All teaching will be in English. Students may write their semester papers and their exam in English or Norwegian.
One year of a bachelor’s degree in education or related fields within humanities and social sciences or two years of general teacher education. Good language skills
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
The course is ideal for students who are interested in an international perspective on democracy and education. It provides knowledge about democratic issues and global trends related to languages, literature, history, culture, philosophy, ethics, religion, media, and education. Furthermore, the course will give the students comparative analytical skills and broaden their understanding of democracy and other cultures.
The course revolves around how democracy is related to educational issues in societies with an emphasis on the following areas: (1) Democracy and education - a historical introduction, (2) Democracy in educational systems, (2) Role of globalization, citizenship, migration and societal values for education and citizenship and (3) Human rights, diversity, "freedom of speech" and media, (4) Culture, literature, language and participation.
Faculty of Humanities and Education