General studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

Competencies in focus:
In this study unit the focus lies on the following
Communicative and social competency
Innovation and development competency

Assessment requirements:
This study section consists of two different
self-study material (30%) and group activity

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this study unit:

You can describe different means of communication
and as a result, function in different social and
cultural contexts. (Knowledge)
You can account for the foundations in project
work, and innovations processes. (Knowledge)

You lay the foundation to act consciously in
different social, international and intercultural
environments, and reflect analytically and
critically about your role in society. (Skills)
You strive to create, develop and assess products,
services and operations on a general basis and in
a professional context. (Skills)

You work towards openness in groups, organizations
and society and can present views and arguments
constructively in different professional, social
and cultural contexts. (Approach)
You display bravery and curiosity in groups, and
through doing so create innovation and development
that is customer oriented. You draw from
multidisciplinary competency and are able to
assess both economic and ethical consequences.

Course contents

Workshops - practising communicative and social

Group work, projects with topics of Innovation and
Development competences

Assignments - for example reflective
discussions and learning diary, quizes,
presentations, exam

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Recommended or required reading

Itslearning functions as a literature and material
resource center

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the
examinations presented during the introduction
lecture. Mandatory participation in lectures


Ahonen Mirko

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

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