Are you interested in digitalization transformations in society and sustainable learning and communication? Do you want to be a frontline change agent in the design of current and future education? This program is based on frontline research in digitalization and education. In close collaboration with society, you will apply research to diverse educational settings, where the analytical focus will be on sustainable and ethically defendable learning designs. The programme works at the intersection of media, communication, and language from the perspectives of social sciences, the humanities as well as science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. The area covers how digitalization processes can be implemented in sustainable and responsible ways.
The master programme in Learning, Digitalization, and Sustainability focuses on global perspectives and strategies for sustainable development of education in an increasingly digitalized and media-dense society. Today, education is undergoing several transformations, provoked by an increasingly digitalized and globalized society, for example, intensified presence of the Edtech market, datafication of individuals' learning activities, emerging practices with digital tools, as well as new forms of leadership and implementation processes. We study the rapid changes in the sector from a sustainability aspect with the aim to create future-oriented learning that matters for coming generations. The LeaDS programme responds to societal needs of critical and practical thinking regarding change and innovation with and through digital solutions on a sustainable basis in a range of educational settings.
This programme is designed to develop leaders and educators with a deep understanding of learning and digitalization processes in a global and media-dense world, including sustainable and futureoriented development ideas and strategies in the field. In the programme, you will acquire the necessary critical thinking skills to inform policy and create change and long-term impact in the field of LeaDS.
All courses are taught in English. The programme is web-based and features of both synchronous and asynchronous seminars and assignments. The programme is offered as 1-year (60 credits) and 2-year (120 credits). The latter is an extension of the former, which means that all students study together during the first year.
The master program in Education, Learning, Digitalization, and Sustainability (LeaDS) is carried out within the research framework of Social Sciences of Sustainability at the School of Education and Communication at Jönköping University, and in collaboration with the master programs in Sustainable Communication (SusCom) and Sustainable Societies and Social Change (GlobalS).
In a compulsory five-week internship independently organized by the student, which may take place at the student’s location or as web-based collaboration, the student works with an implementation process, framed and formulated within the programme. The acquired experience allows for knowledge application, and further development. The surrounding courses on specific aspects of learning, digitalization, and sustainability serve the purpose to expand and deepen the internship experience, for example regarding collaborative practices across fields of expertise and professional roles within an organization, inclusive communication with tools, and leadership skills.
During the third semester (22.5 credits) at the 2-year programme, you have the option of designing your own semester from a selection of elective social science courses at Jönköping University, other Swedish universities or at universities abroad, after agreement with the programme director.
After graduating from the program, you will have carried out your own thesis project and be ready for qualified positions in various sectors where designs for learning are at the core of the development strategies. Students at the 2-year programme are ready for post-graduate studies in education with a focus on digitalization and sustainability. The programme ties specifically onto the School of Education and Communication/Jönköping University's dynamic doctoral international research milieu in digitalization and education, involving nine national higher education institutions in Sweden and partners abroad.
Facts and requirements
Social Sciences include areas such as: Social and behavioral sciences, psychology, sociology, ethnology and human geography, political science, economics and economic history, journalism and information, media and communication studies, library and documentation science, business, commerce and administration, purchasing, sales and distribution, marketing, banking, insurance and finance, accounting and taxation, management and administration, clerical and secretarial services, law and jurisprudence, criminology, anthropology, peace and development studies, human rights, disability science, gender science, etc.
An assessment of your eligibility will be made by Admissions Office when a complete application has been placed.
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LeaDS - Learning, Digitalization, and Sustainability (One Year)
Total tuition fee: 117000 SEK
Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students
NB Preliminary list of courses.
Social Sciences of Sustainability, 5 credits
Sustainability, Digitalization, and Learning, 2.5 credits
The Global Teacher, 7.5 credits
Social Justice, 7.5 credits