13.06.2018

Courses in Education

Please note that courses for 2018/2019 will be updated in week 26.
 
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Autumn 2017

 

MCE0210 Education in Finland, 3 ECTS credits

Open for ALL STUDENTS

Credits:

3 ECTS

Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, the students are able to

- describe different aspects of the Finnish education system

Mode of study:

Lectures about Finnish education system (e.g. early childhood education, basic education, special education, adult education, teacher education)

Literature:

 TBA

Assessment:

0-5

 
MCE0220 Issues in Education, 5 ECTS credits
ALL STUDENTS
Outcomes: 

Upon completion of the course, students will

  • - have greater awareness of current research trends and the educational research being conducted nationally, i.e. in Finland, as well as internationally
  • - have a better understanding of the topics addressed in the lectures through the reflective assignment
  • - be able to synthesise personal experiences and critical thinking
  • - have the readiness to exhibit their research-related skills through academic reading and writing

Contents:
 

Finnish and international research projects

 Literature:  To be announced at the beginning of the course. 
 Assessment:  0 -5.

Active participation in teaching and completing and passing learning assignments.

Mode of study: Visiting lectures.

Participation in contact teaching and independent study, learning assignments.

 
KTKO104 Information and Communication Technology, 3 ECTS credits
N.B. Choose group R1 Juliet 2017 
Contents:

The most important tools (e.g. word processing, spread sheets, software), cloud services, learning environments, the use and meaning of ICT, ethical principles, information search, video editing

Learning outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, students should

  • be able to use the university ICT services and tools
  • be able to use cloud services both individually and in groups
  • know how to use ICT ethically as a student and as an expert in the field of education
  • have a good understanding of the role of ICT in the work of an expert in education
  • be able to use different ICT applications
  • be competent in the basics of information search
Modes of study:

Contact teaching and small group working 26 h.

Completion mode:

Participation in contact teaching and independent study, learning assignments.

Course workload:

3 ECTS cr. equal 81 hours of work.

Schedule:

Autumn, periods 1-2.

Literature:

To be announced at the beginning of the course.

Evaluation:

Pass/fail
Active participation in teaching and completing and passing learning assignments.

 

MCE0240 International Education Policies and Practices, 5 ECTS credits
Contents:

International education cooperation, global education policies and programmes

Learning outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, students will have

  • - knowledge about international organisations promoting global education cooperation and about the main global processes and reports
  • - understanding of the complexities, priorities and gaps in the development of global education
  • - competence in utilising global and thematic education reports, critically analysing their content and connecting local/national education processes with global development
  • - understanding of different educational topics on the global level
Modes of study:

Seminar sessions 40 h (including a two-day international participatory seminar).

Completion mode:

Participation in contact teaching and independent study, learning assignments.

Literature: Thematic reports of international organisations (available online) and related academic articles, to be announced at the beginning of the course.
Evaluation: 0 - 5.

Active participation in teaching and completing and passing learning assignments.

 OKLV221 Communication and Interaction 2, 2 ECTS credits

N.B. Group 2 is taught in English

Learning outcomes:

After the completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- analyse the process of growing into a teacher
- understand that expertise is constructed and shared in collaboration,  in networks creating   and constructing   knowledge
- discuss expertise in education, and share ideas of this expertise
- focus and deepen his/her own and collective professional identity as a teacher

Mode of Study: group work, assignment and/or exam
Literature: TBA
Assessment: pass/fail. Active participation, completion of assignments.
 
ERIA229 Supporting Socioemotional Development and Welfare, 3 ECTS

Learning objectives:

  • importance of individual and environmental factors on socio-emotional development and well-being
  • assessing various factors of social interaction
  • analyse and adapt one’s activities according to the needs of the individual and group,
  • apply various models of operation to support the development and well-being of an individual/a group  
Contents:

-  connections between socio-economic well-being, development and learning

  • child’s/pupil’s resources and utilising them
  • interaction between the child/pupil  and surroundings
  • models of operation
Mode of Study: Lectures, independent study, written assignments.
Literature: TBA.
Assessment: 0 - 5. Active participation, completion of assignments.
OKLS474 Issues in Inclusive Education, 3 ECTS 
Learning outcomes:

