish language participate. Examination language is Swedish or English (depending on teaching language).
  • If teaching language is English, the course as a whole is taught in English. Examination language is English.


Institutionen för beteendevetenskap och lärande


Arvidson, Lars, (2004) Mellan rörelse och universitet : folkbildning enligt socialdemokraten Oscar Olsson och liberalen Carl Cederblad Linköping : Mimer, 2004

ISBN: 9173737992

Biesta, Gert, (2011) God utbildning i mätningens tidevarv 1. uppl. Stockholm : Liber, 2011

ISBN: 9789147099436

Essen, Johan von, Sundgren, Gunnar, (2012) En mosaik av mening : om studieförbund och civilsamhälle Göteborg : Bokförlaget Daidalos, 2012

ISBN: 9789171733634

Folkbildningsrådet, (2016) Folkbildningens frihet och värde –Metaperspektiv på folkhögskolor och studieförbund Stockholm: Folkbildningsrådet

ISBN: 978-91-88692-61-0

Laginder, Ann-Marie, Nordvall, Henrik, Crowther, Jim, (2013) Popular education, power and democracy : Swedish experiences and contributions Leicester : Niace, cop. 2013.

ISBN: 9781862015791,1862015791,9781862015807,9781862015814,9781862015821,9781862015838

Lundberg Martin, Larsson Staffan, (2010) Cirkelledares beprövade erfarenheter


Rydbeck, Kerstin, Nordvall, Henrik, (2015) Perspektiv på folkbildning. Fyra forskares tankar om folkligt bildningsarbete Linköping: Mimer, Institutionen för beteendevetenskap och lärande, Linköpings universitet, 2015

ISBN: 9789176858462

Tøsse, Sigvart, Arvidson, Lars, (2009) Folkbildning som universellt fenomen. om betydelser och motsvarigheter i historiskt och internationellt perspektiv Linköping : Mimer, Institutionen för beteendevetenskap och lärande, Linköpings universitet : Skapande vetande, Linköpings universitet, 2009

ISBN: 9789173935708

LÄ02 Examination U, G 15 credits

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