EduLAB introduction course 5 ects

 

Intended learning outcomes:

-You will understand the key concepts and elements of LAB studio model

-You are able to apply concepts of LAB studio model in your vocational field of education

-Tutoring and assessment in LAB studio model

Assignments:

  1. Reflect  everything that you’ve learned in your blogs: vlogging is also an option!
  2. Poster assignment

 

Present a visual process of a study path that includes ideas and the activities similar to LAB model.

Find out what kind of similar models exist and plan  how to implement these models into the study programs your vocational field?

What is LAB model and how could you implement these models into the study programs your vocational field?

Work in pairs or individually.

Publish the poster on your blog and share the posting on Facebook group by the end of week 10. Comment 2 other posters.

Materials:

3.3. K-P Heikkinen Developing LAB Studio Model

4.3. 9:00-10:00 LAB Cycles, Blair Stevenson EduLAB orange room OR https://connect.funet.fi/edulaboulu/ OR watch the recording afterwards

Articles to read (they can be found at Researchgate)

Heikkinen, K-P & Stevenson, B. THE LAB STUDIO MODEL: ENHANCING ENTREPRENEURSHIP SKILLS IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Kari-Pekka Heikkinen, Ulla-Maija Seppänen & Jouko Isokangas:

LAB studio model: Developing external networks for learning entrepreneurship in higher education.

Kari-Pekka Heikkinen: Knowledge Creation in LAB Studio Model Educational Settings

Look for the recordings and presentation material related  from our Facebook group

If any further questions, please contact Sanna or Janne.

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Micro Lessons Learned

Soon, it’s time to rest for a moment on vacation and to gather some energy for the spring. However a few words of micro lessons, since some of those are still to accomplish.

All your micro lessons can be found from this table. The table is now to view only. You can find all past and active lessons on the list.

If your micro lesson is marked as green, please take care of your learners on your own lesson and pay attention that you’ve personally carried out all the task assigned to you. Listing done lessons like Mari is one option keep track of everything. Those of you who have published tasks due today, will accomplish all the tasks marked green. And that’s it!

CPS Lesson #1  - "Red Delicious" Photo Referece//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

 

There are some people who have not published their micro lessons yet or don’t have even a set topic. If your topic indicates red or you are not able to locate your name on the list at all: please contact your peers on the same situation. It’s up to you to create a plan (as a group) how you’ll show the competence of micro lesson design and schedule it. Instructions to apply.

As soon as you’ve a shared understanding of how to proceed – please contact Sanna and Janne.

Happy Holidays!

VOC Theme 09 – Last in line! After this – something totally different

 

Awesome!

cheer 

Up to the last session in this style?

Assessing learning and competence
Core content: How can I, as a vocational teacher, assess learning and competence?

Virtual session groups – Please update when needed!

We will meet on Tuesday 10th of November. The session begins in AC room https://connect.funet.fi/edulaboulu/ . Please login at 12:30 to check the connection. This is also a good opportunity to ask any questions concerning your studies or different tasks. We’ll start with the themes at 13.

Timetable and pre tasks:

12.30-13 Current issues / tutoring

13-13.25 Topic 1

Pre-material for the part VOC 9, Topic 1 by EduGrapes: “Principles of assessment and evaluation“ the padlet.

Please be aware that there is a quiz and a video in this padlet that we advise you to have a look, as in our coming session, we plan a kahoot-test for the material.

Please install Kahoot on your mobile device so that we can use it during the upcoming session. (https://getkahoot.com/support/faq/…) 
We are looking forward to meeting you in our upcoming VOC9, Topic 1 in the mainroom.

In case you already deleted Kahoot, please have on a look on FB group posting for instructions.

13.25-13.50 Topic 2
How does assessment promote the learning process? How do different assessment methods work?

