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MEDU01 Study Skills and Personal Study Planning 2 ECTS
Period I Period II Period II Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Basic studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Master's Degree Programme in Media Education
Media Education
School of Communication, Media and Theatre

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will
- understand the significance of study planning
- be familiar with the learning opportunities available to her/him
- recognise her/his strengths and challenges in progressing in her/his studies
- plan and assess her/his studies throughout the completion of the degree
- manage and apply the basics of academic information literacy and the basic skills of information retrieval in her/his field of study
- seek and use various data extensively and critically
- understand the ethical issues related to the use of texts and other data in the academic environment.

Upon graduation, the student will understand the significance of lifelong learning.

General description

The module include:

- General Orientation Course for International Students

- Introduction to Academic Culture and Degree Studies

- Library course:  Basics of Information Literacy 1 ECTS

- Personal Study Plan
Students will prepare a Personal Study Plan (PSP):The PSP is drafted individually after an initial consultation between the coordinator of the programme and the student. The PSP is a document that is a work in progress that will be modified as necessary in the course of studies, especially regarding the focus and objectives for each student’s thesis. The PSP begins with the required curriculum for all students in this programme and includes coursework taken as electives that support individual interests.


Sirkku Kotilainen, Teacher responsible