The course takes place in period

1 (2019-08-01 to 2019-10-27)


General studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of this course is that you acquire skills and competencies that will help you to study purposefully, independently and successfully at Arcada, and to develop in your career management. During the course we emphasize the following specific skills: ? learning competencies ? digital competencies ? information literacy ? communication competencies

Learning outcomes

Learning competencies ? You create a realistic understanding of the requirements of studying at university level ? You learn to use different approaches and strategies to develop your learning skills ? You learn how to be self- directed, i.e. to without external reminders or control, be able to organize and maintain motivation for your studies and to take responsibility for getting started and following through matters concerning yourself and your studies ? You are familiar with the meaning of lifelong learning in relation to your career management ? You know what kind of support and service Arcada has Digital competencies ? You get an idea of what digital competence means and the importance of developing the competence during your studies ? You develop the ability to independently solve problems and challenges you face regarding digital information, communication and production ? You learn how to master the most basic tools and features for study, communication and content creation during yours studies Information literacy ? You will be acquainted with Arcada's library and learn the basics of information retrieval to independently search for reliable scientific information and literature for your studies, e.g. course books and scientific articles in the field of study. ? You gain skills in how to evaluate and use the information you find, e.g. how to refer to literature and research in your work without risking violation or plagiarism. Communication competencies ? You are introduced to scientific writing ? You are introduced to Arcada?s writing guide

Course contents

? Self-directed studying ? Tests and assignments ? Reflection tasks and diary ? Class meetings

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Additional information

The fokus in teh course is on four different competencies: - learning competencies (Mia Ekström) - digital competencies (Filip Levälahti) - information literacy (Sarah Hagström) - communication competencies (Magdalena Sandell & Kaj Eklund)

Recommended or required reading

? Course contents such as articles and movies ? ? Kopiraittila Academy ? Arcada?s webpages

Study activities

  • Lectures - 12 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 4 hours
  • Small-group work - 12 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 0 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 107 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio
  • Tests and quiz on Its L

Assessment requirements

Pass all mandatory tasks on Its Learning and a reflection report


  • Ekström Mia
  • Hagström Sarah
  • Levälahti Filip
  • Peri Heidi
  • Sandell Magdalena
  • Arola Annikki


Peri Heidi

Home page of the course

Group size

No limit (22 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

Until date 2019-12-31

Course enrolment period

2019-08-12 to 2019-09-08

Assessment methods

  • 2019-10-27 - Reports and productions
  • 2019-10-27 - Other assignments
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2019-08-28 09:15 - 11:00 D173 Introduktion till högskolestudier PBL-introduktion Arell-Sundberg Marina
Brantberg Bettina
Sigfrids Ingmar
2019-08-28 12:00 - 13:00 B325 Introduktion till högskolestudier Lärartutorns introduktion till studierna Peri Heidi
2019-08-29 12:30 - 13:15 B323 Introduktion till högskolestudier Sarah Hagström, Informatiker från biblioteket ger information om biblioteket, sam kursen: Introduktion till högskolestudier Hagström Sarah
Peri Heidi
2019-08-29 14:00 - 14:45 B323 Introduktion till högskolestudier Lärandekompetens (enkät i datorklass) Ståhl Tore
2019-09-02 10:30 - 12:00 B516 Introduktion till högskolestudier Information om studier: Amanuens Maria Enoksson Enoksson Maria
Peri Heidi
2019-09-09 09:15 - 16:00 Introduktion till högskolestudier Läsning och granskning av artikel inför föreläsningserbjudandet den 10.9. Peri Heidi
2019-09-10 09:15 - 11:00 B516 Introduktion till högskolestudier Genomgång av forskningsartikel Peri Heidi
2019-09-11 08:30 - 10:00 A503 Introduktion till högskolestudier Språkinfo Rancken Ulrika
2019-09-12 12:30 - 14:00 A503 Introduktion till högskolestudier Skrivguiden Språkinfo Eklund Kaj
2019-10-03 10:30 - 12:30 A503 Introduktion till högskolestudier Föreläsningserbjudande: aktivitetsvetenskapens grunder, samt lärartutorering Peri Heidi
2019-10-30 13:00 - 15:00 E387 Introduktion till högskolestudier Information om Jobiili Peri Heidi

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