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Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work

Degree:
Bachelor of Humanities

Degree title:
yhteisöpedagogi (AMK), Bachelor of Humanities

Credits:
210 ects

Objectives

After completing the community educator’s degree programme, you will be able to utilize your expertise in various positions, working with people and communities of all ages, for example in growth and participation communities, in NGOs and in youth work or leisure activities or.

After completing the community educator’s degree programme, youth education and youth work, you are qualified to work as a specialist in the various areas of youth education, such as youth work, youth work at schools or outreach youth work.
After completing the community educator’s degree programme, environmental education and community developer, you are a professional in education, guidance and influencing, and in developing communities. In education and development work, you will be able to utilize your special expertise in social, cultural and ecological sustainable development.

Objectives of the community educator’s degree programme, youth education and youth work:
• You identify factors influencing the growth, development and wellbeing of the young, as well as the mechanisms for the emergence of social problems and changes in society.
• You are familiar with the essential methods of youth education related to education, guidance and participation and are able to apply them to support the development and learning of individuals and groups in their communities.
• You know how to interact with people.
• You understand the everyday life of the young and the phenomena typical of the period of youth.
• You are able to work in the multidisciplinary environment of youth education in cooperation with other professionals and understand their operations policies.
• You know how to develop your own professional skills and the functioning of your working community. You know how to plan, implement and evaluate projects.


Objectives of the community educator’s degree programme, environmental education and community developer:
• You understand the importance of community, inclusion and empowerment from the perspective of both the wellbeing of individuals and groups and the functioning of society.
• You are able to promote socially, culturally and ecologically sustainable development in the operating environments of a community educator.
• You are able to support the growth, learning, inclusion, and equality of the individual, group, and community by using instructional, educational, and inclusive methods and your sustainable development competence.
• You can act as a community developer and a social influencer by using different methods of advocacy and communication channels.

Degree programme description

The structure of the degree programme (210 ECTS credits) comprises 180 ECTS credits of core competence studies and 30 ECTS credits of complementary competence studies.

In the core competence studies, you start building yourself a professional identity and developing professional competence to tackle the challenges and problems you may encounter at work. You learn to make a positive impact on the daily lives of young people with the help of various collaborative and educational methods.

The key competences in your studies are related to communities, pedagogy, society, influence, and development.

In core competence studies of youth education and youth work you focus on aspects such as:
• Guidance of groups and individuals, including online counselling
• Pedagogical approach to youth education, e.g. cultural and creative methods, inclusive methods, special education, media education, physical education
• Promotion of young people's participation and influence
• Cooperation and organisational skills
• Prevention of exclusion
• Planning, development and management skills

In core competence studies of environmental education and community developer you focus on aspects such as:
• Guidance of groups and individuals, including online counselling
• Pedagogical methods including art and nature-based methods, inclusive methods, adventure education
• Promoting socially, culturally and ecologically sustainable development, such as environmental and nature education, democracy education, global education, cultural education
• Promotion of young people's participation and influence, e.g. media influence
• Cooperation and organisational skills
• Planning, development and management skills

In the complementary competence studies, you further improve your skills based on your personal interests in relation to, for example, field-specific issues or advanced youth work methods.

Career opportunities

Community educators can work in the following fields:
• Non-governmental organisations (coordination and project management positions)
• Municipal youth work (guidance, planning and management positions)
• Development of volunteering
• Environmental education
• Community work
• Entrepreneurship (leisure services)
• Child welfare
• Schools (youth work at school)
• Workshops for young people (individual trainers)
• Special youth work
• Youth information and counselling activities
• International youth work
• Multi-cultural youth work

RDI and cooperation with world of work

The degree programme studies are carried out in close cooperation with the world of work, and work-related learning environments and development needs are constantly present in the daily course of your studies. You complete authentic tasks as part of your studies, which helps to improve your practical skills and allows you to create networks essential for employment after graduation.

Juvenia, the Community Education Institute for Youth, is administered by Xamk as part of its research and development activities.

The activities of Juvenia combine research and practical development in the field of youth work. The primary purpose is to promote inclusion and the sense of citizenship and community identity among young people. Juvenia implements local, national and international research and development projects in the field of youth work and provides training and expert services. Juvenia also acts as a commissioner of thesis studies and offers opportunities for practical training and work placement.

Learning environments

Xamk offers various learning environments and excellent facilities that support your learning. A significant part of your studies take place outside the classroom. Innovation and project environments and different kinds of simulation environments, eLearning environments and work-related and RDI projects will facilitate your learning.

The comprehensive network of various professionals in the field of community education is a central learning platform and serves as a diversified networking environment during your studies. Some of the courses can be completed by means of independent study.

Juvenia, the Community Education Institute for Youth, is a research center administrated by Xamk that works in close cooperation with the Degree Programme in Community Education and provides you with excellent opportunities to complete courses and work placement periods and may also serve as a commissioner for your bachelor's thesis. Juvenia is focused on facilitating various field-related projects with the aim of combining research and practical development. The primary purpose is to promote inclusion and the sense of citizenship and community identity among young people. Juvenia’s regional, national and international networks offer a wide range of opportunities to improve one’s research, development and international cooperation skills.

Civic Activities and Youth Work, fulltime studies
Civic Activities and Youth Work, fulltime studies

Environmental education and community developer, full-time studies
Civic activities and youth work, full-time studies

Civic activities and youth work, full-time studies
Civic activities and youth work, full-time studies

Civic activities and youth work, full-time studies
Civic activities and youth work, full-time studies

Civic activities and youth work, full-time studies
Civic activities and youth work, full-time studies

Civic activities and youth work, full-time studies
Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 28.04.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

RD proportion (cr)

2 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Contact teaching, 40 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Sari Miettinen
Responsible person

Sari Miettinen

Student groups
  • YPMI23KP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies

Objective

You are aware of the value base that forms the base for appreciative encountering.
You understand professional communication basics and strengthen the interaction skills needed in guidance.
You recognize the characteristics of sincere dialogue and know how to use dialogue as a working method.

Content

What are the factors behind professional communication and appreciative encountering?
How does dialogue differ from regular conversation?
As a community educator. how can you make use of digital information counseling and guidance services?
What skills are needed when encountering a person who needs guidance face-to face and in digital work?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

01.08.2022 - 23.10.2022

Credits

15 op

RD proportion (cr)

15 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Hanne Salovaara-Pitkänen
Responsible person

Hanne Salovaara-Pitkänen

Student groups
  • YPMI19SP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, fulltime studies

Objective

You apply the know-how of community educators in practical training, the purpose of which is to support the core of your expertise and to open the way to working life.

Content

How can community educators make use of their knowledge, skills and professional expertise as developers of their professional field and as members of work communities? How do you evaluate your own professional growth as a community educator?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

Attending the course requires completing the module of Practical training in community educators’ working environments

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 19.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Pekka Pennanen
Responsible person

Pekka Pennanen

Student groups
  • YPMI22KP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies

Objective

You are able to actively use the basic professional vocabulary of your field.
You are able to look for information in English in professional sources and apply it in different study and work related communication situations.
You are able to communicate in English in various spoken and written situations in your professional field at the European level B2.

Content

What professional vocabulary is essential in your professional field?
How to look for information in professional sources in English and how to apply this information?
How to interact in spoken communication situations in English and how to draw up texts in English for professional purposes?
How to communicate in study-related situations and work communities in English?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Ability to communicate in English orally and in writing in various situations in the professional field mainly at the European (CEFR) level B1.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

Ability to communicate in English orally and in writing in various situations in the professional field mainly at the European (CEFR) level B2.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Ability to communicate in English orally and in writing in various situations in the professional field mainly at the European (CEFR) level C1.

Qualifications

If you have been instructed to participate in the Intensive course in English, you must complete it or independently acquire the equivalent knowledge and skills before you can participate in this course.

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 28.04.2023

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • English
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Pekka Pennanen
Responsible person

Pekka Pennanen

Student groups
  • YPMI22SP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, fulltime studies

Objective

You are able to actively use the basic professional vocabulary of your field.
You are able to look for information in English in professional sources and apply it in different study and work related communication situations.
You are able to communicate in English in various spoken and written situations in your professional field at the European level B2.

Content

What professional vocabulary is essential in your professional field?
How to look for information in professional sources in English and how to apply this information?
How to interact in spoken communication situations in English and how to draw up texts in English for professional purposes?
How to communicate in study-related situations and work communities in English?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Ability to communicate in English orally and in writing in various situations in the professional field mainly at the European (CEFR) level B1.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

Ability to communicate in English orally and in writing in various situations in the professional field mainly at the European (CEFR) level B2.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Ability to communicate in English orally and in writing in various situations in the professional field mainly at the European (CEFR) level C1.

Qualifications

If you have been instructed to participate in the Intensive course in English, you must complete it or independently acquire the equivalent knowledge and skills before you can participate in this course.

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

06.03.2023 - 31.05.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

3 op

Mode of delivery

40 % Contact teaching, 60 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Hanna Aronen
Student groups
  • YPKV23KVM
    Civic activities and youth work, part-time studies

Objective

You are able to actively use the basic professional vocabulary of your field.
You are able to look for information in English in professional sources and apply it in different study and work related communication situations.
You are able to communicate in English in various spoken and written situations in your professional field at the European level B2.

Content

What professional vocabulary is essential in your professional field?
How to look for information in professional sources in English and how to apply this information?
How to interact in spoken communication situations in English and how to draw up texts in English for professional purposes?
How to communicate in study-related situations and work communities in English?

Location and time

Completing studies quicker takes place by choosing independent methods of study. These can include, for example, online courses or courses from other student groups’ timetables. Completing assignments through this track involves more independent work and learning compared to the scheduled track.

Teaching methods

Scheduled track:
Students attend instruction and counselling according to the timetable. Studies follow the timetable of contact classes and assignments that are completed independently.

Blended track:
Completing studies quicker takes place by choosing independent methods of study. These can include, for example, online courses or courses from other student groups’ timetables. Completing assignments through this track involves more independent work and learning compared to the scheduled track.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Ability to communicate in English orally and in writing in various situations in the professional field mainly at the European (CEFR) level B1.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

Ability to communicate in English orally and in writing in various situations in the professional field mainly at the European (CEFR) level B2.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Ability to communicate in English orally and in writing in various situations in the professional field mainly at the European (CEFR) level C1.

Qualifications

If you have been instructed to participate in the Intensive course in English, you must complete it or independently acquire the equivalent knowledge and skills before you can participate in this course.

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 31.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Contact teaching, 40 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Minna Lampinen
  • Ritva Saira
Responsible person

Minna Lampinen

Student groups
  • YPMI20SP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies

Objective

You are able to communicate in spoken and written situations in your own field.
You are familiar with the terminology of your field and able to communicate in Swedish in professional situations.

The objectives are based on the Common European Framework of Languages, level B1 and Government Decree 1129/2014.

After completing the course with the grade of 3, you are able to:
- understand clear standard and work-related speech.
- use basic structures reasonably well both in spoken and written situations.
- speak relatively fluently so that occasional mistakes in pronunciation or prosody do not lead to misunderstanding.
- describe your education and work experience for example when applying for a job.
- describe and discuss key issues of your professional field (eg. the operation, products, processes or services of companies and/or organizations).

Content

How do you use Swedish vocabulary related to education, work environment and workplace duties?
How do you use Swedish in different communicative situations of working life, for example in emails, telephoning and meetings?
How do you use the basic professional vocabulary required in your field and operational environment?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

If you have been instructed to participate in the Intensive course in Swedish, you must complete it or independently acquire the equivalent knowledge and skills before you can participate in this course.