Upon completion of the course the student will be able to
-          explain key terminologies associated with the education of students with disabilities in general education
-          discuss some of the major arguments for and against special education and inclusion.
-          describe teachers’ attitudes towards inclusion and the factors that affect teacher attitudes
-          identify and explain some key inclusive classroom practices and instructional strategies
-          identify and discuss some of the benefits of inclusion
-          describe inclusive education in their countries

Contents:

-          a look at the Historical Context for Mainstreaming and Inclusion
-          reservation about Special Education and building Support for Inclusion
-          research related to Inclusion and Programme Effectiveness
-          inclusive practices and classroom instructional strategies in Inclusive Settings

     
Mode of Study: Independent study. eExam.
Literature:

McLeskey (Eds.) 2007. Reflections on inclusion: Classic articles that shaped our thinking. Arlington: Council for Exceptional Children.

Assessment: 0 - 5. Examination.
 OKLS466 Cultural Identity and Internationality, 3 ECTS
Learning outcomes: Upon completion of the course the student will:
- have a basic understanding of issues of indigenous education
- be able to write and speak about issues concerning the language of instruction
- have a critical awareness of Education for All and the Millennium Development Goals
- have a theoretical and historical understanding of cultural identity
- consider the relationship of education and cultural identity
- articulate and explore his/her own cultural identity
Contents: Teaching and learning in an international context, education policy and diversity, cultural identity and education.
Modes of study: Lectures and seminars 22 h. The work load of 3 ECTS equals 81 hours of work.
Completion mode: Learning assignment.
Literature: TBA
Assessment: 0 - 5.
 EDUA100 Introduction to Educational Research, 5 ECTS credits
Contents: Introduction to educational research. Questions addressed will be what is educational research, what topics are studied and in which contexts, how research problems or questions are defined, how to plan a research project and how to find good advice when starting research.
Mode of Study:

seminar meetings, videos, small experiments and literature reading circle assignments

Literature:

SAGE Research Methods online, and selected chapters of Conrad, C.F. & Serlin, R.C. (2011)The SAGE Handbook for Research in Education: Pursuing Ideas as the Keystone of Exemplary Inquiry (Second Edition).Suter, W.N. (2012) . Introduction to Educational Research: A Critical Thinking Approach (Second Edition).

 
POMM1091 Environmental studies/science, 5 ECTS credits
N.B. Choose the first group, Juliet 16
Learning outcomes:

After this course, the student will
- be able to plan, put into practise and evaluate science education
- know how to choose appropriate methods and activities for different contents
- understand the Nature of Science (NoS)
- be able to analyse the links between science and society

Mode of study: Demonstrations
Completion mode:

To complete the course, you must:
- pass the book exam
- take part in 10 x demonstrations
- accomplish coursework assignments (details of these will be provided during course)

To obtain credits, students must pass the final examination based on the book, take part in the demonstrations and complete satisfactorily the coursework assignments.

Literature:

Harlen, W. & Qualter, A. 2014. The Teaching of Science in Primary School. London: David Fulton Publisher. ISBN: 9780415656658.   Chapters 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 21

Assessment:

0 - 5.
- book exam 50 %
- demonstrations 40 %
- species game 10 %

POMM1031 Core module: Visual Arts, 3 ECTS

N.B. Choose group R1 Juliet -16

Learning outcomes:

- understanding the nature and role of visual arts in basic education
- understand the effect of visual culture on visual expression and interpretation
- knowing how to use visual arts tools and materials
- understanding the development stages of visual expression
- being able to provide realistic and constructive feedback
- strengthen one's own visual expression and ideas of art

Mode of Study: Demonstrations
Mode of Completion: assignments, portfolio
Assessment: 0-5
 

POMM1032 Applied module: Visual Arts, 2 ECTS
N.B Choose group SR1 Juliet -16

POMM1041 Core Module: Craft, 3 ECTS
N.B Choose group R1 Juliet -16 (the group is currently full, please follow the situation)


VAAM1450 Integrating Arts and Physical Education, 4 ECTS
Contents: VAAM1450 Integrating Arts and Physical Education, 4 ECTS, Integrating Arts and Physical Education - Korppi
The integration of arts and physical education. The contents of visual arts, music, physical education and children's literature.
Learning outcomes: After accomplishing the course, the student has theoretical and practical knowledge on applying and integrating the methods and contents of arts and physical education. The student also understands the meaning of these subjects for children.

