You are able to:
- form self-selected peer groups based on your mutual interests and commitment
- organize your peer group activity, which also includes scheduling the peer group meetings between contact weeks
- understand the choreography of the program, i.e. what actions you are to take over the course of this development path
- interpret the competence criteria in terms of your work at TUT
- identify your own development needs and those of your organization
- use the digital learning environments designed for the program (enough to get started with your studies, you will gain more experience along they way!)
- verbalize your own practical theory
- take the next steps
Getting to know each other
We ran several activities to learn who we all are. David and Irmeli interviewed each other first, and after that the participants were asked to think about their motive to join the program and choose their spot in space based on that. We originally had five alternatives, but nobody was interested in developing his/her teacher identity, so, only four groups were formed.
In each group the people introduced themselves, discussed their motives, and the person with the shortest hair shared a summary to other groups.
Next step: speed dating
For the next two hours we followed a speed dating choreography, which made it possible that everybody got to talk with everybody else.
Download the instructions from this link
Getting to know each other continued, but with a twist: the aim was to form self-selected peer groups
Tuesday morning opened with a champagne party, except that there was no champagne, juts Finnish Pommac (non-alcoholic) and rye chips with reindeer cheese. These snacks were available when the participants searched ideal partners for a peer group by mingling and discussing themes like:
- What are you passionate about in education?
- Where could you invite members of your peer group?
- Which is your home campus?