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 28.04.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Contact teaching, 40 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
  • roo.sv
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Minna Lampinen
Responsible person

Minna Lampinen

Student groups
  • YPMI21KP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies

Objective

You are able to communicate in spoken and written situations in your own field.
You are familiar with the terminology of your field and able to communicate in Swedish in professional situations.

The objectives are based on the Common European Framework of Languages, level B1 and Government Decree 1129/2014.

After completing the course with the grade of 3, you are able to:
- understand clear standard and work-related speech.
- use basic structures reasonably well both in spoken and written situations.
- speak relatively fluently so that occasional mistakes in pronunciation or prosody do not lead to misunderstanding.
- describe your education and work experience for example when applying for a job.
- describe and discuss key issues of your professional field (eg. the operation, products, processes or services of companies and/or organizations).

Content

How do you use Swedish vocabulary related to education, work environment and workplace duties?
How do you use Swedish in different communicative situations of working life, for example in emails, telephoning and meetings?
How do you use the basic professional vocabulary required in your field and operational environment?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

If you have been instructed to participate in the Intensive course in Swedish, you must complete it or independently acquire the equivalent knowledge and skills before you can participate in this course.

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 31.05.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

4 op

Mode of delivery

20 % Contact teaching, 80 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Minna Lampinen
Student groups
  • YPKV22KM
    Civic activities and youth work, part-time studies

Objective

You are able to communicate in spoken and written situations in your own field.
You are familiar with the terminology of your field and able to communicate in Swedish in professional situations.

The objectives are based on the Common European Framework of Languages, level B1 and Government Decree 1129/2014.

After completing the course with the grade of 3, you are able to:
- understand clear standard and work-related speech.
- use basic structures reasonably well both in spoken and written situations.
- speak relatively fluently so that occasional mistakes in pronunciation or prosody do not lead to misunderstanding.
- describe your education and work experience for example when applying for a job.
- describe and discuss key issues of your professional field (eg. the operation, products, processes or services of companies and/or organizations).

Content

How do you use Swedish vocabulary related to education, work environment and workplace duties?
How do you use Swedish in different communicative situations of working life, for example in emails, telephoning and meetings?
How do you use the basic professional vocabulary required in your field and operational environment?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

If you have been instructed to participate in the Intensive course in Swedish, you must complete it or independently acquire the equivalent knowledge and skills before you can participate in this course.

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 28.04.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

1 op

RD proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

80 % Contact teaching, 20 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Tommi Pantzar
Responsible person

Tommi Pantzar

Student groups
  • YPMI20SP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies
  • YPMI21KP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies

Objective

You are able to plan and implement experiential learning modules.
You know how to instruct and support experiential learning in the career field of your own choice. You are able to present theoretical and pedagogical reasons for the activities.
You are able to choose reflection methods that suit the group and the activities. You gain skills and knowledge in experiential activities.

Content

How do you plan experiential learning modules and what is the role of instructors during the process?
Why must the experience be reflected and what reflection methods can you use to support understanding and growth?
What experiential learning applications and environments can you use as a community educator?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

01.09.2022 - 31.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

0 - 10

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
  • Open University of Applied Sciences
Teachers
  • Katri Schadewitz
Responsible person

Katri Schadewitz

Student groups
  • VV2022-2023
    Optional studies 2022-2023

Objective

You will be introduced of successful youth work practices, which are used for social empowerment of young people in Europe. You will be orientated from theoretical and scientific perspective of preventing social exclusion, enhancing empowerment and employability of youth. You are acquainted of common contents of the course, which are inclusion, participation, empowerment, active citizenship, and employability. You understand the significance of these subjects in terms of well-being of youth.

Content

The course introduces successful youth work practices, which are used for social empowerment of young people in Europe. The course is divided on five different sections “Common content”, “Equality”, “Experiential learning”, “Employment” and “Online community/ mentoring”. All sections have topics about the topic in general, an intro, target group, best practice/ examples, methods, recommendations, and further readings/ information. All sections and their topics are gathered to their own interactive books that contain text, articles, pictures, and videos. All sections also have a quiz about the topic.

Materials

The study material is accessible for everyone on the learning environment. All sections have their own interactive books that contain text about the topics, accessible external links to articles and videos.

Content scheduling

All work is independent, and the students will proceed at their own pace. First section includes the common contents of the course. The students must read all the materials and execute the quizzes from “common content” before they are able to move forward at the course. After they have completed the “common content” section, they are able to accomplish the rest of the course in the order they want to.

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Assessment methods and criteria

The quizzes are evaluated. There are unlimited attempts for the quizzes and correct answers gives points where false answers will decrease total points. The time limit for the quizzes is 30 minutes.

Enrolment

23.01.2023 - 03.12.2023

Timing

23.01.2023 - 10.12.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

1 - 10

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
  • Open University of Applied Sciences
Teachers
  • Katri Schadewitz
Responsible person

Katri Schadewitz

Student groups
  • VV2022-2023
    Optional studies 2022-2023
  • VV2023-2024
    Optional studies 2023-2024

Objective

You will be introduced of successful youth work practices, which are used for social empowerment of young people in Europe. You will be orientated from theoretical and scientific perspective of preventing social exclusion, enhancing empowerment and employability of youth. You are acquainted of common contents of the course, which are inclusion, participation, empowerment, active citizenship, and employability. You understand the significance of these subjects in terms of well-being of youth.

Content

The course introduces successful youth work practices, which are used for social empowerment of young people in Europe. The course is divided on five different sections “Common content”, “Equality”, “Experiential learning”, “Employment” and “Online community/ mentoring”. All sections have topics about the topic in general, an intro, target group, best practice/ examples, methods, recommendations, and further readings/ information. All sections and their topics are gathered to their own interactive books that contain text, articles, pictures, and videos. All sections also have a quiz about the topic.

Materials

The study material is accessible for everyone on the learning environment. All sections have their own interactive books that contain text about the topics, accessible external links to articles and videos.

Teaching methods

This course can only be completed as online studies.

Employer connections

No direct work-related cooperation

Student workload

135 hours of study

Content scheduling

All work is independent, and the students will proceed at their own pace. First section includes the common contents of the course. The students must read all the materials and execute the quizzes from “common content” before they are able to move forward at the course. After they have completed the “common content” section, they are able to accomplish the rest of the course in the order they want to.

Further information

This is a course by Xamk Pulse with 10 places reserved for Xamk degree students.

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Assessment methods and criteria

The quizzes are evaluated. There are unlimited attempts for the quizzes and correct answers gives points where false answers will decrease total points. The time limit for the quizzes is 30 minutes.

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 11.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

1 op

RD proportion (cr)

1 op

Mode of delivery

80 % Contact teaching, 20 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Hanne Salovaara-Pitkänen
Responsible person

Hanne Salovaara-Pitkänen

Student groups
  • YPMI20SP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies
  • YPMI20KP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies

Content

You are able to identify the factors behind children’s and young people’s special needs.
You show your familiarity with different working environments and activities of youth work (for example, special youth work, outreach work and child welfare) and improve your abilities in working with children and young people with special needs.
You know the importance of the legislation concerning children and young people and how it strengthens their rights.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 19.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

1 op

RD proportion (cr)

1 op

Mode of delivery

80 % Contact teaching, 20 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Hanne Salovaara-Pitkänen
Responsible person

Hanne Salovaara-Pitkänen

Student groups
  • YPMI21SP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies

Objective

You are able to use the concepts of special education in a consistent manner.

You demonstrate your familiarity with groups that need special pedagogic support.

You are able to use the knowledge of different groups in encountering and instructing individuals and groups.

You are able to combine expertise in child welfare with special education.

Content

What are the specific pedagogical concepts and trends in special education?

What are the pedagogically different groups within youth education?

How is expertise in child welfare connected with skills in special education?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

08.11.2022 - 31.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

4 op

Mode of delivery

20 % Contact teaching, 80 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Hanne Salovaara-Pitkänen
Responsible person

Hanne Salovaara-Pitkänen

Student groups
  • YPKV22KM
    Civic activities and youth work, part-time studies

Objective

You are able to use the concepts of special education in a consistent manner.

You demonstrate your familiarity with groups that need special pedagogic support.

You are able to use the knowledge of different groups in encountering and instructing individuals and groups.

You are able to combine expertise in child welfare with special education.

Content

What are the specific pedagogical concepts and trends in special education?

What are the pedagogically different groups within youth education?

How is expertise in child welfare connected with skills in special education?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 28.04.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

1 op

RD proportion (cr)

1 op

Mode of delivery

80 % Contact teaching, 20 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Hanne Salovaara-Pitkänen
Responsible person

Hanne Salovaara-Pitkänen

Student groups
  • YPMI22KP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies

Objective

You are able to use the concepts of special education in a consistent manner.

You demonstrate your familiarity with groups that need special pedagogic support.

You are able to use the knowledge of different groups in encountering and instructing individuals and groups.

You are able to combine expertise in child welfare with special education.

Content

What are the specific pedagogical concepts and trends in special education?

What are the pedagogically different groups within youth education?

How is expertise in child welfare connected with skills in special education?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

01.02.2023 - 30.11.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

1 - 20

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
  • Degree Programme in Tourism and Service Business
  • Open University of Applied Sciences
Teachers
  • Marjut Kasper
  • Riitta Kuismin
Responsible person

Marjut Kasper

Student groups
  • VV2022-2023
    Optional studies 2022-2023
  • VV2023-2024
    Optional studies 2023-2024

Objective

You can identify the Finland as a well-being country
You understand the definition of happiness
You are able to identify the meaning of mental health care, hope and quality of life
You learn how to utilize the model of Finnish happiness in your own country and life

Content

1. Finland as a well-being country
2. What is happiness
3. Hope as a source of well-being
4. Support of material well-being in Finland
5. Explore the Finnish Happiness Game

Teaching methods

The course is 5 ects, which equals 135 hours of work for the student. You can complete the course entirely individually. After each part (4) there is "test your knowledge" box. The course assesment is based on accept / complemented. The game consists of 40 true/false or "multi choice" questions. You will need minimum of 60 % right to pass the game.

Themes of the course
1.Finland as a well-being country
2. What is happiness
3. Hope as a source of well-being
4. Support of material well-being in Finland
5. Explore the Finnish Happiness Game

Further information

This course is carried out by Xamk Pulse and there are altogether 20 study places reserved for Xamk's degree students on this implementation.

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 19.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

RD proportion (cr)

2 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Contact teaching, 40 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Sirpa Räikkönen
Responsible person

Sirpa Räikkönen

Student groups
  • YPMI21SP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies

Objective

You understand the importance of education in the promotion of sustainable development, diversity, human rights, and coexistence
You are familiar with equality and human rights issues globally and locally.
You know how to act as a promoter of a pluralistic civil society.
You know how to make use of different global education methods.
You are aware of the various sources of funding for international relationships and mobility programs in the field of youth work.

Content

What are the backgrounds and objectives of multicultural work?
What is global education and how is it implemented?
How can a multicultural and pluralistic society be promoted?
What are the challenges in immigrant integration and social integration?
What funding sources and mobility programs can be used to promote international relationships and operations?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

18.08.2022 - 30.11.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Sirpa Räikkönen
Responsible person

Sirpa Räikkönen

Student groups
  • YPKV21KM
    Civic activities and youth work, part-time studies

Objective

You understand the importance of education in the promotion of sustainable development, diversity, human rights, and coexistence
You are familiar with equality and human rights issues globally and locally.
You know how to act as a promoter of a pluralistic civil society.
You know how to make use of different global education methods.
You are aware of the various sources of funding for international relationships and mobility programs in the field of youth work.

Content

What are the backgrounds and objectives of multicultural work?
What is global education and how is it implemented?
How can a multicultural and pluralistic society be promoted?
What are the challenges in immigrant integration and social integration?
What funding sources and mobility programs can be used to promote international relationships and operations?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 28.04.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

RD proportion (cr)

2 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Contact teaching, 40 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Sirpa Räikkönen
Responsible person

Sirpa Räikkönen

Student groups
  • YPMI22KP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies

Objective

You understand the importance of education in the promotion of sustainable development, diversity, human rights, and coexistence
You are familiar with equality and human rights issues globally and locally.
You know how to act as a promoter of a pluralistic civil society.
You know how to make use of different global education methods.
You are aware of the various sources of funding for international relationships and mobility programs in the field of youth work.

Content

What are the backgrounds and objectives of multicultural work?
What is global education and how is it implemented?
How can a multicultural and pluralistic society be promoted?
What are the challenges in immigrant integration and social integration?
What funding sources and mobility programs can be used to promote international relationships and operations?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

16.01.2023 - 28.04.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Contact teaching, 40 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Hanne Salovaara-Pitkänen
Responsible person

Hanne Salovaara-Pitkänen

Student groups
  • YPMI23KP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies

Objective

You are able to use the basic terminology related to an individual's growth and development.
You recognize the interaction between the individual and the environment, and the contexts of development in an individual's growth and development.
You show your familiarity with the psychological development of different stages of life.

Content

What are the basic concepts related to an individual's growth and development?
How are the interaction between an individual and the environment and the contexts of development connected to the development and growth of a person?
How are the regularities of human psychological development structured?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 19.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

RD proportion (cr)

1 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Contact teaching, 40 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 80

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
  • Degree Programme in Environmental Technology
Teachers
  • Jyrki Haapala
  • Jaakko Pitkänen
  • Maria Kangasniemi-Haapala
Responsible person

Maria Kangasniemi-Haapala

Student groups
  • YPMI20SP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies
  • YTMI21KP
    Environmental Technology, full-time studies

Objective

You are able to lead yourself, develop you self-leadership and your competences as a responsible member of your work communiy.
You are able to analyze and develop work community collaboration by means of solution-oriented approaches.
You are able to apply leadership models in an appropriate way.
You are able to act as a leader in workplace situations typically encountered by supervisors.

Content

How do you lead yourself?
How do you identify various roles, behavior patterns and phenomena in work communities?
How do you communicate and act as a responsible member of a work community and lead it?
How do you apply leadership models in various types of organisations?
How do you develop work community collaboration in a goal-oriented way?
How do you act as a leader and supervisor in changing working life environments?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 19.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

RD proportion (cr)

1 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Contact teaching, 40 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Katri Schadewitz
Responsible person

Katri Schadewitz

Student groups
  • YPMI21SP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies

Objective

You know how to work in a voluntary organization and how to set up an association.
You are able to identify the management and operating practices of NGOs, associations, and foundations.
You are aware of the legislation on associations and foundations.
You know the basics of fund raising for NGOs.
You know how to create and maintain networks with professionals and experts from different fields.
You understand the societal and employment role of associations, NGOs and foundations.

Content

How do NGOs, associations ja foundations operate?
What are the legal guidelines of the associations and foundations?
How does decision-making take place in an association and NGO?
How does a community educator inspire and activate volunteers?
How are the NGOs managed?
How to create and maintain networks with professionals and experts from different fields?
How is fundraising and economic monitoring organized in NGOs?
What services do different NGOs and foundations produce?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 28.04.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

RD proportion (cr)

1 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Contact teaching, 40 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Katri Schadewitz
Responsible person

Katri Schadewitz

Student groups
  • YPMI22KP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies

Objective

You know how to work in a voluntary organization and how to set up an association.
You are able to identify the management and operating practices of NGOs, associations, and foundations.
You are aware of the legislation on associations and foundations.
You know the basics of fund raising for NGOs.
You know how to create and maintain networks with professionals and experts from different fields.
You understand the societal and employment role of associations, NGOs and foundations.

Content

How do NGOs, associations ja foundations operate?
What are the legal guidelines of the associations and foundations?
How does decision-making take place in an association and NGO?
How does a community educator inspire and activate volunteers?
How are the NGOs managed?
How to create and maintain networks with professionals and experts from different fields?
How is fundraising and economic monitoring organized in NGOs?
What services do different NGOs and foundations produce?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 31.05.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

4 op

RD proportion (cr)

1 op

Mode of delivery

20 % Contact teaching, 80 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Katri Schadewitz
Responsible person

Katri Schadewitz

Student groups
  • AVKVYP23KPOVM
    Avoin AMK, Kouvola, yhteisöpedagogi, verkkomomu
  • YPKV23KVM
    Civic activities and youth work, part-time studies

Objective

You know how to work in a voluntary organization and how to set up an association.
You are able to identify the management and operating practices of NGOs, associations, and foundations.
You are aware of the legislation on associations and foundations.
You know the basics of fund raising for NGOs.
You know how to create and maintain networks with professionals and experts from different fields.
You understand the societal and employment role of associations, NGOs and foundations.

Content

How do NGOs, associations ja foundations operate?
What are the legal guidelines of the associations and foundations?
How does decision-making take place in an association and NGO?
How does a community educator inspire and activate volunteers?
How are the NGOs managed?
How to create and maintain networks with professionals and experts from different fields?
How is fundraising and economic monitoring organized in NGOs?
What services do different NGOs and foundations produce?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 28.04.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

RD proportion (cr)

1 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Contact teaching, 40 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Tommi Pantzar
  • Sari Miettinen
  • Laura Hokkanen
  • Mirka Lähdeniemi
  • Katja Komonen
Responsible person

Mirka Lähdeniemi

Student groups
  • YPMI23KP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies

Objective

You understand the global significance of sustainable development.
You recognize the regional and local need to support ecological, cultural and social sustainability.
You know methods and approaches to support sustainable development of individuals and communities.

Content

What is sustainable development?
What global challenges does humanity face and how do they they show locally?
What change is needed to secure good living opportunities for present and future generations?
What methods can be used to support the sustainable development of individuals and communities?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

29.09.2022 - 02.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

3 op

Mode of delivery

40 % Contact teaching, 60 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Hanne Salovaara-Pitkänen
Responsible person

Hanne Salovaara-Pitkänen

Student groups
  • YPKV21KM
    Civic activities and youth work, part-time studies

Objective

You demonstrate your familiarity with didactics, particularly in education planning, and know the different ways of working in educational and training situations, and you are able to evaluate training in the field of youth work.

Content

What is didactics?
How are training events planned?
How are training events implemented and evaluated?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 28.04.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

3 op

RD proportion (cr)

2 op

Mode of delivery

40 % Contact teaching, 60 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Hanne Salovaara-Pitkänen
Responsible person

Hanne Salovaara-Pitkänen

Student groups
  • YPMI20SP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies
  • YPMI21KP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies

Objective

You demonstrate your familiarity with didactics, particularly in education planning, and know the different ways of working in educational and training situations, and you are able to evaluate training in the field of youth work.

Content

What is didactics?
How are training events planned?
How are training events implemented and evaluated?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

01.09.2022 - 30.11.2022

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

5 - 10

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Health Care
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
  • Degree Programme in Nursing
  • Open University of Applied Sciences
Teachers
  • Anne Ulmanen
  • Riitta Kuismin
Student groups
  • VV2022-2023
    Optional studies 2022-2023

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 14.04.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

1 - 10

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Nursing
  • Degree Programme in Nursing and Health Care
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
  • Open University of Applied Sciences
  • Degree Programme in Elderly Care
Teachers
  • Anne Ulmanen
Student groups
  • VV2022-2023
    Optional studies 2022-2023

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Enrolment

22.08.2022 - 28.08.2022

Timing

05.09.2022 - 30.11.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services, school wellbeing
  • Degree Programme in Health Care
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
  • Degree Programme in Nursing
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Anne Ulmanen
Responsible person

Anne Ulmanen

Student groups
  • VV2022-2023
    Optional studies 2022-2023

Objective

You know the basics of child psychiatry.
You are aware of the challenges on mental health that families with children may experience.
You are able to identify children's behavioral disorders and know how they can be treated.
You know how to create a relationship of mutual cooperation and respect with a family are able to communicate with children as family members.
You are able to apply different functional methods when communicating with children.

Content

What impact do attachment and early interaction have on the development of a child's mental health?
What is attachment trauma?
What are the most typical challenges on mental health that families with children may encounter?
How can you identify children's behavioral disorder and help the child and their family?
How do create an atmosphere of cooperation with a family?
What functional methods can be used to support children's mental health?

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 19.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

RD proportion (cr)

1 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Contact teaching, 40 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Lassi Pöyry
Responsible person

Lassi Pöyry

Student groups
  • YPMI22KP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies

Objective

You are able to justify the importance of physical exercise for individuals’ growth and development and for the wellbeing of communities.
You know the major theoretical framework of physical education and how to apply it to achieve social and ethical education objectives.
You are able to plan, organize, instruct and evaluate physical education sessions in different environments.
You recognize different manifestations of young people’s sports culture and gain experience in new kinds of sports.

Content

What theoretical models can be used to explain the variety of different individuals’ physical activity behavior and their relationship to physical activity overall?
How can you use physical education instruction methods and sport environments to achieve different educational objectives?
What kind of know-how do you have of physical education instruction, and how do you identify your development needs?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

Basic skills in instructing a group.

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 19.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

3 op

RD proportion (cr)

3 op

Mode of delivery

40 % Contact teaching, 60 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Lassi Pöyry
Responsible person

Lassi Pöyry

Student groups
  • YPKV21KM
    Civic activities and youth work, part-time studies

Objective

You are able to justify the importance of physical exercise for individuals’ growth and development and for the wellbeing of communities.
You know the major theoretical framework of physical education and how to apply it to achieve social and ethical education objectives.
You are able to plan, organize, instruct and evaluate physical education sessions in different environments.
You recognize different manifestations of young people’s sports culture and gain experience in new kinds of sports.

Content

What theoretical models can be used to explain the variety of different individuals’ physical activity behavior and their relationship to physical activity overall?
How can you use physical education instruction methods and sport environments to achieve different educational objectives?
What kind of know-how do you have of physical education instruction, and how do you identify your development needs?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

Basic skills in instructing a group.

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 28.04.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

1 op

RD proportion (cr)

1 op

Mode of delivery

80 % Contact teaching, 20 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Lassi Pöyry
Responsible person

Lassi Pöyry

Student groups
  • YPMI22SP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, fulltime studies

Objective

You are able to justify the importance of physical exercise for individuals’ growth and development and for the wellbeing of communities.
You know the major theoretical framework of physical education and how to apply it to achieve social and ethical education objectives.
You are able to plan, organize, instruct and evaluate physical education sessions in different environments.
You recognize different manifestations of young people’s sports culture and gain experience in new kinds of sports.

Content

What theoretical models can be used to explain the variety of different individuals’ physical activity behavior and their relationship to physical activity overall?
How can you use physical education instruction methods and sport environments to achieve different educational objectives?
What kind of know-how do you have of physical education instruction, and how do you identify your development needs?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

Basic skills in instructing a group.

Enrolment

22.08.2022 - 28.08.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 19.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

RD proportion (cr)

2 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Contact teaching, 40 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Laura Hokkanen
Responsible person

Laura Hokkanen

Student groups
  • YPMI22SP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, fulltime studies

Objective

You know how to use the basic concepts of creative and cultural methods.


You recognize the impact of creative and cultural methods on developing a youth’s self-expression, self-esteem and interaction skills.


You are familiar with the use of creative and cultural methods.


You recognize the possibilities of using different forms of art in youth and community work.

Content

What are the basic concepts of creative and cultural methods?


How can creative and cultural methods influence the development of young people's self-expression, self-esteem and interaction skills?