AS A PRE-TASK FOR EDUSTARS ONLINE SESSION:

Please, watch the video on Formative and Summative Assessment

and then take the quiz:
 
During our online session, we will “play” with different assessment methods by picking methods from the list and placing them on a scale from formative to summative according to our comprehension.

13.50-14.05 break

14.05-14.30 Topic 3 Self assessment and peer assessment
Pre-task

14.30-14.55 Topic 4
Feedback or assesment – what’s the difference?

  1. Please study the material on this Prezi
  2. Please prepare for the peer-review we will be having during the session by following these instructions. The instructions can also be found at the end of Prezi.

It is once again important that you prepare beforehand!

Please ask if you have any questions on the topic or the assignment.

How to prepare?

Find the instructions if missing https://edulaboulu.wordpress.com/voc-1-10/

Please make sure that the materials are uploaded in groups’ own AC room beforehand and check that all connections are working properly.

See you on Tuesday! Keep it simple!!!

VOC Theme 08

Curricula and creating lessons
Core content: How will I use and develop the curriculum as a vocational teacher?

Watch pedagogy of Walking Through! (If you haven’t done it already.)

Virtual session groups

How nice that the pace is good in all groups! We’ll meet tomorrow on Tuesday 27th of October. The VOC 8 session begins at 12:30 in AC room https://connect.funet.fi/edulaboulu/ . We’ll start with the themes at 13.

Timetable and pre tasks:

12.30-13.00 Current issues / tutoring

13-13.25 Topic 1 What is competence-based curriculum?

Prestudy material

We will use socrative.com for our session on Tuesday. The group found it easiest to use on mobile device. If you don`t have a mobile device to use you can just open another page on your browser and get it smaller so that you are able to see the AC room page and the browser page at the same time. When you are using mobile device (or browser for that matter), open socrative.com and choose “student login”.

The codes for each room are:
Labrats: GS8YXTNR6
Edustars: XG4Yw4tyM
Alpha: UguMRZvJg

Grapes: 8E5G6UJEF

13.25-13.50 Topic 2 What does ECVET mean? How does it affect vocational education?

Grapes’ Pretask:

  1. Watch the video to get to know ECVET
    FinECVET Story – ECVET Step by Step
    2. During the class we will have a role play with a following situation: Anna is a hairdresser student who wants to do part of her studies in Oulu. The idea is to find out what ECVET can mean from her perspective.

As a pretask, please prepare for the roleplay:

Rats member: You play Anna’s role before the mobility. Tell us about your preparation for the mobility. How do you prepare for the mobility ? What do you have to do and who can help you ?
Find more information here: http://www.ecvet-toolkit.eu/site/ecvettoolkit/beforemobility

Alpha member: You play Anna’s role during the mobility. Tell us about your studies in Paris. What is important to take into account during the mobility ?
Find more information here: http://www.ecvet-toolkit.eu/site/ecvettoolkit/duringmobility

Stars member: You play Anna’s role after the mobility. Tell us about the recognition of you studies back in Finland. What can go wrong after the mobility ?
Find more information here: http://www.ecvet-toolkit.eu/site/ecvettoolkit/aftermobility

13.50-14.05 Break

14.05-14.30 Topic 3 How to design and carry out teaching?
As a pre-task for the EduStars’ online session, please:
– Get acquainted with the material in the Padlet http://padlet.com/k4hani00/designing_and_carrying_out_teaching
– Think of how would you design a course / syllabus based on a curriculum
– Prepare to share/debate your thoughts on (What to take into consideration when designing a functional syllabus? How should teaching be carried out through a syllabus?)

from the following perspective:
EduGrapes: A teacher’s perspective
Labrats: A student’s perspective
Alphas: An administrative perspective

14.30-14.55 Topic 4 How do you find the core content of the curriculum?
How can teacher personalize the teaching content to different students?

Try to find out the content of the curriculum assigned to you and answer through this link. http://goo.gl/forms/6JpBY8VFlv

Rats: Horse care curriculum
Grapes: Sports assistant curriculum
Stars: Mining curriculum

You are free to complete this task as a group or individually.

