Fall | Full
Course name Working in a Multicultural World
Course date 27.09.2023 - 13.12.2023
Institution Centria University of Applied Sciences
Course language English
Credits 5 ECTS credit

Field 4everyone HUB, Humanities and Education HUB, Health and Wellbeing HUB
Teacher Centria UAS / Averko tutor teacher
Available for open UAS Chargeable
Level Bachelor

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Enrolment period 14.08.2023 - 08.09.2023

Working in a Multicultural World

27.09.2023 - 13.12.2023

Course description

After completing the course the student is 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 their basic notions, practices, attitudes and values when working with individuals from different cultural backgrounds.

They have gained experiences to collaborate in multicultural virtual groups in order to enhance problem solving skills and achieve a common shared goal. The student is able to recognize and further develop their 21st century skills through reflection to encounter and deal with multicultural issues in working and learning environments.

Main themes:

New skills for the 21st century working life

  1. Living in the world: being human, personal and social responsibility, ethical issues, cultural awareness and competence
  2. Ways of thinking: creativity and innovation, critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, learning to learn
  3. Ways of working: communication, collaboration and sharing, social networking; team work, virtual teams and communities, project work

Teaching will take place through case studies.


Anyone interested in the subject.

Assessment criteria

Grading scale: 0-5

Course way of working and time table

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 few weeks 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 and their own work by using self- and peer assessment.

The course will use a LMS as a workspace for the course, and also virtual connection for real-time discussions at the beginning and the end of the course.

Course info

Course implementation is 100% online.

Learning material and additional links are placed in Itslearning learning environment.

5 credits course requires approximately 135 hours of work.

Digital learning environment in Centria and for this course is itslearning. The student needs a computer and working internet access.