Modes of study: Lectures, small group teaching
Modes of completion: Active participation, assignments.
Assessment:  0 - 5.

 

VKTS1029 Children’s Social-Emotional Development and Well-being in Early Childhood, 5 ECTS
Contents: The key aspects of children’s social-emotional development, practical support of social-emotional development in early childhood education, and deepening theoretical and practical understanding of a specific area of social-emotional development.
Learning outcomes: Upon completion of the course the student will
be familiar with the key aspects of children’s social-emotional development that affect children’s well-being and their relationships
know the main theoretical concepts of social-emotional development, developmental risk factors and early identification and support
know how early intervention can be implemented through the application of scientific concepts.
Mode of study: Contact teaching 14 h
Mode of Completion: Participation in contact teaching and independent study, learning assignments.
Literature: LEWIS, M., HAVILAND-JONES, J. & BARRETT, L. F. (eds.).2008 or newer. Handbook of Emotions. 3rd edition or newer New York: Guilford Press. (soveltuvin osin). Available: www.ebrary.com
DURLAK, J. A., DOMITROVICH, C. E., WEISSBERG, R.P., & GULLOTTA, T. P. (eds.). 2015. Handbook of Social and Emotional Learning. Research and Practice. New York: Guilford Press. (partly)
Contemporary articles.
Assessment:
0-5. Active participation in teaching and completing and passing learning assignments.
 
KTKS201 Qualitative Special Methods Studies, 5 ECTS credits
N.B. Groups in English:
Qualitative Content Analysis (autumn)
Ethnography (spring), Dialogical approach to qualitative analysis (spring)

 
EDUS1060 Entrepreneurial Learning and Management in Education, 5 ECTS
Contents: Entrepreneurship education and its various pedagogical approaches. Developing entrepreneurial attitudes, theoretical background and practical tools for successful project management in the field of education.
Learning outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will
-    have understanding of the main concepts related to entrepreneurship education, work life skills and project management
-    know how to implement the pedagogy of entrepreneurship education and be able to evaluate practices in educational project management
-    be able to analyse entrepreneurial attitudes
-    be familiar with the critical failure and success factors in project management
-    be able to create and reflect on their entrepreneurship education plan
Completion modes: Participation in contact teaching and/or independent study, learning assignments and/or exam.
Mode of Study: Contact teaching 26 h.
Assessment: Active participation in teaching and completing and passing learning assignments/exam.
 0–5


EDUS390 Introduction to Guidance and Counselling, priority for international students, 5 ECTS

EDUS392 Career Guidance and Counselling, 5 ECTS
N.B. Independent study

 

OJU02200 Learning environments enhancing student-involving interaction, 5 ECTS
Contents and Learning outcomes:

The goal of the course is to give a general understanding of physical learning environments (i.e., schoolscapes). The course raises awareness to the role schoolscapes play in institutional interaction of various kinds (classroom interaction, organizational cultures of communication, and narrated local/national/global history). Addressing the ethics of schoolscape design, agency relations in creating and using social spaces are discussed in detail.  The course helps the students to build strategies for the conscious design and development of physical learning environments.

Mode of Study: Seminar meetings.
Completion mode: Assignments, presentations.
Assessment: 0 - 5. 

- actively participate in the course activities;
- read the assignments;
- carry out a mini schoolscape project, present it in the closing conference, and report it in a short essay/video/vlog/blog post…;
- write the learning diary.

