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410087P Sociocultural Contexts of Education, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 410087P  Validity 01.08.2017 -
Name Sociocultural Contexts of Education  Abbreviation Sociocultural C 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeBasic Studies Discipline2505 Education 
TypeCourse   
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
 
   
Unit Faculty of Education 

Teachers
Name
Vesa Puuronen 

Description
ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS

 
Language of instruction 

Finnish

 
Timing 

1st year

 
Learning outcomes 

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

  • use the central concepts of social sciences in educational research and analyze the related basic issues in various contexts of education and growth. 
  • identify, among other things, the significance of social status and gender in the discussion related to education and schooling (incl. intersectionality). 
  • apply social, multicultural, juridical and responsibility issues related to education and schooling in everyday life situations. 
  • describe the historical, socio-political and professional starting points of Finnish education system. 
 
Contents 
  • The basics of social sciences in educational research. 
  • The possibilities and limitations of education and growth determined by the context, i.e., culture, society and environment (incl., e.g., the political, economic and gendered points of view). 
  • The social, multicultural, juridical and responsibility issues related to education (incl. e.g., from the point of view of gender, sexuality and intersectionality). 
  • Education systems and their gender as part of the historical development of society (incl. education politics as a part of social politics). 
  • Gender equality politics as a part of education politics and social politics. 
 
Mode of delivery 

Blended teaching and learning. The course is implemented in Moodle learning environment. 

 
Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures 24 h, independent working 111 h.  

Learning activities are composed of studying lectures (contact/online/recorded) and their materials, course literature, and carrying out the learning task (e.g., essay), which combines the contents of lectures, course literature and the phenomena of student’s own life-world experiences. The learning task is sketched in Moodle workspace of the course, together with the support and guidance by peer students and teacher. 

 
Target group 

Students in all study programmes of Faculty of Education

 
Prerequisites and co-requisites 

No

 
Recommended optional programme components 

The course is part of the Basic Studies in Education (25 ECTS)

 
Recommended or required reading 

Antikainen, A., Rinne, R. & Koski, L. (2000 tai myöhempi painos). Kasvatussosiologia. Jyväskylä: PS-kustannus. (myös e-kirjana

Saresma, T., Rossi, L-M. & Juvonen, T. (toim.). (2010 tai myöhempi painos). Käsikirja sukupuoleen. Tampere: Vastapaino. (myös e-kirjana

 
Assessment methods and criteria 

The adoption of learning outcomes is measured by learning task (e.g., essay), which combines the contents of lectures, course literature and the phenomena of student’s own life-world experiences. 

Assessment criteria are: 

In approved (Pass) completion of the course, the handling is clearly structured, and matters are connected to each other at least to some degree. The handling is reflective, and connections between matters are handled at least to some degree. There must be a visible plot in the handling and mainly the use of references must be at a good level. 

In not approved (Fail) completion of the course, student’s product is unfinished, fragmentary and superficial, matters are presented in disconnected way, or the presentation does not show own thinking nor acquisition to the core themes of the course. Study material is not utilized sufficiently, and references are weakly used. 

 
Grading 

pass/fail

 
Person responsible 

Vesa Puuronen (Mervi Heikkinen and Veli-Matti Ulvinen) 

 
Working life cooperation 

The adoption of learning outcomes of the course may contain working life cooperation, which relates to the professional contents of each student's own study programme. 

 


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has not begun Kasvatuksen yhteiskunnallis-kulttuuriset kontekstit / AO, YPE  Course    03.09.20 -13.10.20
registration period has not begun Kasvatuksen yhteiskunnallis-kulttuuriset kontekstit  Course  Vesa Puuronen  07.01.21 -26.02.21

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