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KASSA3 Education, Work and Culture 5 ECTS
Organised by
Degree Programme in Educational Studies


Strategic themes: Sustainable development

General description

Optional course in Specialization in Adult and Vocational Education and in Multicultural Study Programme in Education.

Learning outcomes

After the course the student will
- understand anthropological, cultural and ethical underpinnings of concepts such as work, occupation, industry and economy in relation to (different forms of) education
- be aware about the changing meanings of work and education in cultural evolution and in constitution of human-nonhuman relations
- be able to engage in cross-cultural discussion about the future of work and work-related education


Individual and group literature reviews accompanied by lectures; cross-cultural reflections on meanings of work and education, supported by relevant case studies from work-related educational praxis; development of position papers problematizing current pedagogical practices and suggesting alternatives from the perspective of planetary justice.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Independent work 84 h 31 h
Seminar 20 h 0 h

Development, carrying out and reflection of case-studies in cross-cultural student and tutor teams, supported by Erasmus student and teacher exchange and resources from VET and Culture and ESREA research networks.

Teaching language


On demand Finnish students can submit their final assignments in Finnish

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English
In Finnish
In English

Individual readings, group case study and individual or group position paper, discussed in f-t-f meetings and in Moodle environment

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 1-5.
Active participation in f-t-f sessions and in Moodle environment; Quality of argumentation; Quality of position paper

Study materials

Selection of literature will be provided during the course.

Material collected through case studies.

Belongs to following study modules

School of Education
School of Education
School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
School of Education