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Master s Degree Programme in Educational Sciences Study Programme University of Jyväskylä Faculty of Education 2 University of Jyväskylä Faculty of Education Master s Degree Programme in Educational Sciences Study Programme The Master s Degree Programme in Educational Sciences includes the following study modules: Orientation Studies Advanced Studies in Education Specialization Studies Optional Studies 14 ECTS cr. 80 ECTS cr. 20 ECTS cr. 6 ECTS cr. All students complete the Orientation Studies of 14 ECTS credits and Advanced Studies in Education of 80 ECTS credits. For the Specialization Studies of 20 ECTS credits, students have a possibility to deepen their knowledge and understanding in the following six disciplines: Early Childhood Education Guidance and Counselling Pedagogical Issues Special Needs Education Education / Adult Education Educational Leadership For their Optional Studies of 6 ECTS credits, students can choose from the wide range of courses offered in the different faculties of the university. Degree Structure Orientation Studies Advanced Studies in Education Specialization Studies Optional Studies Orientation Studies EDUS300 Orientation and Personal Study Plan KTKO104 Information Technology XENX009 Integrated Research Communication XSU0005 Finnish I Advanced Studies in Education EDUS320 Intercultural Competence in Education MCE0240 International Education Policies and Practices ERIS318 International Perspectives on Special Education EDUS321 Comparative Pedagogy EDLS450 In Search of Education Excellence, Global Trends EDUS340 Multicultural Guidance and Counselling KAIS051 Professional Identity and Agency EDUS420 Educational Innovations and Entrepreneurship 120 ECTS cr. 14 ECTS cr. 80 ECTS cr. 20 ECTS cr. 6 ECTS cr. 14 ECTS cr. 2 ECTS cr. 4 ECTS cr. 80 ECTS cr. 3 EDUS430 Project Management EDUS361 Qualitative Research Methods EDUS362 Quantitative Research Methods EDUS511 Research Seminar I EDUS512 Research Seminar II EDUS520 Master s Thesis EDUS530 Maturity Essay Special method courses, choose at least EDUS310 Educational Research KTKS053 Qualitative Content Analysis KTKS025 Grounded Theory Specialization Studies 30 ECTS cr. 20 ECTS cr. Specialization Studies are offered in six different study modules. Students are encouraged to confine their choice of courses to those offered within one study module, although it is also possible to accumulate the 20 ECTS credits by taking courses from different modules. * not available in Early Childhood Education VARS034 Children s Action and Agency VARS035 Risk and Protective Factors of Development and Early Support * VARS005 Play as Children s Culture and Context for Learning EDUS330 Inclusive Education and Participation in the Early Years VARS036 Pedagogical Environments * Guidance and Counselling EDUS390 Introduction to Guidance and Counselling EDUS391 Guidance and Counselling Interaction * EDUS392 Career Guidance and Counselling EDUS393 Ethics and Philosophical Foundations for Guidance and Counselling Pedagogical Issues OKLS513 Teaching Practice for International Students OKLS479 Dialogic Pedagogy EDUS380 Teaching in Multilingual and Multicultural Settings OKLS474 Issues in Inclusive Education OKLS466 Cultural Identity and Internationality ERIS310 Co-teaching in School Community OJUP103 Varieties of English OJUP104 The Language of Education and Pedagogy OJUP106 Foreign Language Pedagogy OJUP201 Content and Language Integrated Learning OJUP202 Issues in International and Intercultural Education OJUP203 Language, Literature and Culture OJUP204 Pronunciation and Pedagogy OJUP213 Issues in Foreign Language Education in Finland Special Needs Education ERIS318 International Perspectives on Special Education Included in this module only for MPEL students ERIA263 Acquaintance with Functional Environment of Special Education 2 4 ECTS cr. 2 4 ECTS cr. 2 6 ECTS cr. 4 ECTS cr. 4 ECTS cr. 2 ECTS cr. 4 ERIS310 Co-teaching in School Community EDUS330 Inclusive Education and Participation in the Early Years OKLS474 Issues in Inclusive Education ERIA257 Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD): Assessment and Interventions ERIS301 Neuro-cognitive Interventions of Learning Disabilities ERIS303 Disability Studies in Education CIPA120 Current Issues in Biological Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning: Developmental Language Related Disorders Education / Adult Education KAIS021 Philosophy of Education and the Philosophical Foundations of Research in Education AIKS033 Late-modern Life and Active Citizenship KASS048 Learning and 21 st Century Competencies KASS061 Family and Upbringing Key Concepts and Approaches Educational Leadership EDLS415 Comparative and International Education EDLS460 Organisational Culture * EDLS536 Educational Leadership and Management Regional and Structural Perspective * EDLS555 Managing Finances and Administrative Practices * EDLS740 Dimensions of Leadership Behavior EDLS810 Reframing Leadership