KEMS902 Professional Training (1–10 cr)
The goal of the course is that student learns to reflect their learning during training. In addition, students aims to describe their knowledge and have an idea of activities and of diversities of organizations. Training course is taken after training. The idea is to share the training experience, discuss and reflect learning with others. The goal is that students start to think about possible career paths and their skills. The idea is that students could connect theory (knowledge) into practice. Other possible issues concerning working life can also be discussed during the course.
The title can vary, but the work must be related to the field of chemistry. Students in the subject teacher programme can obtain ECTS credits from teaching mathematics and natural science subjects. Practical training ECTS credits cannot be obtained from the same work experience or teaching that has been used for other study units or degrees.
It is possible to obtain either 2 ECTS/work month or 5 ECTS/work month. A work month consists of approximately 8 hour work days, 5 days a week. For subject teacher students the weekly work time is 20 hours.
- To get 2 ECTS/work month the student must write a report and send it to the person in charge of the course.
- In order to obtain 5 ECTS/work month the student must, together with the department's pedagogical head and possibly the employer, agree on learning outcomes for the training. After the practical training the students participates in the seminars of KEMS902 course and completes the given assignments.
The idea of the course is that student learns to identify and to recognize his/her skills and knowledge. In addition, student aims to communicate and market themselves.
The ECTS credits of the course varies from 1-10. Altogether maximum of 10 ECTS credits can be included in BSc and MSc
Description of prerequisites
Training place and accepted learning outcomes.
Participation in teaching, 5 ECTS/work month (1–10 cr)
The course consists of two seminars. Both seminar meetings include obligatory pre-assignments.
Student must write report that can be published on the website of the Deparment of Chemistry. The report can include pictures, figures and links. It should contain at least the following things: where were you training, what kind of work community it was (age and gender distribution, duration of training etc.), what did you do and what did you learn. The length is approximately 2 pages. If student set expected learning outcomes before his/her training together with the department's pedagogical head she/he has to prepared to reflect them (This is not required on the published report).
Students has to look for a job announcement/think about possible job that they could apply for. Student has to think what skills she/he has and why she/he especially could get this job. In addition student should think about the skills and knowledge she/he still needs to learn to get the job. Students has to think how they would promote themselves and their knowledge.
Both assignments are done before seminars and presented during seminars. Both assignments are returned to lecturer.
Independent study, 2 ECTS / work month (1–10 cr)
Writing a report