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Kestävän kehityksen periaatteet kielenoppimisen arvioinnissa (2023)
The principles of sustainable development in assessing language learning

Laine, P., Maijala, M., & Mäntylä, K. (2023). Kestävän kehityksen periaatteet kielenoppimisen arvioinnissa. In T. Mäkipää, R. Hilden, & A. Huhta (Eds.), Kielenoppimista tukeva arviointi (pp. 162-183). Suomen soveltavan kielitieteen yhdistys ry. AFinLA-teema, 15. https://doi.org/10.30660/afinla.124924

JYU authors or editors

Publication details

All authors or editorsLaine, Päivi; Maijala, Minna; Mäntylä, Katja

Parent publicationKielenoppimista tukeva arviointi

Parent publication editorsMäkipää, Toni; Hilden, Raili; Huhta, Ari


Journal or seriesAFinLA-teema


Publication year2023

Publication date17/04/2023

Number in series15

Pages range162-183

Number of pages in the book201

PublisherSuomen soveltavan kielitieteen yhdistys ry

Place of PublicationJyväskylä

Publication countryFinland

Publication languageFinnish


Persistent website addresshttps://journal.fi/afinla/issue/view/9173

Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessOpen Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/86561


Sustainable development is included in curricula in many countries – from primary to tertiary education, as well as in teacher training. Its principles also encompass language teaching, e.g., through enhancing equality of languages, multilingualism and multiculturalism. Several ethical issues are linked to sustainable development goals, which can be considered part of language teaching and assessment. Based on questionnaire data, this article addresses language teachers’ views on sustainable development and its connection to assessment of language learning. The results show that language teachers (N=29) do not recognize the link between assessment and teaching practices that follow sustainable development principles. Engagement and peer assessment seemed to be a way to support sustainable development principles in language teaching. Further, the results indicate that language teachers need more information about the effects of ethical assessment on supporting language learning and social sustainability.

Keywordslanguage teachingeducational evaluationsustainable developmentsocial sustainabilitycultural sustainabilitylanguage skillsmultilingualismmulticulturalismequality (values)futures educationlanguage teachersconceptionsquestionnaire survey

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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2023

Preliminary JUFO rating1

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