EDLS012 Leading Creativity and Innovation * EDLS032 International Conference Participation EDLS033 Literature EDLS034 Partner University Courses 4 ECTS cr. 4 ECTS cr. 2 ECTS cr. 4 ECTS cr ECTS cr. Optional Studies 6 ECTS cr. For their Optional Studies of 6 ECTS, students can choose from the wide range of courses offered in the different faculties of the university. EDUS450 Internship MCE0220 Issues in Education 2 10 ECTS cr. 2 In addition, students have the right to participate in the following courses of the Master s Degree Programme in Applied Language Studies for the Changing Society EKIS311 Multilingual Learning Environments KLSS104 Language Assessment KLSS140 Language Education Policy KLSS344 Research Skills: Critical Discourse Studies and the Changing Society Prerequisite: Introduction to Discourse Studies (self-study course) EKIS311, KLSS104 and KLSS140 can be included in the Specialization Studies module of Pedagogical Issues. 5 Orientation Studies 14 ECTS cr. EDUS300 Orientation and Personal Study Plan Credits: 2 ECTS cr. Upon completion of the course the student will - be able to register for courses and deal with practical matters concerning studying at the University of Jyväskylä - be able to use the learning platforms and library data retrieval systems of the University of Jyväskylä - have knowledge of the importance of PSP and portfolio for learning and learning strategies and develop own PSP, CV and e-portfolio - have a strong understanding of the variety of educational systems in different countries Contents: Academic study skills, personal study plan, portfolio Modes of study: Lectures, group discussions ca 40 h, individual PSP discussions Completion modes: Active participation in contact sessions, drawing up a PSP and producing an e- portfolio. The work load of 2 ECTS equals 54 hours of work. Assessment: Pass / fail Time of delivery: 1 st - 2 nd academic year Lecturer in charge: Salla Määttä KTKO104 Information Technology Credits: Upon completion of the course the student will - be able to use the ICT services and tools of the university - be able to use cloud services in groups and individually - know how to use ICT ethically as a student and as an expert in the field of education - have a good understanding of the role of ICT in the work of an expert in education - be able to use different applications of ICT - have knowledge on the basics of information search Contents: The most important tools (e.g. word processing, spread sheets, software), cloud services, learning environments, the use and meaning of ICT, ethical principles, information search, video editing Modes of study: Lectures and small group working 24 h or proficiency test. The work load of 3 ECTS equals 81 hours of work. Completion modes: Active participation and learning assignment To be announced at the beginning of the course. Assessment: Pass / fail Time of delivery: 1 st autumn, periods 1 2 Lecturer in charge: Ritva-Liisa Järvelä XENX009 Integrated Research Communication Credits: 4 ECTS cr. Upon completion of the course students will be expected to - understand the types of knowledge and information management needed for research writing - be familiar with the conventions, language, and principles of academic writing in their field - understand intercultural differences in research writing and presentation - know how to report quantitative and qualitative research and how to use references and citation without plagiarism - have developed skills in synthesising and evaluating research information in various formats of written and oral academic communication and presentation - know how to assess and edit their own writing and how to do peer evaluation and provide constructive feedback Contents: This course is integrated into and tailored for certain English-medium Master s programmes. It provides support for research writing and the thesis writing process, from defining the research focus to synthesising, writing and presenting a research plan in the thesis seminar. Alternatively, the course can be integrated into other subject study assignments. All assignments are timelined according to the requirements of the subject studies and seminars. The main focuses are on information management, conventions of research reporting and academic writing in the discipline of interest, seminar and presentation skills, and academic skills for learning through English. Requirements and main focuses vary between programmes. Please check the study guide of your Master s programme for detailed information and choose your group in Korppi accordingly. Training is provided by Language Centre English lecturers. Modes of study: The course is composed of some hours of contact study in class, as along with individual and small group feedback sessions on the assignments. All assignments including e.g. an annotated bibliography, a research plan, a literature review, and a seminar abstract and presentation - are integrated with the subject studies and follow their