Social Studies (SAF01‑04)
Competence aims and assessment

Examples of connections


Competence aims after year 10

  • use social studies methods and digital resources in one’s own research, and present the findings using digital tools and discussing the validity and relevancy of the findings
  • assess the ways in which different sources provide information on social-studies-related topics, and reflect on how algorithms, biased sources or the lack of sources can affect our understanding
  • discuss how the way we see the past, events and groups has had impact on and continues to impact people's actions and attitudes
  • explore how technology has been and continues to be a factor for change, and discuss the influence technology has had and has on the individual, society and nature
  • reflect on how people have fought and continue to fight for change in society while also having been and still being influenced by geographic conditions and historical contexts
  • compare how political, geographic and historical events affect living conditions, settlement patterns and demographics in different parts of the world today
  • explain the causes and consequences of key historical and contemporary conflicts, and reflect on whether changes in certain conditions could have prevented the conflicts
  • explain the causes and consequences of terrorism and genocide, such as the Holocaust, and reflect on how extremist attitudes and extremist acts can be prevented
  • explore and describe how human rights and the rights of indigenous peoples, as well as other international treaties and international cooperation, are important for national policies, people’s lives, equal rights and equality
  • explain the policy of Norwegianisation of the Sami people and national minorities, and the injustices they have been subjected to, and thus reflect on what consequences this has had and has on both the individual and societal level
  • describe different dimensions of sustainability and how they have an impact on each other, and present measures that can be taken to make societies more sustainable
  • assess how work, income and consumption can have an impact on one’s personal finances, standard of living and quality of life
  • reflect on equalities and inequalities in identities, ways of life and cultural expressions, and discuss the opportunities and challenges related to diversity
  • explore and reflect on one’s own digital footprint and the possibility of deleting one’s digital trail and the value of one’s own and others’ right to privacy, data protection and copyright
  • reflect on how identity, self-image and one’s own boundaries are developed and challenged in different environments, and present proposals for how one might deal with influence and unwanted events
  • reflect on which forces in society have power today, and how they justify their positions
  • explore different platforms for digital interaction and reflect on how digital participation and digital interaction affect the form and content of societal debates
  • describe important laws, rules and norms and discuss the consequences any violation of these may have for the individual and for society, in both the short and long run
  • describe features of the political system and welfare state in Norway today and reflect on the key challenges

Formative assessment

Assessment of coursework