KLAS1709 Let’s Talk Theory! Social Theory and Societal Perspective on Education and Educational Research (5 cr)

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



Social theory paradigms in educational research. Classic and contemporary debates. Inequality, social justice and power in education (relating, for instance, to social class, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexuality), (im)migration and citizenship; education policy and governance.

Completion methods

Completion modes:
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

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

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will
- have the tools to analyse educational topics theoretically and conceptually
- better understand the relationship between education, society, and the individual
- have the analytical tools to consider and problematize contemporary educational phenomena and social challenges
- be able to compare and critically evaluate educational policies

Study materials

Learning materials: To be specified in the Study Programme.

Completion methods

Method 1

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Parts of the completion methods
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