|Language of instruction
4th or 5th year
Depending on the student's own choice and interests, s/he acquaints him/herself with a project related to the sociology of education. After completing the course the student is able
The student completes the project work in sociology of education as a book exam, essay, a series of substitutive lectures or in some other way, for instance by participating in a research project or some project in the Faculty of Education for the development of educational expertise and working life skills. Agreement on the study method, literature and other issues related to project work shall be made with the instructor.
|Mode of delivery
|Learning activities and teaching methods
Independent work 135h
Master's level students / Pedagogical Institutions and Expertise
|Prerequisites and co-requisites
Basic and intermediate studies in education
|Recommended optional programme components
The course is part of the optional advanced studies in education
|Recommended or required reading
Applicable parts of 5 books from the following:
- Aittola, T. (toim.). (2012). Kasvatussosiologian suunnannäyttäjiä. Helsinki, Finland: Gaudeamus.
- Apple, M. W., Ball, S. J., & Gandin, L. A. (Eds.). (2010). The Routledge international handbook of the sociology of education. New York, NY: Routledge.
- Arum, R., Beattie, I. R., & Ford, K. (Eds.). (2011). The structure of schooling: Readings in the sociology of education. Los Angeles, CA: Sage.
- Ballantine, J. H., & Spade, J. Z. (Eds.). (2012). Schools and society: A sociological approach to education. Los Angeles, CA: Sage.
- Demaine, J. (Ed.). (2001). Sociology of education today. London, United Kingdom: Palgrave.
- Luhmann, N., & Schorr, K.-E. (2000). Problems of reflection in the system of education. Münster, Germany: Waxmann.
- Rizvi, F., & Lingard, B. (2010). Globalizing education policy. London, United Kingdom: Routledge.
- Simola, H. (Ed.). (2014). Finnish education mystery: Historical and sociological essays on schooling in Finland. London, United Kingdom: Routledge.
- Torres, C. A., & Antikainen, A. (Eds.). (2003). The international handbook on the sociology of education: An international assessment of new research and theory. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
- Verdugo, R. R. (Ed.). (2014). Educational reform in Europe: History, culture, and ideology. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
|Assessment methods and criteria
Examination, essay or other type of project work (to be negotiated with instructor).
Criteria for assessment:
0 = work is unfinished, fragmentary; presented matters are not connected to the theme of the course, only few references.
1 = work is very superficial, disconnected matters are presented, and references are weakly used.
2 = work is superficial, matters are disconnected in some places, references are satisfactorily used.
3 = work contains reflection on the theme, matters are connected to each other, there is a plot in the work, using references is at a good level.
4 = work is structured and presented in an analytical way, matters are well connected to each other, using references is mainly at a very good level.
5 = work is structured and presented in a systematic and analytical way, matters are connected to each other very well, the using of references is excellent.