Joensuu, Finland

Education in Diverse Cultures

when 10 August 2020 - 21 August 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 500

Due to the covid-19 outbreak, all programmes for 2020 have been cancelled.

Diversity education, multicultural education, multicultural understanding and intercultural sensitivity. Learning culture and teaching culture (ethnocentrism, gender, power and authority, religion). Multilingualism, cultural traditions, multi- and interculturalism and meeting diversity. Communication styles in various cultures including music. Values underlying teacher-student relationships in various cultures.

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Target group

Master students, Bachelor and Doctoral level students are also welcome given that they have a suitable background related to the field of education.

Course aim

After completing the study unit, the student

is aware and understands concepts and perspectives underlying the diversity in educational settings,
can observe and acknowledge the cultural diversity of learners from different perspectives applying the theoretical knowledge,
can recognize and value the cultural diversity and its significance in education, training, pedagogical activities, human encounters in work communities, as well as in individuals and their behaviors,
can distinguish the factors that transmit and create culture in education and training, in addition to being able to evaluate the varied basic values within the field of education and training,
recognizes the significance of pedagogical activity for developing the cooperation and mutual understanding between the individuals from different kinds of cultural backgrounds, and differentiating strengths and challenges in diverse classrooms to make the best of them,
is able to evaluate the significance of shared expertise in operational environments of education.

Credits info

5 EC

Fee info

EUR 500: Course fee. There is a discount of 20 % for the participants from UEF partner Universities.
EUR 200: Course fee for exchange students starting in autumn 2019.


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