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2EDSL-3 Global Citizenship, Culture and Religious Diversity: Nordic education perspectives


Upon completing this qualification, the student will have achieved the following learning outcomes, defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence: 


The student

  • has knowledge about central theories and key debates related to culture, identity, and religion in diverse societies
  • has an overview of the different schools of thought on the subject of religious education in Europe, with particular focus on the Nordic region
  • has insight into how cultural and religious diversity can be manifested in classrooms


The student

  • can critically reflect on and discuss current issues and central theories related to culture, identity, and religion in diverse societies
  • can compare and discuss different approaches to education for diversity with particular reference to studies of religion
  • can present theoretical work and initiate relevant discussions


The student

  • can reflect on and critically discuss issues and manifestations of cultural and religious diversity both in society and in an educational context


A. Culture and religion in diverse societies

  • Theoretical perspectives on culture, religion, and identity
  • The Nordic region from a socio-religious perspective

B. Cultural and religious diversity and education in Europe with particular focus on the Nordic region

  • Human rights, religion and education
  • European and Nordic religious education debates
  • «The Norwegian model»

C. Religious and cultural diversity in schools

  • Manifestations of cultural and religious diversity in schools
  • Educational approaches

Arbeids- og undervisningsformer

  • Lectures, seminars and student presentations. Students are expected to actively participate in discussions, as well as organise and run colloquiums.

Obligatoriske krav som må være godkjent før eksamen kan avlegges

  • 80 % attendance is required for lectures, seminars, workshops and excursions.
  • One student presentation based on a theoretical paper


Individual written examination (4 hours), where marks awarded on a scale from A (best) to F (fail), where E is the lowest pass mark.