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Professional development II

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: SAPA0103
Type: Compulsory / Basic Studies
Curriculum: SA 2016V / 2017 / 2018 / 2018V / 2019 / 2020 / 2020V
Level: Bachelor of Social Services
Year of Study: 2 (2018 / 2018-2019 / 2019-2020 / 2020 / 2020-2021 / 2021-2022 / 2022)
Credits: 1 cr
Responsible Teacher: Blom, Heidi
Language of Instruction: Finnish


Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
1S-SA-2VK2018-01-08 – 2018-06-01Eija Kalliokoski, Heidi BlomFinnish2017-12-11 – 2018-01-15
2S-SA-2A2018-08-31 – 2018-12-21Sinikka PalosaariFinnish2018-08-20 – 2018-09-17
3S-SA-2B2018-08-31 – 2018-12-21Regina NurmiFinnish2018-08-20 – 2018-09-17
4S-SA-2A2019-09-02 – 2019-12-22Aira BraggeFinnish2019-08-19 – 2019-09-09
5S-SA-2B2019-10-28 – 2019-12-22Heidi BlomFinnish2019-08-19 – 2019-09-09
6S-SA-1VK, S-SA-2VK2020-01-06 – 2020-05-24Aira BraggeFinnish2019-12-16 – 2020-01-14
3001SA2019-2A2020-08-24 – 2020-12-20Heidi BlomFinnish2020-08-17 – 2020-09-11
3002SA2019-2B2020-08-24 – 2020-12-20Aira BraggeFinnish2020-08-17 – 2020-09-11
3005SA2020V-12K2022-01-01 – 2022-07-31Ahti NymanFinnish2021-12-01 – 2022-01-10
3006SA2020-2A2021-08-01 – 2021-12-31Heidi BlomFinnish2021-08-01 – 2021-09-06
3007SA2020-2B2021-08-01 – 2021-12-31Heli HuhtaFinnish2021-08-01 – 2021-09-06
3008SA2020-2C2021-08-01 – 2021-12-31Tiina JärveläFinnish2021-08-01 – 2021-09-06

The descriptions shown below are for the academic year: 2021-2022

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
* 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

Amount of work altogether 27 h, of which 8 h of contact hours and 19 h of independent study.
The assesment of student's own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Professional development I


* how to increase general and professional competencies
* follow-up of the portfolio
* collecting, raising and justufying the contents of method bank
* interaction skills in different client situations

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

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Material pointed out by the lecturer

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures and reflection by means of portfolio

Assessment Criteria

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

Assessment Methods

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

Further Information

Course feedback is provided through SPARK.