Lecturer Sanna Ruhalahti Häme UAS,  Vocational teacher education Unit Finland http://voimaa.metropolia.fi
VOIMAA organisations <ul><ul><li>VOIMAA   is coordinated by  Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences  and carri...
Migrants in Finland FACTS AND FIGURES
POPULATION OF FINLAND: 5.3M NATIONALITY NATIVE LANGUAGE STATE OF BIRTH Finnish 5 167 776 Foreigners 123 708 BIGGEST GROUPS...
Foreigners in Finland 1990-2008 Source:  Population register
Source:  Ministry of the Interior publications 2/2009 Foreigners in Finland 1994 – 2007   30TH SEPT. 2008 UNEMPLOYMENT RAT...
Source:  Statistics Finland Foreign Degree Students in Finnish HEIs  2000 - 2008
Source:  Statistics Finland Foreign Degree Students in Finnish HEIs 2004 - 2008
VOIMAA project  “Resources from Immigrants”
VOIMAA in a Nutshell VOIMAA  enlarge the career development of immigrants to the tasks of expertise.  To achieve this we  ...
Goals of VOIMAA <ul><ul><li>Solutions for immigrants applying to HEIs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tools and models for care...
Working Methods in HEIs <ul><li>Development of multiple models of preparatory education </li></ul><ul><li>Development work...
Methods in Working Life <ul><ul><li>Co-operation with 4-6 different working communities 2008 – 2011 (in cycles) </li></ul>...
Background - HEIs <ul><ul><li>Reform of legislation effective 1.1.2010 > Preparatory courses for higher education > No stu...
Social Media  METHODS IN VOIMAA
Social Media <ul><ul><li>Media designed to be   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>disseminated through social interaction </l...
Social Media <ul><ul><li>Reach   Technologies enable anyone to reach a global audience  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessi...
Social Media in VOIMAA <ul><ul><li>Wiki  - Development work and project coordination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs  – E...
Pros and Cons <ul><ul><li>Explicitness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No outdated documents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enables...
What is a social learning environment?  <ul><li>Place  where students or individuals can work and learn together in tandem...
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  1. 2. Lecturer Sanna Ruhalahti Häme UAS, Vocational teacher education Unit Finland http://voimaa.metropolia.fi
  2. 3. VOIMAA organisations <ul><ul><li>VOIMAA is coordinated by Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and carried out in co-operation with HAMK University of Applied Sciences and Fakiirimedia Ltd </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VOIMAA is funded by State Provincial Office of Southern Finland and European Social Fund </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project lasts for three years (August 2008 to July 2011) </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. Migrants in Finland FACTS AND FIGURES
  4. 5. POPULATION OF FINLAND: 5.3M NATIONALITY NATIVE LANGUAGE STATE OF BIRTH Finnish 5 167 776 Foreigners 123 708 BIGGEST GROUPS Russia 26 211 Estonia 20 006 Sweden 8 349 Somalia 4 852 China 3 978 Thailand 3 470 Germany 3 318 Turkey 3 182 Britannia 3 143 Iraq 3 036 Finnish 4 836 183 Swedish 289 596 Saame 1 777 Foreign 172 928 BIGGEST GROUPS Russian 45 224 Estonian 19 812 English 10 589 Somali 9 810 Arabic 8 119 Kurd 5 893 Albanian 5 791 China 5 733 Finland 5 097 956 Other 202 528 BIGGEST GROUPS Former USSR 43 805 Sweden 30 203 Estonia 16 728 Russia 5 872 Somalia 5 802 Form. Yugoslavia 5 470 Germany 5 289 China 5 269 Iraq 4 794 Thailand 4 761 Working age population: 66 % of Finnish population (between 15-64 years) 79 % of foreign population (~ 105 000)
  5. 6. Foreigners in Finland 1990-2008 Source: Population register
  6. 7. Source: Ministry of the Interior publications 2/2009 Foreigners in Finland 1994 – 2007 30TH SEPT. 2008 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE OF FOREIGNERS WAS 17,7 % YEAR POPULATION WORKING AGE POPULATION LABOUR FORCE UNEMPLOYED UNEMPLOYMENT RATE % 1994 62 012 45 504 24 350 11 974 49,2 1995 68 566 50 189 26 918 12 438 46,2 1996 73 754 53 782 29 700 13 554 45,6 1997 80 600 58 803 32 981 13 889 42,1 1998 85 060 62 452 36 006 13 782 38,3 1999 87 680 65 248 38 057 13 976 36,7 2000 91 074 68 115 41 353 13 152 31,8 2001 98 577 74 239 45 404 14 149 31,2 2002 103 682 78 581 47 082 13 370 28,4 2003 107 003 81 808 49 070 14 150 23,8 2004 108 346 83 498 51 440 15 051 29,3 2005 113 925 88 745 54 811 12 054 27,5 2006 121 739 95 851 59 428 14 460 24,3 2007 131 861 104 170 64 586 13 970 21,6
  7. 8. Source: Statistics Finland Foreign Degree Students in Finnish HEIs 2000 - 2008
  8. 9. Source: Statistics Finland Foreign Degree Students in Finnish HEIs 2004 - 2008
  9. 10. VOIMAA project “Resources from Immigrants”
  10. 11. VOIMAA in a Nutshell VOIMAA enlarge the career development of immigrants to the tasks of expertise. To achieve this we build paths to higher education and develop new models for in-service training together with employers.
