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408513S Ethics and education, 5 op 
Tunniste 408513S  Voimassaolo 01.08.2006 -
Nimi Ethics and education  Lyhenne Ethics and educ 
Laajuus5 op   
OpiskelumuotoSyventävät opinnot Oppiaine2505 Kasvatustiede 
  Arvostelu1 - 5, hyv, hyl 
Vastuuyksikkö Kasvatustieteiden tiedekunta 

Katri Jokikokko 


5 ECTS credits




1st year Autumn


After completion of the course, students are able to

  • Discuss the multi-dimensional relationships between education, ethics and globalisation
  • Analyse educational policies, practices and societal changes from ethical perspectives
  • Critically examine issues in global ethics, including human rights, equity and peace
  • Discuss the role of international organisations, forums and global agendas in ethics and education
  • Recognize possible tensions between common ethical principles and respecting various cultural traditions
  • Education as an ethical and value-laden activity

  • Professional ethics in education

  • Key debates in equality, justice, interdependence and sustainability

  • Global ethics, human rights and universalism

  • International organisations, forums and global agendas for common goals

Face-to-face teaching


20h lectures, 20h seminars, 95h independent work


Students in the Master's Programme in Education and Globalisation



Yhteydet muihin opintojaksoihin 

This study unit is a part of advanced studies in Education


Freire, P. (1998). Pedagogy of freedom: Ethics, democracy, and civic courage. Oxford: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Purpel, D. E. & McLaurin jr., W. M. (2004). Reflections on the moral and spiritual crisis on education. Counterpoints (Book 262). New York: Peter Lang International Academic Publishers.

Other study material will be confirmed at the beginning of the course.

Suoritustavat ja arviointikriteerit 

Method of assessment

Active participation in lectures and seminars and the completion of given tasks. The assignment can be individual or group essay/ individual or book exam / learning journal/ portfolio / other assignment given in the beginning of the course.

Assessment criteria

The assessment criteria is based on the learning outcomes of the course.

Criteria for assessment of the seminar work / presentation:

0 = it is unfinished, fragmentary; the text is not connected to the theme of the course, only few references.

1 = it is very superficial, disconnected matters are presented, and references are weakly used.

2 = it is superficial, matters are disconnected in some places, references are satisfactorily used.

3 = it 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 = it is presented and written in an analytical way, matters are well connected to each other, using references is mainly at a very good level.

5 = it is presented and written in a systematic and analytical way, matters are connected to each other very well, the using of references is excellent.




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