|Language of instruction
Finnish, English for ITE
4th or 5h year
Having completed the course, the student knows how to:
set learning objectives for him/herself and evaluate their fulfilment.
plan and implement teaching based on the curriculum.
perform student assessment and give feedback orally and in writing.
plan and implement integrated teaching.
show the skill of taking overall responsibility for the activities and teaching in a classroom.
apply the essential characteristics of the culture of the school in his/her teaching.
build and make use of learning environments to support learning and well-being.
support the development of learning skills for individual students and groups of students.
make use of varied and student-centred teaching methods.
make skilled use of professional interaction.
implement research-based teaching encouraging inquiry learning and evaluate its success.
based on research knowledge, analyze, report on and evaluate his/her own view of teachership and education.
The theme of Master’s level teaching practice is working as a teacher. Themes connected with it are discussed in the practice period and in a seminar.
The students are working in the school and classroom community in collaboration with other students and the supervising teachers. The practice introduces the student to the teacher’s job as a whole. The student gets to know the various partners and forms of collaboration that are connected with the work of a teacher.
The practice period offers the student a supervised opportunity to deepen the skills of planning, implementing and evaluating lessons and larger blocks of studies.
The student plans and implements teaching based on the basic education curriculum in collaboration with the supervising teacher and other students. The teaching practice is based on the objectives and contents mentioned in the curriculum. The areas of transversal competence mentioned in the curriculum are taken into account in the planning and implementation of teaching. The student acquaints him/herself with some special theme or multidisciplinary learning entity connected with the school’s activities.
Please note the the pedagogical seminar for ITE students can be found: 408508S Seminar III: Education and Professional Ethics.
|Mode of delivery
Lectures and exercises for a pedagogical seminar
Supervision in subject-specific didactics
Teaching practice in the Linnanmaa and Koskela units of the Oulu Teacher Training School. Oulu International school for non-Finnish speakers.
|Learning activities and teaching methods
Teaching practice, individual supervision, group supervision, large group supervision sessions, lectures, exercises and independent work.
Masters’ level primary teacher students
|Prerequisites and co-requisites
Bachelor’s degree, multidisciplinary studies in the subjects and cross-curricular themes taught in basic education.
|Recommended optional programme components
The Master’s level teaching practice is part of the Master’s level studies in primary teacher education.
|Recommended or required reading
The Oulu Teacher Training School Curriculum
To be agreed on at the start of the study module
|Assessment methods and criteria
- Lectures 10 h
- Exercises 24h
- Teaching practice 160h-170h. Practice tied to time and place includes the lessons given and followed as well as any supervision sessions.
- Each student gives 60 lessons as individual lessons or in the form of entire school days. Some of the lessons can be implemented through co-teaching.
The student’s performance shows a competence that is in line with the expected learning outcomes at an acceptable level. S/he deals with the theoretical substance of the study module analytically enough, and is able to apply it in an appropriate manner.
The student’s performance reveals shortcomings in his/her skills compared to the expected learning outcomes, or is unfinished.
Emilia Manninen, Erkki Pekkala
|Working life cooperation