Study guide's FEdu - Primary teacher education, BA (Education), 2020-21 information (E)

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Degree Programme in Primary Teacher Education

Primary Teacher Education specifically aims at working in the learning and growth environments of the basic education grades 0 to 6. The programme gives the student plentiful capabilities in pedagogy, didactics and subject mastery to encounter educational challenges in the future school.

The studies offer ingredients for the construction of a student’s own pedagogical views and activities, and they guide the student to become aware of the social meaning of a primary teacher’s work. In addition to the courses offered by the Faculty of Education, the student can also apply for a right to pursue studies in the modules offered by five other faculties.


The student is familiar with the main concepts, methods, scientific traditions, theories, research results and methodology of his or her own discipline of science.

The student knows how to analyze knowledge obtained through research on growth, development, teaching and learning and how to apply this knowledge in different environments.

The student is familiar with the principles of inclusive education.

Working method and application (skill)

The student knows how to plan, implement and report on a small-scale study, compose reports needed in working life and evaluate the reliability of different sources of knowledge.

The student is familiar with mechanisms and documents of educational planning, such as curricula, and knows how to analyze and apply them meaningfully.

The student knows how to consider individual needs related to growth and learning and how to take them into account in her or his own activities.

The student is capable of evaluating his or her own activity and to act empathetically, ethically, cooperatively and with pedagogical tact in different functions in the field of education.

The student knows how to interpret the social and global links of education and identifies his or her social responsibility as a pedagogical expert.

The student knows how to evaluate and analyze human interaction and its psychological foundations from the viewpoints of equality, human rights and caring.

Responsibility, leadership and entrepreneurship

The student knows how to define and identify the various areas of responsibility in the field of education and how to evaluate his or her placement and interest in different sectors of working life.

The student has the basics to function in expert and management duties in his or her own field in an independent and responsible manner as part of a multi-professional work community.


The student is capable of evaluating his or her own development and taking responsibility for the development of individual groups and persons, taking into account the continuum of lifelong learning.

Key skills of lifelong learning

The student is capable of taking part in discussion in his or her field of science in mother tongue, the second national language and one foreign language, both orally and in writing.

The student is capable of continuous learning and developing and evaluating his or her own competence.