 
OJUP1010 Creative and Cultural Language Development, 5 ECTS
N.B. 2 ECTS available in autumn


OJUP1040 The Language of Education and Pedagogy, 5 ECTS

OJUP1060 Foreign Language Pedagogy, 5 ECTS

KLAS1519 Educational Leadership, 5 ECTS

KLAS1209 Educator's Professional Ethics and Moral Education, 5 ECTS

KLAS1309 Cultural Diversity in Education and Pedagogy, 5 ECTS

KLAS1409 Learning and 21st Century Competences
ERIA3010 Special Education Learning Environments, 5 ECTS credits
Contents: ERIA3010 Special Education Learning Environments, 5 ECTS - Korppi
 
Special education learning environments, special education practices
Learning outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will
- have understanding of how the school functions as a learning environment
- be able to observe and analyse different teaching and learning methods
- be able to communicate and interact with pupils with special needs
- be able to reflect on special education practices in different countries
Completion mode: Participation in contact teaching and/or independent study, learning assignments and/or exam.
Literature: TBA
Assessment:  0 - 5. Active participation in teaching and completing and passing learning assignments/exam


OKLS513 Teaching Practice for International Students
N.B. Limited number of participants. Please notice this course is meant for the exchange students of the Department of Teacher Education
Learning outcomes: - to become acquainted with the Finnish system of education in general
- to become acquainted with Finnish teacher education and teaching practice
- to experience a Finnish primary school
- to make known one’s own culture
Contents: Finnish school system, teaching practice, teacher training school
Mode of Study: Observation of lessons, participation in the work of the school
Mode of completion:

Teaching practice report

Assessment: pass/fail
 VKTM3100 Early Childhood Education Practice, 6 ECTS credits
Contents: The current Curricula of ECEC and pre-primary education of Finland; the core elements of the Finnish ECEC pedagogy
Learning outcomes: After the course the student:
- Gets understanding of the Finnish ECEC in theory and in practice
- Understands the main principles of the Finnish ECEC and pre-primary curricula
- Understands the meaning of teamwork and educational collaboration
- Understands the principles of child-centred pedagogy and the meaning of play
- Understands the importance of learning environment of ECEC concerning indoor and outdoor activities
- Develops the following pedagogical skills: observation, planning, teaching, reflection
Completion mode: Participation in contact teaching, practice, observation and independent study, learning assignments.
Literature: MOOC course of ECEC.
National core curriculum for pre-primary education 2014. Helsinki: Finnish National Board of Education 2016:6.
The current version of the National Curriculum Guidelines on Early Childhood Education and Care in Finland 2016. Helsinki: Finnish National Board of Education.
The specific articles negotiated with the teacher of the course.

Further information:
- This course is especially for those students whose major subject is early childhood education.
- The course contains 10 days practice in a daycare center
Assessment: Pass/Fail. Active participation in meetings and practice in a day care center. Completing and passing learning assignments.
 

Spring 2018

ERIS303 Disability Studies in Education, 5 ECTS

ERIS301 Neuro-Cognitive Interventions of Learning disabilities, 5 ECTS credits

OKLS474 Issues in Inclusive Education, 3 ECTS (independent study)

MCE0210 Education in Finland, 3 ECTS
Open for ALL STUDENTS

MCE0220 Issues in Education, 5 ECTS
Open for ALL STUDENTS

MCE0260 Entrepreneurial Learning and Project Management in Education, 5 ECTS

OJUP1010 Creative and Cultural Language development, 3 ECTS

OJUP1020 Academic language Development 1, 5 ECTS

OJUP2020 Issues in Intercultural and International education, 5 ECTS

OJUP1030 Varieties of English, 5 ECTS

OJU02200 Learning environments enhancing student-involving interaction, 5 ECTS credits, Strategies for the conscious design of physical learning environments

KTKS2010 Qualitative Special Method Studies, 5 ECTSN.B. Groups in English:
Ethnography (spring), Dialogical approach to qualitative analysis (spring)

KAIA042 Perspectives on Learning and Development, 5 ECTS

OKLV120 Information Technology and Acquiring Information 2, 3 ECTS credits
N.B. Group 5 Juliet is taught in English

EDUS390 Introduction to Guidance and Counselling, priority for international students, 5 ECTS

POMM1042 Crafts, 2 ECTS (N.B. Group R1 Juliet is in English)

EDUS1050 Teaching in Multilingual and Multicultural Settings, 5 ECTS (March - May)

CIPA213 Developmental Language Related Disorders, 5 ECTS

ERIA3010 Special Education Learning Environments, 5 ECTS

OKLS513 Teaching practice, 6 ECTS

VKTM3100 ECEC practice, 6 ECTS