The online course Arctic Inclusive Education will be piloted in Spring Term 2021 - registration is now open!


This 10-ECTS course has been developed in collaboration with the Arctic Five universities, and it will be held for the first time in Spring Term 2021.

The course description states the following:

In this study course, you will deepen your understanding of educational possibilities and challenges relating to inclusive education, diversity, intercultural issues and Sámi people as indigenous people in the Arctic. After course completion, you will be able to implement research-based inclusive education and pedagogy. You will learn to analyse the dilemmas and possibilities encountered in teaching heterogeneous groups. In addition, you will become familiar with Sámi themes in education and understand the concepts, processes and consequences relating to colonisation in educational contexts.

The course is worth 10 ECTS and contains three modules:

1. Educational Challenges in the Arctic: Education for All (5 ECTS)
2. Inclusive Education and Pedagogy (2.5 ECTS)
3. Sámi Presence in Educational Settings (2.5 ECTS)

The course is scheduled for Spring Term 2021, starting on 18 January and ending on 31 May. A more detailed schedule is available on the course website

About Arctic Five universities

The course will be carried out in collaboration with the Arctic Five universities (University of Lapland, University of Oulu, Luleå University of Technology, Umeå University and UiT The Arctic University of Norway). It offers students a unique opportunity to study in an international environment as part of an international network. The course is available for students of these five universities (including exchange students and open university students), and the teachers will also come from these universities. The study course is at the master’s level, and the teaching language is English. The study course has been funded by the Nordplus Higher Education Programme.

To read more about the course, please see the website.

Registration is now open in WebOodi.

Further information:

Outi Kyrö-Ämmälä
Vice dean, university lecturer
Faculty of Education
Tel. +358 40 5293 493

Erika Sarivaara
University lecturer, Sámi language and culture
Faculty of Education
Tel. + 358 40 4844 250