Topic outline


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    Course timeline and assignment deadlines. See detailed description below the picture.

    Course schedule:

    • Session 1:  Wed 6 March from 12.15 - 15.30 in Otakaari 1, U119 DELOITTE. Theme: Disability, EDI, Unconscious Biases
    • Session 2: Wed 13 March from 12.15 - 15.30 in  Otakaari 1, U119 DELOITTE. Theme: Learning challenges & supportive measures: ADHD, Autism spectrum, mental health
    • Session 3: Wed 20 March from 12.15 - 15.30 in Otakaari 1, U261 OP: Learning challenges & supportive measures: dyslexia, other developmental learning challenges, individual study arrangements


    Development assignment deadlines:

    • DL 12.3. Assignment Parts 1, 2, 3 
    • DL 19.3. Assignment Part 4 
    • DL 5.4. Assignment Parts 5,6 
    • DL 12.4. Assignment Part 7 

    Assessment criteria

    Assessment scale: Pass/Fail. To pass the course, all assignments (Parts 1-7) have to be accepted. Please see Assessment rubric for more details. 


    Intended Learning Outcomes: 

    After this course, you will be able to:

    • understand your role as a teacher in the diverse learners’ learning process in different situations
    • recognize how different learning challenges and mental health affect learning and studying
    • identify different pedagogical approaches that support the learning of all students as well as other support measures offered by Aalto University, such as, individual study arrangements
    • design inclusive teaching for diverse learners.

    Content

    • equity, diversity and inclusion principles and practices in higher education and at Aalto university 
    • factors affecting the study ability, such as mental health and the most common learning difficulties at Aalto University
    • evidence-based approaches to support the learning of a wide range of learners
    • individual study arrangements


    Course Teachers:

    Hanna Liisa Hakala, Lecturer of English, IDEM Project Manager at Aalto University / Doctoral Researcher in Educational Psychology at Helsinki University 
    Email: hannaliisa.hakala@aalto.fi

    Suvi Toivonen, Digital Learning Specialist at Teacher Services
    Email: suvi.toivonen@aalto.fi 

    Ida Salin, HR Specialist, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Officer
    Janne Mertala, Guidance Counsellor 
    Paula Sjöblom, Study Psychologist
    Anna Vilhunen, Pedagogical Specialist