Education for Diversity and Sustainable Living - Nordic perspectives in a global context

General

Program Description

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Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN University) currently holds the UNESCO chair to promote education for sustainable living. As part of this effort, INN University offers an international program which highlights the Nordic perspectives on diversity and sustainable living within the field of education.

The program is interdisciplinary, comprised of contributions from Education in Natural Science, Social Science, and Religious Education. The program will provide students with insight into the Nordic response to the call for Education for Diversity and Sustainable Living. Students will approach the issue theoretically and practically, through observation and involvement in educational practices. The program will prepare students to be critical discussions on how to educate for diversity and sustainable living.

Practical information

Next admission: Autumn 2020.

Courses

Compulsory courses

  • Education for a Sustainable Society and the Nordic Welfare
  • Environmental Education
  • Global Citizenship, Culture, and Religious Diversity: Nordic education perspectives
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Learning outcome

Upon completing a full semester program in Education for Sustainability and Global Citizenship, candidates will have acquired the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:

Knowledge

The candidate

  • Has knowledge of international agreements relevant to sustainable living;
  • Understands the interrelationship between individual responsibility and collective action;
  • Has knowledge of central theories related to culture, identity, and religion in diverse societies;
  • Has insight into how lifestyle choices influence social, economic and environmental development;
  • Has insight into ecological processes and biodiversity and the science of environmental sustainability;
  • Has knowledge of the discourses related to education for sustainable living;
  • Has knowledge of the Nordic welfare model.

Skills

The candidate

  • Can identify systems and processes that determine lifestyle and livelihood patterns;
  • Can critically reflect on and discuss theories related to culture, identity, and religion in diverse societies;
  • Can acquire, assess and use the information to achieve a more sustainable future;
  • Can reflect on and discuss reasonable paths for sustainable development.

Competence

The candidate

  • Is able to discuss values upon which good quality of life is based;
  • Is able to adapt to new situations (change management);
  • Has an understanding of the complexity and interrelatedness of issues about education for sustainability and global citizenship;
  • Has knowledge of the key learning competencies for sustainability.

Admission requirements

Higher Education Entrance Qualification. Norwegian language proficiency is not required.

What is next?

The program can be a part of a bachelor's degree.

Last updated Feb 2020

About the School

INN University operates on six campuses in south-eastern Norway: Blæstad, Elverum, Evenstad, Hamar, Lillehammer and Rena and has approximately 13 000 students and 952 employees. Our institution offers ... Read More

INN University operates on six campuses in south-eastern Norway: Blæstad, Elverum, Evenstad, Hamar, Lillehammer and Rena and has approximately 13 000 students and 952 employees. Our institution offers 35 one-year study programs, 52 Bachelor programs, 31 Master programs, and 4 Ph.D. programs (plus one in cooperation with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology) in addition to a number of Teacher education and further education programs. Read less