4. Language learning paths and models from higher education to employment
In this sub-project, paths to learning Finnish and Swedish will be modelled and developed for the needs of international master’s programmes as well as the orientation and mentoring of the higher education institutions’ international staff. In addition, the sub-project will examine and develop research-based models for language learning and the development of language skills as members of work communities. In this context, taken into consideration are both the employee as a language learner as well as the work community and supervisors as enablers of the development of language skills.
Models will be developed on the basis of the results of previous similar projects and research-based knowledge, as well as by piloting various methods of language learning outside the classroom in both international master’s programmes of higher education institutions and multilingual work communities that employ people with higher education degrees.
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1. Cooperation between higher education institutions in teaching Finnish or Swedish as a second language: a national collaboration model and platform
In the sub-project, the content produced by the overall project will be collected under one roof: on the one hand, into a national collaboration network for teaching Finnish/Swedish as a second language, on the other, into a digital online platform […]
2. Digital solutions for language learning and teaching
In the sub-project, means to increase the efficiency of teaching and learning that utilise digital solutions will be developed, trialled and investigated. A particular focus will be on a range of digital resources that learners can use independently or after receiving tips from their teachers (e.g., self-assessment tools, a dictionary for advanced learners) […]
3. Language pedagogy models for teaching and supervision
In the sub-project, a model will be developed for language teaching and the supervision of learning that can be applied in the language instruction provided by universities and higher education institutions. The model will be based on thematic and situational teaching and supervision, focusing also on functioning in professional life […]
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Project goals and development principles
The overall project is guided by three principles founded on current research-based knowledge: Continuous learning and supporting it through sustainable assessment […]
The project is carried out collaboratively by Aalto University, the Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, the University of Helsinki, the Laurea University of Applied Sciences and the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences […]
A project under the Talent Boost activities associated with the internationalisation programme of Finnish higher education institutions
In the spring of 2021, the Finnish government stated in its midterm policy review and spending limits discussion that the number of international degree students in Finland should be tripled by 2030, while increasing their […]