How are creative and cultural methods used?


How are the different art forms and methods used in youth and community work?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 31.05.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

1 op

RD proportion (cr)

1 op

Mode of delivery

80 % Contact teaching, 20 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Jaakko Pitkänen
Responsible person

Jaakko Pitkänen

Student groups
  • YPKV22KM
    Civic activities and youth work, part-time studies

Objective

You know how to use the basic concepts of creative and cultural methods.


You recognize the impact of creative and cultural methods on developing a youth’s self-expression, self-esteem and interaction skills.


You are familiar with the use of creative and cultural methods.


You recognize the possibilities of using different forms of art in youth and community work.

Content

What are the basic concepts of creative and cultural methods?


How can creative and cultural methods influence the development of young people's self-expression, self-esteem and interaction skills?


How are creative and cultural methods used?


How are the different art forms and methods used in youth and community work?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

22.08.2022 - 28.08.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 25.11.2022

Credits

3 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 30

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services, school wellbeing
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Sirpa Gardemeister
Responsible person

Sirpa Gardemeister

Student groups
  • VV2022-2023
    Optional studies 2022-2023

Objective

-

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

31.10.2022 - 19.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

1 op

RD proportion (cr)

1 op

Mode of delivery

80 % Contact teaching, 20 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Mirka Lähdeniemi
Responsible person

Mirka Lähdeniemi

Student groups
  • YPMI21KP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies

Objective

You can choose and use the suitable methods of media education for young people.
You can promote the digital wellbeing of young people in digital environments.
You can assess the motives of media texts and support young people’s possibilities to influence the media.

Content

What methods can be used to promote media education and digital wellbeing?
How can multiliteracies be improved among young people?
How can participation and influencing be done with media education?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 17.03.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

RD proportion (cr)

2 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Contact teaching, 40 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Laura Hokkanen
Responsible person

Laura Hokkanen

Student groups
  • YPMI21SP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies

Objective

You can choose and use the suitable methods of media education for young people.
You can promote the digital wellbeing of young people in digital environments.
You can assess the motives of media texts and support young people’s possibilities to influence the media.

Content

What methods can be used to promote media education and digital wellbeing?
How can multiliteracies be improved among young people?
How can participation and influencing be done with media education?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 28.04.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

RD proportion (cr)

2 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Mirka Lähdeniemi
Responsible person

Mirka Lähdeniemi

Student groups
  • YPKV21KM
    Civic activities and youth work, part-time studies

Objective

You can choose and use the suitable methods of media education for young people.
You can promote the digital wellbeing of young people in digital environments.
You can assess the motives of media texts and support young people’s possibilities to influence the media.

Content

What methods can be used to promote media education and digital wellbeing?
How can multiliteracies be improved among young people?
How can participation and influencing be done with media education?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

22.08.2022 - 28.08.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 12.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Contact teaching, 40 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Hanne Salovaara-Pitkänen
Responsible person

Hanne Salovaara-Pitkänen

Student groups
  • YPMI22SP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, fulltime studies

Objective

You are able to use the basic terminology related to young people's growth, development and education.


You recognize the interaction between the individual and the environment, and the contexts of development in an individual's growth and development.


You are able to identify the different life stages of youth and their characteristics.

Content

What are the basic concepts related to an individual's growth?


How is the interaction between an individual and the environment and the contexts of development in connection with the development and growth of a young person?


What is adolescence like as a phycological stage of life?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

22.08.2022 - 28.08.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 30.11.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

RD proportion (cr)

1 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Contact teaching, 40 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Virva Korpinen
Responsible person

Virva Korpinen

Student groups
  • YPMI22SP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, fulltime studies

Objective

You know the basics of face-to-face and digital interaction.
You understand the importance of a holistic and equal encounter in supporting a young person.
You recognize the characteristics of sincere dialogue and know how to use it in face-to-face and digital encounters.

Content

What are the factors behind face-to-face and digital interaction and appreciation?
What are the challenges when interacting with a young person?
What is digital youth work?
How can digital information, counseling and guidance services be utilized in youth work?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 19.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

RD proportion (cr)

1 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Contact teaching, 40 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Katri Schadewitz
Responsible person

Katri Schadewitz

Student groups
  • YPMI22KP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies

Objective

You understand the historical development process of youth education as well as the theoretical basis, goals, contents and values governing them.

You learn to examine youth education as part of a wider societal and cultural framework.

You are able to identify topical challenges in youth education.

Content

Which characteristics play a central role in the history of youth education?

What theoretical premises, values, goals and methods underlie youth education?

What is the societal and cultural significance of youth education?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 28.04.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

RD proportion (cr)

1 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Contact teaching, 40 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Katri Schadewitz
Responsible person

Katri Schadewitz

Student groups
  • YPMI22SP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, fulltime studies

Objective

You understand the historical development process of youth education as well as the theoretical basis, goals, contents and values governing them.

You learn to examine youth education as part of a wider societal and cultural framework.

You are able to identify topical challenges in youth education.

Content

Which characteristics play a central role in the history of youth education?

What theoretical premises, values, goals and methods underlie youth education?

What is the societal and cultural significance of youth education?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 31.08.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

3 op

Mode of delivery

40 % Contact teaching, 60 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Katri Schadewitz
Responsible person

Katri Schadewitz

Student groups
  • YPKV23KVM
    Civic activities and youth work, part-time studies

Objective

You understand the historical development process of youth education as well as the theoretical basis, goals, contents and values governing them.

You learn to examine youth education as part of a wider societal and cultural framework.

You are able to identify topical challenges in youth education.

Content

Which characteristics play a central role in the history of youth education?

What theoretical premises, values, goals and methods underlie youth education?

What is the societal and cultural significance of youth education?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 19.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

3 op

RD proportion (cr)

1 op

Mode of delivery

40 % Contact teaching, 60 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Sirpa Räikkönen
Responsible person

Sirpa Räikkönen

Student groups
  • YPMI22KP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies

Objective

You know the operational environments of youth education.

You understand the control systems and working methods of youth work and non-governmental organizations.

Content

How is the field of youth education organized?

How does the youth act govern the enviroments of youth education?

How are youth work and civic activities financed?

What forms of work are used in youth education?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

18.08.2022 - 30.11.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Sirpa Räikkönen
Responsible person

Sirpa Räikkönen

Student groups
  • YPKV22KM
    Civic activities and youth work, part-time studies

Objective

You know the operational environments of youth education.

You understand the control systems and working methods of youth work and non-governmental organizations.

Content

How is the field of youth education organized?

How does the youth act govern the enviroments of youth education?

How are youth work and civic activities financed?

What forms of work are used in youth education?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 28.04.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

3 op

RD proportion (cr)

1 op

Mode of delivery

40 % Contact teaching, 60 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Sirpa Räikkönen
Responsible person

Sirpa Räikkönen

Student groups
  • YPMI22SP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, fulltime studies

Objective

You know the operational environments of youth education.

You understand the control systems and working methods of youth work and non-governmental organizations.

Content

How is the field of youth education organized?

How does the youth act govern the enviroments of youth education?

How are youth work and civic activities financed?

What forms of work are used in youth education?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 19.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

3 op

RD proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

40 % Contact teaching, 60 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Pekka Penttinen
Responsible person

Pekka Penttinen

Student groups
  • YPMI20KP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies

Objective

You can identify and evaluate the problems of the professional field together with different working groups and target groups.
You can choose appropriate development methods according to the purpose and justify these choices.
You are familiar with quality and evaluation practices of your professional field.
You can plan, implement, evaluate and report a goal-oriented development process.

Content

What is development work of youth education?
What is the significance of quality and evaluation work in the development of youth field?
How to make a development plan?
What are the development methods in youth education and how can these methods be applied?
How to collect and utilize research data in development work?
How does development proceed as a process?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

Projects as a working method 5 ECTS credits

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

07.09.2022 - 07.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

3 op

RD proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

40 % Contact teaching, 60 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Pekka Penttinen
Responsible person

Pekka Penttinen

Student groups
  • YPKV22KM
    Civic activities and youth work, part-time studies

Objective

You can identify and evaluate the problems of the professional field together with different working groups and target groups.
You can choose appropriate development methods according to the purpose and justify these choices.
You are familiar with quality and evaluation practices of your professional field.
You can plan, implement, evaluate and report a goal-oriented development process.

Content

What is development work of youth education?
What is the significance of quality and evaluation work in the development of youth field?
How to make a development plan?
What are the development methods in youth education and how can these methods be applied?
How to collect and utilize research data in development work?
How does development proceed as a process?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

Projects as a working method 5 ECTS credits

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 28.04.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

3 op

RD proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

40 % Contact teaching, 60 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Pekka Penttinen
Responsible person

Pekka Penttinen

Student groups
  • YPMI20SP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies

Objective

You can identify and evaluate the problems of the professional field together with different working groups and target groups.
You can choose appropriate development methods according to the purpose and justify these choices.
You are familiar with quality and evaluation practices of your professional field.
You can plan, implement, evaluate and report a goal-oriented development process.

Content

What is development work of youth education?
What is the significance of quality and evaluation work in the development of youth field?
How to make a development plan?
What are the development methods in youth education and how can these methods be applied?
How to collect and utilize research data in development work?
How does development proceed as a process?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

Projects as a working method 5 ECTS credits

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

31.10.2022 - 19.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

3 op

RD proportion (cr)

2 op

Mode of delivery

40 % Contact teaching, 60 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Jaakko Pitkänen
Responsible person

Jaakko Pitkänen

Student groups
  • YPMI21KP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies

Objective

You recognize the relation between historical and social phenomena in the emergence of subcultures.
You can analyze current phenomena of youth in the framework of youth cultures.
You know how to use historical and current research concerning youth.

Content

What movements and developments are included in the history of youth cultures?
In what ways have subcultures and phenomena of youth been seen at different times?
In what ways has the youth research of different times seen a young person as a member of society?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 17.03.2023

Credits

5 op

RD proportion (cr)

2 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Jaakko Pitkänen
Responsible person

Jaakko Pitkänen

Student groups
  • YPMI21SP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies

Objective

You recognize the relation between historical and social phenomena in the emergence of subcultures.
You can analyze current phenomena of youth in the framework of youth cultures.
You know how to use historical and current research concerning youth.

Content

What movements and developments are included in the history of youth cultures?
In what ways have subcultures and phenomena of youth been seen at different times?
In what ways has the youth research of different times seen a young person as a member of society?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 14.05.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Mirka Lähdeniemi
Responsible person

Mirka Lähdeniemi

Student groups
  • YPKV22KM
    Civic activities and youth work, part-time studies

Objective

You recognize the relation between historical and social phenomena in the emergence of subcultures.
You can analyze current phenomena of youth in the framework of youth cultures.
You know how to use historical and current research concerning youth.

Content

What movements and developments are included in the history of youth cultures?
In what ways have subcultures and phenomena of youth been seen at different times?
In what ways has the youth research of different times seen a young person as a member of society?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

22.08.2022 - 28.08.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 19.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

3 op

Mode of delivery

40 % Contact teaching, 60 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Mirka Lähdeniemi
Responsible person

Mirka Lähdeniemi

Student groups
  • YPMI22SP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, fulltime studies

Objective

You are able to identify the factors and structures in community and society that influence the wellbeing of young people.


You are able to identify the mechanisms for the emergence of social problems, as well as risk factors for exclusion and protective mechanisms.


You are able to outline the overall wellbeing of young people in our society


You are able to evaluate the potential and role of youth education in promoting the wellbeing of young people.

Content

What is wellbeing?

How do local communities, residential area, gender, social and cultural background affect wellbeing?

How does the societal context prevent or promote wellbeing?

