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408038S Thematic Practice, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 408038S  Validity 01.08.2017 -
Name Thematic Practice  Abbreviation Thematic Practi 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline2505 Education 
TypePractical training   
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Faculty of Education 

Sari Harmoinen 

ECTS Credits 


Language of instruction 

Finnish, English for ITE


4. or 5. year

Learning outcomes 

Having completed the course, the student knows how to

  • analyze his or her own needs for development

  • apply the skills s/he has learnt in the practice period

  • evaluate the significance of skills achieved in thematic practice for his/her own growth as a teacher

  • apply a research-based approach to experimental and development activities, or has acquired other special skills

  • applies his/her skills to the planning of project work


In Thematic Practice, the student has an opportunity to get to know the teacher’s field of work widely by choosing a theme for the practice that is important for growth as a teacher. The practice consists of either educational,  guidance or teaching activities.

The practice can be carried out in either general or vocational education, in educational and training organizations or projects also in an environment other than grades 0-6 of basic education.

The Thematic practice can also be about experimental, developmental or research activities with cooperating parties in the field of education.

In the Thematic practice the student plans, implements and evaluates teaching and gets to know the status of the as part of the practice site as part of the educational system.

Mode of delivery 


In the ITE program, Thematic Practice is presented in 408508S Seminar III: Education and Professional Ethics, the preparation time is included in Thematic Practice independent work hours

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Thematic Practice is an unpaid practice period in which the student needs a tutor in the practice site, The practice plan needs to be approved before Thematic Practice is started. The practice comprises 135h including set literature, practical training, and report. The practice report is approved after the Thematic Practice.

Target group 

Students in the Primary Teacher Education programme.

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

Orientation to School Work and Bachelor-Level School Experience

Recommended optional programme components 

The study module is part of the Advanced Studies in Primary Teacher Education

Recommended or required reading 

To be agreed on at the start of the course.

Assessment methods and criteria 


The student’s accomplishments represent achievement of the expected learning outcomes at an acceptable level. S/he processes the theoretical materials in the course analytically enough and applies them in an appropriate manner.



The student’s accomplishment reveals deficiencies in his/her skills relative to the expected learning outcomes,or is incomplete.


Pass/ fail

Person responsible 

Sari Harmoinen

For the ITE students, the reporting is part of the course 408508S Seminar III: Education and Professional Ethics, the contact person is Rosalind Cooper


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has ended Thematic Practice  Course  Sari Harmoinen  02.09.20 -20.05.21

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