requirements. Active participation and successful completion of all assignments is required. Modes of study include lectures, workshops, simulations, and academic writing and oral presentation assignments. The modules usually include collaborative and individual work on the Optima platform, as well as individual supervision and feedback. Time of delivery: 1 st academic year, periods 2 4 Lecturer in charge: Lisa Lahtela 6 XSU0005 Finnish I (foreign students only) Other language studies for Finnish students Credits: Upon completion of the course, the student should be at level A1 in all/most of the language skill areas. The student will be able to cope in everyday, routine situations. The student will be able to talk about themself, ask questions, describe people and objects, and be able to talk about time and place. The student will be familiar with the basics of Finnish communication culture as well as being able to recognize the basic differences between spoken and standard Finnish. Students will be aware of the language learning strategies appropriate for them and will be able to make use of the language environment around them to develop their language skills. Contents: The aim of the course is to provide students with basic-level language skills that enable them to cope in simple everyday situations using basic phrases and vocabulary and talk about themselves and their surroundings. Modes of Study: The 70 contact hours comprising the course are used to teach Finnish with the help of various tasks/exercises, which are done in groups, pairs, and independently. Different language skill areas will be practised on the course: speaking, listening and reading comprehension, and writing. Grammar and vocabulary studies are integrated with the work on these skills. The course material is a learning package specifically designed for the needs of basic-level students. The package can be collected from the course teacher for a fee. In addition to the class exercises, homework assignments are an important part of the course. The support language for the course is English. The work load of 5 ECTS equals 135 hours of work. Completion modes: Completion of the course requires active participation and attendance as well as returning the given tasks/exercises within the agreed schedule. At the end of the course, an exam is held (skill-areas: speaking, listening comprehension, reading comprehension, writing, and structures and vocabulary). The grade that the students receive is based on performance in the different components of the exam. Time of delivery: 1 st autumn, periods 1 2 Lecturer in charge: Language Centre 7 Advanced Studies in Education 80 ECTS EDUS320 Intercultural Competence in Education Credits: Upon completion of the course the student will - be familiar with different aspects of intercultural communication and aware of the cultural issues affecting communication. - be able to view the existing approaches to intercultural competence critically and in light of new challenges and insights from both theory and practice, including the ethical dimension. Contents: Intercultural communication, intercultural competence Modes of study: Lectures and seminars 22 h. The work load of 3 ECTS equals 81 hours of work. Completion modes: Active participation and learning assignment To be announced at the beginning of the course. Time of delivery: 1 st autumn, periods 1 2 Lecturer in charge: Salla Määttä MCE0240 International Education Policies and Practices Credits: The students will - know about global commitment to SDG 4 and key international organizations leading education development - understand complexities in global education development and connections between local, national and global education processes - have skills to follow up and refer to global education reports and to connect local/national education processes with global development Contents: UN Sustainable Development Goals with a focus on SDG4 on Quality education for all, research related to SDG4, and connections between global goals and local education development Modes of study: Seminar sessions 24h (including a two-day international participatory seminar), independent literature search and reading, presentations and essay writing 57h. The work load of 3 ECTS equals 81 hours of work. UN SDGs website, Global Monitoring Reports on Education (available online) and related academic articles, announced at the beginning of the course. 