Teacher will define material to be used in the beginning of the course. During the entire course e-material will be provided and updated in cloud (=Tabula/Moodle/TAMK). Each student is strongly encouraged on individual, preferably most focused, relevant data mining from any chosen source (dissertations / articles / magazines / literature / media / interviews / web) - the use of such sources will be further addressed and explained in the beginning of course.
Processive learning, interactive discussions, rehearsals (written & oral). Can include also other type of activities
The course will be assessed based on a written peer group work (=portfolio). All the rehearsals during the course will affect on the course note if connected to portfolio and presented as part of it. Group size, reporting, modus operandi, all will be closer discussed on first classes. NOTICE! With a joint agreement between teacher and students any part of the course can become subject to modifications. The grading will take place by teacher reflecting the (through Urkund's plagiation prevention platform) delivered final portfolio against Bloom's taxonomy - depending which level the peer-group members have achieved with their portfolio, decides for the note. NOTICE! Peer-groups are entitled to fire such a member who, regardless of exhortations is unable to follow the guidelines, agreed upon by the peer-group internally. Such a (dismissed) member's note for the course will be zero (0).
The general evaluation criterias of TAMK are considered as well: https://www.tuni.fi/opiskelijanopas/kasikirja/tamk?search=arviointi&page=2198
31.08.2020 - 27.12.2020
10.06.2020 - 01.09.2020
Entire course is strictly focused on peer group working, with help of which the presented substance will be reflected towards peer-group chosen portfolio goal. Used pedagogy is processive learning. As active mind setting as possible, parallelly working as a group, is worthwhile - there is a strong correlation between better grading and intensive group work. All the group member will receive equal note of the course. Each group defines their working rules, which team members are obliged to follow the entire duration of the course. Additionally, each group is entitled to expell any fellow teammate that is not honouring jointly established rules.
Degree Programme in ICT Engineering, students who began in 2014-2018
TAMK Main Campus
Should the group noting be rejected (;note = "0"), the peer group can re-edit their written report twice. After third hand-over of the report the entire course will be considered as failed, after which the entire course is to be taken anewly. Missing, single attendances can be substituted by participating any other later remittance on the same course. Out of a special reason a single student can equiponderate mangel on performance with an assignment individually agreed with responsible teacher. Baseline is however (taking notice of the networking-, interaction- and organisation skills) that this course will be carried out in form of a peer group work ONLY - this is to be understood as an emphasis towards individual responsibility acting as a productive member of an peer group.
No practical training is foreseen, but it is preferred that participants actively promote during the entire course their connections and understanding to comply with course outline. All the co-operative measures towards industrial, economic and business life such as direct contacts, interviews, data collecting or own work life practices are considered as additional value for course accomplishing.
Industrial & business cases are usually used as example.
An exam will be organised only upon joint agreement between responsible teacher and course attendants. Baseline is that no exam will be held on this course (instead peer-groups will provide jointly one portfolio - portfolio process will be explicitly explained in the beginning of the course).
It is preferred, that participants actively promote during the entire course their international connections and networking. Additionally can be agreed on separate arrangement for students to acquire special knowledge or information recarding international activities.
Course entity is thus planned that student's time usage equals at each time Tamk's preset requirement. Face-to-face occurring class room educational activities is only a part of the students' work load. Another part of student work is all the processing that takes via peer groups, e.g. in form of discussion, analytical processing of information and additionally continuos development of course report (=portfolio) throughout the course. Third part of students' work is individually performed data mining and principles of knowledge managing - each peer group are urged to agree on peer-group internal rules of conduct to be strictly followed during the entire course.
Lectures & peergroup weeks take turns during entire course - however, changes to this may occur due to overlapping of excursions, Tamk-activities or other curriculum reasons. In such cases teacher usually informs peergroups by email or other, jointly agreed manner.
Should a student fail to actively participate throughout the course, such a performance will not be acknowledged. Should a student not have been participating to the portfolio process during any of its lifecycle stages, such a performance will not be acknowledged either (regardless of being enlisted to the course). Each peer-group will agree upon their rules & code of conducting, describing clearly the principles regarding their own working & processing - each peer-group have a right to dismiss/fire such a team member who, regardless of exhortations from the peer-group, has failed to participate on peer-group's work at an acceptable manner. Also: once peer-group will handover their portfolio for final evaluation, they will state the authors of the portfolio on its deck-page - any peer-groupmember's name missing from the deck-page acts as a signal towards teacher that such a student has become dismissed; note for stuch a students = null (0).
Student will achieve the minimum acceptable level by: participating the minimum required amount on face-to-face classes / written report (portfolio) includes the essential content (ref: study plan) / student (or /-s) prove with their written output (both content and form) to possess basic knowledge & skills, parallelly presenting and emphasizing information relevant to objectives / students have also proven that they possess a wide range of information regarding course's topics / contents (Bloom's taxonomy level 1) and that they also understand the meaning of all the possessed information (Bloom's taxonomy level 2)
Student will achieve this level by: participating the minimum required amount on face-to-face classes / written report includes the essential content (ref: study plan) / student (or /-s) prove with their written output (both content and form) to possess good knowledge & skills, parallelly combining already existing, original material with by themselves provided, value-adding information or knowledge / students have also proven that are (in addition to Bloom's levels 1 and 2) capable of applying all the acquired knowledge in to them relevant, working life situations (Bloom's taxonomy level 3) and that they are capable of analysing, breaking information into sub-parts and drawing conclusions based on this data (Bloom's taxonomy level 4)
Student will achieve this level by: participating the minimum required amount on face-to-face classes / written report includes the essential content (ref: study plan) / student (or /-s) prove with their written output (both content and form) to possess exceptional knowledge & skills, parallelly combining already existing, original material with by themselves provided, value-adding information or knowledge in such a manner that this process will provide entirely new information (deductions, implications, applications, discoveries, summaries) /students have proven that they master all the earlier described Bloom's taxonomy levels (1-4) and are additionally capable of innovating and differentiating in their work all the acquired knowledge (Bloom's taxonomy level 5) - The highest level possible to acquire is Bloom's taxonomy level 6 which is to state that learner has obtained the highest level maturity possible - meaning that the learner can also critically observe his or hers learning process's outcomes and is autonomically capable of enhancing his or hers cognitive mental schemas, further to enhance learning efficiency