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Contemporary perspectives on diversity, inclusion and education DUH157

This course focuses on certain aspects of research into the theory, method and ethics of cultural diversity and inclusion in education and how this can be related to the own PhD work.

Course description for study year 2021-2022. Please note that changes may occur.



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Faculty of Arts and Education, Faculty of Arts and Education

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The students will gain knowledge of:

  • 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 

This 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.

Course teachers:

Dagmar Strohmeier, Simona Caravita, Julie Allan, Stein Erik Ohna, Øystein Lund Johannessen, Ove Bergersen, Hildegunn Fandrem, Geir Skeie

Required prerequisite knowledge
Eksamen / vurdering
Vurderingsform Vekting Varighet Karakter Hjelpemiddel
Oral presentations 1/1 Pass - Fail

Oral 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

Coursework requirements
Attendance at the sessions
Attendance at the sessions is obligatory (at least 75%).
Course teacher(s)
Course teacher: Dagmar Strohmeier
Course coordinator: Hildegunn Fandrem
Course coordinator: Geir Skeie
Course teacher: Ove Bergersen
Course teacher: Stein Erik Solbø Ohna
Method of work
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.
Open for
Required prerequisite knowledge equivalent for admission to the PhD program.
Course assessment
An evaluation form in accordance with the expectations in the UiS quality system will be made available to the candidates after the completion of the course. The course participants are encouraged to contribute to the course evaluation.
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