Relevance and central values
Norwegian is an important subject when it comes to cultural understanding, communication, all-round education and development of identity. The subject shall provide the pupils with access to the texts, genres and linguistic diversity of the culture, and shall help them to develop language for thinking, communicating and learning. The Norwegian subject shall equip the pupils to participate in democratic processes and prepare them for a working life that requires varied competence in reading, writing and oral communication.
All subjects shall help the pupils to understand the value system for learning. The Norwegian subject shall provide the pupils with insight into the rich and diverse language and cultural heritage in Norway. Through working with the Norwegian subject, the pupils shall become confident language users who are aware of their own linguistic and cultural identity in an inclusive community in which multilingualism is valued as a resource. The subject shall develop the pupils’ critical thinking abilities and equip them to participate in society through an exploratory and critical approach to language and text. The Norwegian subject shall provide the pupils with literary experiences and the possibility to express themselves creatively and inventively. Reading fiction and factual prose shall give the pupils the opportunity to reflect on important values and moral issues and shall help them to gain respect for human values and for nature.