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Global Education

EDUCATION SERVICES

Our Approach to Educational Development

Our approach to educational development adopts the Design-based Implementation Research (DBIR)

Our educational development programmes are co-designed and evaluated with our partners  according to the Finnish educational quality stand­ards and using evidence-based research methods.

Furthermore, our educational development is based on the applied research by HAMK Edu Research Centre, for example, research on professional competence for the future, career counselling and lifelong learning, teacher education and professional development, competence management and leadership, as well as new learning solutions and digital competence.

EXPERTISE AREAS

Our expertise areas are described in the image below. Currently, we provide services to increase the pedagogical capacity of teachers and managers in various levels and fields of education. In addition, our services include improving of educational capacity and innovation in the fields of bioeconomy, wellbeing, entrepreneurship, smart technology and circular economy.

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MODES OF DELIVERY

Place: In Finland
Participants: 20 – 30
Duration: Flexible, 2 weeks – 2 months according to the partner’s requirement

Methods of capacity building: All pedagogical methods used are interactive and based on the latest theories of adult learning and specific features of adults as learners.  Various training methods will be selected according to the needs of participants. The following are some of the capacity building methods we apply for your reference:

  • Contact teaching
  • Flipped classroom method
  • Project-based learning
  • Group work
  • Reflection
  • Site visits (thematic observation)
  • Seminars and workshops (with innovative methods for effective and engaging way to encourage large group dialogue, idea creation, brainstorming and collective thinking)
  • Guidance of professional growth and development activities related to the reform needs

Certificate of participation: Upon successful completion of the program
Reference: The 2-week training programme on renewable energy for the top management of a TOP 500 group company in China in November 2018

Place: In your country
Participants: 20 – 30
Duration: Flexible 2 – 4 weeks according to the client’s requirement and/or combined with online module(s).

Methods of capacity building: All pedagogical methods used are interactive and based on recent theories of adult learning and specific features of adults as learners.  Various training methods will be selected according to the needs of participants. The following are some of the capacity building methods we apply:

  • Contact teaching
  • Flipped classroom method
  • Project-based learning
  • Group work
  • Reflection
  • Seminars and workshops (with innovative methods for effective and engaging way to encourage large group dialogue, idea creation, brainstorming and collective thinking)
  • Guidance of professional growth and development activities related to the reform needs

Certificate of participation: Upon successful completion of the program
Reference: 3-week Salesina -Programme for teachers in Brazil

It is recommended for partners who aim for systemic reforms and change in organizational culture.

Place: Both in Finland (1- 2 months) and in your country (1- 4 months) plus online
Participants: 20 – 30
Duration: Flexible, 2 to 6 months according to the partner’s requirement

Arrangement: Intensive contact course in Finland for the first 1 or 2 months, then development project implementation in your country for the next 1 – 4 months according to the partner’s requirement.

Methods of capacity building: All pedagogical methods used are interactive and based on recent theories of adult learning and specific features of adults as learners.  Various training methods will be selected according to the needs of participants. The following are some of the capacity building methods we apply during the intensive contact course delivered in Finland:

  • Contact teaching
  • Online
  • Flipped classroom method
  • Project-based learning
  • Group work
  • Reflection
  • Site visits (thematic observation)
  • Seminars and workshops (with innovative methods for effective and engaging way to encourage large group dialogue, idea creation, brainstorming and collective thinking )
  • Guidance of professional growth and development activities related to the reform needs

For the development project implementation in your country, the following are some of the capacity building methods we apply for your reference:

  • Learning portfolio
  • Institutional development project
  • Guidance and support sessions
  • Digital platforms
  • Final competence demonstration

Certificate of participation: Upon successful completion of the program
Reference: Gira Mundo Finlândia Paraíba – Professional Development Programme for teachers form Paraíba State, Brazil (10/2016 – ongoing)

The whole training program is completely done online. The students proactively study the teaching materials according to his / her schedule, submit the assignments, and discuss with teachers and other students on the online platform. The certificate of participation will be awarded upon successful completion of the program. The online modules are both synchronous and asynchronous.

