The course takes place in period

  • 1 (2022-08-01 to 2022-10-23)
  • 2 (2022-10-24 to 2022-12-31)
  • 3 (2023-01-01 to 2023-03-19)
  • 4 (2023-03-20 to 2023-07-31)

Level/category

Extension studies

Teaching language

Swedish

Type of course

Optional

Cycle/level of course

First

Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

This course is a part of the course ensemble
called Active and critical
citizenship, where you have the chance to choose
three (3) out of
four(4) courses with a maximum of 15 ECTS.

The following competences cover all four courses.

The goal of the course is to give the student an
insight into the world
of associations and interest- and lobby-work in
the framework of
student politics.

The competency aims fall within the framework of
Arcada's general
competences. During the mandate you are expected
to focus on a
few of these competency aims based on your
responcibilities and
reflect over your own development throughout your
mandate:
You:

  • Know the basics of working in an association and
    the related
    legislation
  • Know the various actors in the field of higher
    education and
    educational politics
  • Can plan and execute activities within the
    framework of the plan of
    work, budget and other steering documents
  • Know the basics of financial planning and
    follow-up
  • Can plan your own work individually and also
    delegate and lead
    others in their work
  • Can act in groups of various sizes, with
    individuals from various
    backgrounds in at least Swedish and English
  • Know different information channels and how
    these can be used to
    reach the relevant target groups
  • Can evaluate your own actions within the
    framework of the course
    and reflect on your personal development
  • Understand how societal structures and processes
    impact the
    individual and various communities
  • Know the societal decision-making processes and
    praxis
  • Understand the meaning of active citizenship

Learning outcomes

This course is a part of the course ensemble
called Active and critical citizenship, where you
have the chance to choose three (3) out of four(4)
courses with a maximum of 15 ECTS.

The following competences cover all four courses.

During your mandate you are expected to focus on a
few of these learning outcomes based on your
responcibilities and reflect over your development
throughout your mandate:

  • Identify processes and dynamics in groups
  • Account for the central terminology within the
    world of associations and student politics
  • know various forms of leadership and their own
    strengths and weaknesses as leaders
  • know the working basics of associations
  • understand the basics of financial planning and
    governance
  • master meeting techniques and ?praxis
  • work independently and in various groups to gain
    mutually agreed goals
  • act responsibly in various contexts and with
    various stakeholders
  • utilize information- and communication
    techniques according to target group and needs
  • plan and execute projects
  • reflect over and develop your own actions within
    the framework of the course

Course contents

The course focuses on active participation,
leadership, critical
thinking, communication and societal influence.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

To take this course you must be chosen as a tutor by
ASK's Board.

Recommended or required reading

Note that this litterature list is a suggestion on
possible reading and that the course does replace
other courses with same literature.
These sources can be used to support your
learning.

www.finlex.fi External link (relaterad lagstiftning)
www.prh.fi External link (föreningsverksamhet)
www.asken.fi External link (studerandekårens styrande dokument)
Loimu, Kari: Yhdistystoiminnan käsikirja
Loimu, Kari: Johda yrityksesi menestykseen -
puheenjohtajan käsikirja
Harju, Aaro: Järjestön kehittäminen
SAMOK julkaisu: Opas ammattikorkeakoulun
opiskelijakunnan hallintoon
SAMOK julkaisu: Ammattikorkeakoulu opiskelijan
silmin ?tutkimus
Harris, Philip R& Morran, Robert T: Managing
cultural differences
Austin, Nancy: A passion for Excellence: The
Leadership Difference
Schein, Edgar H: Organizational Culture and
Leadership
Koestenbaum, Peter: Ledarskapsdiamanten: En
filosofi för ledare
Kakabadse, Andrew & Kakabadse, Nada: Essence of
leadership
Nahavandi, Afsaneh: Art and science of leadership
Rosen, Ronald: Strategic management
Wolvén, Lars-Erik: Att utveckla Mänskliga
Resurser: Om Ledarskap Organisering Kultur och
Kompetens
Berggren, Curt (red.): Praktiskt ledarskap: en bok
om hur man gör när man leder människor
Ehrenright, Barbara: Nickel and dimed 2001
Larsson, Reidar: Politiska ideologier i vår tid
2005
Anttonen, Anneli & Sipilä, Jorma: Suomalaista
sosiaalipolitiikkaa (2000)
Kanaoja, Aulikki; Niiranen, Vuokko & Jokiranta,
Harri: Kunnallinen sosiaalipolitiikka -
Osallisuutta ja yhteistä vastuuta (2008)
Heikkilä, Matti & Kautto, Mikko: Welfare in
Finland (2004)
Hirdman, Yvonne: Genus - Om de stabilas
föränderliga former (2002)
Halford, Susan & Leonard, Pauline: Gender Power
and Organisations (2000)
Halko, Marja-Liisa: Naiset, miehet ja talous
(2010)
Jönhill, Jan Inge: Inklusion och exklusion (2012)
Prechter, Robert R: Pioneering Studies in
Socionomics (2003)
Restivo, Sal: Den sociologiska världsbilden (1995)
Chirkov, Valery; Ryan, Richard & Sheldon, Kennon
M: Human Autonomy in Cross-Cultural Context (2011)
Goffman, Erving: Jaget och maskerna: en studie I
vardagslivets dramatik (2009)
Stenaasen, Svein & Sletta, Olav: Grupprocesser: on
inlärning och samarbete i grupper
Ting-Toomey, Stella: Sommunicating Across Cultures
(1999)
Gelder, Ken: The Subcultures Reader (2005)
Fabos, Bettina: Media & Culture - An Introduction
to Mass Communication (2009)
Conway, D G: The event manager's Bible

Study activities

Trainings 15-30h
Marketing of Arcada
0-30h
Entrance exams 10-
30h
Introduction days
15-20h
Gulis (freshmen)
events 10-
40h
Other events 5-40h
Delegate meetings 4-
10h
Marketing of ASK,
including
member recruitment
10-40h
Group specific
meetings with
first year students
5-15h
Support for
international
students upon
arrival in
Helsinki 0-30h
Personal report,
including
related literature
and
reflection over own
development and an
evaluation
discussion 30h - 135 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

Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

Self-evaluation - a report reflecting over work
done at the end of the mandate. The report will be
handed in as an attachment to the
activity diary handed in to the Secretary. The
report will be handed in attached to the activity
diary to ASKs Secretary-General over ItsLearning
no later than three weeks after the end of the
mandate.

The report is accompanied by a reflective
discussion about personal learning with the board
member in charge of tutoring and the
Secretary-general.

The course is credited after a statement from ASK
based on the personal report and personal
discussion.

Teacher

Lohse Andreas

Examiner

Kiukas Carina

Group size

No limit (1 student enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Course enrolment period

2022-08-10 to 2022-09-06

Assessment methods

Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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