Freestanding course, Bachelor’s level
15 credits
Malmö daytime 100%
29 August 2022 - 6 November 2022
Applications open 15 March

About the course

The aim of the course is to prepare student teachers for their professional task of teaching within the context of diversity in pre-schools and schools.

The course is organized around different themes, and includes both theoretical studies and school experiences:

* Personal and professional self-awareness

* Comparative studies of educational systems

* Strategies and methods for teaching/learning in multiethnic and multilingual settings

* Language and concept development

* Migration and national and minority group identity

* World philosophies, religions, ideologies and value systems in the Swedish classroom.

The course will take into consideration and take advantage of the international composition of the student body. It starts with practical exposure in a school/pre-school setting. Simultaneously, there will be tasks for students to reflect upon their own cultural experiences and assumptions. After this a period of theoretical studies will follow, which in turn will be followed by a period of practical work in schools. Finally, the students will be required to write an examination paper on a relevant topic or to present a project work based on the different themes in the course, that will be presented and discussed in a seminar.

Course content

Entry requirements and selection

Entry requirements

1. Two years studies at a teacher training programme that are completed.

2. The equivalent of English B in Swedish secondary school.


Upper secondary grades 34%, University credits completed 32%, Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (SweSAT) 34%

Course literature

Course evaluation

Evaluation is an integral part of the course. A final written evaluation based on the course aims and objectives is done at the end of the course. This evaluation is used as a starting point for a concluding oral course evaluation which must include measures that need to be taken up to develop the course. The result of the evaluation is summarised and made available in a report to be used as a basis for future courses.