Schedule: 16.9.-31.12.2019 and 3.2.-31.5.2020
Tutor: Eila Burns and Piia Kolho
Course implementation: Online

The main aim of the course is to broaden understanding of consequences of globalization on vocational education and training. Globalization shapes education on both organizational and individual level as well as the labour market. The role of a VET teacher is in constant change. The course will increase your self-awareness of having a proactive part in the future of VET.

  • Changing Role of a VET Teacher
  • Professional Identity and Agency in Global VET
  • VET Organisation now and in the Future
  • Future Challenges within VET  

The course enhances your future orientation, developmental skills, agency and reflection skills.

This course will be implemented online, thus, a stable internet connection is required, and is available on 16.9.-31.12.2019 and 3.2.-31.5.2020.

The maximum number of participants in this course is 20 students.

The lecturers in charge of this course are: Eila Burns and Piia Kolho, The School of Professional Teacher Education, JAMK

Intended learning outcomes

The student is able to understand globalization and current issues in the context of vocational education. They are aware of the requirements in labour market and their role as VET teachers. They are able to develop their skills and practices to deal with challenges and other issues raising from globalization.

Acquiring competence

You can acquire the competence required by this course by participating actively in online course.

Demonstrating competence

You can demonstrate the competence required by attending the online course and completing the learning assignments. Completion of the learning assignments requires proactive independent working in an online learning environment.

Assessment of the learning process and competence

In this course future orientation, developmental skills, agency and reflection skills are assessed.
During the learning process the methods of self- and peer-assessment are used. The assessment decision is made by the teacher educators once all the learning assignments have been completed.

The assessment decision is made on a pass/fail scale.

The assessment materials for the learning process and competences consist of active participation in independent working in an online learning environment, completion of set assignments and self-assessment tasks.