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 -Knows hers/his own learning style and have the ability to learn independently and develop his/hers own learning style -Can learn with others and share their knowledge in their workplace Occupation-specific competence: 1) pedagogical and didactic skills -Knows the background / history of didactics -Knows the different learning directions, learning styles and principles of (motoric) learning -Knows the sport didactic principles (to plan, implement, evaluate, and develop physical activities) -Can utilize scientifically based information in education -Can purposeful and versatile use different models and styles for instruction and teaching to different target groups (mostly children) -Can create learning and instruction philosophy based on their own values and knowledge.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course: -Can reflect different learning directions (behavioral, etc.) -Be aware of about how pedagogy and didactics are in a relation to the world of science -Knows the target group's importance and can take it into account in various aspects of the planning of teaching -Can reflect his/hers instruction philosophy and relate it to others (eg, Rudolf Steiner, John Deweyn) - Can find and utilize scientifically based information in the field of pedagogy and didactics -Understands the basic concepts and theorys concerning teaching and learning

Course contents

Will be informed in Itslearning and at the first lecture.

Recommended or required reading

Uusikylä, K. & Atjonen, P. 2007. Didaktiikan perusteet. WSOY Annerstedt, C. , Peitersen, B., Ronholt, H. 2005. Idrottsundervisning. Ämnet idrott och hälsas didaktik. Referenslitteratur: Numinen, P. & Laakso, L. 2009. Liikunnan opetusprosessin A B C. Liikuntakasvatuksen julkaisuja 5. Mosston, M. & Ashwortk, S.2002. Teaching Physical Education. Kauppila, R. 2003. Opi ja Opeta tehokkaasti. PS-kustannus. Engström, Redelius.2002. Pedagogiska perspektiv på idrott. HLS Förlag. Forsell, A. Boken om pedagogerna. Heikinaro-Johansson & Tuovinen. 2007. Näkökulmia liikunatapedagogiikkaan. Illeris, K. 2008. Lärande. Studentlitteratur Långström, S & Viklund, U. 2006. Praktisk lärarkunskap. Lund: Studentlitteratur Imsen, Gunn. 1999. Lärarens värld. Introduktion till allmän didaktik. Lund: Studentlitteratur. Imsen, Gunn. 2006. Elevens värld: en introduktion i pedagogisk psykologi. Lund: Studentlitteratur. Steinberg, J. 2004. Världens bästa fröken. När modern pedagogik fungerar. Falköping: Ekelunds förlag. Maltén, A. 1997. Pedagogiska frågeställningar. Lund: Studentlitteratur Maltén, A. 2003. Att undervisa, en mångfasetterad utmaning. Lund: Studentlitteratur.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 20 hours
  • Small-group work - 13 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 58 hours
  • Individual studies - 42 hours


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

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio


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Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
  • Date will be announced later - Other assignments

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