Course name: Find your strengths
Scope: 5 ECTS
Timing: 1.-7. Semester
Language: English and Finnish
Course level: Professional Studies (or Free-choice)
Course type: Elective (or Free-choice)
Details of implementation and enrollment, please, see http://startupschool.fi/what-we-offer/courses/
Starting level and linkage with other courses
Learning objectives and assessment
Student finds and analyses his/her personal values, interests, passions and strengths. Student analyses skills and competences and clarifies her/his future track of a professional career point of view. Career can be self-employment, employment of an organisation or creates a business idea. Student learns self-management manners and recognises development areas of her personal skills.
Course assessment is on a scale of 1 to 5. The assessment criteria is on scale 1-3-5.
Finds personal values, interests, passions and strengths
Recognises development areas and creates a development plan
Can reflect of her/his learning
Can develop independently her/his professional career or business idea
Understands importance of ongoing self-development of professional succeed
Recognises her/his strengths and knows how to develop them independently
Evaluates of her/his self-development critically and acts accordingly
Student learns principals of coaching and helps other students of their own development areas
Recognising and validating prior learning (RPL)
Accreditation of prior learning is applied on the course according to separate instructions. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internationality is visible through the course and the assignments.
The objective of the course is to develop student’s self-knowledge and self-management skills.
Teacher(s) tailors the content of the course according to competences and development areas of the students.
While working in groups student learns more about how to enlarge and utilise his/hers own network. At the same time student gets familiar with coaching process.
Content can be as follows:
Identifying personal strengths
Understanding personal motivation and values behind motivation
Improving self-management skills and development areas
Learning better interaction methods
This course will be implemented as group coaching methods. Teacher will give directions and acts as a facilitator.
Course includes mandatory self-learning assessments.
Assessment methods are several assignments and activity of the group coaching sessions.
Maria Haukka email@example.com
Elina Iloranta Elina.firstname.lastname@example.org
Päivi Williams Paivi.email@example.com
Learning materials that support competence development in this section are in Moodle.