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Courses in Autumn 2012

Multicultural Study Programme in Education courses in autumn 2012

Please click on the titles for a detailed timetable and registration information.
For more information, contact Elisa Heimovaara, elisa.heimovaara(at)jyu.fi, tel. 0400 247 421, office D103.


KAIA041 LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT
Credits 3 ECTS

Aims and content:
This course provides an overview of different perspectives of learning.  The aim of the course is for the students to understand different learning theories and to able to apply the theories to practical learning situations. At the course the students have an opportunity to practice their academic literacy skills, this is, writing about and discussing educational issues.  
Literature:
DRISCOLL, M. 1994. Psychology of learning for instruction.
MERRIAM, S., GAFFARELLA, R. & BAUMGARTNER (2007) Learning in adulthood
JARVIS, P., HOLFORD, J. & GRIFFIN, C.2003 (or newer). The theory & practice of learning.
Mode of study: 
4 lessons  x 4  h (altogether 16 h).  Studying is based on the social constructivist view of learning. Students work both individually and collaboratively. For each class students get home assignments. Based on these assignments, different learning and developmental theories will be discussed in small groups. In addition, students work on their understanding by composing collaboratively written assignments. Students will be assessed mainly by the collaborative writing tasks that are based on the individual home assignments.
Assessment: 0-5
Instructor: Carita Kiili
Timing: October-November


ERIA211 SPECIAL EDUCATION IN FINLAND
3 ECTS credits
Instructor(s): 
Matti Kuorelahti
Begins - ends: 20.9.2012 - 22.11.2012
Learning outcomes: The course aims giving an overview of Special Education (research and teaching) in Finland.
Modes of study: Lecture series (20 hours), litterature (1 book) and exam. All international students may attend at each lecture and get familiar with Finnish special education. If the students want to take the course (3 ECTS) they have to attend all the lectures and take the book exam (Peterson, J.M. & Hittie, M. Inclusive teaching. Creating effective schools for alla learners. Boston: Allyn & Bacon).
Literature: Peterson, J.M. & Hittie, M. Inclusive teaching. Creating effective schools for all learners. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

 

MCE0240 INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION POLICIES AND PRACTICES
Credits: 3 ECTS
Timing: 8th-10th November 2012
An international seminar on educational policies and practices and education for all.
The exact programme to be published in early October at the latest.
Mode of Study: lectures, study log.

 

EDLS220 HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF LEADERSHIP IN EDUCATIONAL
ORGANIZATIONS

Credits 3 ECTS
Overview
The course gives an overview of leadership and management in educational organizations and institutions. The purpose is to apply general views of leadership to the school context and to introduce into different perspectives of educational leadership. Students are presumed to have basic knowledge of different perspectives of leadership (see EDLS210). The course focuses on the historical development of school leadership. Special attention is given to different ways of conducting school leadership training in various countries. By participating in this course students are expected to familiarize themselves with the school leadership training in their own (or neighbouring) country by writing a report on that.
Course materials
Based on the curriculum, indicated by the lecturer during the course.
Grading scale: 0-5
Course delivery
The course includes 20 hours of contact classes: lectures and group discussions; readings and a written case report. The 3 ECTS equal 81 hours of work. 7
Unit in charge: Institute of Educational Leadership, Department of Education
Lecturer in charge: Kyösti Värri
Time of delivery: Autumn semester 2012

EDLS210 LEADERSHIP IN EDUCATION
Credits 4 ECTS
Overview
This course is the introductory course to the Master’s Degree Programme in Educational Leadership. The goal of the course is also to give a broad overview of the whole programme and to explain the interconnectedness of different modules and courses. This course focuses also on different definitions and dimensions of leadership, core elements of organizational behaviour, organizational culture, and organizational change. The aim is to give perspective to the most important elements of leadership dimensions in educational organizations. Special attention is given to behaviour and interaction, to the role of an educational leader, to organizational culture, and to leadership for strategic learning.
Course materials
Based on the curriculum, indicated by the lecturer during the course.
Grading scale: 0-5
Course delivery
The course consists of lectures, readings, self-reflection, group discussions, and case analyses. Allocation to contact teaching is 15 hours. The work load of 4 ECTS equals 108 hours of work.
Unit in charge: Institute of Educational Leadership, Department of Education
Lecturer in charge: Jukka Alava
Time of delivery: Autumn semester 2012

EDLS730 INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE IN LEADERSHIP AND MULTICULTURAL TEAMWORK
Credits 3 ECTS
Overview
The course deals with intercultural competence, leadership and multicultural teamwork with a special focus on educational contexts. The aim of the course is to critically study existing approaches and models of intercultural competence and review them by incorporating new approaches, including the ethical dimension of communication. Measuring intercultural competence as well as intercultural competence training will also be discussed. To be interculturally competent in professional contexts increasingly requires the ability to work together with people of different cultural backgrounds, often in multicultural teams. Diversity may be enhancing but it also may lead to unexpected challenges and tensions if not properly handled.
Course materials
Based on the curriculum, indicated by the lecturer during the course.
Grading scale: 0-5
Course delivery
The course consists of lectures, readings, small group discussions, and group work with a presentation. The 3 ECTS equal 81 hours of work.
Unit in charge: Institute of Educational Leadership, Department of Education
Lecturer in charge: Liisa Salo-Lee
Time of delivery: Autumn semester 2012

