Continuous Development, Link to the Recording

The link to the recording is here.

The description of the module is here.


Wrapping up teaching and guiding, moving on to teaching practise module

This is not stand alone info. These are notes from half a day’s work. If you weren’t present during the day, please get it touch with your tutor if you are wondering how to wrap up the Teaching and guiding module and get started with Teaching practise.

Instruction and signing up for contact days in Oulu


On January 8th in Oulu we will wrap up the “Teaching and guiding” module.

You should have finished all the blog tasks related to the themes of the
“Teaching and guiding” module. Check out the tutoring session recording from Dec 20th here!

On the 8th the participants will present their “Personal path into themes of vocational pedagogy” by preparing a Pecha Kucha -presentation.

Read more about pecha kucha here.

You can also find plenty of examples via Youtube for example.

Here’s a template for power point file that has automatic slide changes every 20 seconds. You can download it, build the presentation and rehearse your own presentation.

On January 9th we will deal with teaching practise and networks.


Happy holidays and see you in 2018!

Remember the address: Kiviharjuntie 4 (the Louhi building). 2nd floor, classroom D2052. (The elevator is five meters to the left of the main entrance.)


End of 2017 and beginning of 2018

20th of December we have the last online session of 2017.

Please inform us if you have updated your blog regarding all the Teaching and guiding -module tasks!

If you already know you need more time, the next check point is January 8th when we have the contact day in Oulu.
At January 8th we will close the Teaching and guiding -module and reflect the practises that took place in the fall semester.

20.12. 2017

12.30 Tutoring / current issues
13.00 Digital badges
13.30 Presenting blogs (if there are more than three “up to date blogs”, then we will divide the group in separate rooms)

8.1. 2018

9:00-11:45 Pecha Kucha presentations + Wrapping up Teaching and guiding -module
12:30 Pecha Kucha presentations + Feedback, assessment and development
14:30 Pecha Kucha presentations + Competence in digital pedagogy

(Pecha Kucha instruction will be in the blog soon!)

9.1. 2018

9:00-11:45 Teaching practise start up seminar
12:30-14:00 Networks and entrepreneurship
14:30-16 Safety in school

RDI = Reseach, Development & Innovation

Research, Development and Innovation (RDI), Tuesday, 21.11.2017.

This time, students will create their own short 5 min. presentation.

Remember also to write about these in your blog! 

Deal with the following topics 1, 2 and 4:

1. How can a vocational teacher find communities and participate in the development of his/her own field? Find and present the following communities/networks (one example per topic is enough):

  • Find a school and/or teacher network in Finland.
  • Find an international developer’s network.
  • Find working life network, conference or event (within your own area of expertise)

2. What are some current RDI –trends in your vocational field? Where can one find information on them?

  • What are the current trends, processes, plans, changes or pertinent projects in your own field?

3. What is Progressive inquiry and how can the teacher develop his/her own work through this process? (Janne & Juha)

Progressive inquiry (a short PDF file of the topic, including a blog task).
Here’s a short description of Progressive Inquiry.

4. What are the skills and ethical principles required in the RDI?

For the experts: Prepare (if you have the needed background and experience) a longer 10 min presentation about your past and current RDI work. You can also take into consideration the above core areas 1, 2 and 4. Expert: You have done research, published articles, lectured in conferences.


Peer review of work so far

Activity on 31.10. deals with peer review, assessment of competence and feedback. If you cannot attend the session, we will pair you up someone else who was also missing from the session.


Assessment / Displaying competence / blogs

(As a teacher / peer reviewer)

-Learn to recognize and assess competence
-Giving feedback on learning tasks
-Scaling assessment

(As a student)

-Getting feedback and peer review
-Further developing the documentation and reflection of your learning process
-Showing your work, displaying your competence

Tasks for the reviewer

-Take some time to read the blog posts regarding the fall semester sessions so far PSP, Planning, Assessment, Implementation

-What to look for:

-Is the writer addressing all the four core questions of the session?
-Is the writer bringing up personal point of views and reflection based on his/her own background / experience / field?
-Is the writer linking his/her thoughts to scientific material and official documents?
-Is the writer linking his/her posts to vocational pedagogy and working life related learning?

