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408014S Pedagogical Challenges in Research: Literature Course, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 408014S  Validity 01.08.2005 -
Name Pedagogical Challenges in Research: Literature Course  Abbreviation Pedagogical Cha 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline2505 Education 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Faculty of Education 

Minna Uitto 

ECTS Credits 

5 cr

Language of instruction 


Learning outcomes 

After completing this course, students are able to justify their educational viewpoints with recent and diverse scientific knowledge.

  • The student acquaints her/himself with research carried out in the various research groups of the faculty and with modern educational literature.
  • The student is capable of deepening the topics of her/his Bachelor's or Master's thesis
  • The student enhances her/his pedagogical skills to respond to the challenges offered by current themes.

The literature packages familiarize the student with various pedagogical challenges in the field of education.  The student chooses one of the literature packages.


Mode of delivery 

Independent  and face-to-face teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods 

The literature course is carried through in the spring term, but the course ends at the start of the next autumn term. It is thus possible to study in the summer to complete the course. The student chooses one of the available literature packages. Each package has a responsible leader of its own representing one of the faculty's research groups. The course consists of independent work and includes 2-3 meetings in a small group. The course starts with an information meeting, after which registrations for the course are allowed: the students register for their chosen package on Weboodi.

The literature course comprises

  • an information meeting 2 h
  • small group sessions 6 h
  • independent work 127 h
Target group 

Students in the Faculty of Education

Prerequisites and co-requisites 


Recommended optional programme components 

You may utilise the course literature in your Master's thesis.

Recommended or required reading 

To be handed out/agreed on at the start of the course.

Assessment methods and criteria 

Participation in small group sessions and familiarisation with the chosen literature. Either a literature exam, or essays written on the literature.

Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.


0 - 5

Person responsible 

Minna Uitto

Working life cooperation 



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