Instruction

Name Cr Method of study Time Location Organiser
Teacher as a Researcher - Didactics 2 Cr General Examination 6.2.2021 - 6.2.2021
Teacher as a Researcher - Didactics 2 Cr General Examination 6.2.2021 - 6.2.2021
Teacher as a Researcher - Didactics 2 Cr General Examination 12.12.2020 - 12.12.2020
Teacher as a Researcher - Didactics 2 Cr General Examination 14.11.2020 - 14.11.2020
STEP: Teacher as a Researcher - Didactics 2 Cr Lecture Course 1.9.2020 - 23.9.2020
AO, Aikope & EP: Opettaja työnsä tutkijana - Didaktiikka 2 op 2 Cr Lecture Course 24.8.2020 - 14.9.2020
Teacher as a Researcher - Didactics 2 Cr General Examination 28.1.2020 - 28.1.2020
Teacher as a Researcher - Didactics 2 Cr General Examination 10.12.2019 - 10.12.2019
STEP: Teacher as a Researcher - Didactics 2 Cr Lecture Course 3.9.2019 - 25.9.2019
AO, Aikope & EP: Opettaja työnsä tutkijana - Didaktiikka 2 op 2 Cr Lecture Course 26.8.2019 - 20.9.2019
Teacher as a Researcher - Didactics 2 Cr General Examination 29.1.2019 - 29.1.2019
Teacher as a Researcher - Didactics 2 Cr General Examination 11.12.2018 - 11.12.2018
STEP: Teacher as a Researcher - Didactics 2 Cr Lecture Course 4.9.2018 - 23.9.2018
AO, Aikope & EP: Opettaja työnsä tutkijana - Didaktiikka 2 op 2 Cr Lecture Course 28.8.2018 - 25.11.2018
STEP: Teacher as a Researcher - Didactics 2 Cr Lecture Course 4.9.2017 - 22.9.2017
AO, Aikope & EP: Opettaja työnsä tutkijana - Didaktiikka 2 op 2 Cr Lecture Course 28.8.2017 - 24.11.2017

Target group

The course is compulsory for students completing pedagogical studies for teachers (60 cr).

Learning outcomes

Students who have completed the course will

  • understand didactics as an area of education and as the theoretical basis of teachers’ professional knowledge and skills
  • understand the process of teaching–studying–learning and understand the key elements in the planning, implementation and assessment of teaching as well as their interrelationships, and be able to apply them to their own field of education
  • understand the educational significance and ethical nature of teaching

Timing

The course is completed during the one year of STEP studies. The course is organised in the autumn semester in Period 1.

Contents

The course examines the following topics:

  • The basic concepts of teaching, the relationship between the theory and practice of teaching as well as an introduction to independent pedagogical thought
  • The planning, implementation and evaluation of teaching and learning based on both the curriculum and theoretical perspectives
  • Theoretical perspectives on teaching diverse learners, the integrative approach and multiprofessional collaboration
  • Students’ own approaches to and notions of learning, including the related reflection
  • Analysis of the outcomes and interaction related to the teaching–studying–learning process based on observations during fieldwork.

Completion

Luentokurssi ja tentti.

Activities and teaching methods in support of learning

Luento-opetus.

Study materials

  • Kyriacou, C. (2009). Effective teaching in schools: Theory and practice. Cheltenham: Nelson Thornes.
  • Tirri, K. (2014). The last 40 years in Finnish teacher education. Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 40(5), 600–609.
  • Klette, K. (2007). Trends in Research on Teaching and Learning in Schools: Didactics meets classroom studies. European Research Journal, 6(2), 147-160.

Additional literature:

  • Kyriacou C. (2014). Essential teaching skills. 4th edition. Oxford.
  • Articles assigned by the lecturer.

Assessment practices and criteria

Arvosana muodostuu viisiportaisella asteikolla tenttiarvosanan perusteella.

Relation to other study units

This course is part of the Teacher as a Researcher course.

The scope of the course entity of Teacher as a Researcher is 10 credits and in the Pedagogical Studies for Subject Teachers it consists of 8 credits of Teacher as a Researcher and 2 credits of Didactics.

The 2-credit Didactics component of the course is organized in the autumn semester in Period 1. The 8-credit Teacher as a Researcher component is organised in the spring semester, in Periods 3 and 4.

Completion methods

This is a lecture course with an exam. The exam is assessed on the scale of 0-5. Passing the course requires a passing grade in the exam.