What factors affect the social exclusion of young people?

What are the problems of marginalization at a social, community and individual level?

What are the opportunities for youth education to support the building of young people's wellbeing?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

10.01.2023 - 31.05.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Mirka Lähdeniemi
Responsible person

Mirka Lähdeniemi

Student groups
  • AVKVYP23KPOVM
    Avoin AMK, Kouvola, yhteisöpedagogi, verkkomomu
  • YPKV23KVM
    Civic activities and youth work, part-time studies

Objective

You are able to identify the factors and structures in community and society that influence the wellbeing of young people.


You are able to identify the mechanisms for the emergence of social problems, as well as risk factors for exclusion and protective mechanisms.


You are able to outline the overall wellbeing of young people in our society


You are able to evaluate the potential and role of youth education in promoting the wellbeing of young people.

Content

What is wellbeing?

How do local communities, residential area, gender, social and cultural background affect wellbeing?

How does the societal context prevent or promote wellbeing?

What factors affect the social exclusion of young people?

What are the problems of marginalization at a social, community and individual level?

What are the opportunities for youth education to support the building of young people's wellbeing?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 28.04.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

RD proportion (cr)

2 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Contact teaching, 40 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Sari Miettinen
Responsible person

Sari Miettinen

Student groups
  • YPMI20SP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies
  • YPMI21KP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies

Objective

You know how to recognize the goals, activities and opportunities of preventive work relating to intoxicant use and mental health.
You are able to describe and search for information about children’s and young people’s mental health and intoxicant use.
You know how to act as a youth worker in the service network relating to children’s and adolescents’ intoxicant use and mental health.
As a community educator, you can meet children and young people from the point of view of preventing substance abuse and mental health problems.

Content

What is children’s and young people’s mental health and intoxicant-free life based on?
What are the most common disorders of children’s and young people’s intoxicant use and mental health and the relating methods of aid?
What kind of methods promote children’s and young people’s mental health and intoxicant free lifestyles and how can they be influenced?
With what kind of work practices can youth workers support the prevention of children’s and young people's intoxicant use and mental harm as well as their need and readiness for change?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 12.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

RD proportion (cr)

1 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Contact teaching, 40 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Maija-Sisko Kauppila
  • Sirpa Räikkönen
Responsible person

Maija-Sisko Kauppila

Student groups
  • YPMI20KP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies

Objective

You are able to define the parts of young people’s service system.
You learn how youth guidance and service networks work to promote young people’s wellbeing. You are able to define the tasks of municipalities in maintaining and promoting young people’s wellbeing.
You learn the principles of municipal administration and good administration.
You are able to work in multiprofessional networks.
You can search for information from different sources. You can critically evaluate them and the reliability of information and handle digital information.

Content

What is included in young people’s cross-sectoral service system?
How do youth guidance and service networks promote the well-being of young people?
In what kind of roles do community educators work in youth guidance and service network?
How does the law govern municipal and regional service production?
How does the municipal decision-making system work?
How do community educators make use of the information resources?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

Attending the course requires that the course Operational environments of youth education has been completed.

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 28.04.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

RD proportion (cr)

1 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Contact teaching, 40 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Maija-Sisko Kauppila
  • Sirpa Räikkönen
Responsible person

Maija-Sisko Kauppila

Student groups
  • YPMI20SP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies

Objective

You are able to define the parts of young people’s service system.
You learn how youth guidance and service networks work to promote young people’s wellbeing. You are able to define the tasks of municipalities in maintaining and promoting young people’s wellbeing.
You learn the principles of municipal administration and good administration.
You are able to work in multiprofessional networks.
You can search for information from different sources. You can critically evaluate them and the reliability of information and handle digital information.

Content

What is included in young people’s cross-sectoral service system?
How do youth guidance and service networks promote the well-being of young people?
In what kind of roles do community educators work in youth guidance and service network?
How does the law govern municipal and regional service production?
How does the municipal decision-making system work?
How do community educators make use of the information resources?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

Attending the course requires that the course Operational environments of youth education has been completed.

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 31.05.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

3 op

Mode of delivery

40 % Contact teaching, 60 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Maija-Sisko Kauppila
  • Sirpa Räikkönen
Responsible person

Maija-Sisko Kauppila

Student groups
  • YPKV22KM
    Civic activities and youth work, part-time studies

Objective

You are able to define the parts of young people’s service system.
You learn how youth guidance and service networks work to promote young people’s wellbeing. You are able to define the tasks of municipalities in maintaining and promoting young people’s wellbeing.
You learn the principles of municipal administration and good administration.
You are able to work in multiprofessional networks.
You can search for information from different sources. You can critically evaluate them and the reliability of information and handle digital information.

Content

What is included in young people’s cross-sectoral service system?
How do youth guidance and service networks promote the well-being of young people?
In what kind of roles do community educators work in youth guidance and service network?
How does the law govern municipal and regional service production?
How does the municipal decision-making system work?
How do community educators make use of the information resources?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

Attending the course requires that the course Operational environments of youth education has been completed.

Enrolment

22.08.2022 - 28.08.2022

Timing

05.09.2022 - 30.11.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
  • Degree Programme in Nursing
  • Degree Programme in Nursing and Health Care
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Riitta Kuismin
Responsible person

Riitta Kuismin

Student groups
  • VV2022-2023
    Optional studies 2022-2023

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 30.09.2023

Credits

5 op

RD proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Sirpa Räikkönen
Responsible person

Sirpa Räikkönen

Student groups
  • YPMI22SP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, fulltime studies

Objective

You are able to meet people in different roles.
You are able to act as an instructor in youth education, working in a goal-orientated way with an individual group and individuals.
You develop your interpersonal and group work skills.
You are able to plan and assess your own work as an instructor.

Content

What skills do you need to meet people?
How to plan, execute and evaluate goal-oriented activities and take into account the needs of the target group?
How to deepen your interaction and instruction skills?
What skills do you need in organizing intensive and goal-oriented activities?

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 30.09.2023

Credits

5 op

RD proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Mirka Lähdeniemi
Responsible person

Mirka Lähdeniemi

Student groups
  • YPMI23KP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies

Objective

You are able to meet people in different roles.
You are able to act as an instructor in youth education, working in a goal-orientated way with an individual group and individuals.
You develop your interpersonal and group work skills.
You are able to plan and assess your own work as an instructor.

Content

What skills do you need to meet people?
How to plan, execute and evaluate goal-oriented activities and take into account the needs of the target group?
How to deepen your interaction and instruction skills?
What skills do you need in organizing intensive and goal-oriented activities?

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

02.01.2023 - 31.12.2023

Credits

5 op

RD proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Maija-Sisko Kauppila
Responsible person

Maija-Sisko Kauppila

Student groups
  • YPKV22KM
    Civic activities and youth work, part-time studies

Objective

You are able to meet people in different roles.
You are able to act as an instructor in youth education, working in a goal-orientated way with an individual group and individuals.
You develop your interpersonal and group work skills.
You are able to plan and assess your own work as an instructor.

Content

What skills do you need to meet people?
How to plan, execute and evaluate goal-oriented activities and take into account the needs of the target group?
How to deepen your interaction and instruction skills?
What skills do you need in organizing intensive and goal-oriented activities?

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Enrolment

22.08.2022 - 28.08.2022

Timing

22.08.2022 - 30.04.2024

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Contact teaching, 40 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Lassi Pöyry
Responsible person

Lassi Pöyry

Student groups
  • YPMI22SP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, fulltime studies

Objective

You act responsibly as a student and a member of the university community.
You are able to set learning objectives, plan your study and career path, follow your progress in studies and assess your learning.
You are able to improve your working life competencies.
You know how to act according to the ethical principles of your field.
You are able to promote your skills and competencies.

Content

What is Xamk like as a study community and learning environment?
How do you create a personal study and career plan?
How do you identify your skills and competences?
How do you improve your general competences?
What are your profession and line of work like?
What ethical principles are relevant to your field?
How do you promote your competences and strengthen your skills with respect to applying for jobs?
How do you enhance continuous learning?

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 20.12.2024

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Contact teaching, 40 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Lassi Pöyry
Responsible person

Lassi Pöyry

Student groups
  • YPMI23KP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies

Objective

You act responsibly as a student and a member of the university community.
You are able to set learning objectives, plan your study and career path, follow your progress in studies and assess your learning.
You are able to improve your working life competencies.
You know how to act according to the ethical principles of your field.
You are able to promote your skills and competencies.

Content

What is Xamk like as a study community and learning environment?
How do you create a personal study and career plan?
How do you identify your skills and competences?
How do you improve your general competences?
What are your profession and line of work like?
What ethical principles are relevant to your field?
How do you promote your competences and strengthen your skills with respect to applying for jobs?
How do you enhance continuous learning?

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 30.04.2024

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

3 op

Mode of delivery

40 % Contact teaching, 60 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Maija-Sisko Kauppila
Responsible person

Maija-Sisko Kauppila

Student groups
  • YPKV23KVM
    Civic activities and youth work, part-time studies

Objective

You act responsibly as a student and a member of the university community.
You are able to set learning objectives, plan your study and career path, follow your progress in studies and assess your learning.
You are able to improve your working life competencies.
You know how to act according to the ethical principles of your field.
You are able to promote your skills and competencies.

Content

What is Xamk like as a study community and learning environment?
How do you create a personal study and career plan?
How do you identify your skills and competences?
How do you improve your general competences?
What are your profession and line of work like?
What ethical principles are relevant to your field?
How do you promote your competences and strengthen your skills with respect to applying for jobs?
How do you enhance continuous learning?

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 19.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

3 op

RD proportion (cr)

3 op

Mode of delivery

40 % Contact teaching, 60 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Laura Hokkanen
Responsible person

Laura Hokkanen

Student groups
  • YPMI20SP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies
  • YPMI20KP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies

Objective

You understand gaming as a phenomenon in culture and society.
You can analyze gaming from an educational perspective and recognize the positive effects of gaming.
You can recognize the signs of problem playing and prevent the drawbacks of problem playing.
You can evaluate the potential of games and gaming in youth work.
You can design playful and visualization-based implementation of gaming for the contents of youth work.
You know the digital platforms and environments that can be used in gamification in the field of youth work.
You can promote the implementation of age limits, copyrights and security aspects of gaming.

Content

What do games, gamification and gamifying mean?
How can game education support a young person's positive relationship with gaming?
How can gamification be used to visualize the content, forms and processes of youth work?
What are the benefits of gamification in youth work?
How to identify problem gaming and find the right ways to tackle it?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 31.05.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

RD proportion (cr)

2 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Contact teaching, 40 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Laura Hokkanen
Responsible person

Laura Hokkanen

Student groups
  • YPKV21KM
    Civic activities and youth work, part-time studies

Objective

You understand gaming as a phenomenon in culture and society.
You can analyze gaming from an educational perspective and recognize the positive effects of gaming.
You can recognize the signs of problem playing and prevent the drawbacks of problem playing.
You can evaluate the potential of games and gaming in youth work.
You can design playful and visualization-based implementation of gaming for the contents of youth work.
You know the digital platforms and environments that can be used in gamification in the field of youth work.
You can promote the implementation of age limits, copyrights and security aspects of gaming.

