“It seems that it is not that important how you participate in the teaching. What counts is that you are able to participate.”
– Researcher, PhD Mikko Myllymäki, University of Jyväskylä
Teaching tools at the upper secondary level
Digital learning environments and other facilitative solutions for learning and teaching are being developed at vocational colleges and general upper secondary schools. Due to the increase in personal learning pathways and learning at the workplace, there is a growing need for online courses and other digital learning environments. In addition to experimenting with new tools, improving existing tools is an important part of development work.
Flexible vocational studies through online courses
All common compulsory units at Tredu, Tampere Vocational College, can now be completed online. The implementation of these online courses has been prepared in close cooperation with teachers. The development of functional online courses is continuous work, which is why student feedback has been actively collected. Many students appreciate the opportunity to study independently of time and place.
Osaava Tredu – a toolbox for teachers and students
The osaava.tredu.fi website (in Finnish) provides topical tips and tools to facilitate teaching and learning. Created in collaboration between the Smart Tampere Digitalization Program and Tredu, the website aims to make teachers’ expertise visible and support teachers to adopt new, useful working methods. The website is open to all, so anyone interested in the contents is welcome to use the ‘Teams’ tips on the website, for example.
Training events and workshops
Training and workshops organised for upper secondary level staff support employees to adopt new tools. In addition, they help ensure that previously introduced tools are used effectively. Microsoft Teams and H5P are examples of topics that have proved popular. Training events are mainly offered based on the teams’ own requests.