The course is included in these curricula and study modules

Level/category

General studies

Teaching language

Swedish

Type of course

Compulsory

Cycle/level of course

First

Recommended year of study

1

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 develope in your in your career management. During the course we emphasize the following specific skills: *Learning competence *Digital competence *Information competence *Communication competence

Learning outcomes

Learning competence: *You create a realisitc 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 slef-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 concering 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 offers Digital competence: *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 your studies Information literacy: *You will be accquainted 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 competence: *You are introduced to scientific writing *You are introduced to Arcada's Writing guide

Course contents

Learning competence: Time management and planning *Procrastrination, avoidance and motivation *Stress management *Study technic *Career management and planning *Suooprt and service provided in Arcada Digital competence: Introduction to digital competence Digital content creation *Collaboration and co-operation Information competence: *Information retrieval *How to search information *Library databases (Arcada Finna and Libguides) *Evaluation of information *Copyright Communication competence: Scientific writing Writing guide

Prerequisites and co-requisites

None

Previous course names

None

Additional information

None

Recommended or required reading

Course contents such as articles and movies support.office.com Kopiraittila Academy Arcada's webpages

Study activities

  • Lectures - 21 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 10 hours
  • Individual studies - 54 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 50 hours

Workload

  • 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

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

Assessment requirements

Tests and assignments Reflection tasks and diary

Teacher

  • Hagström Sarah
  • Levälahti Filip
  • Löv Monica
  • Åvall Ann-Kristin

Examiner

Nordström Fred

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course

Se - see ASTA/ARBS

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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