On successful completion of the course the students should:
Be able to account for essential concepts and important persons within pedagogical philosophy and history of ideas
Be able to apply various ethical perspectives when reflecting upon pedagogical practice
Be able to account for different pedagogical disciplines
Be able to explain the concepts pedagogy, formation, socialization and special needs education
Be able to describe sociological perspectives on individuals and society
Be familiar with pedagogy as a science and research discipline
Be able to compare and discuss pedagogical consequences of different views on individuals and society
The course will give the students a basic introduction to the pedagogical disciplines: philosophy, the history of ideas, psychology and sociology. The students will be introduced to important persons who in various ways have discussed the relation between individual and society. The topics ethics and pedagogical foundation thought throws light upon the relation between perspectives on humanity, science and pedagogical practice. Students will be introduced to pedagogy as a scientific subject related to theory and practice related problems. Pedagogy, special needs, socialization and formation are essential parts of the course. Students will acquire knowledge about different fields of application for pedagogy in today¿s society in relation to work comprising teaching, supervision and pedagogical R&D work.
Instruction is a combination of lectures, seminars, student groups and individual work. Students will gain experience presenting material and will over the course of the semester, give oral presentations and complete compulsory assignments. (Further information will be given in the semester plan which is available when the semester starts).
The workload is estimated to about 400 hours.
Mandatory work must be completed and passed. (Further information in the semester plan).
Assessment methods and criteria
6-hour individual written examination. Graded assessment.
The study programme manager, in consultation with the student representative, decides the method of evaluation and whether the courses will have a midterm- or end of term evaluation, see also the Quality System, section 4.1. Information about evaluation method for the course will be posted on Canvas.