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413060S Edusemiotics, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 413060S  Validity 01.08.2014 -
Name Edusemiotics  Abbreviation Edusemiotics 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline2505 Education 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Faculty of Education 

Eetu Pikkarainen 

ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS credits / 133 hours of work by the student

Language of instruction 



Timing of the course is free.

Learning outcomes 

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to

  • present and discuss the basic semiotic approaches and conceptions from the point of view of education
  • apply semiotic methods to educational research
  • plan pedagogical action as meaningful and meaning mediated interaction

Basic approaches and conceptions of semiotics and their history, action theoretical semiotics, application of semiotics to education and educational philosophy, pedagogical action as meaningful and meaning mediated interaction

Mode of delivery 

Web-based teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Online work based on study materials and assignments

Target group 

Students at the doctoral and advanced studies and at the end of bachelor’s phase in education

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

Participation requires the completion of basic studies in education and mainly also subject studies (excluding the bachelor's thesis) as well as basic courses in quantitative and qualitative research. It is recommended to revise the basics of semiotics and philosophy of education.

Recommended optional programme components 

The course is an independent entity and does not require additional studies carried out at the same time.

Recommended or required reading 

Applicable literature can be used as agreed in addition to the materials available in the learning environment.

Assessment methods and criteria 

The student shall complete the learning assignments in the online environment successfully, following the instructions, and the course grade is based on the written assignments that is the final course output.


The course utilizes verbal grading scale “Pass with distinction/Pass/Fail”.

Person responsible 

Eetu Pikkarainen

Working life cooperation 


Other information 

Register for the course by sending a message to the course teacher (eetu.pikkarainen(at) stating the situation of your studies.


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has ended Edusemiotics (Summer course 2021)  Lecture  Eetu Pikkarainen  01.06.21 -31.07.21

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