KASP2 Education, Schooling and Society 5 ECTS
Organised by
Degree Programme in Educational Studies
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Education
Curricula 2015 – 2017

Learning outcomes

Student

- understands the basic features of the education system and the importance of education as a part of society and culture,
- knows the current trends of societal changes and understands how the changes in the relations between the individual and society is affecting the individual´s position, education and the education institution.

Contents

The study module is engaging students in becoming acquainted with the fundamental questions and structures of education and its societal and cultural connections. The changes in the relations between the individual and the society are studied and the impact on education and the education institutions.

The scientific frame of the study module: The sociology of education and education policy

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 15 h 0 h
Independent work 120 h 0 h

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Luennot  Participation in course work  2 ECTS
In Finnish
Kirjatentti  Written exam  3 ECTS
In Finnish
Option 2
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Introductory session (2 hours) for book exams will be organized in the beginning of both semesters.  Written exam  5 ECTS
In English

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Pass/fail.
Option 2: numeric assessment (1-5) can be used on that course if needed.

Study materials

Antikainen, A., et al. 1996. Living in a learning society: life histories, identities and education. London: Falmer Press.
Sennett, R. 1998. Corrosion of character. New York: Norton.

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Education
Basic Studies in Education (Common Core Studes / EDU)
Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education