Global Education (GE) is offered as a minor subject (25 cr.). Its aim is to help teacher trainees, teachers and other educators, working in increasingly multicultural environments, to apply education as a change agent in their work for positive social transformation.
As an academic discipline, Global Education postulates that we live in a critical point of history, a turning-point in human evolution, and that education must empower world citizens to contribute to positive transformations in the society. Such world citizenship requires for its aid a set of ethical values and civic skills that are applicable to a sustainable and inclusive global future.
GE studies form a coherent sequence of 4 courses which contribute towards the aforementioned objectives.
Although all GE courses are conducted in both Finnish and English, the course materials are all in English and, therefore, students are expected to have a relatively good command of the English language. Nonetheless, additional assistance in Finnish is available during all courses.