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Personal Development: Aspiration

Personal Development: Aspiration

Code: SLF1RZ002
Scope: 2-ects (54-hours)
Timing: Year-2, Period 4
Language: English
Level: Basic Studies
Type: Mandatory

Learning objectives
Upon completion of the course, the student is able to
• identify your abilities, strengths and the factors influencing them
• identify the knowledge and skills that you need to develop to reach your goals
• identify methods by which you can take advantage of competencies you have learned in various life situations: such as studying, free time and employment
• identify how you learn and how you can develop learning to learn skills
• understand the meaning of physical and mental well-being and develop develop some tools for coping and well-being
• develop your employability with modern job seeking strategies and plans for a future career

• Self-evaluation of your abilities and potential for success
• Personal portfolio-content and format
• Production of a video reflecting on the inner you
• CV and job interview skills  
• On-line skills test

Starting level and linkage with other courses
The course is suggested to accomplish after the 1st year “Personal Development: Planning module” and is targeted only to HH Degree students (not available for open university students)

Succesful completion of the course is evaluated on a scale pass/fail.

Working life connections
Students will take part in a lecture a local community member and graduate of Haaga-Helia.

In this course, it is ensured that the learning activities include a global/international perspective. The Facilitator(s) infuses international elements into the learning content and international resources are used in the course readings. The teaching and learning methods used are appropriate to a culturally diverse student population.

Learning methods
The learning goals of this course can be reached in the following ways:
a. In this course, three main learning methods are used: (1) contact teaching; (2) directed learning; and (3) self-directed learning. A proportion of the course hours provide the opportunity for teaching contact between students and experts (facilitators and/or industry partners). Contact teaching takes the following forms: interactive lectures, tutorials, workshops, industry visits. Various forms of directed learning are used, such as, individual and group assignments. Self-directed learning is also an important part of this course and students are encouraged to develop the ability to learn on their own and thus to take more responsibility for setting the objectives of their study work. Students should put emphasis on text review and vigorous reflection.

Assessing one´s own learning is a compulsory part of the course.

Teachers responsible
Taina Pallonen, Haaga
Ulla Ijäs, Haaga