KLAS1219 Education, Ethics, and Moral Education (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


basic concepts and theories in (professional) ethics; main approaches in moral and sustainable education; children’s and disabled people’s rights and status; indoctrination and the paradox of education; possibilities and limits of individual autonomy; justice and equality; basics of moral agency and reflection on one’s own ethical thinking

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
- analyse central concepts and theoretical viewpoints related to the (professional) ethics of education
- evaluate various approaches in ethical and sustainable education and apply them in their own work
- compare arguments and counter-arguments related to various ethical questions
- critically evaluate their professional ethical principles and value framework

Study materials

Article package to be specified at the beginning of the course.

Completion methods

Method 1

For Students of the Department of Education and International Students.
Evaluation criteria:
Active participation in teaching and completing and passing learning assignments.
Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

contact teaching, diaries of lectures and seminars (5 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
English, Finnish
Study methods:

Participation in three lectures of your choice and writing a lecture diary, participation in seminars (required to pass the course), seminar presentation and writing a seminar diary.