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Enrol
2.8.2019 at 09:00 - 1.9.2019 at 23:59

Timetable

Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

DateTimeLocation
Mon 28.10.2019
16:15 - 17:45
Mon 11.11.2019
16:15 - 17:45
Wed 11.12.2019
16:15 - 17:45

Other teaching

28.10.2019 Mon 16.15-17.45
11.11.2019 Mon 16.15-17.45
11.12.2019 Wed 16.15-17.45
Liisa Ilomäki
Teaching language: English
28.10.2019 Mon 16.15-17.45
11.11.2019 Mon 16.15-17.45
11.12.2019 Wed 16.15-17.45
Heikki Kynäslahti
Teaching language: English

Description

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

Subject Didactics I: Curriculum and Teachingcourse must be completed before the start of or during Basic Practice.

The course entity consists of four components: Getting Acquainted with School, Guided Basic Practice, Reflection, and Educational Use of Information and Communication Technologies.

Learning outcomes:

1) Learning outcomes for Getting Acquainted with School

Students who have completed the basic practice period will be able to

  • Examine teaching and the school environment, and understand the values serving as the basis of teaching and education

2) Learning outcomes for Guided Basic Practice

Students who have completed the basic practice period will be able to

  • Set objectives for their teaching, and plan and implement teaching from the basis of the curriculum and their subjects interactively with mentors
  • Use various methods of teaching and pedagogically justify their solutions
  • Utilise ICT solutions in teaching
  • consider and analyse their own and others’ teaching together with teachers and their peer group
  • Recognise diverse learners and take them into account in interactive situations
  • Recognise, utilise and assess various methods that promote an environment that allows pupils to work undisturbed by others
  • Take into account the responsibilities and ethical principles of teachers’ work in their teaching
  • Understand the school as a diverse and multiprofessional community

3) Learning outcomes for reflection

Students who have completed the basic practice period will be able to

  • Reflect on their activities as subject teachers and assess the significance of reflection in teachers’ work as well as in the integration of theory and practice

4) Learning outcomes for Educational Use of Information and Communication Technology

Students who have completed the basic practice period will be able to

  • have preparedness to examine their own teaching from the perspectives of educational theories and research
  • are able to apply their pedagogical preparedness to practice in new technologies and online environments

The course is completed in the same autumn semester as the course Subject Didactics I: Curriculum and Teaching. This course is completed during the one year of STEP studies. The course is organised in the autumn semester, in Periods 1 and 2.

The course consists of the following four components:

  1. Getting Acquainted with School
  2. Guided Basic Practice
  3. Reflection
  4. Educational Use of Information and Communication Technologies.

Recommended supplemental literature

Guided Basic Practice

  • Finlex (1998). Basic Education Act. Available at: http://www.finlex.fi/en/laki/kaannokset/1998/en19980628.pdf
  • FNBE (2016). National Core Curriculum for Basic Education 2014.
  • FNBE (2016). National Core Curriculum for General Upper Secondary Education 2015.
  • Syrjäläinen, E. & Jyrhämä R. & Haverinen L. (2004/2008). Practicum handbook. The material is available in electronic form in Moodle.

Reflection

  • Articles or other literature as agreed with the lecturer, max. 50 pages.

The component Getting Acquainted with School is assessed on the basis of participation and a report. The report is assessed on a pass/fail basis.
The Guided Basic Practice is assessed on a scale of pass/to be supplemented/fail.
The assessment focuses on the knowledge and skills set as learning outcomes. The assessment also draws attention to the student’s commitment and active participation. The instructions drawn up by the Faculty of Educational Sciences apply to cases where the student receives the grade of fail or to be supplemented.
The assessment of the reflection component is based on the assignments as well as the student’s ability to consider and examine his or her activities and growth as a teacher. The reflection component is assessed on a pass/fail basis.
The assessment of Educational Use of Information and Communication Technologies / ICTs is assessed on a pass/fail basis.
The Basic Practice period as a whole is assessed on a pass/fail basis.

  • The component of Getting Acquainted with School is completed by visiting different field schools of the University of Helsinki’s field school network and includes lesson observations, individual and group work, various assignments and a report.
  • The Guided Basic Practice consists of the planning, implementation and assessment of practice lessons, lesson observations, group guidance sessions, and a component focusing on the school as a community. The Guided Basic Practice is completed in a field school that belongs to the University of Helsinki’s field school network.
  • The reflection component focuses on professional growth as a teacher and involves reflection on one’s teaching, both independently and in a group.

University lecturer Kaisa Hahl