Study Guide 2016-2017

Welcome to the Vocational Teacher Education programme

This is the study guide that will help you to become familiar with, and guide you throughout the main elements of the programme.  Additionally, it will help you plan your studies and achieve the aims set for the vocational teacher education programme.

You should also take a look at "Studying in Teacher Education College" and  "Supporting Services for Students", where you will find basic information concerning practicalities within the Teacher Education College, guidelines for studying, information about financial and social study support, as well as information about those services which can support you during your studies. Please note, that the links guide you to the study guide 2017-2018.

This study guide 2016-2017 includes the following sections:

This is the study guide for vocational teacher education that introduces the main elements of the programme. The purpose of the guide is to help you to plan your studies and achieve the aims set for vocational teacher education.

In compliance with the statute governing Finnish polytechnics (1129/2014), the aim of this training is to provide you with the ability: 1)  to facilitate the learning of all students; 2)  to develop teaching practices taking into consideration the developmental aspects of different professions and working life in general. Each of the five vocational teacher education colleges in Finland has interpreted these aims differently, creating their own curriculum. This study guide introduces our interpretation.

Within the European Union the general framework for teachers’ competences is being drafted to provide commonality across the community.  Accordingly, teachers should have the capability to: 1) effectively use knowledge gained from various information sources and utilize technology; 2)  co-operate with other parties – students, colleagues and other partners; 3) function at local, regional, national, European and global levels.The competence areas set for teacher education, which are the basis for our curriculum, support this European framework.

This guide describes the modules and study units that comprise vocational teacher education.  All study units have learning aims, content, assessment materials and criteria.

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