Cultural Environments of Early Childhood 25 ECTS credits

This study module provides a theoretical scrutiny of childhood and culture. The student is familiarised with children's culture and a project paper is produced.

Having completed the studies, the student is able to:

  • recognize childhood as culturally constructed phenomena.
  • apply his/her pedagogical abilities to work with children in various cultural environments.
  • analyze culturally constructive childhood.

Application Procedure

The students in the Faculty of Education can apply for the right to study a minor subject as part of the Faculty’s common application process for minor subjects to be arranged in the spring term. The deadline for the 1st round of applications is week No. 9, after which a second round is organized for any places that have remained.

The right to pursue studies in a minor subject is given for the next academic year. The duration of the right is one academic year.

For students from other faculties and those pursuing non-degree studies in a minor subject, the deadline for applications is August 15. They are given the right to study a minor subject for the next two academic years.

About 20 students are admitted annually to pursue studies in a minor subject. Preference is given to students of the Faculty of Education, especially Master's phase students in early childhood education and primary teacher education.

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For more information on practical issues related to minor subject applications in the Faculty, see here.

Application Guidance

More details on applying for the right to pursue studies in a minor subject are available from the Faculty’s study advisors, especially Minna Sainio. Any questions related to study rights should be addressed to Helena Seppälä, Chief Academic Officer.

Person in Charge

The person in charge of the minor subject studies is Jaakko Moilanen.

More Information on the Studies

A more detailed description of the Cultural Environments of Early Childhood including the courses involved is to be found in the Faculty of Education Catalogue of Minor Subject Studies on WebOodi.

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Last updated: 17.11.2015