8 Time of delivery: 1 st autumn Lecturer in charge: Elina Lehtomäki ERIS318 International Perspectives on Special Education Credits: Upon completion of the course the student will - have knowledge of the essential aspects of the development of special education - have understanding of the most important international agreements related to special education - be able to compare the implementation of special education and the factors affecting this in different countries - have understanding of what methods are the most efficient in special education and how they relate to general education - will be able to critically analyse the role and significance of special education in relation to international policy aiming at inclusive education Contents: Special education, inclusive education, human rights, intervention, efficacy Modes of study: Lectures and small group working 16 h. The work load of 5 ECTS equals 135 hours of work. Completion modes: Exam and learning assignment Mitchell, D What Really Works in Special and Inclusive Education, Using evidence-based teaching strategies (2 nd edition). London and New York: Routledge Article package Time of delivery: 1 st spring, periods 3 4 Lecturer in charge: Markku Leskinen EDUS321 Comparative Pedagogy Credits: - critically appraise similarities and differences between educational cultures - critically consider key aspects and assumptions associated with pedagogy - use different criteria for mapping and analyzing pedagogical activities, contexts and approaches - recognize distinctive features of their own pedagogical experience Contents: - the basic principles, origin and key concepts associated with pedagogy - critical consideration of similarities and differences with regard to pedagogy Modes of study: Lectures and dialogic discussions 16 h. The work load of 3 ECTS equals 81 hours of work. Alexander, R Culture and Pedagogy: International Comparisons in Primary Education, Wiley-Blackwell Bayliss, P. & Dillon, P Cosmologies and Lifestyles, a Cultural Ecological Framework and its Implications for Education Systems. Anthropological Journal of European Culture, 19 (2), Dillon, P., Bayliss, P., Stolpe, I. & Bayliss, L What Constitutes Context in Sociocultural Research? How the Mongolian Experience Challenges Theory. Journal of Global Cultural Studies, p Emerson, C Keeping the self intact during the cultural wars: A centennial essay for Mikhail Bakhtin. New Literary History, suppl. Special Issue on Living Along Together, 27(1), Raiker, A. (2011) Finnish University Training Schools: principles and pedagogy. University of Bedfordshire data/assets/pdf_file/0003/83433/finnishmodel finland-v2.pdf Raiker, A. & Rautiainen, M. (in press) Framing the ethical landscape in education: Finnish and English perspectives on teachers moral selves Hulme, M., Hulme, R., MacMillan, B., & Moate, J. (under preparation). University teaching schools: travelling policy on teacher preparation. Further readings to be announced during the course. Time of delivery: 1 st spring, period 3 Lecturer in charge: Josephine Moate 9 EDLS450 In Search of Education Excellence, Global Trends Credits: - understand the meaning of quality effectiveness in education - understand the meaning of knowledge management in education - understand the meaning of assessment and evaluation in education - study and analyse the results of international assessments of student outcomes - evaluate the Finnish education system and its effects on the educational results - understand the importance of individual context, national history and culture, and the state of educational policy in their own country as primary factors when seeking to enhance educational outcomes - analyse the data collected by different student assessment procedures, and integrate the lessons learned in different countries into the development of education in their own countries on the school, district and national levels Contents: - Quality, effectiveness and evaluation in education - Analysis of international tests measuring student achievement (such as PISA, TIMMS and PIRLS) and searching for the reasons behind them - Knowledge management in education - The Nordic model of equity in education and the GERM model - Local and cultural features of education Modes of study: Lectures and workshops 12 h. The workload of the 3 ECTS equals 81 hours of full time work. Completion modes: Active contribution to studies, course assignment, final self-reflecting report Sahlberg, P., (2011). The Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland? New York: Teachers College Press. Ravitch, D. (2010). The Death and Life of the Great American School System. How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education. New York: Basic Books. Darling-Hammond, L. (2010). The Flat World and Education. How America s Commitment to Equity Will Determine Our Future. New York: Teachers College Press. Selected articles and books Time of delivery: 1 st autumn Lecturer in charge: Jukka Alava EDUS340 Multicultural Guidance and Counselling Credits: Upon completion of the course the student will - be aware of the role and impact of culture in various guidance and counselling situations - understand that each approach and method used in guidance and counselling has its limitations - be able to develop her/his own approaches and methods in a culture-sensitive direction - recognize that people from different cultures may have different needs and be able to develop constructive ways to respond to those needs Contents: - I
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