In this online course, you will learn the essential foundations and concepts of education. In addition, you will learn about learning as a phenomenon and create your own principles for facilitating learning meaningfully. The Lifelong Learning course is a part of the Basic Studies in Education.  

The learning tasks of the Lifelong Leaning course will lead you to observe learning as a phenomenon. With the tasks, you will primarily develop theoretical knowledge and understanding related to the facilitating learning skills.. The learning tasks will challenge you to evaluate your own premises as a learning facilitator and give feedback on the views that the other students have about the themes of the course. Thus, this course will also promote and assess reflection skills.

You will find the learning assignments of this course in the Optima online learning environment before the orientation days.

Intended learning outcomes 

The student will understand the application opportunities that the studies on human learning and development have on facilitating learning. The student will be prepared to follow the current studies and reports related to teaching and facilitating learning. The student will be capable of utilising the knowledge of human development and learning in supporting and facilitating the professional growth of their own students and developing their own identity as a teacher.

Acquiring competence

You can acquire the competence required by this course by participating in the online course and doing the four learning and assessment tasks.  

You may already have acquired the competence required by this course by completing the basic studies or achieving the approbatur grade in Education, Adult Education or Vocational Education or by completing the corresponding studies in the JAMK Teacher Education College prior to the Teacher Education Studies. You can also complete the aforementioned basic studies during your Teacher Education Studies and acquire the competence this way.

Demonstrating competence 

You can demonstrate the competence required by this course by doing the learning and assessment tasks in an approved manner.  

You can also substitute this course with either having completed basic studies or the approbatur grade in Education, Adult Education or Vocational Education or by having completed the corresponding studies in the JAMK Teacher Education College. 

When you want to substitute the course with prior studies, send the Accreditation Application for Teacher Education (published in September 2017) and the certificate of the substituting studies to the Study Counsellor of the Teacher Education College.

Assessment of the learning process and competence

In this course, we will assess the facilitating learning skills and reflection skills. The tools for assessing the learning process are various self-assessment tasks, a test evaluating your knowledge and the peer assessment feedback.  

The assessment of competence is criterion referenced and the assessment decision is made by the teacher trainer once all the learning tasks have been completed. The assessment decision is made on a pass/fail scale. The assessment material consists of the learning tasks of the course.