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Basis of Education Competence Standards Structure of Studies Development of Expertise Methods and implementation Course Table

Course Description

NameCreative and Developing Human
Credits5 ects
ObjectivesThe student is able to
- Analyse the human being as an entity through physical, psychological and social development
- Describe life phases from childhood to old age according to different development theories
- Identify factors that influence human development throughout one’s life
- Understand how behaviour affects the life course and living conditions
- Identify the need for lifelong growth as well as the significance of environment enabling and restricting growth
- Use creative, collaborative, practice-based and experiential work methods and their knowledge base
- Communicate his or her own experiences through creative methods and discuss them
- Work cooperatively in his or her own study group.
Content- Growth, development and change in human life course
- Self-concept, self-efficacy, identity, parental attachment, early interaction
- Development tasks and crises in life course
- Experiential learning and creative methods
- Collaborative learning and team spirit
RequirementsContact lessons. Collaborative assignments. Participation in creative group exercises. Peer- and self-assessment.
Grading Scale0 - 5
Course material
Other ConsiderationsOnline course 5 ECTS, implementation possible at the Open University of Applied Sciences or as a summer course
ContactTuovinen Marjaana


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