Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After the course the student has created a personal development project plan (PDPP), has been thinking about the goals of one s studies, and knows how to plan and follow one s development.


Credits: 1

Schedule: 07.10.2021 - 05.05.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Elina Kähkönen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The aim of the course is to help students develop life management skills. Through iterative and incremental process student takes control of one or more personal development tasks, learns how to measure progress and celebrate success. PDPP can focus e.g. on studies or wellbeing.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The student has created the PDPP and participated in at least two PDPP development workshops/clinics during the autumn. The last version of the PDPP must be turned in via MyCourses.


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    6 hours contact teaching: 21 hours individual work. Contact hours can be scheduled and agreed with teacher. The ratio for individual work can be agreed to be higher.

    The workload is distributed into six iterative and incremental steps as follows:

    Step 1 What is my PDPP? (0,5 hours)

    - Ask for ideas on where to start your process

    - Communicate with teachers and fellow students

    - Plan your own PDPP

    Step 2 First draft version '0.3' (4,5 hours)

    - Submit your version here (Step 2)

    - Receive feedback

    Step 3 Planning round (1 hour)

    - Iterate your PDPP again: make changes, ask for feedback, plan your next steps

    Step 4 Second draft version '0.7' (10 hours)

    - Submit your version 0.7

    - Receive feedback

    Step 5 Planning round 2 (1 hour)

    - Not compulsory if you


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The material student needs for creating his/her personal PDPP.

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    3 Good Health and Well-being

    4 Quality Education

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course may be included in elective studies of master s degree. Personal guidance available also in Finnish and in Swedish.

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn I-Spring V

    2021-2022 Autumn I-Spring V

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.