This post also I start with a video which for me shows my ideas of our study’s. You get much if you invest to it.
First of all, I was very afraid about the starting of this course and the whole minor studies. Last semester when I applied for these studies, my knowledge of the studies was that you have lot to do and the studying is in English. In that time I haven’t have so much of situations where I have to use English, so it was a bit scary idea, but I thought that I can manage it and I could learn more. Until now my ideas of the studies have not changed, but I have get more and more relaxed to use this unfamiliar language. The blog have eased my nerves maybe the most, because here I need to write in English. I need to think, reflect and try to get my thoughts in a form that is understandable to myself and of course to others. If there haven’t been an automatic spelling corrector this could be much harder task for me.
The INTRO course itself have been what I expected. Much of work every week, but I think every different parts of it have support each other. I as a student have get new knowledge in various lectures, workshops and group meetings. I think they as a whole were a compact pack and I like that we used the ways to study that we studied. Collaborative learning as a learning and studying strategy is what I have never before done in the size that we have using it in our studies. It’s need huge effort and as a student I had much of responsibilities and tasks to do if I want to succeed in the class. This blog is only one side of our studies and what a work(!).
Even though, we have have much to do in classes, I have joyed it. It have encouraged me to work and commit to my works, otherwise I wouldn’t pass the class. Well, by now I don’t know if I pass this course or not, but hope for the best. In the course I have also get to know the idea of the background of the studies pedagogical ideal. For me the student is shown as an active, devoted and who won’t be afraid on a lot of group working.
WITH NEW PEOPLE!
I have already evaluate a bit of our Workshop part of the course, but till this moment I have done all the jobs. I enjoyed in the Workshops and it was a good thing that we had so much time to try out every different application. Now I have some idea how them work and I maybe use them in future also.
AND HAVE FUN TIME!
Mostly I enjoyed in the course our final project. The video shows how much fun we did have with girls, but got the idea what we have learnt. Collaboration and working together is fun, but challenging.
Finally, many thanks to our so great study group! We have so many lovely personalities and people and our group go together so greatly. The tasks have been easy to do. Of course many thanks also to Essi Vuopala and Jari Laru; our course leaders! They did manage to design course interesting and fun for my point of view. The picture shows my view of our class. Everybody wins, when some learning happens. I learnt much!
Pictures: Frits Ahlefeldt-Laurvig https://www.flickr.com/photos/hikingartist/