VALIDATION IN ART TEACHER AND PROFESSIONAL TEACHER EDUCATION CURRICULA IN FINLAND

Joona Saari, Timo Halttunen, Sanna Brauer, Marjaana Mäkelä

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Intention and opportunity for validation of competences acquired in different contexts are considered influential to meet the incremental changes in the world of work. Positioned in the universities of applied sciences delivering art and professional teacher education in Finland, we study emergence of validation of prior learning in the intended, or planned, curricula. The Nordic Quality Model for Validation was employed as the empirical frame of reference. Data were collected from the institutions’ open websites. The critical discourse analysis revealed differences in curricular discourses between and across the institutions. Texts with more indicators of validation were found within larger providers of professional teacher education, whereas those were more scarce in texts from smaller institutions. Validation texts are shorter in length and more fragmented in art teacher curricula. Despite its centrality in educational policy, validation remains in the margins of art and professional teacher education curricula. It is unlikely that the intended curricula facilitate teacher trainers’ efforts to form a shared repertoire of a community of practice in validation of non-formal and informal learning. We suggest further study on the enacted and experienced curricula to examine the role of validation in art teacher and professional teacher education.

 

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higher education, curriculum, vocational teacher, recognition of prior learning, educational research

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Appendix I: Data sources

All data below were retrieved on October 5th 2020.

Centria UAS, ArTE

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Studying at work. Website. https://web.centria.fi/opiskelijalle/opiskeluohjeet/osaamisen-tunnistaminen/tyon-opinnollistaminen

Chapter in the degree charter: Student's personal study plan. Website. https://web.centria.fi/opiskelijalle/opiskeluohjeet/tutkintosaanto-ja-muut-ohjeistukset

Haaga-Helia UAS, ProTE

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Open badge of skill. Online study guide. http://www.haaga-helia.fi/fi/opinto-opas/yleista-haaga-heliasta/open-badge-osaamismerkki?userLang=fi

Häme UAS, ProTE

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Competence recognition practices. Website. https://www.hamk.fi/aokk-koulutus/ammatillinen-opettajankoulutus/#opiskelu

Guide for filling the form regarding identification and recognition of prior learning. Website, PDF-document. https://www.hamk.fi/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/eAHOT_tayttoohje_Amot.pdf

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JAMK UAS, ArTE & ProTE

The basics of degree-leading education curricula in JAMK. Curriculum, PDF-document. https://opinto-oppaat.jamk.fi/globalassets/opinto-opas-amk/opiskelu/suomenkielisten-koulutusohjelmien-opsit/2020-2021/ops-perusteteet-2020.pdf

Identification and recognition of competence. Online study guide. https://opinto-oppaat.jamk.fi/fi/opinto-opas-yamk/opiskelu/osaamisen-tunnistaminen-ja-tunnustaminen/

Degree program in music education. Online curriculum. https://opetussuunnitelmat.peppi.jamk.fi/fi/48/fi/5195

Degree program in music education. Online study guide. https://opinto-oppaat.jamk.fi/fi/opinto-opas-amk/opiskelu/opetussuunnitelmat/2019-2020/musiikkipedagogi/

Higher degree program in music education. Online study guide. https://opinto-oppaat.jamk.fi/fi/opinto-opas-yamk/opiskelu/opetussuunnitelmat/2019-2020/musiikkipedagogi/

Professional teacher training studies. Online curriculum. https://opetussuunnitelmat.peppi.jamk.fi/fi/4952/fi/5073

Evaluation and acceptance. Online study guide. https://opinto-oppaat.jamk.fi/fi/aokk/ope/opinnot-2020-2021/arviointi/

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Teacher's pedagogical studies in the field of music and dance. Online study guide. https://opinto-oppaat.jamk.fi/fi/aokk/musiikki-ja-tanssiala/

Metropolia UAS, ArTE

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Description of the music degree program. Online curriculum and study guide. https://opinto-opas.metropolia.fi/fi/88094/fi/70424/KXF20S1/year/2020

Curriculum for the music degree program. Online curriculum and study guide. https://opinto-opas.metropolia.fi/fi/88094/fi/70424

Description of the degree programme in music education. Online curriculum and study guide. https://opinto-opas.metropolia.fi/fi/16187/fi/70425/K0820S6/year/2020

Novia UAS, ArTE

Degree charter, Section 21 Credit transfer of studies. Website. https://www.novia.fi/om-oss/styrande-dokument/examensstadga/&usg=ALkJrhicZaJGvWf3qz85lb

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Music educator programme description. Website. https://www.novia.fi/utbildning/utbildningsutbud/konst-och-kultur/musiker-yh-musikpedagog-yh/

Music educator education content. Website. https://www.novia.fi/utbildning/utbildningsutbud/konst-och-kultur/musiker-yh-musikpedagog-yh/musiker-yh/

Oulu UAS, ArTE and ProTE

Dance teacher degree program. Online curriculum. https://www.oamk.fi/opinto-opas/opintojen-sisalto/opetussuunnitelmat?koulutus=tan2020s&lk=s2020&

alasivu=kuvaus

Music pedagogue degree program. Online curriculum. https://www.oamk.fi/opinto-opas/opintojen-sisalto/opetussuunnitelmat?koulutus=mpe2020s&lk=s2020