  11. 12. Goals of VOIMAA <ul><ul><li>Solutions for immigrants applying to HEIs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tools and models for career development for immigrant employees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research study on employers views of immigrants career development </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social media as a tool of development work </li></ul><ul><li>as well as project planning and coordination </li></ul>
  12. 13. Working Methods in HEIs <ul><li>Development of multiple models of preparatory education </li></ul><ul><li>Development work in practice: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Field specific teams of teachers developing preparatory education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Course of multicultural competences to UAS teacher students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pilots of few preparatory education implementations (year 2010) </li></ul></ul>
  13. 14. Methods in Working Life <ul><ul><li>Co-operation with 4-6 different working communities 2008 – 2011 (in cycles) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Using training for career development </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Staff members participate in training pilot groups </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Projects developed according to organisations' needs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>CURRENT PARTNERS: </li></ul><ul><li>Itella - large organisation, operating in homeland + Europe, logistics </li></ul><ul><li>HOK Elanto - large, homeland based company, retail services </li></ul><ul><li>Muxlim Inc. – small, global business, social media </li></ul>
  14. 15. Background - HEIs <ul><ul><li>Reform of legislation effective 1.1.2010 > Preparatory courses for higher education > No student fees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>46 % of immigrants live in area of operation of Metropolia and HAMK UAS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need for educated labour force </li></ul></ul>
  15. 16. Social Media METHODS IN VOIMAA
  16. 17. Social Media <ul><ul><li>Media designed to be </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>disseminated through social interaction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>created using highly accessible and scalable publishing techniques </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>human need for social interaction, using Internet- and web-based technologies to transform broadcast media monologues (one to many) into social media dialogues (many to many) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>democratization of knowledge and information, transforming people from content consumers into content producers. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Source: Wikipedia </li></ul></ul></ul>
  17. 18. Social Media <ul><ul><li>Reach Technologies enable anyone to reach a global audience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessibility Tools are available to anyone at little or no cost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Usability Anyone can operate the means of production with little or no training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recency Only the participants determine any delay in response </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Permanence Can be altered almost instantaneously by comments or editing (former versions can be saved though) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Source: Wikipedia </li></ul></ul></ul>
  18. 19. Social Media in VOIMAA <ul><ul><li>Wiki - Development work and project coordination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs – Experiences of using social media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter, Facebook – Information and networking people relating to VOIMAA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS feeds – Current news on VOIMAA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Newsletter – Collected news once a month </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://voimaa.metropolia.fi </li></ul>
  19. 20. Pros and Cons <ul><ul><li>Explicitness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No outdated documents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enables participation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enables networking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to correct mistakes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Documentation and visibility of process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Change in personal working methods takes time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ICT experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enduring incompleteness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Challenges in structuring information </li></ul></ul>
  20. 21. What is a social learning environment? <ul><li>Place where students or individuals can work and learn together in tandem(formally and informally) with others - in study groups, study groups or in project and team spaces </li></ul><ul><li>These new co-operation and collaborative environments are challenging us to learn more about how to use social media and it tools in our education purposes. </li></ul>
  21. 22. Thank you for your attention

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