EDLS410 COMPARATIVE AND INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
International school reform initiatives
Credits 3 ECTS
Overview
The purpose of the course is to introduce the field of comparative and international education and present recent education policy reforms in selected countries. Globalization itself seems to push for convergence of education policies worldwide. However, there are also important local legacies in terms of curriculum philosophy and culture for learning operations. These legacies are modifying the pace of convergence trends in different ways. Having the field of comparative and international education as backdrop, the course will concretize current policy trends by focusing on some selected country policies. Parallel to converging national policies, an increasing number of ‘international schools’ is appearing around the world. Their curriculum and organization are analyzed as particular education effects of international education trends caused by globalization. The effects of internationalization on school leadership will be the focal point throughout the course.
Course materials
Based on the curriculum, indicated by the lecturers during the course.
Grading scale: 0-5
Course delivery
The course will be realized mainly with e-learning material, tutored by the faculty, followed by assignments and discussions. The allocation of contact teaching hours is 10. The 3 ECTS are equivalent to 81 hours of work.
Unit in charge: Institute of Educational Leadership, Department of Education
Lecturer in charge: Lea Kuusilehto-Awale
Time of delivery: Autumn semester 2012 through spring semester 2013


EDLS760 INTRODUCTION TO INTERCULTURAL AND INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
Credits 3 ECTS
Overview
This course introduces the students to the basic issues and concepts of intercultural communication and leadership with a special focus on interpersonal communication. The basis is to provide students with information and skills that can support them in real life intercultural encounters, especially in the processes of intercultural communication, multicultural group building and adaptation to a new culture. The contents will comprise issues such as development of relationships within multicultural contexts, stereotypes and other aspects of human behaviour that may affect interpersonal communication relationships in intercultural contexts. The course contents will be selected in order to meet the specific needs of the participating students.
Course materials
Based on the curriculum, indicated by the lecturer during the course.
Grading scale: 0-5
Course delivery
The course consists of 20 hours of lectures, groupwork and individual learning assignments. The 3 ECTS amount to 81 hours of work.
Unit in charge: Institute of Educational Leadership, Department of Education/University Language Centre/Department of Communication
Lecturer in charge: Margorzata Lahti, Lotta Kokkonen
Time of delivery: Autumn semester 2012 through spring semester 2013

 

OKL0360 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS SCHOOL PRACTICE
Credits: 6 ECTS
Learning outcomes:
The student gains ability of understanding the structures and purposes of educational systems of his/her own and of some other countries.
He/she has an ability to communicate in a group and compare as well as evaluate the schooling systems and educational programmes of different countries.
He/she has an awareness of the different roles of participants in the learning process and is able to make short presentations in English and lead as well as take part in an interactive conversation.
The International student has an awareness of differences and similarity of Finnish schooling compared his/her own schooling system and is able to see different educational needs and demands.
He/she gains knowledge of Finnish schooling.
Mode of study: Lectures (4h), participative activating group-discussions (6h), active observing teaching and learning (20), getting acquainted in assigned literature and producing own learning material (6h). report (20h) and  final seminar (4h)
Literature:  Will be announced during the course
Previous studies: 2-3 years Teacher training studies
Assessment: 0-5
Instructor: Elisa Heimovaara
Limited number of participants. Please notice this course is meant for the exchange students of the Department of Teacher Education.


VAR0999 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PRACTICE
Credits: 6 ECTS
Learning outcomes:

The student gains ability of understanding Finnish Early Childhood Education and Preschool system.
He/she is familiar with the curriculum guidelines of ECE and Preschool.
He/she has knowledge about the main principals of learning and about the content orientations. He/she has skills of observing children and the pedagogical aspects.
He/she has participated in the work of children’s groups in day care and preschool and teached children.
Mode of study: Lectures (4h), participative activating group-discussions (6h), active observing teaching and learning (20), getting acquainted in assigned literature and producing own learning material (6h). report (20h) and  final seminar (4h)
Literature:  National Curriculum Guidelines on Early Childhood Education and Care in Finland 2005
National Curriculum Guidelines on Preschool Education 2000
Articles. Will be announced during the course
Assessment: 0-5
Instructor: Leila Tuominiemi
Registration: Contact Ms Leila Tuominiemi
Limited number of participants. Please notice this course is meant for Early Childhood Education students only.

ERIA263 ACQUAINTING WITH FUNCTIONAL ENVIRONMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
Credits: 3 ECTS
Learning outcomes: The student gets acquainted with special education learning environments.
•    He/she can make accurate observations in interactive, teaching and learning situations.
•    He/she has basic readiness and skills to get along with pupils with special needs
•    He/she can comprehend how the school functions as a whole and what is the status of a special education teacher within the school community
•    He/she can make comparisons between the Finnish services for pupils with special needs and the services available in hi/her own country
Mode of study: The student gets acquainted with special education learning environments by observing. He/she works as a teaching assistant and, if possible, also plans a few lessons and teaches. The school practice includes observation (20 h), assisting in teaching,  and/or teaching (10 h), planning hi/her own work (10 h), seminar (10 h), supervision by a supervising teacher at school (2 h),and reporting (29h)
Literature:  Will be announced during the course
Previous studies:
2-3 years studies in special education
Assessment: Pass/fail
Instructor: Piia Björn
Limited number of participants. Please notice this course is meant for Special Education students only.

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