At the beginning of June the participants of different HPP programmes gathered in the premises of Haapsalu College to analyse the testing period.
The aim of the seminar was to:
1) present the summary of students’ and teachers’ feedback;
2) Present “Look at my thoughts” competition works and
3) hand out competition related prizes.
The feedback summary was presented by Kadri Kauts from Haapsalu Vocational Education and Training Centre. Although some of the courses are still ongoing we already have collected the majority of feedback responses. Based on those answers we can say that the average score of the implementation is 4,35 (on a scale 1 to 5, where 5 is the best and highest value).
According to feedback overview the most valued things were experienced and competent teachers with their interesting personalities. The improvement is expected in the field of materials and methodology. The course volume met the obtained credit points and the conditions for passing the course were clear. Highly appreciated was the practical knowledge about important topics. As a conclusive overview it was highlighted that the aimed learning outcomes were achieved.
Students expect that there would be greater variability in methodology and we also asked the seminar participants, what they consider to be the best way of learning. As a result, “practice” got the highest score followed by “group work” and “independent research”. “Listening of the lecture” was assessed to the least efficient. As for the learning materials, the key word is variety. While structuring the lecture it is important to keep in mind that addition to slides there will be supporting materials that help to understand the subjects and study for the course. Self-test questionnaires that the students can use independently are more than welcomed throughout the courses. As a conclusive recommendation the importance of updating the materials was pointed out.
Regarding the “Look at my thoughts” competition, Ingrid Lõppe and Kairi Kullas introduced their works. The third prize was given to Mirka Peththahandi from Metropolia, as she was not able to participate then the project team will deliver the prize to her. All three works in their original languages can be seen here:
- Mirka Peththahandi, Ajatuksia tulevaisuuden terveyden edistämisestä
- Ingrid Lõppe, Minu arvamus tuleviku tervisedendusest
- Kairi Kullas, Tervis ja elukeskkond
Thank you to all the participants.