TAMK's Instructional Learning Design for the Distance and Digital Education aims to deepen teachers´ understanding in distance learning pedagogies and support them in applying digital learning opportunities into practice.
In short, at least an active network, OBREAL Global, which is dedicated to promoting cross-regional South-South-North (SSN) collaboration between different partners – including the higher education institutions and vitiviniculture and oenology (Vita Global project). And potentially, a lot more too through different kinds of initiatives to support dialogue and synergies between governmental, academic and social sectors to build bridges towards reciprocal cooperation, mutual knowledge transfer, and tackling of common global challenges.
The travel for the BUKA Project partners to meet in person been on hold for a few years. During autumn 2022, all the partners were finally able to visit TAMK, in Finland, on 26.-30.9. and Dublin City College (DCU), in Ireland, on 3.-7.10.
Practical observations from TAMK’s Finnish Language Club: communality, doing together and inclusion in language and culture learning
Individuals’ and groups’ social wellbeing is important in promoting learning. This has also been noticed in the Finnish language club of TAMK’s Study and Stay programme. When people feel good and interact openly, they have courage to learn to know other people and it is easier to learn. The threshold to speak in a foreign language becomes lower when the atmosphere is warm and safe. Participation in the language club is voluntary low-threshold activity.
The importance of cooperation in integration and employment of international professionals was discussed at the Growth Through Internationalisation event at G Livelab on Friday 28 October. The event was quite rewarding, new ideas and cooperation methods were created and existing cooperation was strengthened. Mayor Anna-Kaisa Ikonen’s video greeting opened the event.
Trust means the confidence in the honesty, integrity and reliability of someone or something. Trust is the foundation of all relationships, and it was repeatedly brought up to the discussion by the Kisii University delegation visit 11.10.2022 to TAMK when hearing about the Finnish society and education.
EuropeAid funded project supports teacher training initiative that brings higher educational institutions from Finland and Albania.
Tiina Koskiranta and Virpi Heinonen from TAMK have been working with a leading Chilean university, Adolfo Ibáñez University (UAI). The aim of TAMK consultation work is to bring interdisciplinary activities to the university syllabus in the School of Psychology.