References: Academic Research Writing Online Course for teachers from Kazakhstan

REFERENCES & PUBLICATIONS

INFOTEP Vocational Education Development Programme 2018-2019 (11/2018-ongoing)

Assignment name: INFOTEP Vocational Education Development Programme

Summary: 60 educational experts and managers from INFOTEP participating in the training programme. Duration: 12 months.

This professional development programme is aimed for education administrators and managers, and through their intermediary for teachers, who wish to increase their own competence in modern pedagogy and pedagogical management, and develop their educational institutions. The programme provides tools, ideas, methods, theories, and world-renowned models, examples and concepts to enhance managers’ and teachers’ professional identity from education professional to a school developer and pedagogical expert.

Client: INFOTEP in Dominican Republic

Gira Mundo Finlândia Paraíba - Professional Development Programme for teachers form Paraíba State, Brazil (10/2016 – ongoing)

Assignment name: ​​Gira Mundo Finlândia Paraíba  -Professional Development Programme

​Summary: 100+ teachers have participated in the training programme. Duration: 8 months/group (Appr. 20 teachers per group, in total 6 cohorts: 10/2016, 10/2017, 03/2018, 08/2018, 10/2018, 10/2019).

Gira Mundo Finlândia Paraíba – Professional Development Programme is a continuing education programme for teachers in basic, secondary and vocational education. The programme is divided into two parts. The first part is in Finland, where the participants have an intensive training for two months having both practical, hands-on experiences and thematic observations, as well as theoretical insight into the core components of student-centered education and innovative pedagogy. The second phase of the programme concentrates on the practical application of the newly learned methods in the local context and it is guided by HAMK experts using e-learning methods and environments.

The participants are awarded 12 ECTS credit points certificate on level seven of the Bologna frame of reference.

​Client: ​The Federal State of Paraíba, Brazil

Pedagogical Training for Professional Teacher Development – Professional Development Certificate for Teachers (10/2018 – ongoing)

Assignment: Pedagogical Training for Professional Teacher Development – Professional Development Certificate for Teachers

Summary: 33 professors from the Middle East participated in the training program. Duration: 2 + 4 months.

This is a tailored programme to support the client’s vision of building a professional teacher academy in the future. The training program starts with a 2-month intensive face-to-face course in Finland followed by a 4-month development project in the client’s home country. The development project focuses on each participant’s own development project within his / her own institution, as well as the cooperation network that has been formed between the participating teachers.

The participants are awarded 22 ECTS credit points certificates.

Client: a governmental organization in the Middle East

Online Training Programme of Finnish Early Childhood Education & Care Pedagogy for Kipinä teachers (2018 – ongoing)

Assignment name: Online Training Programme of Finnish Early Childhood Education & Care Pedagogy

Summary: This online training programme is tailored to meet the competence needs of early childhood education teachers. It focuses on the main principles and pedagogical methods of Finnish early childhood education.

Client: ​ Kipinä Kids Preschools Worldwide

Assignment name: Online Training Programme of Finnish Early Childhood Education & Care Pedagogy

Summary: This online training programme is tailored to meet the competence needs of early childhood education teachers. It focuses on the main principles and pedagogical methods of Finnish early childhood education.

Client: ​ Kipinä Kids Preschools Worldwide

Community and Industry Based Forest Management “Professional Development Training” for forestry advisers from Indonesia (10/2018 – 12/2018)

Assignment: Community and Industry Based Forest Management “Professional Development Training”

​Summary: 9 forestry advisers from Indonesia participated in the training program. Duration: 6 + 4 weeks.

This training program is designed to help the participants to build entrepreneurial spirit and competences in the communities to reach the wealth potential that forests can offer.

The training program starts with a 6-week intensive face-to-face course in Finland followed by a development project in Indonesia. The development project focuses on the practical application of the newly learned methods in the local learning environments and through the development work.

The participants are awarded 10 ECTS credit points certificates.

Client: a governmental organization in Indonesia

Training on Renewable Energy for the top management from the field of chemistry and coal in China (10-11/2018)

Assignment: Training on Renewable Energy

Summary: 15 managers of the top management level from a Top 500 energy corporation in China participated in the training program. Duration: 2 weeks.

This program presents to the participants the latest technology development and the best practices in the area of renewable energy from Finland.

Client: A Top 500 energy corporation in China

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