There is also a Prezi published before the session on Facebook, please have a look on that one in advance.

Team Alpha had thought ahead about VOC 8 session being so close to hallowee. Group would like you all to prepare some “costume” to wear. Please prepare something to wear (mainly on your face/hair/top part), even a small thing. Use your imagination, scissors, marker, your wardrobe etc. Dont panic or stress about this.

PLEASE NOTE! For the topic 4  VOC session, we shall all gather into the main AC room. Team Alpha’s presentation is held there, not in the small group rooms.

How to prepare?

Find the instructions if missing https://edulaboulu.wordpress.com/voc-1-10/

Also, make sure that the materials are uploaded in groups’ own AC room beforehand and check that all connections are working properly.

If you have any further questions, please share a question in our FB-group.

Keep it simple!!!

VOC Theme 07

Collaborative work in teaching and learning

Core content: Howe can I, as a vocational teacher, promote communality?

Virtual session groups  (please update when needed)

We will meet on Tuesday 6th of October. The Tutors will discuss your portfolios starting at 9 o’clock – you are most welcome to participate when available. The VOC 7 session begins at 12:30 in AC room https://connect.funet.fi/edulaboulu/ . We’ll start with the themes at 13.

Timetable and pre tasks:

12.30-13.00 Current issues / tutoring

13-13.25 Topic 1 What are group (or team) dynamics?

As a pre-task please install Kahoot -application on your mobile phone / tablet you are going to use as an additional device during the VOC 7 session, you can find it from Apps-store or Play-store. This is highly recommended, as it will be easier if you use an app!

If you are not able to use Android/Apple device, you can log in via kahoot.it -website with you computer. Then you need to make sure you can see two windows at the same time on your PC. Kahoot questions will ONLY be shown only in AC room shared screen and you will be using your own device for answering them.

Please do this in good time advance. In case you are facing any problems you need to ask them from Iikka or post in FB beforehand. We are not able to answer them or give you technical support during the session. If you have a problem during the session, you will miss the game and all the fun.

Like or comment the related post on Facebook when you have installed the application.

13.25-13.50 Topic 2 As a teacher, how to guide and organize a team (or study group)? How to make a team work properly?

Please study these two articles:

https://uwaterloo.ca/…/teamwork-skills-being-effective-grou…

http://bie.org/…/turning_student_groups_into_effective_teams

After reading the articles please comment on a Facebook post (by Maria 30/9/2015) two main points on the topic of how to guide and organise a student team and how to make it work properly. The points cannot be the same, so if someone else has already posted your point, you have to come up with something else. The deadline for comments is Monday 5 Oct at 4 pm (Finnish time). If you have any questions please ask in the group!

13.50-14.05 Break

14.05-14.30 Topic 3 What collaborative methods or practises can be used in teaching?

Here’s our groups’ pre-task for VOC 7. For this pre-task, you should get yourself familiar with collaborative teaching methods by attached pre-material, and pick one of the methods for your liking. Your favorite method can be something you have experienced before, or you would like to apply into your teaching in future, and submit it by using a poll, which can be found here: http://bit.ly/1OECQdm

Please answer the poll on Monday 5th of October at 2 pm at latest.

14.30-14.55 Topic 4

EduStars Pre-Task: Please read through the paper on “Creating a Collaborative Organisational Culture” and think about creating a collaborative organisational culture from the perspective of topic 4: How one can promote collaboration and sense of community in work organizations (schools). Please write down, for yourself, 3 things you see as important and useful from a vocational pedagogy institution perspective. No need to share your thoughts yet.

How to prepare?

Find the instructions if missing https://edulaboulu.wordpress.com/voc-1-10/

Also, make sure that the materials are uploaded in groups’ own AC room beforehand and check that all connections are working properly.

If you have any further questions, please share a question in our FB-group.

