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Professional Development II: Growing into a Profession

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: SA00BC53
Curriculum: SA 2021
Level: Bachelor of Social Services
Year of Study: 2 (2022-2023)
Semester: Autumn
Credits: 1 cr
Responsible Teacher: Blom, Heidi
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Academic Year 2022-2023

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
3001SA2021-2A2022-08-22 – 2022-12-31Susanna WeberFinnish2022-08-01 – 2022-09-06
3002SA2021-2B2022-08-22 – 2022-12-31Heli HuhtaFinnish2022-08-01 – 2022-09-06

Still need to take the course? See the courses during the academic year 2023-2024.

Learning Outcomes

The student knows

how to recognize and evaluate his/hers own professional growth and development
how to stregthen his/hers own professional self-knowledge and social interaction skills and sentimental skills
how to develop own professional interaction skills when acting in varying client situations
how to take into account the perspective of employees and different working communities

The focus of the portfolio work is employee and working community perspective

Student's Workload

1 x 27h = 27h

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Ammatillinen kasvu I


Edulab, electronic portfolio

Competence: Customer work competence and Social service system competence
Focus: Employee and work community
Professional development
Social interaction skills and sentimental skills
Teamwork skills / acting in a group
VAMK strategy 2030: Openness

Regional Impact

Taking local actors into consideration in relation to students own professional development.


Combining students own professional development to multicultural and international operational environment

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Classroom education / distance education
Froup work
Independent study
Expert meeting
Reflection by means of portfolio.

Assessment Criteria

Passed /Failed

The stundent knows how to
act naturally in different client situations
apply his/hers own knowledge in digfferent occasions in working life

Progress of the student's personal portfolio.

Assessment Methods

Active participation, passing given assignments. Evaluation with passed/accepted principle.