Human Socialization

Structure Type: Course
Code: SSAA0103
Type: Compulsory
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 5.0 points
Responsible Teacher: Blomqvist, Ann-Sophie
Teacher Team: Kaminen, Merja
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Course Implementations, Planned Year of Study and Semester

Curriculum  Semester  Credits  Start of Semester  End of Semester
S-SA-2010   1 autumn   5.0   2010-08-24   2010-12-18  
S-SA-2011   1 autumn   5.0   2011-08-22   2011-12-23  
S-SA-2012   1 autumn   5.0   2012-08-24   2012-12-18  
S-SA-2013   1 autumn   5.0        
SA-2014   1 autumn   5.0        
SA-2014V   1 autumn   3.0        
SA-2014V   1 spring   2.0        
SA-2015   1 autumn   5.0        
SA-2016   1 autumn   5.0        

Learning Outcomes

The student understands the way of thinking in social pedagogy and developmental psychology. The student understands the prevailing conformities to law of lifelong development and learns the basics of working in social pedagogy. The student gets acquainted with human socialization, individual differences, growth, development and operations that support welfare, and communality in different operational environments.

Student's Workload

The assesment of student's own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.


The social character of education, cultural differences in education and socialization. The social pedagogic way of thinking and perspective in education. Growing as a human to a member of a community. Social capital in education collaboration. Central theories and thinking methods of developmental psychology. Attachment theory. Temperament. Experiencing the self in human relationships. Span of life -thinking.

Recommended or Required Reading

Hämäläinen, J. & Kurki, L. Sosiaalipedagogiikka. Porvoo. WSOY.1997. Keltikangas-Järvinen. L. 2010. Sosiaalisuus ja sosiaaliset taidot. Helsinki: WSOY Kurki, L. & Nivala, E. & Sipilä-Lähdekorpi. Sosiaalipedagoginen sosiaalityö koulussa. Oy Finn Lectura Ab. 2006. Nurmi, J-E.ym. Ihmisen psykologinen kehitys. WSOY Oppimateriaalit Oy. 2006.
Salmivalli, C. 2005. Kaverien kanssa - vertaissuhteet ja sosiaalinen kehitys. Juva. PS-kustannus.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Learning assignment, group exercises, group assignments, lectures and independent study.

Assessment Criteria

Grade 5: The student knows how to apply what he has learned in relation to his own socialization process, knows how to mirror things from theory to experience.
Grade 3-4: The student understands the role of social pedagogy and developmental psychology and knows how to discern the significance of education and development and knows how to evaluate how it unfolds in a chosen context.
Grade 1-2: The student understands the basics of the work in social pedagogy and developmental psychology and recognizes the socio-political significance of education, development and socialization.

Assessment Methods

Participation in the lectures, passing and presenting the group assignment, writing an essay. Group exam.