This interdisciplinary course focuses on the roles of theories, methods and ethical considerations in PhD research into issues of socio-cultural diversity and inclusion in education. It will also approach the interrelationship between these three aspects.
theoretical perspectives on socio-cultural diversity, inclusion and education and its interaction with language, religion and social relations
methodologies of research into socio-cultural diversity, inclusion and education and its interaction with language, religion and social relations
ethical aspects of research into socio-cultural diversity, inclusion and education and its interaction with language, religion and social relations
Skills: By the end of the course, students will be able to:
present and discuss relevant theories related to cultural diversity, inclusion and education
explain the potential and limitations of different methodological perspectives and approaches
identify and deliberate about ethical dilemmas that arise from own research project
General competence: By the end of the course, the students will be able to:
understand and explain the role of theory, method and ethics in research projects in general
take part in scholarly conversation about these issues in advanced research settings
gain a broader interdisciplinary perspective on diversity, inclusion and education
Required prerequisite knowledge
Form of assessment
Passed / Not Passed
Individual reading listOral presentation of theories and methods relevant for their own PhD project.Poster presentation based on their own PhD project and with focus on aspects of cultural diversity, inclusion and education.5 credits with submitted poster
Attendance at the sessions
Attendance at the sessions is obligatory (at least 75%).
Lectures and seminars in the shape of 2 + 2 day meetings and an additional meeting with poster presentation. Much of the work is based on students sharing issues and texts from their own research project that may illustrate or discuss issues central to the course.
Contemporary perspectives on diversity, inclusion and education (DLV157_1)
Required prerequisite knowledge equivalent for admission to the PhD program.
There must be an early dialogue between the course coordinator, the student representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital course evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.