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:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024


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

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

Additional information

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

Study materials

Sandoval-Hernández, A. t., Isac, M. M. t. & Miranda, D. t. (2018). Teaching Tolerance in a Globalized World. Cham: Springer International Publishing. (e-book )

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


Kerwin, L.B. (ed.) 2010. Cultural Diversity : Issues, Challenges and Perspectives. New York: Nova Science Publishers cop. (e-book)


Launikari, M. & Puukari, S. (eds.) 2005. Multicultural Guidance and Counselling. Theoretical Foundations and Best Practices in Europe. Helsinki: CIMO; Jyväskylä: University of Jyväskylä, Institute for Educational Research. http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:951-39-2121-2


Article package mentioned in the study programme

Completion methods

Method 1

Evaluation criteria:
Active participation in teaching and completing and passing learning assignments/exam.
Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Teaching (5 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
English, Finnish