Content

What do games, gamification and gamifying mean?
How can game education support a young person's positive relationship with gaming?
How can gamification be used to visualize the content, forms and processes of youth work?
What are the benefits of gamification in youth work?
How to identify problem gaming and find the right ways to tackle it?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

01.09.2022 - 30.11.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

1 - 10

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
  • Open University of Applied Sciences
Teachers
  • Jaakko Pitkänen
Responsible person

Jaakko Pitkänen

Student groups
  • VV2022-2023
    Optional studies 2022-2023

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

23.01.2023 - 10.12.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

1 - 10

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
  • Open University of Applied Sciences
Teachers
  • Jaakko Pitkänen
Responsible person

Jaakko Pitkänen

Student groups
  • VV2022-2023
    Optional studies 2022-2023
  • VV2023-2024
    Optional studies 2023-2024

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 19.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

RD proportion (cr)

3 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Contact teaching, 40 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Tommi Pantzar
  • Lassi Pöyry
  • Katri Schadewitz
  • Jaakko Pitkänen
Responsible person

Jaakko Pitkänen

Student groups
  • YPMI21SP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies

Objective

You are able to identify the stages of project work and its different parts.
You know how to plan, fund, complete and report a project.
You are able to define the tasks and responsibilities of the participants in a project team.
You know how to design new products and services in an entrepreneurial and customer-oriented way.
You understand the importance of different aspects of financial management in projects.
As a member of a project team, you are able to operate in a goal-oriented way.

Content

What are the stages of project work and its different parts?
How to plan, fund, complete and report a project?
How does one define the tasks and responsibilities of the participants in a project team?
What is the importance of different aspects of financial management in projects?
What working life skills are needed in project work?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 14.04.2023

Credits

5 op

RD proportion (cr)

3 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Tommi Pantzar
  • Lassi Pöyry
  • Katri Schadewitz
  • Jaakko Pitkänen
Responsible person

Jaakko Pitkänen

Student groups
  • YPMI22KP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies

Objective

You are able to identify the stages of project work and its different parts.
You know how to plan, fund, complete and report a project.
You are able to define the tasks and responsibilities of the participants in a project team.
You know how to design new products and services in an entrepreneurial and customer-oriented way.
You understand the importance of different aspects of financial management in projects.
As a member of a project team, you are able to operate in a goal-oriented way.

Content

What are the stages of project work and its different parts?
How to plan, fund, complete and report a project?
How does one define the tasks and responsibilities of the participants in a project team?
What is the importance of different aspects of financial management in projects?
What working life skills are needed in project work?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Timing

09.01.2023 - 15.04.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Nursing and Health Care
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
  • Degree Programme in Nursing and Health Care
  • Open University of Applied Sciences
  • Degree Programme in Elderly Care
Teachers
  • Anne Ulmanen

Objective

• You can recognize the need for group directing and individual learning capabilities in mental health and substance abuse services.
• You can choose and use appropriate group directing methods and guidance in mental health and substance abuse services.
• You can plan, implement ja evaluate goal-orientated group directing in mental health and substance abuse services.

Content

• Patients/customers individual learning capabilities
• Content of group directing
• Group directing methods (intellectual, functional, interventional, peer support, networking)
• Guidance styles
• Guidance relationship
• The planning of groups, implementation and evaluation.

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 19.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Contact teaching, 40 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Tommi Pantzar
Responsible person

Tommi Pantzar

Student groups
  • YPMI21SP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies

Objective

You know how to justify the methods and the role of the instructors in adventure education from the perspective of experiential learning theory.

You can recognize the professional possibilities of adventure education in the field of civic activities and youth work.

You know the laws and regulations that govern the safety of adventure education and you use them in planning and carrying out your own adventure.

Content

What philosophical and educational theoretical foundations is adventure education based on?

What educational and experiential opportunities do adventures offer and what is required from the instructors?

What are the methods that can be used in adventure education?

How can the risks involved in adventure activities be managed?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 19.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

4 op

Mode of delivery

20 % Contact teaching, 80 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Tommi Pantzar
Responsible person

Tommi Pantzar

Student groups
  • YPKV21KM
    Civic activities and youth work, part-time studies

Objective

You know how to justify the methods and the role of the instructors in adventure education from the perspective of experiential learning theory.

You can recognize the professional possibilities of adventure education in the field of civic activities and youth work.

You know the laws and regulations that govern the safety of adventure education and you use them in planning and carrying out your own adventure.

Content

What philosophical and educational theoretical foundations is adventure education based on?

What educational and experiential opportunities do adventures offer and what is required from the instructors?

What are the methods that can be used in adventure education?

How can the risks involved in adventure activities be managed?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 28.04.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Contact teaching, 40 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Tommi Pantzar
Responsible person

Tommi Pantzar

Student groups
  • YPMI22KP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies

Objective

You know how to justify the methods and the role of the instructors in adventure education from the perspective of experiential learning theory.

You can recognize the professional possibilities of adventure education in the field of civic activities and youth work.

You know the laws and regulations that govern the safety of adventure education and you use them in planning and carrying out your own adventure.

Content

What philosophical and educational theoretical foundations is adventure education based on?

What educational and experiential opportunities do adventures offer and what is required from the instructors?

What are the methods that can be used in adventure education?

How can the risks involved in adventure activities be managed?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

03.10.2022 - 19.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

3 op

Mode of delivery

40 % Contact teaching, 60 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Katri Schadewitz
Responsible person

Katri Schadewitz

Student groups
  • YPKV21KM
    Civic activities and youth work, part-time studies

Objective

You understand and know how to support young people's sexual development and sexual orientation and gender diversity.
You can identify and prevent sexual violence.
You can plan and implement young people's sexual education lessons.
You know the most important themes in youth life concerning sexuality and sexual development.

Content

What is sexuality?
What are the areas of sexual education?
What are sexual rights?
How does the Non-discrimination Act define people's rights?
How does the diversity of gender and sexuality appear in young people's lives?
How do sexual harassment and violence appear?
What methods are used in sexual education?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 28.04.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

RD proportion (cr)

1 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Contact teaching, 40 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Katri Schadewitz
Responsible person

Katri Schadewitz

Student groups
  • YPMI20SP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies
  • YPMI21KP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies

Objective

You understand and know how to support young people's sexual development and sexual orientation and gender diversity.
You can identify and prevent sexual violence.
You can plan and implement young people's sexual education lessons.
You know the most important themes in youth life concerning sexuality and sexual development.

Content

What is sexuality?
What are the areas of sexual education?
What are sexual rights?
How does the Non-discrimination Act define people's rights?
How does the diversity of gender and sexuality appear in young people's lives?
How do sexual harassment and violence appear?
What methods are used in sexual education?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

31.10.2022 - 16.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

1 op

RD proportion (cr)

2 op

Mode of delivery

80 % Contact teaching, 20 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Sari Miettinen
Responsible person

Sari Miettinen

Student groups
  • YPMI21KP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies

Objective

You recognize the importance and potential of social pedagogy in today's society.
You are able to utilize social pedagogy and critical pedagogy in different kinds of working environments of a community educator.
You can promote the participation and wellbeing of people in the framework of social pedagogy.

Content

What is social pedagogy and what is its significance and potential in today's society?
How can social pedagogy and critical pedagogy be utilized in various community educators' working environments?
How can social pedagogy contribute to people's participation and wellbeing?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 17.03.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

1 op

RD proportion (cr)

2 op

Mode of delivery

80 % Contact teaching, 20 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Sari Miettinen
Responsible person

Sari Miettinen

Student groups
  • YPMI21SP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies

Objective

You recognize the importance and potential of social pedagogy in today's society.
You are able to utilize social pedagogy and critical pedagogy in different kinds of working environments of a community educator.
You can promote the participation and wellbeing of people in the framework of social pedagogy.

Content

What is social pedagogy and what is its significance and potential in today's society?
How can social pedagogy and critical pedagogy be utilized in various community educators' working environments?
How can social pedagogy contribute to people's participation and wellbeing?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 31.05.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

4 op

Mode of delivery

20 % Contact teaching, 80 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Sari Miettinen
Responsible person

Sari Miettinen

Student groups
  • YPKV23KVM
    Civic activities and youth work, part-time studies

Objective

You recognize the importance and potential of social pedagogy in today's society.
You are able to utilize social pedagogy and critical pedagogy in different kinds of working environments of a community educator.
You can promote the participation and wellbeing of people in the framework of social pedagogy.

Content

What is social pedagogy and what is its significance and potential in today's society?
How can social pedagogy and critical pedagogy be utilized in various community educators' working environments?
How can social pedagogy contribute to people's participation and wellbeing?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 28.04.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

RD proportion (cr)

2 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Contact teaching, 40 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Laura Hokkanen
Responsible person

Laura Hokkanen

Student groups
  • YPMI23KP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies

Objective

You know how to use the basic concepts of art education and nature-based action.
You are familiar with the use of art and nature-based methods and their meaning in wellbeing.
You recognize the possibilities of using art education and nature-based methods in community work.

Content

What are the basic concepts of art education and nature-based action?
How can art and nature based methods be used to promote well-being?
How are art and nature-based methods used?
How are art education and nature-based methods used in the guidance of individuals and groups?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 19.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

RD proportion (cr)

3 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Contact teaching, 40 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Jaakko Pitkänen
Responsible person

Jaakko Pitkänen

Student groups
  • YPMI20SP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies
  • YPMI20KP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies

Objective

You know how to use professional vocabulary and concepts in an expert way in different situations.
You know the effects of Cultural Youth Work on a young person’s identity and self-esteem.
You know how to support the expression of the marginal arts and youth culture by the means of Cultural Youth Work.
You know the vocabulary and concepts of Event Production and can use them in different professional situations.
You know how to schedule an event production process and are aware of the safety instructions and legal procedures of event planning and production.

Content

What is meant by Cultural Youth Work and what does it comprise of?
What are the effects of the experimental learning by Cultural Youth Work and how do they influence the development of a young person’s identity and self-esteem?
What are the possibilities to bring forth youth culture and marginal arts of the youth in a digital manner, as a performance or a publication?
What are the key concepts and details of Event Production and event safety?
What are the areas of responsibility in a Event Production team and what are the different stages of Event Production?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

01.09.2022 - 30.11.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

1 - 10

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
  • Open University of Applied Sciences
Teachers
  • Laura Hokkanen
Responsible person

Laura Hokkanen

Student groups
  • VV2022-2023
    Optional studies 2022-2023

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 19.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

RD proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Contact teaching, 40 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Katja Komonen
Responsible person

Katja Komonen

Student groups
  • YPMI20SP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies
  • YPMI20KP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies

Objective

You understand the starting points of the future work and the social significance of proactive work.
You know a variety of future foresight data sources and methods.
You know how to collect, analyse, report and use future information for the development of both young people's wellbeing and the broader youth education sector.

Content

Why is future foresight important?
What is future working?
What kind of future information is needed for youth education?
What is foresight information?
What are foresight methods?
How can foresight methods and participatory methods be used to collect and build information about the future?
How can information on the future be analysed, reported and utilised in decision-making?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 31.05.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

RD proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Contact teaching, 40 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Katja Komonen
Responsible person

Katja Komonen

Student groups
  • YPKV21KM
    Civic activities and youth work, part-time studies

Objective

You understand the starting points of the future work and the social significance of proactive work.
You know a variety of future foresight data sources and methods.
You know how to collect, analyse, report and use future information for the development of both young people's wellbeing and the broader youth education sector.

Content

Why is future foresight important?
What is future working?
What kind of future information is needed for youth education?
What is foresight information?
What are foresight methods?
How can foresight methods and participatory methods be used to collect and build information about the future?
How can information on the future be analysed, reported and utilised in decision-making?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 19.12.2022

Credits

5 op

RD proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Tarja Isokääntä
  • Pekka Penttinen
Responsible person

Pekka Penttinen

Student groups
  • YPMI20SP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies

Objective

Common learning outcomes (as implemented in degree programmes) 2 ECTS credits:

You know the general stages in a research and development process.
You are able to search for information in the key information environments of your own field.
You are able to read, critically evaluate and utilize the literature and research publications of your own field.
You are familiar with and able to apply the principles of research ethics and reliability.
You are able to compose a literature review based on the materials published in your field of study and your own bachelor’s thesis following the principles of scientific communication.

