2EDSL-1 Education for Sustainable Living and the Nordic Welfare State

    • Number of credits
    • Teaching semester
      2023 Autumn
    • Language of instruction
    • Campus
    • Required prerequisite knowledge


Course content
  • Population growth and migration from a North-South perspective
  • Theories on globalisation and development
  • Managing the global commons: conventions and treaties on sustainable development
  • Global citizenship and education for sustainable lifestyles
  • The Nordic welfare model

Learning Outcome

Upon completing this qualification, the student will have achieved the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:


The student

  • has knowledge of central theories of sustainable development and globalisation
  • has knowledge of the Nordic welfare model
  • has knowledge of key debates related to population, migration and global settlement patterns
  • has an overview of local and global discourses related to education for sustainable development and the debates regarding priorities and challenges
  • has knowledge about education for sustainable living, citizenship and social justice

The student

  • can critically reflect on and discuss theories related to sustainable development and globalisation
  • can compare and discuss different approaches  to education for sustainable development
  • can analyse and discuss challenges for the Nordic Welfare State in an increasingly globalised world
  • can plan and integrate sustainable development knowledge in a particular teaching and learning context
  • can integrate education for sustainable living, citizenship and social justice in professional practices
General competence

The student

  • can competently discuss the interlink between different global challenges
  • can discuss the manifestation of global processes on different regional levels
  • can competently promote social justice locally and globally
Teaching and working methods

Teaching is organised as lectures, workshops, excursions, seminars and student presentations. Students are expected to actively participate in discussions, as well as organise and run colloquiums.

Required coursework
  • 80 % attendance is required for lectures, seminars, workshops and excursions
  • One group assignment presentation  
Form of assessment

24-hour home individual exam, where marks are awarded on a scale from A (best) to F (fail), where E is the lowest pass mark.

Form of assessmentGrading scaleGroupingDuration of assessmentSupport materialsProportionComment
Home exam
24 Hour(s)
Faculty of Education