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Migration and Intercultural Relations

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

This module is optional.
The course consists of lectures and seminars, and some additional field works.
The overall aim of this course is to strengthen teachers’ and student teachers’ competence when dealing with intercultural cohabitation and diversity in kindergarten and schools.
In order to reach that aim, a specific focus in this module is on acquisition of knowledge about past and present migration trends at various geographical levels, as well as the role of kindergarten and schools in this context.
Using this knowledge in discussions combined with visits to relevant institutions in Stavanger will be important factors in improving the participants’ competence.

Learning outcome

This module facilitates for the student to acquire following skills and knowledge:
  • have knowledge about main characteristics of global migration
  • have knowledge about contemporary migration in Europe and how European educational institutions and migrant children cope with learning after migration
  • have knowledge about best practices for integrating migrant children in kindergartens and schools
  • have knowledge about the situation for migrant children and their families in several European countries.

  • be able to discuss integration of migrants, in particular young migrants and pupils, in Norway or another country they know well
  • Be able to analyse the role of places where integration takes place in Stavanger through study visits and discussions

  • Be able to make more qualified decisions regarding integration in kindergarten and schools.


  • Global migration trends and Norway’s migration history
  • Minorities in Norway - a history of discrimination and integration
  • Various European approaches to integration in kindergarten/schools (for instance Italy-Norway). The Norwegian welfare services and integration of immigrants
  • Visit to Johannes læringsenter in order to get knowledge and reflect upon local perspective on a global phenomena.

Required prerequisite knowledge



Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written assignment1/1 A - F
The examination concists of a Written assignment, a semsester paper. 2000 Words for individual texts, or 3000 Words for collaborative texts (groups of 2/3) on one of the main topics of the module. The text must relate to the required reading list. In addition to module`s reading list, the students can choose approx. 100 pages from other relevant litteratur. The assignment will be explained in a further workshop.
The assignments will be assessed on a scale from A-F, where A-E denotes pass and F denotes fail.

Coursework requirements

Mandatory Lectures, seminars, Workshops and excursions, Practical assignment
Students are expected to be active in class discussions.
Practical assignment:
A 3-5 minutes presentation of a digital story created by student groups, each consisting of two/three students. Tools for the storymaking; Photo Story (or similar), or a podcast using Audacity (or similar choice). To be presented in the classroom the last day of class.
The topic of the presentation will be either,
a; a migrant story, your own story/stories, or from someone else.
b; Best-practice: How can kindergarten/primary school teachers promote individual/institutional inclusion and belonging?

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Ole Jone Eide
Programme coordinator
Inger Marie Øglænd

Method of work

The main activities in this module will be lectures, workshops and seminars. Workshops are related to written assignments. Seminars are related to groupwork, student presentations and discussions. In addition there are excursions to local institutions engaged in diversity and integration.

Open to

Exchange Students at Faculty of Arts and Education

Course assessment

Student evaluation.


Literatur will be published as soon as it has been prepared by the course coordinator/teacher

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

Sist oppdatert: 11.08.2020