KLAS1309 Cultural Diversity in Education and Pedagogy (5 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
English, Finnish
Responsible organisation:
Department of Educational Sciences
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



Intercultural communication, cultural and ethnic diversity, identity, culturally responsive teaching, racism, prejudice, discrimination, participation, equality

Completion methods

Participation in contact teaching and/or independent study, learning assignments and/or exam. Mode of completion to be specified in the Study Programme.

Assessment details

Active participation in teaching and completing and passing learning assignments/exam.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, students will
- be able to recognise and evaluate their own cultural values and actions and the relevance of these relevance in pedagogy
- have the tools to theoretically analyse cultural diversity
- be able to apply the theories acquired during the course to education and pedagogy
- have greater awareness of the opportunities and challenges for pedagogy brought by increasing cultural diversity
- have the readiness to promote social justice in cultural diverse educational settings through their theoretical and practical knowledge

Study materials

Following literature and other study materials mentioned in the study programme.


  • Nieto, S. (2010). Language, culture and teaching. Critical perspectives. New York: Routledge.

Completion methods

Method 1

Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods
Unpublished assessment item