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  • Teaching assistant as a learning instructor (2 cr, spring 2017)


    Welcome to course page of teaching assistant training on Aalto School of Science. Teaching assistants at Aalto University School of Science have an opportunity to proceed 2 credits pedagogical training, which is made to support their work as a teaching assistant.

    On this MyCourses platform you can find course description, all instructions for completing the course as well as the teaching materials used in teaching sessions.

    • Intended Learning Outcomes

      After the course you will:

      • be able to observe the environment from the learning perspective and identify aspects to support students' learning process.
      • recognize ways to how to supports students' study motivation
      • identify your role as a learning instructor and find ways to regulate your behavior adjusted to students' needs.

      Substitutes for other courses

      This course has not any prerequisites. If you are interested in to continue your pedagogical studies after this course, you may credit it into A! Peda Intro (5 cr) -course. Please contact course teachers for more information.

      Course structure, timetable and enrolment

      The course consists of 3 half-day teaching sessions, independent work, group working and e-learning.

      Teaching session #1  (similar content in Wednesday 1.3./Tuesday 7.3.), open for all interested teaching assistants. Second and third day will be those who prefer completing this as a pedagogical course.
      The course will take place if we receive minimum 10 participants.

      • Wednesday 1.3.2017 at 12.00-15.00, Majakka (M140) Otakaari 1,  instruction language Finnish
      • Tuesday 7.3.2017 at 12.00-15.00, Majakka (M140) Otakaari 1, instruction language English

      Second course session

      • Monday 27.3.2017 at 12.00-15.00, Majakka (M140) Otakaari 1, instruction language English 

      Third course session

      • Friday 21.4.2017 at 9.00-12.00, Majakka (M140) Otakaari 1, instruction language English

      The course enrolment starts on Wednesday 25.1.2017 and ends 15.2.2017. The participants in the course are divided to home groups (3-6 members) by the teaching staff. Each group contains assistants from different departments.

      Course structure

      Figure 1. Course structure (2 ECTS): Three teaching sessions, independent work, group working and e-learning.

      Course teachers

      Course is organized by Aalto University School of Science Learning Services in cooperation with University Pedagogical training network. Course teachers are Kirsti Keltikangas and Jukka Parviainen (, specialists at SCI Learning services.