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

Course Description

Name Learning and Open Learning Environments
Credits5 ects
ObjectivesThe student is able to
- Identify the theories and concepts of information processing and learning that underlie the process of studying
- Understand differences between everyday thinking and scientific knowledge
- Describe the significance of lifelong learning in human life course and the field of social work
- Assess and reflect his or her own learning and describe his or her own goal-oriented studying as a specific stage of life
- Assess and develop his or her skills and competence, study skills and learning styles
- Interact and communicate properly in peer learning contexts and utilize the group to support his or her own learning
- Understand the process of professional growth in developing professional identity and expertise
- Work in various learning situations and environments
Content- Exploratory learning
- Modern teaching methods and open learning environments
- Theories of information processing and learning, everyday thinking and scientific knowledge
- Learning how to learn and learning strategies and styles at a university of applied sciences
- Metacognition and reflection
- Lifelong learning, transfer and reflective approach and managing one’s own learning
- Collaborative learning and the significance of learning from peers
- Development of skills and competence in the degree programme of Social Services
- Personal plan on gaining skills and competence (personal study and career plan discussions)
RequirementsAssignments, collaborative exercises, workshops, self- and peer-assessment.
Grading Scale0 - 5
Course material
Other Considerations
ContactTuovinen Marjaana


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