Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

10 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is that student:
-Knows his/her own learning style and ability to
learn independently and to develop their own
learning style
-Can Learn together with others and share their
knowledge within their working group
-Knows the different learning directions,
learning styles and principles for (motor)
-Is Able to use sport didactic principles (to
plan, execute, evaluate and develop physical
-Can Purposeful and versatile use different
models and styles of instruction and education
targeted to various targetgroups
-Can Create learning and instruction philosophy,
based on their own values and knowledge.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected
to be able to
-Be familiar with didactics background / history
and be aware of where pedagogy and didactics are
in the scientific world and be able to reflect on
the different learning orientations (behavioral,
constructivist, etc.)
-Have Basic understanding of the key concepts
within didactics
-Be familiar to the target group's importance and
concepts "student-based approach" and apply them
to education
-Be able to plan, execute, evaluate and develop
physical activities for health education goals
-Be Able to describe and instruct the various
motor learning phases (3 pieces)
-Be Able to use different teaching methods and
understand teaching stylE'S possibilities
-Understand and be able to apply theories on
motivation and group dynamics to education
-Be familiar with and able to apply various
didactic methods / models / theories and can
reflect on and evaluate their own and others'
teaching and leadership role
-Be Able to take responsibility for their work,
follow the schedule and take into account safety
issues and to security
-Be Able to find and utilize scientifically-based
information in pedagogy and didactics and create
a poster

Course contents

-Central Concepts within didactics
-Studentcentred teaching
-Planning and physical education
-Motorisk Learning and its phases
-Teaching methods: Mosston
-Group, group dynamics and interaction
-Security & -Ansvarstagande
-Leadership practises
-Exam and portfolio

Recommended or required reading

-materials from the lectures
-Jaakkola 2010. Liikuntataitojen oppiminen ja
taitoharjoittelu. Kappaleet: 1, 2, 6, 7, 9 -12
-Jaakkola, Liukkonen, Sääkslahti (toim) 2013.
Liikuntapedagogiikka. Kappaleet: 16-20.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 25 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 2 hours
  • Practical exercises - 38 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 40 hours
  • Individual studies - 165 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 270 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 270 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the
following examinations:
-Aktivt Participation at all hours, or work
independently through Itslearning
-Independent Planning and accountability
regarding their own leadership training
-Active Participation in each others lectures and
feedback discussion. These hours are compulsory
80%. Observation / feedback forms should be
completed accurately
-Exam And portfolio (submitted in good time!)

Examinations weighs between themselves in the
following ways:
-Exam 50%
-Leadership practise & Portfolio 50%


  • Eklund Kaj
  • Kiukas Carina
  • Taskinen Topi
  • Vaappo Marko
  • Tapio Pauliina


Vaappo Marko

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • 2019-03-12 - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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