Degree programme specific learning outcomes for research and development methods, 3 ECTS credits

You are familiar with the current research subjects and development needs of your own field.
You are familiar with and able to apply the key development approaches and/or research methods and ethical principles of your own field.
You are able to report on a research or development process following the principles of professional and scientific communication.

Content

Content of common learning outcomes, 2 ECTS credits:

What are the phases into which a research and development process can be divided?
How do you find, read and critically evaluate the research data of your own field?
How do you write a literature review that utilizes reliable research data and is linked to your own field and bachelor’s thesis following the principles of ethical scientific communication?

Degree programme specific content, 3 ECTS credits

What are the key research subjects and development needs in your own field?
What are the development approaches and/or research methods in your own field and how do you apply them in practice based on the development needs of your own field?
How do you report a research or development process following the principles of ethical professional and scientific communication in your own field?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 28.04.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

RD proportion (cr)

3 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Contact teaching, 40 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Tarja Isokääntä
  • Pekka Penttinen
  • Katja Komonen
Responsible person

Katja Komonen

Student groups
  • YPMI21KP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies

Objective

Common learning outcomes (as implemented in degree programmes) 2 ECTS credits:

You know the general stages in a research and development process.
You are able to search for information in the key information environments of your own field.
You are able to read, critically evaluate and utilize the literature and research publications of your own field.
You are familiar with and able to apply the principles of research ethics and reliability.
You are able to compose a literature review based on the materials published in your field of study and your own bachelor’s thesis following the principles of scientific communication.

Degree programme specific learning outcomes for research and development methods, 3 ECTS credits

You are familiar with the current research subjects and development needs of your own field.
You are familiar with and able to apply the key development approaches and/or research methods and ethical principles of your own field.
You are able to report on a research or development process following the principles of professional and scientific communication.

Content

Content of common learning outcomes, 2 ECTS credits:

What are the phases into which a research and development process can be divided?
How do you find, read and critically evaluate the research data of your own field?
How do you write a literature review that utilizes reliable research data and is linked to your own field and bachelor’s thesis following the principles of ethical scientific communication?

Degree programme specific content, 3 ECTS credits

What are the key research subjects and development needs in your own field?
What are the development approaches and/or research methods in your own field and how do you apply them in practice based on the development needs of your own field?
How do you report a research or development process following the principles of ethical professional and scientific communication in your own field?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 15.12.2023

Credits

5 op

RD proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Emmi Mäkinen
  • Katja Komonen
Responsible person

Katja Komonen

Student groups
  • YPKV22KM
    Civic activities and youth work, part-time studies

Objective

Common learning outcomes (as implemented in degree programmes) 2 ECTS credits:

You know the general stages in a research and development process.
You are able to search for information in the key information environments of your own field.
You are able to read, critically evaluate and utilize the literature and research publications of your own field.
You are familiar with and able to apply the principles of research ethics and reliability.
You are able to compose a literature review based on the materials published in your field of study and your own bachelor’s thesis following the principles of scientific communication.

Degree programme specific learning outcomes for research and development methods, 3 ECTS credits

You are familiar with the current research subjects and development needs of your own field.
You are familiar with and able to apply the key development approaches and/or research methods and ethical principles of your own field.
You are able to report on a research or development process following the principles of professional and scientific communication.

Content

Content of common learning outcomes, 2 ECTS credits:

What are the phases into which a research and development process can be divided?
How do you find, read and critically evaluate the research data of your own field?
How do you write a literature review that utilizes reliable research data and is linked to your own field and bachelor’s thesis following the principles of ethical scientific communication?

Degree programme specific content, 3 ECTS credits

What are the key research subjects and development needs in your own field?
What are the development approaches and/or research methods in your own field and how do you apply them in practice based on the development needs of your own field?
How do you report a research or development process following the principles of ethical professional and scientific communication in your own field?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

22.08.2022 - 28.08.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 14.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

1 op

Mode of delivery

80 % Contact teaching, 20 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Malla Koivupiha
Responsible person

Malla Koivupiha

Student groups
  • YPMI22SP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, fulltime studies

Objective

You understand the significance of interaction as part of your professional expertise and you can act appropriately in various communication situations.
You are familiar with Xamk's instructions for written assignments.
You are able to search reliable information and use it ethically.
You can express your views justifying them based on facts and use standard Finnish appropriate in each context.
You know how to write texts that meet the standards for layout, content and style required in your studies and in your own field, and use appropriate tools and forums.
You improve your interactive communication skills and manage fluently in different cooperation situations, such as meetings and negotiations.
You develop your presentation skills for professional purposes and acquire skills in giving and receiving feedback.

Content

What interaction skills are required in your own studies and in workplaces in your field?
How do you justify your views using standard Finnish?
How do you search reliable information from different sources and use it ethically?
Which written skills (genres, styles, tools) should you master both in your studies and in work assignments in your own professional field?
How do you utilize language regulations and tools in your studies and workplace communication?
Which skills do you need in presentations, meetings and negotiations?
How do you assess your own communication skills and ease your stage fright?
How do you give constructive feedback?
How do you utilize the feedback you received?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 28.04.2023

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Malla Koivupiha
Responsible person

Malla Koivupiha

Student groups
  • YPMI23KP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies

Objective

You understand the significance of interaction as part of your professional expertise and you can act appropriately in various communication situations.
You are familiar with Xamk's instructions for written assignments.
You are able to search reliable information and use it ethically.
You can express your views justifying them based on facts and use standard Finnish appropriate in each context.
You know how to write texts that meet the standards for layout, content and style required in your studies and in your own field, and use appropriate tools and forums.
You improve your interactive communication skills and manage fluently in different cooperation situations, such as meetings and negotiations.
You develop your presentation skills for professional purposes and acquire skills in giving and receiving feedback.

Content

What interaction skills are required in your own studies and in workplaces in your field?
How do you justify your views using standard Finnish?
How do you search reliable information from different sources and use it ethically?
Which written skills (genres, styles, tools) should you master both in your studies and in work assignments in your own professional field?
How do you utilize language regulations and tools in your studies and workplace communication?
Which skills do you need in presentations, meetings and negotiations?
How do you assess your own communication skills and ease your stage fright?
How do you give constructive feedback?
How do you utilize the feedback you received?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

02.02.2023 - 28.04.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 60

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Markus Hamunen
Student groups
  • AVKVYP23KPOVM
    Avoin AMK, Kouvola, yhteisöpedagogi, verkkomomu
  • YPKV23KVM
    Civic activities and youth work, part-time studies

Objective

You understand the significance of interaction as part of your professional expertise and you can act appropriately in various communication situations.
You are familiar with Xamk's instructions for written assignments.
You are able to search reliable information and use it ethically.
You can express your views justifying them based on facts and use standard Finnish appropriate in each context.
You know how to write texts that meet the standards for layout, content and style required in your studies and in your own field, and use appropriate tools and forums.
You improve your interactive communication skills and manage fluently in different cooperation situations, such as meetings and negotiations.
You develop your presentation skills for professional purposes and acquire skills in giving and receiving feedback.

Content

What interaction skills are required in your own studies and in workplaces in your field?
How do you justify your views using standard Finnish?
How do you search reliable information from different sources and use it ethically?
Which written skills (genres, styles, tools) should you master both in your studies and in work assignments in your own professional field?
How do you utilize language regulations and tools in your studies and workplace communication?
Which skills do you need in presentations, meetings and negotiations?
How do you assess your own communication skills and ease your stage fright?
How do you give constructive feedback?
How do you utilize the feedback you received?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 28.04.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 60

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Health Care
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
  • Degree Programme in Nursing
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Riitta Kuismin
Responsible person

Riitta Kuismin

Student groups
  • VV2022-2023
    Optional studies 2022-2023

Objective

Student evaluates his/her own attitudes towards violence and its phenomenas knows the theoretical models of violence and it's theoretical explanations learns how to guide the client to seek help regornizes the social and health care system

Content

The content of the violence, its theoretical models, explanations, service system, theoretical aspects to violence work, diffrent kind of interventions among clients in different situations and their families

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Enrolment

22.08.2022 - 28.08.2022

Timing

31.08.2022 - 30.11.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 30

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Health Care
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
  • Degree Programme in Nursing
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
  • Degree Programme in Elderly Care
Teachers
  • Riitta Kuismin
Responsible person

Riitta Kuismin

Student groups
  • VV2022-2023
    Optional studies 2022-2023

Objective

Tiedollinen osaaminen:pohdit omaa suhtautumistasi väkivaltaan ja sen ilmenemiseentiedät väkivallan muodoistatiedät kulttuurin vaikutuksesta väkivaltatyöhöntiedät seurusteluväkivallastatiedät väkivaltaisesti käyttäytyvistä ihmistätiedät vainoamisesta ja sen kohteeksi joutumisestatiedät vanhuksiin kohdistuvasta lähisuhdeväkivallasta Taidollinen osaaminen:tunnistat väkivaltailmiön seurauksia eri-ikäisille ihmisilleosaat kohdata väkivaltaisesti käyttäytyviä ihmisiä ja heidän omaisiaantunnistat omaan jaksamiseen liittyviä tekijöitä Pätevyys:tunnistat omia tunteitasi ja asenteitasi suhteessa väkivaltaantunnistat väkivaltaan liittyviä ongelmiaosaat kohdat väkivallasta kärsiviä ihmisiäosaat kohdata väkivallan tekijöitäosaat ohjata asiakasta hakemaan apua/neuvoa/ ohjausta väkivaltatilanteisiin

Content

Mitä on seurusteluväkivalta? Mitä on maahanmuuttajanaisten kokema väkivalta? Mitä on naisten harjoittama parisuhdeväkivalta? Mitä on vainoaminen? Mitä on vanhuksiin kohdistuva väkiväkivalta?

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Assessment criteria, good (3)

Tehtävät hyväksytty/ täydennettävä

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

16.01.2023 - 12.05.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Health Care
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
  • Degree Programme in Nursing
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
  • Degree Programme in Elderly Care
Teachers
  • Riitta Kuismin
Responsible person

Riitta Kuismin

Student groups
  • VV2022-2023
    Optional studies 2022-2023

Objective

Tiedollinen osaaminen:pohdit omaa suhtautumistasi väkivaltaan ja sen ilmenemiseentiedät väkivallan muodoistatiedät kulttuurin vaikutuksesta väkivaltatyöhöntiedät seurusteluväkivallastatiedät väkivaltaisesti käyttäytyvistä ihmistätiedät vainoamisesta ja sen kohteeksi joutumisestatiedät vanhuksiin kohdistuvasta lähisuhdeväkivallasta Taidollinen osaaminen:tunnistat väkivaltailmiön seurauksia eri-ikäisille ihmisilleosaat kohdata väkivaltaisesti käyttäytyviä ihmisiä ja heidän omaisiaantunnistat omaan jaksamiseen liittyviä tekijöitä Pätevyys:tunnistat omia tunteitasi ja asenteitasi suhteessa väkivaltaantunnistat väkivaltaan liittyviä ongelmiaosaat kohdat väkivallasta kärsiviä ihmisiäosaat kohdata väkivallan tekijöitäosaat ohjata asiakasta hakemaan apua/neuvoa/ ohjausta väkivaltatilanteisiin

Content

Mitä on seurusteluväkivalta? Mitä on maahanmuuttajanaisten kokema väkivalta? Mitä on naisten harjoittama parisuhdeväkivalta? Mitä on vainoaminen? Mitä on vanhuksiin kohdistuva väkiväkivalta?