Competence assessment. Online curriculum and study guide. https://www.oamk.fi/opinto-opas/opiskelu-oamkissa/osaamisen-arviointi

Learning resources and skill badges. Online curriculum and study guide. http://www.oamk.fi/opinto-opas/amok-ops/ammatillinen-opettajankoulutus/Oppimisresursst-ja-osaamismerkit

The path of competence-based studies. Online curriculum and study guide, PDF-document. http://www.oamk.fi/opintoopas/application/files/5015/5902/

/Osaamisperusteisen_opintojen_polku.pdf

Competence-based education. Online curriculum and study guide. http://www.oamk.fi/opinto-opas/amok-ops/ammatillinen-opettajankoulutus/osaamisperusteisuus

Oulu School of Professional Teacher Education. Online curriculum and study guide, PDF-document. http://www.oamk.fi/opinto-opas/application/files/9115/9066/2975/

Arviointiohjeet_1.6.2020__.pdf

Competence building in professional teacher education. Online curriculum and study guide, PDF-document. http://www.oamk.fi/opinto-opas/application/files/5815/9066/2312/Arvioinnin_kasitekolmio_1.6.2020.pdf

The process of demonstrating and assessing competence in optional studies. Online curriculum and study guide, PDF-document. http://www.oamk.fi/opinto-opas/application/files/7015/5902/9855/Valinnaisten_opintojen_osaamisen_tunnustamisen_prosessi_1.6.2019.pdf

Teacher's pedagogical studies. Online curriculum. https://www.oamk.fi/opinto-opas/amok-ops/ammatillinen-opettajankoulutus

(2019). The process of demonstrating and evaluating previously acquired professional pedagogical competence. Online curriculum and study guide, PDF-document. http://www.oamk.fi/opinto-opas/application/files/8115/5902/9687/

Ammattipedagogisen_osaamisen_osoittamisen_arviointiprosessi_1.6.2019.pdf

Savonia UAS, ArTE

Acceptance of competence. Online study guide. https://portal.savonia.fi/amk/fi/opiskelijalle/ohjeita-uudelle-opiskelijalle.

Degree program in music education. Online curriculum. https://portal.savonia.fi/amk/fi/opiskelijalle/opetussuunnitelmat?yks=KO&krtid=1318

Degree program in art pedagogy. Online curriculum. https://portal.savonia.fi/amk/fi/opiskelijalle/opetussuunnitelmat?yks=KO&krtid=1330

Dance teacher degree program. Online curriculum . https://portal.savonia.fi/amk/fi/opiskelijalle/opetussuunnitelmat?yks=KO&krtid=1317

Tampere UAS, ArTE and ProTE

Acceptance of studies. Online study guide. https://www.tuni.fi/opiskelijanopas/kasikirja/tamk/4653/4704?page=3127

Student rights and responsibilities. Online study guide. https://www.tuni.fi/opiskelijanopas/kasikirja/tamk/4678?page=3655

Degree charter and supplementary instructions - Acceptance of studies and competence. Online study guide. https://www.tuni.fi/opiskelijanopas/kasikirja/tamk?search=tutkintos%C3%A4%C3%A4nt%C3%B6&page=2264

Degree program in music education. Online curriculum. https://opinto-opas-ops.tamk.fi/index.php/fi/167/fi/55327

Degree program in music education. Online curriculum. https://opinto-opas-ops.tamk.fi/index.php/fi/167/fi/55327

Professional teacher education, description. Online curriculum. https://opinto-opas-ops.tamk.fi/index.php/fi/175/fi/12/19OPKOU/year/2020

Professional teacher education, degree program. Online curriculum. https://opinto-opas-ops.tamk.fi/index.php/fi/175/fi/12

Professional teacher education, curriculum. Curriculum, PDF-document. https://content-webapi.tuni.fi/proxy/public/2020-05/liite_2_ao_ops_2020_uusi_20200405.pdf

(2019). Professional teacher education higher degree program, description. Online curriculum. https://opinto-opas-ops.tamk.fi/index.php/fi/171/fi/116517/

YMP/year/2019

Turku UAS, ArTE

Degree charter of TUAS. Website, PDF document. https://www.turkuamk.fi/media/filer_public/8c/9d/8c9da3a9-29da-4ffb-8cd0-afd327ea46ed/turun_ammattikorkeakoulun_tutkintosaanto.pdf

Description of dance teacher education. Online curriculum and study guide. https://opinto-opas.turkuamk.fi/index.php/fi/21632/fi/76401/

PTANSS20/year/2020

Description of music or singing teacher education. Online curriculum and study guide. https://opinto-opas.turkuamk.fi/index.php/fi/21632/fi/76402/

PMUSIS20/238/year/2020

Description of music basics teacher education. Online curriculum and study guide. https://opinto-opas.turkuamk.fi/index.php/fi/21632/fi/76402/

PMUSIS20/239/year/2020




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