AVA1010 Working in a Multicultural World
After completing the course the student is able to analyze their own intercultural experiences and act reflectively based on the insights gained, for the purposes of working efficiently in a multicultural world.
Study type: Online studies
Duration: 5 cr
Application period opens: 15.08.2022 at 08:00
Application period closes: 09.09.2022 at 23:59
Studies start: 28.09.2022
Studies end: 14.12.2022
Teaching language: English
Main themes of the course:
New skills for the 21st century working life
1) Living in the world: being human, personal and social responsibility, ethical issues, cultural awareness and competence
2) Ways of thinking: creativity and innovation, critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, learning to learn
3) Ways of working: communication, collaboration and sharing, social networking; team work, virtual teams and communities, project work
Teaching will take place through case studies. The students will have an active role in the course, and they will work both independently and in groups. Groups will be formed during the first few weeks of the course and the same groups will work together throughout the course. Each theme will comprise its own specific case study and questions. After working with each theme, the students will reflect on the case studies as a whole and their own work by using self- and peer assessment.
The course will use a LMS as a workspace for the course, and also virtual connection for real-time discussions at the beginning and the end of the course.
After completing the course the student is able to analyze their own intercultural experiences and act reflectively based on the insights gained, for the purposes of working efficiently in a multicultural world. They can critically review and question their basic notions, practices, attitudes and values when working with individuals from different cultural backgrounds. The have gained experiences to collaborate in multicultural virtual groups in order to enhance problem solving skills and achieve a common shared goal. The student is able to recognize and further develop their 21st century skills through reflection to encounter and deal with multicultural issues in working and learning environments.
Course implementation is 100% online.
No previous studies are required.
Course is evaluated with grading scale 0-5.
5 credits course requires approximately 135 hours of work.
Digital learning environment in Centria (and for this course) is itslearning. The student needs a computer and working internet access.
Learning material and additional links is placed in Itslearning learning environment.
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Enrollment for Averko online studies is three (3) times a year, timetables for study rounds are available here. Enrollment is done on a electronic enrollment form.
Enrollment begins on Monday 15th August, 2022.
Online studies are conducted in Centria’s Itslearning study environment and courses have a limited participant intake. Participation in studies can be cancelled free of charge within 3 weeks of the starting day.
Students are immediately notified in case of courses being cancelled as soon as the official enrollment time ends. If the course starts as stated, students are contacted closer to the starting date (approx. a week before studies begin).
At the moment, the study fee for open UAS studies is 10€ / ECTS credit. The studies are invoiced after the three-week cancellation period, calculated from the start of the studies. Dropping out or not completing studies does not entitle you to a refund or cancellation of the invoice.
Open UAS study fees are based on enrollment. You can cancel participation to studies free of charge during the three (3) weeks cancellation time by simply informing it to averko(a)centria.fi.
If you are completing a degree in a Finnish secondary school, Centria UAS studies are free of charge and offered to you as väylä studies. In the enrollment form, enter the organisation / educational institution where you are studying (e.g. väylä / school name) and also mention the name of the teacher or student counsellor (with whom you have discussed on participating in the course) as the contact person.
Students of other UAS’s (Campusonline) can participate in studies free of charge on basis of a co-operation agreement. We ask you to please use school email when enrolling and also state the home school where requested on the enrollment form.
If you are a Centria UAS student, Averko online studies are free of charge. You register through the Peppi system.
Questions about e.g. enrolling, cancellation, course fees: averko(a)centria.fi