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402149S Cooperation and Professional Interaction, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 402149S  Validity 01.08.2019 -
Name Cooperation and Professional Interaction  Abbreviation Cooperation and 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline2551 Special education 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Faculty of Education 

Nina Heräjärvi 

ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS cr

Language of instruction 



Autumn semester

Learning outcomes 

After finishing the course the student 

  • can define the main concepts of the course (multidisciplinary cooperation, inclusion, pedagogical consultation, co-teaching, solution-focusprofessional interaction skills) 
  • can apply the main concepts to the real-life cases about school life and can analyze them critically
  • has practiced and got readiness both to participate in multidisciplinary digital cooperation and plan and evaluate the progress of the cooperation
  • has practiced and got readiness for solution-focused professional interaction in digital environment 

Content of the course comes from the special education research as well as from the educational psychological research about counseling and interaction. 

  • Professional interaction 
  • Solution-focusedness 
  • Inclusion 
  • Co-teaching 
  • Pedagogical consultation 
  • Multidisciplinary cooperation 
Mode of delivery 

Delivered as an e-course, the only contact meeting is in the beginning of the course. Carried out in cooperation with educational psychology, teacher education and special education programmes. 

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures, article reading, independent and group work online 135h. On the course students proceed in groups. The course consists of modules which include weekly assignments (both individual and group assignments). Completing the course requires committing to the group work and following the module timetable. Groups organize their group work as they prefer so contact meetings during the course are not required. 

Target group 

Students in educational sciences, especially special needs teacher and class teacher students 

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

Basic studies in education 

Recommended optional programme components 


Recommended or required reading 

Informed on the course area in Moodle 

Assessment methods and criteria 

Assessment (0-5) is based on the final group essay. 
Assessment criteria of the final group essay: 
0 = unfinished, fragmented, matters presented are not essentially connected with the range of topics, the use of sources is notably deficient. Does not show an understanding or an ability to apply. Does not show participation of the   
1 = highly superficial, matters are presented in complete detachment from each other, and the use of sources is poor. Does not indicate understanding or ability to apply. 
2 = superficial, matters are partly presented in detachment from each other, the use of sources is satisfactory. Only shows a limited ability to understand and apply. 
3 = reflective and matters are related to each other to some extent; a commond thread is to be seen and the use of sources is mainly good. Shows an ability to understand and apply. 
4 = quite analytical, matters are related to each other well and the use of sources is mainly very good, Shows well an ability to understand and apply. 
5 = systematic and analytical, matters are related to each other well and the use of sources is mainly excellent. Shows a deep understanding and an excellent ability to apply. Shows the whole group has participated in shared knowledge-creation.



Person responsible 

Nina Heräjärvi

Working life cooperation 


Other information 

The course starts with an orientation meeting (2 hours) and there are no other contact meetings.  
The course will possibly be carried out as a MOOC during the summer period but so that there would be no guidance or group work but the materials are studied independently online.  


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has ended Cooperation and Professional Interaction  Online course  Nina Heräjärvi  13.05.21 -31.07.21
Registration Cooperation and Professional Interaction  Course  Nina Heräjärvi  01.09.21

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