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2EDSL-1 Education for a Sustainable Society and the Nordic Welfare model


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 of central theories of sustainable development and globalisation
  • has knowledge of the Nordic welfare model
  • has knowledge of key debates related to population, migration and global settlement patterns
  • has an overview of local and global discourses related to education for sustainable development and the debates regarding priorities and challenges


The student

  • can critically reflect on and discuss theories related to globalisation, development and migration
  • can compare and discuss different approaches  to education for sustainable development
  • can discuss challenges for the Nordic Welfare State in an increasingly globalised world
  • can plan and integrate sustainable development knowledge in a particular teaching and learning context


The student

  • can competently discuss the interlink between different global challenges
  • can discuss the manifestation of global processes on different regional levels


  • Population growth and migration from a North-South perspective
  • Theories on globalisation and development
  • Managing the global commons: conventions and treaties on sustainable development
  • Global citizenship and education for sustainable lifestyles
  • The Nordic welfare model

Arbeids- og undervisningsformer

Teaching is organised as lectures, workshops, excursions, 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
  • One written submission


24-hour home individual exam, where marks are awarded on a scale from A (best) to F (fail), where E is the lowest pass mark.