Keep it simple!!! 🙂

VOC Theme 03

Legislature governing vocational education

Core content: Teacher’s responsibilities and rights

Take a look at tasks https://edulaboulu.wordpress.com/voc-1-10/theme-3/

Virtual session groups (please update when needed)

We will meet on Thursday 24th of September. The session begins in AC room https://connect.funet.fi/edulaboulu/ . Please login at 12:30 to check the connection. This is also a good opportunity to ask any questions concerning your studies or different tasks. We’ll start with the themes at 13.

Timetable and pre tasks:

12.30 – 13.00 Current issues / tutoring

13-13.25 Topic 1

Group Alpha: How are the principles of good administration seen/felt in the everyday work of a teacher? (What are the principles of good administration?)

Pre-task: Please answer questions on a Facebook discussion. 
What do you see as principles of good administration (in vocational education also)? Do you have any examples of bad administration? Feel free to comment on each others posts and create discussion.

13.25-13.50 Topic 2

Group Labrats: How do I ensure the safety of the educational work environment?

Pre-task: Please watch this presentation on safety at educational work environment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkGLRkltRik During the session we will be working on Padlet. There will also be an after-task after the session.

13.50-14.05 Break

14.05-14.30 Topic 3

Group EduStars: How do I take into account privacy and data security in education?

Prezi contains pre-task. Please use http://padlet.com/cchidom/edustarprivacy
to make a list of what you know as privacy matters.
Grapes & Alpha: in the education system
Labrats: on the staff and students in education

14.30-14.55 Topic 4

Group EduGrapes: How to work with copyrights in the Finnish education?

Pre-task: For this task, you should read through thisThinkglink-material, and in addition, we have assigned two sub-areas for each of the group. For that sub-area, group members have to think about good and bad examples of using such copyrighted lecture material. After thinking about good and bad examples, please bring your links to the class.

Group Labrats:

Pictures (Maria, Sher) Presentations and lecture material (Mari, Emmanuel)

Group Alpha:

Citing technique (Iikka, Anne) Movies and video material (Abdiweli, Riikka)

Group Edustars:

Printouts and digital rights (Charles, Paula)

Recordings (Elina, Yasir)

14:55-16 Everyone together in the same room. We’ll have a shared discussion over legislation of education.

Please remember, that after each VOC (vocational pedagogy) theme you should write a reflective post about the topics of the day.

How to prepare?

Find the instructions if missing https://edulaboulu.wordpress.com/voc-1-10/

Also, make sure that the materials are uploaded in groups’ own AC room beforehand and check that all connections are working properly.

If you have any further questions, please share a question in our FB-group.

VOC Theme 06

Activating teaching methods

Core content : How can I, as a vocational teacher, activate my students?

Take a look at videos and topics https://edulaboulu.wordpress.com/voc-1-10/theme-6/

Virtual session groups

Schedule

We will meet on Tuesday 8th of September. The session begins in AC room https://connect.funet.fi/edulaboulu/ . Please login at 12:30 to check the connection. This is also a good opportunity to ask any questions concerning your studies or different tasks. Blair will visit us at 12:45 to tell you what you should know about Lab-phase at this stage. We’ll start with the themes at 13.

Timetable and pre tasks:

12.30-12.45 Current issues / tutoring

12.45 – 13.00 EduLAB/ LAB phase, Blair

13-13.25 Topic 1

Activating a lecture and learning through discussion (LTD)

What benefits might there be compared to other teaching methods?

Pretask:
1) Please watch the video 

2) Also bring with you a riddle, a cartoon, a quote, case study, news item or little known new/old fact preferably from your own area of expertise. It should be something you can use as an ice-breaker or as a “transition to learning”, in front of a class that you would lecture for, in a classroom or online. Aftertask to be presented under the session.

13.25-13.50 Topic 2 What is self-regulated learning (SRL) as an educational principle?
You will find the assingnment from Prezi presentation.

