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@PennGSE students visit the University of Helsinki's Teacher/Leader Education Program. Includes all tweeted resources, links & takeaways #pennfinn13

@PennGSE students visit the University of Helsinki's Teacher/Leader Education Program. Includes all tweeted resources, links & takeaways #pennfinn13



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Dept. of Teacher Education - @HelsinkiUni Dept. of Teacher Education - @HelsinkiUni Presentation Transcript

  • FACULTY OF BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCES DEPARTMENT OF DEPARTMENT OFBEHAVIOURAL SCIENCES TEACHER EDUCATION Fields of study: - Class teacher Fields of study: - Kindergarten teacher - educational sciences - Special education - psychology - Subject teacher - speech sciences - Home economics - Craft studies TEACHER TRAINING SCHOOLS Viikki teacher training school - comprehensive school (lower and upper levels) - upper secondary school Helsingin normaalilyseo - comprehensive school (upper level) - upper secondary school
  • Teacher training at the university levelIn Finland The training of subject teachers has been conducted at the university level since the early 19th century . The training of class teachers (primary) was transferred over to be carried out by universities in the early 1970s. The training of kindergarten teachers in universities began in 1995.
  • University degreesUniversity of Helsinki introduced the new degree system in2005.Students first study for the lower Bachelor’s degree (180study points) and then for the higher Master’s degree (120study points).The scope of studies is determined in ECTS credits.1 study point = 27 hours of work = 1 ECTS creditOne year of full-time study is equivalent to 60 study points(ECTS credits).
  • Degree programmes and degreesDegree programme in class teacher education - Master of Education - Major: education or educational psychologyDegree programme in special education - Master of Education - Major: Special educationDegree programme in kindergarten teacher education - Bachelor of Education - Optional Master’s Degree Programme in Early Childhood Education - Major: education (early childhood education)Degree programme in home economics education - Master of Education - Major: education or home economics scienceDegree programme in craft sciences education - Master of Education - Major: education or craft science All Master’s graduates are eligible for postgraduate studies - Licentiate of Education - Doctor of Education
  • Teachers’ pedagogical studies – Subject teacher educationSubject teachers teach pupils in upper comprehensive school(grades 7 to 9) and students in upper secondary schools.Subject teachers pass a higher academic degree at a universityfaculty.The training consists of studies in two subject disciplines and thepedagogical studies.The pedagogical studies (60 study points/ECTS) are taken at theDepartment of Teacher Education.
  • The Department in numbers New degree students 326 (2012) Degree students (source: 20.9.2010, HU statistics) - Bachelor’s degree 1712 out of which 1499 women - Master’s degree 364 out of which 337 women - In total, 2076 degree students out of which 1836 (88%) women Students completing pedagogical studies for teachers ~ 400, changes on a year-by-year basis Completed degrees (2010): Bachelor 219, Master 162, Licentiate 1, Doctoral 10 Staff: 187,5 person-years (2010)
  • Student admission for teacher education programmesThe admission criteria: Stage 1: - Written examination (VAKAVA-examination) Stage 2: - Aptitude tests - Interviews - Proficiency tests Stage 2 is more diverse and the procedures rise from the needs of the different degree programmes
  • (Undergraduate) Student admission (2012) Entrance EntranceDegree examination examinationprogramme Applications part I part II Accepted %Class teachereducation 1783 1215 365 120 6,7 %Kindergartenteachereducation 1016 725 362 120 11,8 %Early childhoodmastersprogramme 85 - - 33 38,9 %Special teachereducation 906 650 - 17 1,9 %Total 3790 2590 727 290 7,7 %
  • Research-based teaching at the heart of teacher educationA research-based approach is the central guiding theme ofteacher education in HelsinkiThe research-based approach is integrated into every courseand courses in research methods are introduced from the verybeginning of the studiesAnother central aim of the teacher education in Helsinki is toachieve a balanced development of the teachers personality inwhich the teacher’s thinking is essential
  • Class (primary) teacher educationClass teachers complete a Master of Education degree(5 years, 300 study points/ECTS)The degree comprises Communication and language studies (25 study points/ECTS) Main subject studies in education (140 study points/ECTS) - Teaching practice (20 study points/ECTS) - Master thesis (20 study points/ECTS) Minor studies: - Multidisciplinary studies in the subjects taught in comprehensive schools (60 study points/ECTS) - Studies in an optional minor subject (60 study points/ECTS)
  • Subject teacher educationSubject teachers take a Master Degree in their respective faculty witha subject of instruction as their major.Pedagogical studies for teachers: Pedagogical, didactical and psychological studies as well as studies in social, historical and philosophical basis of education Teaching practice (20 study points/ECTS) Pedagogical thesis
  • Special educationSpecial education teachers or special education class teachers passa Master’s Degree which comprises Communication and language studies (25 study points/ECTS) Main subject studies in special education (160 study points/ECTS) Minor subject studies (115 study points/ECTS) - Pedagogical studies for teachers (60 study points/ECTS) - Multidisciplinary study module (60 study points/ECTS)Another possibility to obtain the qualification of special educationclass teacher is to first pass a higher academic degree in classteacher programme, followed by separate special education teacherstudies.
  • Kindergarten teacher educationThe competence of kindergarten teacher can be obtained by passing aBachelor’s Degree. Studies at the master’s level prepare for leadership,administrative and research tasks in the field of early childhoodeducation.Bachelor’s Degree comprises: Communication and language studies (20 study points/ECTS) Studies in education (126 study points/ECTS) Minor subject / optional studies (34 study points/ECTS)
  • ResearchTeachers and researchers as well as postgraduate and undergraduatestudents take part in research, experimental activities and ondevelopmental work conducted at the Department.Research-based teaching has been developed for a long time at theDepartment. In addition to the own Department’s teaching, the researchhas also focused on subject departments’ teaching as well as cross-faculty teaching.The main objective guiding the research is the aim for interaction betweendifferent disciplines and subjects.The research centres of the Department co-operate closely withresearchers from other departments of the University of Helsinki as wellas other national and international universities and research centres
  • International co-operation at the forefrontThe international contacts of the Department are an important part ofteaching and research. The Department is devoted to internationalisationand international networking and co-operation is a central part of theDepartment’s activitiesThe Department is actively engaged in Nordic co-operation. At themoment the Department is co-ordinating Nordplus Network in teachereducation and it is a partner in four other Nordplus networks.Through the Socrates-Erasmus programme of the European Union theDepartment has established an extensive co-operation network whichconsists of 45 bilateral agreements.
  • International co-operation at the forefrontInternational activities in numbers: Erasmus and Nordplus mobilities during 2011-2012: - Incoming students 32 - Outgoing students 36 - Incoming teachers 8 - Outgoing teachers 24 International visitor groups during 2011-2012: - 50 groups, ~ 600 visitors - From 25 different countries
  • Courses in English STEP – Subject Teacher Education Programme in English (60 ECTS credits)Gives official qualifications for teaching in basic and upper secondary education in Finland Finnish Education and Pedagogical Studies - Minor subject (minimum of 25 ECTS credits)Basic, Intermediate and Advanced courses from all programmes of study in theDepartment of Teacher Education offered mainly for exchange students
  • Web sitesDepartment of Teacher Education: Faculty of Behavioural Sciences: University of Helsinki: