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Equality and Equity in Teaching and Guidance (5 cr)

Code: AJ00BN78-3004

General information


01.06.2021 - 05.09.2021


01.09.2021 - 31.05.2024

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Virtual portion

5 op

Mode of delivery

Online learning


School of Professional Teacher Education


Lutakko Campus

Teaching languages

  • English


0 - 25

Degree programmes

  • School of Professional Teacher Education


  • Kaisa Räty
  • Maarit Miettinen
  • Virva-Liisa Pekkarinen


  • AJA21SKJ
    Ammatillinen opettajankoulutus


The purpose of the study unit 

In this study unit, you will familiarise yourself with the diversity of students’ learning and studying: the student’s individual needs for support, the significance of culture and language, and the nature of gender sensitive guidance. You will also familiarise yourself with the collaboration networks for guidance and support at an educational institution. In this study unit, you will grow your capabilities as a developer of accessible learning and teaching together with a variety of actors.

Study unit competences

In this study unit, you will promote and develop your interpersonal skills and reflection skills.

The objective for interpersonal skills is to be able to strengthen learners’ competence. You will be able to support learners’ competence for continuous learning, such as self-regulation and reflection skills, and the ownership of their own learning process. You will also have the ability to take into account learner diversity and learners’ personal starting points and goals when planning and carrying out learning sessions and guiding learning. Your approach is dialogical and ethical in a way that supports the well-being of learners.

The objective for reflective skills is to be able to recognise and assess one’s pedagogical assumptions, and work methods as facilitators of learning. You will be able to realistically assess your own learning and competence and set yourself new goals as a facilitator of learning.

Learning objectives

You will be able to assess your own perspectives as a teacher for diverse learners and support the learning of all learners. You will be aware of learners’ individual experience, support needs and backgrounds, and you will understand their significance in the learning process. You will also understand the significance of cultural and gender sensitivity in a teacher’s work. 


Special needs support and guidance as part of a teacher’s competence. Questions of equality, accessibility and inclusion. Culturally sensitive, linguistically aware, and gender sensitive guidance and teaching.

Oppimateriaali ja suositeltava kirjallisuus

You will find learning materials and assignments in the Moodle online learning environment.

Teaching methods

This is an online study unit. It involves independent work and accompanying guidance. This study unit includes reflecting on one’s own learning and recording self-evaluations in the learning diary and portfolio. 

Vaihtoehtoiset suoritustavat

Acquiring competence

In this study unit, you will acquire the required competence by participating in the online studies and carrying out the learning assignments included. You may already have acquired, or currently be in the process of acquiring, the competence taught in this course, for example through previous training or work experience.

Demonstrating Competence

In this study unit, you can demonstrate the required competence by successfully completing the online studies and other learning assignments included.    

Student workload

The course is worth five ECTS credits. This means that 135 hours have been reserved for you for completing the different tasks. The actual workload of the study unit depends on your own starting point and how demanding the learning assignments are for you. 

Further information

The assessment is qualitative and is based on learning objectives. The methods for evaluation of the learning process are feedback and self-assessment. Competence assessment is based on criteria and the teacher educator makes the assessment decision once all the learning tasks have been completed. The assessment material consists of the learning tasks of the course and self-assessment tasks.

Evaluation scale


Assessment criteria, approved/failed

The criteria for assessing the approved level are as follows:

Interpersonal skills
- You will understand the significance of student diversity in your own teaching work and the activities of student groups.   
- You will be aware of students’ possible needs for special support . 
- You will understand the importance of cultural and gender sensitivity in teaching and guidance work.  

Reflection skills
- You will identify and assess, from the perspective of promoting student equality and inclusion, the basic concepts, values and attitudes that influence your teaching and you own ways of thinking and operating models.  
- You will set new objectives for yourself as a teacher engaging with student diversity.