Health and life skills
In the Norwegian subject, the interdisciplinary topic of health and life skills refers to developing the ability of the pupils to express themselves in writing and orally. This is the foundation for being able to express their feelings, thoughts and experiences, which is important for dealing with relationships and participating in a social community. Reading fiction and factual prose can both confirm and challenge the pupils’ self-image, thereby contributing to identity development and life skills.
Democracy and citizenship
In the Norwegian subject, the interdisciplinary topic of democracy and citizenship refers to developing the oral and written rhetorical skills of the pupils so they are able to express their own thoughts and opinions and to participate in societal and democratic processes. Through working with texts and utterances in a critical manner, the pupils shall train their ability to think critically and learn to address differences of opinion through reflection, dialogue and discussion. By reading fiction and factual prose, the pupils shall gain insight into the life situation and challenges of other people. This can help them to develop understanding, tolerance and respect for other people’s opinions and perspectives, and build the foundation for constructive interaction.
In the Norwegian subject the interdisciplinary topic of sustainability shall develop the pupils’ knowledge of how texts present nature, the environment and living conditions, both locally and globally. Through experiencing the diversity of texts in the Norwegian subject, reading critically and participating in dialogue, the pupils can develop the ability to understand and deal with differences of opinion and conflicts of interest that can arise when society transitions towards greater sustainability. The Norwegian subject shall help pupils to become aware of this issue and enable them to take action and influence society through language.