-Is the writer reflecting his/her own activity, the team work by different teams and teaching methods used during the session?

How do the following issues influence the assessment of competence:

-Grammar and the style of writing
-Visual look of the blog
-The functionality of the web elements (are the links working, is the writer using images, links, videos, interactive elements…)

How could you help the writer to further develop the posts?
What kind of feedback could be helpful for the writer?

Extra challenge! IF you had to use 1-5 (novice to expert scale) to give numeric score as an assessment, what score would you give? Based on what findings? (Or maybe 0 if there isn’t enough proper material to do the assessment.)

How does ECVET, student and work force mobility affect vocational education?

You can deal with the core question number 3 – how does ECVET, student and work force mobility affect vocational education – on your own time.

1. Check out the video and the ECVET website

2. Answer the quiz. The goal is the get 5/5, so re-take the quiz and use the resources unless you don’t make it the first time. (While you are at it, extra points for those who look up what mastery means in pedagogical/learning framework!)

3. After you get 5/5 from the quiz, write a brief reflection on your blog and try to come up with “TOP 5 ways ECVET is affecting teaching and guiding in vocational education”.

Presentations on internationalism and multiculturalism

Alright! Time to make the best presentation ever!
(Or at least a very good one. Not just an okay one.)

But, what makes a good presentation? Do you need to be a good public speaker? Can you create and use interesting visuals? How can different visuals be used?
How do you control your time? What do you need to know about the tech and the presentation tools?

How can you deliver the core content and make sure your listeners get the “right” message? Can you influence or persuade your audience?

This is what you need to consider while making and presenting the material you have created. This is also good set of questions for giving feedback to others.

This time our 18.10. session consists of individual presentation tasks.

-The length of your presentation has to be 10-15 minutes.
-You can use the presentation tool of your choice. Remember to practise the functions of the tool beforehand. We will put some links in the end of this post.
-We want to see you and hear you during the presentation. No videos.

Presentation topics:

We combine two core questions (1. and 4.) for your presentation. We hope that you use your personal experiences and understanding as the background. Imagine yourself teaching students about the issue and using your own life as a case example.

The goal of your presentations is to address these two questions:

-How can a vocational teacher operate in an international network and promote student’s opportunities there?
-How can a vocational teacher consider multiculturalism in school settings?
We recommend you think about these when developing your presentation:

Once again, your job as a presentor (teacher) is not to answer these questions directly but to inspire and trigger listeners to deal with the questions.

Things to consider

-What is the 10/20/30 rule? How can you apply it here?
-How can one storify a presentation? What elements of storytelling or story structure you can apply in your presentation?
-What are some common methods of persuasion and argumentation? Which ones are you using?

If you find good resorces, why not help others and share your findings in our FB-page!


There were four students present. Below you can find links to the actual recording of the session plus the slideshow from Juha&Janne.

  • Link to the tutor presentation PPT (18.10.) here! (And here as a Google doc.) There was one additional blog task: Remember to write about your own possibilities/experiences of working/studying abroad (as a student and as a professional of your own field).
  • The link to the recording of the session is here.


Haiku Deck

Group dynamics and collaboration

Hello there!

Here’s a pre-task for core question 1. of the next online session dealing with “Implementation: teaching and guiding groups”.

First, check out this presentation regarding group communication and group dynamics:

It is pretty basic communication stuff for many study programs. You have probably bumped into the concept of groups in your study/work history. The viewpoint of those slides is not pedagogical – it’s just about the basic concepts that you should understand when considering teaching and guiding groups.

Second, the teaching method is “Snowball” and the first round of questions you will answer individually before the session. The rest of the task will be instructed during the online session.

Answer these questions on your own before Tuesday the 3rd of October.

Remember that you have also your own team tasks! (This is J&J’s task to everyone.)

PSP reflection task after finalizing self assessment and PSP

Hi there!

Almost everyone had missed this. It was possibly in an illogical place and like we discussed last session – many things that were mentioned and shown last June, were forgotten over summer. I guess we should still emphasize taking good old fashioned notes. And yes – as teachers – keep reminding. 🙂

Hopefully you check out all the pages in this site and follow the latest posts.

Let us know when you have addressed these questions in your blog!