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407518A Global citizenship education, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 407518A  Validity 01.01.2011 -
Name Global citizenship education  Abbreviation Global citizens 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
Type Intermediate Studies Discipline 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Faculty of Education 

Katri Jokikokko 

ECTS Credits 


Language of instruction 



3-4 period/ summer course

Learning outcomes 

Students are able to:

  • Locate global citizenship education (GCE) and how it relates to other educational areas such as development education, intercultural education, sustainability etc.
  • Identify different definitions and purposes of GCE and their ideological nature
  • Distinguish between GCE approaches that address colonial legacies and unequal relations of power and those that do not
  • Critically appraise key conceptual debates within GCE
  • History, scope and dimensions of GCE
  • Different ideological approaches to GCE
  • Theory vs practice –the implementation of GCE, especially within
    • the Finnish curriculum
    • teacher education
  • The relationship between GCE, power & privilege, encompassing
    • unequal & shifting relations of North-South-East-West power
    • the political economy of knowledge production
  • The course will also touch on aspects of cosmopolitanism, localisation vs globalisation, internationalisation, multiculturalism, teacher education for social justice and indigenous education as they relate to GCE.
Mode of delivery 

Online course

Learning activities and teaching methods 

All course activities are organised and accessed through the Moodle learning environment. Active participation is encouraged and the course includes a mixture of individual & group tasks.

Activities include:

  • Live and video-recorded lectures
  • Online class and group discussion
  • Independent group work (to be undertaken online)
  • Independent reading and writing assignments.

Academic support will be available online during live teaching sessions and offline via email/Moodle.

Target group 

Bachelors / Masters students.  Coursework will be differentiated appropriately.

Recommended or required reading 

A full list will be given prior to the commencement of the course.

Assessment methods and criteria 

Completed group work & short individual written assignments.



Person responsible 

Joffy Conolly


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