13.50-14.05 Break

14.05-14.30 Topic 3 What is engaged pedagogy?
Here is the pretask from Labrats for VOC 6: During the session we will be having a panel discussion on engaged pedagogy. You will be given a role and you should form your arguments from that person’s point of view.

It is essential that you read the material and prepare beforehand!

You should use the information on pre-material and you’re encouraged to search more information on Internet. Your arguments should be well-grounded and realistic, but you can also use your creativity and imagination.

Please like or comment to related FB post by Mari when you have read & watched the material.

14.30-14.55 Topic 4 Alternative education – principles and methods
Before the class:

  1. Watch this 4 min PowToon video about Traditional and Alternative pedagogy. http://bit.ly/1UqQPY2
  2. Play the SpaceRace Game. The idea for the game is simple: Just destroy the scrolling words before they leave the screen by typing in their corresponding term and pressing enter. You write either word “trad” or “alt” to the box, depending on whether you think the scrolling method quality is traditional or alternative. Make sure the words don’t scroll past the screen. Before starting the game please make sure there on the bottom left corner of the screen is selected Show “Term”. Play the game as long as you enjoy. Once done, post your final game score to the EDULab FB page before the class. Link to game: http://bit.ly/1il8Xl2
  3. Grapes and rats members: please list strengths and weaknesses of traditional pedagogy.
  4. Alpha and stars list strengths and weaknesses of alternative pedagogy.

During the class we will discuss how these strengths and weaknesses can be taken into account in vocational teaching context.

14:55-16 Everyone together in the same room.

Please remember, that after each VOC (vocational pedagogy) theme you should write a reflective post about the topics of the day.

How to prepare?

Find the instructions if missing https://edulaboulu.wordpress.com/voc-1-10/

Also, make sure that the materials are uploaded in groups’ own AC room beforehand and check that all connections are working properly.

If you have any further questions, please share a question in our FB-group.

Keep it simple!!! 🙂

Second Impressions

Group work

Collaboration on it’s best – adding ideas on top of another

Learning feels great – that’s EduLab Spirit!

Don’t think about the tasks ahead as a load – think about the things that you’ve achieved to get this far!

Let’s kick ass!

Challenge not only your self but also your group! It’s not co-ordinator’s task to take care of grown ups like a mother. Everyone has the right to demand group to act as agreed.

Your learning paths will be only as good as your group decides it to be. Learning in a lab is group work and there isn’t an option available to toddle this trip alone.

BE ON TIME!

Respect your peer students. Teachers. BE ON TIME!

Teaching Online – Technical Tips

5-17-3 stands for 5 minutes introduction, 17 minutes for different tasks and learning activities and 3 for closing.

Share tasks during an online session:If one of you is teaching can the other one (this case a person from another group) guide with voice settings, or search for the missing student online. Teaching as a pair is even more fun! This also helps you to keep up with schedule and lets everyone focus in teaching/ learning activities.

If you are not able to send video when it’s your turn to teach, start by telling who’s talking. It’s polite to clarify who’s in charge – on online session it’s not always obvious. It’s nice and personal if you’ll share an idea for the audience where you are at the moment if there is no picture. You can also mention if there will be some challenges with your connection, so that rest of the group is able to react if something happens. Today conversation went smoothly on with out the teacher in a room.

AC Layouts:

Upload your materials beforehand

Learn how to create different, personal layouts

Reconsider different layouts for different meetings: sometimes it may enhance discussion if you hide the chat, but then you’ll have to secure that everyone has access to the voice over. There is no other means to communicate in the group (not even with the host) if you’ll block the chat.

Make sure that you’ll select the best layout to facilitate learning: sometimes there’ll be several activities in use simultaneously.

Ensure that your slides or any other document is perfectly fitted in the window. Will there be mobile participants or are you planning to share a recording.

Recordings

Remember to push record 🙂

A good recording shows more than empty share pod and a list of attendees.

