Major subject – Education, Teacher training
The aim of teaching is to influence individuals’ learning in a goal-directed manner and using different methods. Education (or pedagogy) refers to the study of education, teaching and schooling with a special focus of the education of children and youth. If you are studying to be a class teacher, your major subject will be Education, Teacher training. During your studies, you will gain the advanced knowledge and competence required of a teacher to meet the daily challenges at school and in society. You will reflect on the teacher’s professional identity and acquire tools to contribute to the inclusive school. You will learn about the development of children and youth, and become aware of gender issues, diversity and digitalisation in education. You will be trained in how to plan and implement teaching, while also gaining abilities to critically review your teaching on the basis of contemporary scientific theories.
Your studies in Education will be diverse, providing you with a broad foundation for your future profession. Subject didactics will be your first long minor subject, together with the different subjects and subject modules included in basic education. An important part of your studies is practical training, which you will complete in several periods at the Vaasa Teacher Training School or a language-immersion school and a field school of your choice.