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Educational challenges in a globalised and multicultural society

Course

Pedagogy challenges, Globalization and Social Justice

7.5 credits

SS2020

100%

Campus

This course examines research into the educational challenges that arise in a globalised and multicultural society, such as issues relating to interculturality, citizenship, and individual participation in society. Systems and structures that maintain inequality and discrimination are problematised and analysed at structural and individual levels.

This course is only open for exchange students.

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Educational skills for working with teaching and development Careers that require educational skills are found in numerous organisations. For example, in preschools, extended school, schools and universities, as well as in educational associations, culture and business, healthcare, the defence forces, national and international environmental and human rights organisations and political organisations at local and global levels. Read about research in this subject
Research in education, globalisation and societal justice On this course, you will learn how to explain concepts and theories relevant to the educational research field of globalisation and societal justice, and how to describe developments in this field. You will explore research about the educational challenges that arise in a globalised and multicultural society, for example issues relating to interculturality, citizenship, and individual participation in society; this area of study is characterised by an interest in individual emancipation. You will also problematise and analyse the systems and structures that maintain inequality and discrimination, at structural and individual levels. In addition, the course includes issues of scientific theory and introduces narrative inquiry as a research method. Course design Teaching is conducted in the form of lectures and seminars. Learning outcomes are assessed through a take-home examination, oral presentations and seminar participation.
Support people and organisations through change and development Studying Education at Södertörn University is the right choice if you are interested in how cultures, knowledge and values can be both preserved and changed through educational activities. This is highly relevant to our contemporary multicultural society. At its core it examines how people of all ages and all walks of life create meaning by studying and changing the world, but also how people can be participatory and influence their own lives and the community. Study Education therefore gives you expertise in analysing, leading and evaluating change processes in a wide range of organisations and activities. At Södertörn University, the subject of Education has been defined in accordance with the its roots in the tradition of humanistic knowledge. This means that we study the long and rich history of education, at the same time as we place historical education insights in relation to current societal issues and challenges. Examples of such issues are what alternative facts, the me-too movement, migration, multiculturality, digitalisation, sustainable development, artificial intelligence and neuroscience mean for how we act and think about the various forms of education in society.