Education: Teaching and Learning in an International Context, 7.5 Credits

Education: Teaching and Learning in an International Context, 7.5 hp

Credit points: 7.5 Credits
Course code: 6PE120
Responsible department: Department of Education
Date of establishment: 2011-11-03
Established by: Umeå School of Education
Revised: 2013-12-20
Valid from: 2010-10-11
Valid to: Until further notice
Level: Basic level
Main Field of Study and progress level:
No main field of study: No progress level: Grading scale:

VG Pass with distinction , G Pass, U Fail


Unit Description

The Unit deals with the Swedish Education System, The Education Act and its fundamental democratic values. The National Curriculum with its goals and guidelines, the system of assessment and grading and the school and the surrounding world are studied and discussed, as well as a choice of syllaby relevant to the students taking part in the unit. The theoretical parts are integrated with field studies in schools according to requests for age levels and subjects

Expected learning outcomes

Goals to be reached by the student at the completion of the unit

- To have sufficient knowledge about and understanding of the Swedish Education System and its fundamental values, in theory and practice.

- To be able to discuss, analyse and compare different education systems, curricula and syllaby.

Required Knowledge

Teacher student with basic eligibility. Exemptions from requirements of Swedish for foreign students (exchange agreements for exchange students).

Form of instruction

Organization of the teaching

The teaching will be delivered in the form of lectures, seminars and three weeks of school practice. Attendance at the scheduled meetings is compulsory.

Examination modes


- A reflective journal

- A short oral presentation of an optional aspect of education in the host country in comparison with a similar aspect in the native country.

- An essay (2500 words)

Other regulations

Certificate from the authorities in your country that you have not been charged for any crimes towards individuals.


Valid from: 2010 week 42

Skolverket (2005)
National Assessment and Grading in the Swedish School System.

Skolverket (2006)
Curriculum for the Compulsory School System, the Pre-school Class and the Leisuretime Centre. Lpo 94.


Contact Information

Department of Education
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Camilla Jonsson, study advisor

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