Learn how to share your screen or a document.

Fit the document to the pod: practice different settings

If your presentation is on Google Drive you have two options:

  • Share your screen (active platforms like games and paddlets)
  • Download material from Drive on your desktop and upload it to AC

Adobe Connect Add-in helps you toggle between different AC-functions even when sharing your desktop. http://www.adobe.com/support/connect/downloads-updates.html

Did I get everything? Please comment if something is missing!!!

Keep up the good work and spirit!

VOC Theme 05 – Versatility of teaching

How to make my teaching versatile?

As promised – here comes the collection of topics: one of the pre-tasks is not yet included, but I hope everyone is up to date with their tasks.

Take a look at videos and topics .

Schedule
Virtual session groups
We will meet on Tuesday 25th of August. The session begins in AC room https://connect.funet.fi/edulaboulu/ . Please login at 12:30 to check the connection. This is also a good opportunity to ask any questions concerning your studies or different tasks. We’ll start with the themes at 13.

Timetable and pre tasks:

12.30-13 Current issues / tutoring

13-13.25 Topic 1
Message from Team EduGrapes:
Are you ready to play the Method Game ?
To get ready, please check out this slideshow before our next class. We will play the Method Game during our EduLab session 25.8.2015.

13.25-13.50 Topic 2
EduStars pretask for VOC 5: 25.8.2015:
Watch 3 videos:

(2 videos are self-made)
Shouldn’t take more than half an hour to watch all three.
Please prepare for the lesson with writing down your own best or worst learning experience. We will discuss it in the sessions so don’t say you don’t remember. We will also discuss the 3 videos, so watch them before the lesson.

13.50-14.05 break

14.05-14.30 Topic 3
Team Alpha’s PRE-TASK SURVEY for VOC5 topic 3. Please do it right away, it only takes 2 minutes of your time, or please do it by sunday night.
First choose the most important topic, after that choose the second most important etc. Note that you cannot choose multiple as the most important Prepare to discussion about the options that you chose, 5 most popular choices are going to be discussed about!
Please notice The button LOPPU means “end”.

14.30-14.55 Topic 4
The latest trends in teaching methods by Labrats

1. Study the info on this Popplet, watch the videos and read the articles:

2. Prepare to argue on the question allocated to your group and add your short answer here: Q1. Stars Q2. Alpha Q3. Grapes.

You will have max. 5 minutes to talk about your point of view at the online session.


14:55-16 Everyone together in the same room.

Please remember, that after each VOC (vocational pedagogy) theme you should write a reflective post about the topics of the day.

How to prepare?

Find the instructions if missing https://edulaboulu.wordpress.com/voc-1-10/

The coordinators should send a message to me (sanna.brauer(at)oamk.fi) and tell a little bit about the implementation of the session not later than Monday afternoon. If you want to share any further material in advance, please link it to the EduLab Facebook-group.

Also, make sure that the materials are uploaded in groups’ own AC room beforehand and check that all connections are working properly.

If you have any questions, please contact me or share a question in our FB-group.

See you on Tuesday! Keep it simple!!! 🙂

Reflecting on your study process

After each study sessions you need to reflect the study process and the topics of the day in your blog. This reflective work is important in documenting your understanding, experiences and development in matters relating vocational pedagogy.

We record the AC-sessions and other social media platforms also document your work. Link those into your blog post and use them as a reference for your reflection.

What should I reflect in order to document my study process or to show my competence?
reflection


First impressions and comments on online teaching:

Keep it simple!

Show up early!

Push record 🙂

Plan in advance.

Follow the table, be careful.

Double check if you have the right people in the room.

If you want others to activate before the session, make sure you let them know what you expect from them. Choose your words carefully. Control if needed.

Plenty of activities simultaneously can be difficult to handle.

Practice and train different tools and functions – test different options with your group and use them even as your rehearsal audience.

Check the connections, apps and platforms.