Humanistinen ja kasvatusala, Kaikille aloille soveltuva,
After completing the course, the students are able to analyze their own intercultural experiences and act reflectively based on the insights gained, for the purposes of working efficiently in a multicultural world. They can critically review and question the practices, conventions and values ’naturally’ acquired in the home context. They can reflect on the relationships with and among ’local’ groups and move from one of the many in-groups to which they belong to one of the many out-groups that contrast with them.
Students can learn how to collaborate with individuals from different background and make the most of working relationship in order to achieve a common goal.
Main themes: New skills for the 21st century working life
• Ways of thinking: creativity and innovation, critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, learning to learn
• Ways of working: communication, collaboration and sharing, social networking; team work, virtual teams and communities, project work
• Living in the world: being human, personal and social responsibility, ethical issues, cultural awareness and competence
Teaching and learning on the course
Teaching will take place through case studies. The students will have an active role in the course, and they will work both independently and in groups. Groups will be formed during the first week of the course and the same groups will work together throughout the course.
Each theme will comprise its own specific case study and questions. After working with each theme, the students will reflect on the case studies as a whole. During the course, some of the assignments will be included in a learning portfolio showcasing the skills the students have learned during the course.
The course will use Optima as a workspace for the course, and also AC connection for real-time discussions in groups.