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LKAS3115 Teacher identity and professional development, 5 ECTS cr. 
Code LKAS3115  Validity 01.01.1950 -
Name Teacher identity and professional development  Abbreviation Teacher identit 
Credits5 ECTS cr.  Date of expiry  
TypeAdvanced studies Subject0102 Education 
ClassCourse  Hours  
Study right   GradingPass, Fail, Grades 1-5 
Recommended timing 
Organisation Faculty of Education 

Outi Kyrö-Ämmälä 
Lauri Lantela 
Sirpa Purtilo-Nieminen 

General learning material of the study object:
Author Title Year Obligatory Availability
     Cantell, H. ja Kallioniemi, A.  Kansankynttilä keinulaudalla. Miten tulevaisuudessa opitaan ja opetetaan?  2016  - Availability
     Monteiro, R.   The teaching profession. Present and future  2015  - Availability

Aim  A student familiarizes her/himself with teacher education and teacher's work in Finland and internationally, as well as with teachers' professional development, career phases, teacher learning and expertise. S/he also acquaints her/himself with the change forces and challenges in a teacher's work as well as with the factors of individual, work environment and collaboration and their meaning for professional growth. A student acquires readiness to and tools for enhancing his/her professional development and learning, and knowledge of teacher's professional and personal identity, and learns to recognise features of his/her own professional identity and goals of the future.  
Contents  Different theoretical approaches and models of teachers' professional development, career phases, teacher learning, profession, expertise, professional knowledge and personal theories, professional identity, reflection, teacher as a researcher, self-guided learning, collegiality and collaboration.  
Methods  Lectures, seminar groups, independent work  
Requirements  Active participation in the lectures and seminars
Two essays: 1) self-chosen theme based on literature and b) a narrative, reflective essay on one's own personal and professional development  
More literature information and extra material  Will be given in the beginning of the course.  
Evaluation  1-5 
Target Group  Exchange students, students of education and adult education.  
Tutor  Professor Anneli Lauriala 
Language of instruction  English 

Current and upcoming courses
Functions Name Type ECTS cr. Teacher Schedule
Reg. time is off. Teacher identity and professional development  Virtual study  Outi Kyrö-Ämmälä,
Lauri Lantela,
Sirpa Purtilo-Nieminen 
05.10.21tue 16.00-17.00
07.10.21thu 16.00-17.00
26.10.21tue 16.00-17.00
28.10.21thu 16.00-17.00
09.11.21tue 16.00-17.00
11.11.21thu 16.00-17.00
23.11.21tue 16.00-17.00
25.11.21thu 16.00-17.00

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