Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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KEKO9001 KEKO1 Implementing the principles of sustainable development 10 ECTS
Organised by
Sustainable Development
Person in charge
Maria Höyssä
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2014–2015 X X X X
2015–2016 X X X X

General description

Sustainable development challenges companies, organizations and individuals to change their thinking and behavior. Sustainable Development Studies (KEKO) approach the topic from holistic and multidisciplinary perspective. The application period four KEKO is from June to mid-August (April for Finnish-speaking students). KEKO1 course (10 ECTS) is a multidisciplinary, teamwork-based compulsory part of Sustainable Development Studies. The course teaches the student to search, discuss, integrate and apply knowledge from the four perspectives to sustainability.

Learning outcomes

In KEKO1 course, the student applies academic information searching and interpretation skills to analyze practical examples in collaboration with students from different disciplines. The student learns:
• to analyze different phenomena from the perspectives of social, ecological, economic and cultural sustainability
• to recognize interdependencies between these different dimensions of sustainability
• to collaborate between students having different disciplinary backgrounds
• to lead the content development and schedule of small-scale research project
• to present the results of the team’s project
• to develop in-depth understanding regarding one phenomenon of relevance to sustainable development
• to understand his/ her strengths as expert and team member, as well as those of others


KEKO1 students study in multidisciplinary groups of maximum 10 members. Learning takes place in joint discussions, research and through writing. In autumn the group will is given a topic that the group will analyze during the year from the four perspectives of sustainability. The work of the group is facilitated by two teachers. The group meets under the teachers’ supervision 8 times (2 hour meeting). Between the facilitated meetings, the group will meet in a self-organized manner. Additionally, there are four seminars (in English) together with the Finnish-speaking KEKO1-teams.

There are 16 h of facilitated team meetings and 8 hours of joint seminars. Also Moodle web platform is utilized to share reports and learning material. The project case topics will be introduced and results reported in the meetings facilitated by the teachers, whereas the group is expected self-organize in order to do the research and writing for the project. Each student is responsible for leading the team in his/ her turn. Working together with fellow students representing various backgrounds for a prolonged time gives the student an experience of how problems can be approached from different perspectives, yet achieving shared results.

Further information on prerequisites and recommendations

The yearly intake is 10 students for the English program. The application period for Sustainable Development Studies in English is early June -mid August.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Tutorials 10 h 0 h
Group work 20 h 0 h

Joint seminars, team meetings, mentoring and projects. Moodle-platform is used for material sharing and project preparation. Course is part of the Sustainable Development studies (25 ECTS cr). Please find more information @ https://intranet.utu.fi/fi/sivustot/keke/sustainable/Sivut/home.aspx
or e-mail keko@utu.fi

Teaching language

Finnish, English

One team will be taught in English, three in Finnish; the four joint seminars are in English

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Project / practical work
  • In English
Participation in classroom work
  • In English

The completing of the course requires participation in team meetings, joint seminars and in the writing of the four project reports. The grade of the course is based on the evaluation of the project reports and presentations as well as peer-evaluation between the group members.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
Projects (reports and presentations), peer-evaluation

Study materials

Material shared during team meetings and @moodle-platform

Further information

More information: https://intranet.utu.fi/fi/sivustot/keke/sustainable/Sivut/home.aspx

Belongs to following study modules

Turku School of Economics
Sustainable Development studies (Sustainable Development)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Turku School of Economics
Common Studies
Finnish Study Modules
Tourism Business
Finance and Investments
Responsible Business
Brand Management
Business and Innovation Development
Baltic Sea Business & Society
Sustainable Development
Law and Economics
MDP in Futures Studies (MA)
Futures Studies (Field of Business)
General Studies