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Assessment criteria, good (3)

Tehtävät hyväksytty/ täydennettävä

Enrolment

22.08.2022 - 28.08.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 19.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Contact teaching, 40 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Lassi Pöyry
Responsible person

Lassi Pöyry

Student groups
  • YPMI22SP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, fulltime studies

Objective

You are able to define the concept of communality and use the basic terminology related to group dynamics.
You are able to describe group processes and you know which methods can be used to support them.
You are able to design a goal-oriented instructional plan and use different kinds of instructional methods when working with small groups.
You gain experience in working as a group instructor and are able to identify your strengths and challenges as an instructor and evaluate different instructional situations.

Content

How do you define a group, community and a sense of community?
How do groups develop?
What kinds of groups and group roles are there?
What methods are there to support group processes and what are the effects that can be achieved by these methods?
What factors are important in a good instructional session?
How to plan, implement and assess instructional group sessions?
What instructional styles can you use when instructing small groups?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 28.04.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Contact teaching, 40 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Lassi Pöyry
Responsible person

Lassi Pöyry

Student groups
  • YPMI23KP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies

Objective

You are able to define the concept of communality and use the basic terminology related to group dynamics.
You are able to describe group processes and you know which methods can be used to support them.
You are able to design a goal-oriented instructional plan and use different kinds of instructional methods when working with small groups.
You gain experience in working as a group instructor and are able to identify your strengths and challenges as an instructor and evaluate different instructional situations.

Content

How do you define a group, community and a sense of community?
How do groups develop?
What kinds of groups and group roles are there?
What methods are there to support group processes and what are the effects that can be achieved by these methods?
What factors are important in a good instructional session?
How to plan, implement and assess instructional group sessions?
What instructional styles can you use when instructing small groups?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 19.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

RD proportion (cr)

3 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Contact teaching, 40 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Sirpa Räikkönen
Responsible person

Sirpa Räikkönen

Student groups
  • YPMI20KP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies

Objective

You recognise the potentials for social influence.
You identify the national and local structures, actors, objectives and programmes of youth policy.
You are able to act as a social influencer.
You can promote young people's opportunities to contribute and influence society.

Content

What are the starting points and objectives of youth policy?
What are the national and local structures, actors, objectives and programmes of youth policy?
What is the content of the programmes for the wellbeing of young people?
What is the role of youth policy in youth education?
How can community educators contribute to the wellbeing of young people?
How do you take advantage of young people's influence channels in strengthening their participation?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 28.04.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

RD proportion (cr)

2 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Contact teaching, 40 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Mirka Lähdeniemi
Responsible person

Mirka Lähdeniemi

Student groups
  • YPMI20SP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies

Objective

You recognise the potentials for social influence.
You identify the national and local structures, actors, objectives and programmes of youth policy.
You are able to act as a social influencer.
You can promote young people's opportunities to contribute and influence society.

Content

What are the starting points and objectives of youth policy?
What are the national and local structures, actors, objectives and programmes of youth policy?
What is the content of the programmes for the wellbeing of young people?
What is the role of youth policy in youth education?
How can community educators contribute to the wellbeing of young people?
How do you take advantage of young people's influence channels in strengthening their participation?

Teaching methods

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 31.05.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

3 op

RD proportion (cr)

1 op

Mode of delivery

40 % Contact teaching, 60 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Maija-Sisko Kauppila
Responsible person

Maija-Sisko Kauppila

Student groups
  • YPKV22KM
    Civic activities and youth work, part-time studies

Objective

You recognise the potentials for social influence.
You identify the national and local structures, actors, objectives and programmes of youth policy.
You are able to act as a social influencer.
You can promote young people's opportunities to contribute and influence society.

Content

What are the starting points and objectives of youth policy?
What are the national and local structures, actors, objectives and programmes of youth policy?
What is the content of the programmes for the wellbeing of young people?
What is the role of youth policy in youth education?
How can community educators contribute to the wellbeing of young people?
How do you take advantage of young people's influence channels in strengthening their participation?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

02.01.2023 - 30.04.2023

Credits

15 op

RD proportion (cr)

15 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Katri Schadewitz
Responsible person

Katri Schadewitz

Student groups
  • YPMI20KP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies

Objective

You apply the know-how of community educators in practical training, the purpose of which is to support the core of your expertise and to pave the way to the world of work.

Content

How can community educators make use of their knowledge, skills and professional expertise as developers of their professional field and as members of work communities?
How do you assess your own professional growth as a community educator?

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

02.01.2023 - 31.12.2023

Credits

15 op

RD proportion (cr)

15 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Maija-Sisko Kauppila
Responsible person

Maija-Sisko Kauppila

Student groups
  • YPKV22KM
    Civic activities and youth work, part-time studies

Objective

You apply the know-how of community educators in practical training, the purpose of which is to support the core of your expertise and to pave the way to the world of work.

Content

How can community educators make use of their knowledge, skills and professional expertise as developers of their professional field and as members of work communities?
How do you assess your own professional growth as a community educator?

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

01.05.2023 - 22.10.2023

Credits

10 op

RD proportion (cr)

10 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Tommi Pantzar
Responsible person

Tommi Pantzar

Student groups
  • YPMI22KP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies

Objective

You are able to work as a community educator in cross-sectoral cooperation environments.
You are able to act as a member of an organization and work in accordance with its objectives.
You are able to combine different types of know-how, knowledge and skills in developing civic activities and youth work.
You are able to perform an individual task assigned to you or designed by yourself.

Content

How do you work in the community educator’s professional environment of your choice?
What skills do you need for working as a member of work communities?
How do you use your theoretical and practical know-how?
How do you assess your own development as a community educator student?

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Qualifications

Students who have started the studies in the autumn need to complete 97 ECTS credits s of Core competence studies before beginning the practical training period. Students who have started the studies in the spring need to complete 82 ECTS credits of Core competence studies before beginning the practical training period.

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

20.03.2023 - 31.08.2023

Credits

10 op

RD proportion (cr)

10 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Sari Miettinen
Responsible person

Sari Miettinen

Student groups
  • YPMI21SP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies

Objective

You are able to work as a community educator in cross-sectoral cooperation environments.
You are able to act as a member of an organization and work in accordance with its objectives.
You are able to combine different types of know-how, knowledge and skills in developing civic activities and youth work.
You are able to perform an individual task assigned to you or designed by yourself.

Content

How do you work in the community educator’s professional environment of your choice?
What skills do you need for working as a member of work communities?
How do you use your theoretical and practical know-how?
How do you assess your own development as a community educator student?

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Qualifications

Students who have started the studies in the autumn need to complete 97 ECTS credits s of Core competence studies before beginning the practical training period. Students who have started the studies in the spring need to complete 82 ECTS credits of Core competence studies before beginning the practical training period.

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

02.01.2023 - 31.12.2023

Credits

10 op

RD proportion (cr)

10 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Maija-Sisko Kauppila
Responsible person

Maija-Sisko Kauppila

Student groups
  • YPKV22KM
    Civic activities and youth work, part-time studies

Objective

You are able to work as a community educator in cross-sectoral cooperation environments.
You are able to act as a member of an organization and work in accordance with its objectives.
You are able to combine different types of know-how, knowledge and skills in developing civic activities and youth work.
You are able to perform an individual task assigned to you or designed by yourself.

Content

How do you work in the community educator’s professional environment of your choice?
What skills do you need for working as a member of work communities?
How do you use your theoretical and practical know-how?
How do you assess your own development as a community educator student?

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Qualifications

Students who have started the studies in the autumn need to complete 97 ECTS credits s of Core competence studies before beginning the practical training period. Students who have started the studies in the spring need to complete 82 ECTS credits of Core competence studies before beginning the practical training period.

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 19.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Contact teaching, 40 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

30 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Sari Miettinen
Responsible person

Sari Miettinen

Student groups
  • YPMI21SP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies

Objective

You are familiar with various theories on individual guidance.

You know how to use methods based on these theories in individual guidance situations.

You know how to use theories in practical guidance with a young person.

You can apply the methods appropriately in an individual guidance situation.

Content

What are the main theories on individual guidance?

What methods can you use in individual guidance based on the theories?

How can the theories and methods be applied to individual guidance and plans?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 19.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

3 op

Mode of delivery

40 % Contact teaching, 60 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Sari Miettinen
Responsible person

Sari Miettinen

Student groups
  • YPKV21KM
    Civic activities and youth work, part-time studies

Objective

You are familiar with various theories on individual guidance.

You know how to use methods based on these theories in individual guidance situations.

You know how to use theories in practical guidance with a young person.

You can apply the methods appropriately in an individual guidance situation.

Content

What are the main theories on individual guidance?

What methods can you use in individual guidance based on the theories?

How can the theories and methods be applied to individual guidance and plans?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 28.04.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

3 op

RD proportion (cr)

1 op

Mode of delivery

40 % Contact teaching, 60 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Sari Miettinen
Responsible person

Sari Miettinen

Student groups
  • YPMI22KP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies

Objective

You are familiar with various theories on individual guidance.

You know how to use methods based on these theories in individual guidance situations.

You know how to use theories in practical guidance with a young person.

You can apply the methods appropriately in an individual guidance situation.

Content

What are the main theories on individual guidance?

What methods can you use in individual guidance based on the theories?

How can the theories and methods be applied to individual guidance and plans?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 02.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

RD proportion (cr)

1 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Contact teaching, 40 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Tommi Pantzar
  • Lassi Pöyry
Responsible person

Tommi Pantzar

Student groups
  • YPMI22KP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, full-time studies

Objective

You know the basic goals of environmental and nature education as well as how to support a positive change in environmental behaviour.
You know methods to strenghen people's relationship with nature and environment.
You develop your ability to function outdoors and in nature.
You know how to plan and implement an educational environmental or nature-related event in authentic surroundings.

Content

What is meant by environmental education and what are its goals?
How to use nature as a learning environment and what skills are needed?
What is your own nature relationship like and how can you develop it?
What educational methods can you use for developing people's knowledge of nature and their attitudes towards the environment in relation to human-nature relationship and sustainable development?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

Basic skills in instructing a group.

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 19.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

4 op

RD proportion (cr)

3 op

Mode of delivery

20 % Contact teaching, 80 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Tommi Pantzar
Responsible person

Tommi Pantzar

Student groups
  • YPKV22KM
    Civic activities and youth work, part-time studies

Objective

You know the basic goals of environmental and nature education as well as how to support a positive change in environmental behaviour.
You know methods to strenghen people's relationship with nature and environment.
You develop your ability to function outdoors and in nature.
You know how to plan and implement an educational environmental or nature-related event in authentic surroundings.

Content

What is meant by environmental education and what are its goals?
How to use nature as a learning environment and what skills are needed?
What is your own nature relationship like and how can you develop it?
What educational methods can you use for developing people's knowledge of nature and their attitudes towards the environment in relation to human-nature relationship and sustainable development?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

Basic skills in instructing a group.

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 28.04.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

RD proportion (cr)

1 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Contact teaching, 40 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Tommi Pantzar
  • Lassi Pöyry
Responsible person

Tommi Pantzar

Student groups
  • YPMI22SP
    Civic Activities and Youth Work, fulltime studies

Objective

You know the basic goals of environmental and nature education as well as how to support a positive change in environmental behaviour.
You know methods to strenghen people's relationship with nature and environment.
You develop your ability to function outdoors and in nature.
You know how to plan and implement an educational environmental or nature-related event in authentic surroundings.

Content

What is meant by environmental education and what are its goals?
How to use nature as a learning environment and what skills are needed?
What is your own nature relationship like and how can you develop it?
What educational methods can you use for developing people's knowledge of nature and their attitudes towards the environment in relation to human-nature relationship and sustainable development?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

Basic skills in instructing a group.