The last week of WAT Course takes a broader view on the course's' content, synthesising the six thematic weeks and reflecting what you have learned. The week also includes a structured way to give and receive feedback with your group.
Please reserve the week from Monday afternoon until Wednesday lunch time for Contact Sessions and other activities.
Monday morning is reserved for finalising your possible assignments from previous week, while the rest of the week from Wednesday afternoon onwards is then reserved for drafting your portfolio, meeting your mentor as well as finalising your possible remaining assignments.
Synthesis task: Personal Learning Points Assignment
Go through WAT Course weekly themes, methods and contexts.
Write down your Personal Learning Points for each week and your reflection on the connection between different WAT study paths to the template provided here.
1) First version by Tuesday at 10 am, but no need to submit to MyCourses (forms basis for your group work)
2) Final version: submission here by Fri 21st October.
The task will not be graded, but is intended to be useful for yourself to reflect your learning as well as to think about your advanced studies and to prepare your Personal Learning Portfolio.
Group Synthesis Task Forum
Use this Discussion forum to submit your Group's Presentation presented during Tuesday's session (and possibly updated after that). Use the powerpoint template available below for your presentation.
Deadline for submission is Tue 18.10.
Do the submissions by adding a new Discussion Topic, with title 'Group X: WAT presentation (where X is your group's number). Attach the documents as a file to your post. Your posts will be visible to everyone visiting these pages.
Use the attached powerpoint template as a basis for your group's synthesis presentation. You can present also in other way (e.g. through Prezi, Miro etc.), but make sure you include the same themes into your presentation.
This powerpoint provides you a template where you can write your personal feedback to both your group as a whole and your group members individually. You will fill this on Wednesday morning and then use it as a basis to give feedback to your group members.
The template is based on Satu Rekonen's "I like, I wish" team feedback methods: https://ilikeiwish.org
Personal compensatory task if you missed MONDAY Forum
Personal compensatory task if you missed TUESDAY Forum
Personal compensatory task if you missed WEDNESDAY Forum
Non-WAT students: personal Synthesis & Reflection task (compensatory task for portfolio) Forum
WAT-E1100 course has in total 15 credits. Part of those credits are reserved for Personal Development Portfolio process that is mandatory for all WAT degree students (and strongly recommended for Nordic5Tech students).
If you are not WAT degree student, you must thus compensate this with a personal Synthesis & Reflection Task that is similar to portfolio, but focuses just on the WAT Course (instead of entire WAT Master's Programme). If you are an exchange student, you can also do the WAT Portfolio instead of this compensatory task: in that case, agree on this by emailing Meeri.
Your personal Synthesis & Reflection Task consists of one report that must include following two elements: 1) a written summary of all six WAT Course weeks (2 pages), and 2) a personal reflection on how WAT Course themes and methods link to your studies and career plans (2 pages). You are also encouraged to reflect shortly how the WAT Course concept differs from studies in your own study programme.
The report can also include visualisations related to your learning process and reflection. You can naturally build your report on the Personal Synthesis Task we did during the WAT Course's Synthesis Week.
Submit your report by FRIDAY 13.11 to this Discussion Forum by adding a new discussion forum with heading "Synthesis & Reflection Task: N.N.": add your report as an attachment to your post (preferably as .pdf).
Note that your submission is visible to all students attending the WAT Course.