EDLS1015 Managing Change and Understanding Diversity (5 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
Responsible organisation:
Department of Educational Sciences
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024


The course focuses on the core elements of organizational change within education in the increasingly complex society of today: change in the organizational culture; interconnectivity between educational change and school improvement; school/organizational reform; change as a process; tensions and paradoxes related to change; and collaborative leadership dynamics as a catalyst for change.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to

· define and use concepts of equality, diversity and inclusion, understanding the multiple perspectives involved

· understand the societal connectedness of education and school institutions with ability to adapt varied educational solutions and models into different contexts

· outline the temporal changes, and critically use and analyse different arguments in the diversity and inclusion related discussions

· find ways to understand and support diversity and inclusiveness in a socially sustainable way

· recognize change as a complex and multifaceted phenomenon and use multidimensional and reflective approaches in addressing it

· understand the requirements diversity places for educational and pedagogical leaders in work contexts, steering documents and in changing society

Study materials

To be announced at the beginning of the course.

Completion methods

Method 1

Evaluation criteria:
Assessment criteria will be specified in the study programme or at the beginning of the course
Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Participation in teaching (5 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
No published teaching