Education and Adult Education, Special Education, Career Counselling
EXTENT OF THE STUDIES
MODES OF STUDY
The goal of the study programme focusing on adult education, counselling and educational science is to develop students' identity and expertise in education and counselling from the viewpoints of life course and life-long learning. The concept of "learning society" is often seen as a synonym for a life-long learning occurring in a certain place.
In the light of several international surveys (PISA, IALS), Finland is one of the most successful learning societies in the world. The study courses discuss the prerequisites for general education and the possibilities for learning needed in the era of globalisation and in the operating environments of different societies. The studies open up new viewpoints to questions pertaining to life course and social change (work, family, gender in counseling, democracy and active citizenship, globalisation, market economy).
The overlapping goal of the programme is to link the theories and practices related to adult education and counselling to students' own educational objectives and aspirations in life. International students will participate in the courses alongside with the Finnish students.
Studies are open for all students
This is a non-degree programme directed mainly to exchange or visiting students. There is no specific admission and selection process to this particular programme. Courses included in the programme can be also completed by master's degree students as a part of their studies.