Online course “Arctic Inclusive Education” on spring term 2022 – registration is now open!


The 10 ECTS course is developed in collaboration with the Arctic Five universities and it will be held for the second time on spring term 2022.

The course description states as follows:

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 in heterogeneous groups. In addition, you will become familiar with the Sámi themes in education, understand the concepts, processes and consequences concerning colonisation in educational contexts. You can choose whether you will study the whole course or some module of the course.

The course is for 10 ECTS and it includes 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 the spring term 2022 - starting on 17 January and ending on 20 May. More detailed schedule is available on the course website:

The course will be executed 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) and it provides students an unique possibility to study in international environment. The course is unique opportunity to study in international network. The course is available for the students of those five universities, including international students and in-service teachers. The study course is on master's level and the teaching language is English. The study course has been funded by Nordplus Higher Education Programme.

Students and teachers told about their experiences from the study course in year 2021 - watch this video and listen podcast episode!

Read more about the course and find the instructions for registration on the website:

The course is developed as an activity of UArctic Thematic Network Teacher Education for Social Justice and Diversity.

More information:

Suvi Lakkala
Senior lecturer in Education, Adjunct professor
Faculty of Education

Erika Sarivaara
Sámi language and culture university lecturer,
Adjunct professor
Faculty of Education

Gregor Maxwell
Assistant professor
UiT - The Arctic University of Norway