Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

General competencies:
1) Learning Skills
-Can tolerate changes and is able to see and use different learning opportunities
-Can plan, organize and develop their own activities
2) Ethical competence
-Can apply the values and the ethical principles in his/her field
-Takes responsibility for their own actions

Occupation-specific competence:
1) Pedagogical skills:
-Can purposeful and versatile ways use different models and styles for instruction and teaching to different target groups
-Can apply ethical principles in their own industry
-Understand and carry out his/her responsibilities as trainer and leader
-Can develop their leadership

-Is able to plan, implement, evaluate, and develop physical activity
-Can utilize physical activity opportunities to support human development and well-being

Learning outcomes

The aims of this pedagogical practice are following.

understand sport opportunities to promote children's/adolescents health and well-being

deepen their theoretical knowledge in sport didactics through literature by seeking answers to questions that arise regarding teaching and learning during practice

develop their skills in sports didactics, for example to plan, implement and evaluate physical and health promotion activities for children / adolescents

learn to motivate children / adolescents to move

learn to communicate in a constructive way with children / adolescents, teachers and parents

understand their ethical responsibilities as educators and leaders

Course contents

School practice, physical activity.
One week observation and small tasks, two weeks teaching practice.

More detailed information is in Itslearning.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

II-2-015 (0) Sport Didactics and Pedagogics 1, 5 cr (P3)
II-2-016 (0)Sport Didactics and Pedagogics 2, 5 cr (P4)
Practice 1

Recommended or required reading

McHale S., Crouter A., Tucker C. (2001): Free-Time activities in middle childhood: Links with adjustment in early adolescence. Child Development, November/December 2001, vol.72, nr.6, s.1764–1778.
Aaltonen. M et al. "Nuoren aika". (1999). WSOY
Fontana. D: "Våra barn, Handbok för föräldrar. Om små och stora barn. (1990). Wahlström & Widstrand
Höistad. G:"Mobbning. En bok om att förebygga, uptäcka och stoppa mobbning". (1994). Informationsförlaget
Saxén. F:"Ung på svenska i Esbo. Ungdomsarbete på svenska i Esbo anno 2001". (2001)

Study activities

  • Lectures - 2 hours
  • Individual studies - 31 hours
  • Practical training - 100 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

Essays, reports, productions and portfolio


  • Taskinen Topi
  • Vienola Riitta


Taskinen Topi

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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