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Disciplinary contextualisation of transversal competence in Finnish local curricula : the case of multiliteracy, mathematics, and social studies (2022)


Palsa, L., & Mertala, P. (2022). Disciplinary contextualisation of transversal competence in Finnish local curricula : the case of multiliteracy, mathematics, and social studies. Education Inquiry, 13(2), 226-247. https://doi.org/10.1080/20004508.2020.1855827


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Publication details

All authors or editorsPalsa, Lauri; Mertala, Pekka

Journal or seriesEducation Inquiry

eISSN2000-4508

Publication year2022

Publication date03/12/2020

Volume13

Issue number2

Pages range226-247

PublisherRoutledge; Umeå School of Education, Umeå University

Publication countryUnited Kingdom

Publication languageEnglish

DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1080/20004508.2020.1855827

Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessOpen Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/73345


Abstract

Competence-based education is a widely implemented educational approach, but more research is needed into the relationship between transversal competences and individual disciplines. In this article, we present the results of a study focusing on how the transversal competence of multiliteracy is contextually defined in Finnish local curricula in the disciplines of mathematics and social studies. The article offers new insights into the discussion between content- and competence-based educations by introducing the concept of disciplinary contextualisation. Based on the qualitatively analysed data, four different types of disciplinary contextualisation are presented and further discussed. The study also engages with the discussion in the field of multiliteracy by offering insights into the ways in which multiliteracy is rationalised, defined, and developed in the analysed disciplines. Multiliteracy contextualisations share features, but also differences, between the disciplines, illustrating the importance of taking into account the disciplinary perspective when discussing the development of competences in basic education.


Keywordscomprehensive schoolcurriculacompetenceknow-howtransferabilitymultiliteracycurriculum subjectsmathematicscivic education

Free keywords Competence-based education; curriculum; curricular contextualisation; social studies


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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2023

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