|Type||Short duration course, short course|
|Nominal duration||Short course (8.8.-18.8.2017) (6 ECTS)|
EARLY BIRD prices valid until 28.2.2017
Expenses for Special Courses
A minimum of 2 years of university-level studies is required for all courses. See course-specific requirements below >> target students.
All courses are taught in English. Although applicants are not required to present an official certificate of language proficiency, all students must be fluent in English. A good command of English is necessary for completing the course (following teaching, participating in classroom discussions, writing essays) as well as managing day-to-day matters in Finland. An applicant can be rejected if his/her level of English is not deemed equivalent to the standards.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
This course aims to provide multiple channels for learner-driven knowledge creation by using digital storytelling as a tool. The course participants will be engaged in authentic experiences of how to design, implement and assess digital video stories. They will learn 21st-century skills connected with the story creation and combine and develop different literacies and modalities. The course will also offer practice in how to use digital storytelling for research purposes and as a medium empowering learners of different ages and contexts. Also, we will be using a web-based environment where participants will upload, share and edit video stories for individual reflection and group work as well as online interaction and collaboration.
Participants will develop 21st-century literacies and skills necessary for structuring digital stories in visual and textual format. In this way, they will be able to meet current scholarly and practical needs such as entering and sustaining dialogues related to their fields and studies actively, creatively and with a critical eye.
Course format and teaching methods
The course consists of lectures and workshops. During the course students will be involved in individual and group work.
The course is intended for Master’s and doctoral students from several disciplines (such as the social sciences, education, the humanities and the natural sciences). Participants should have some experience of digital technologies and/or an interest to integrate the Internet and its services, and web-based environments for research and study purposes (e.g., for data collection, reflection, individual and collaborative work, etc.).
Marianna Vivitsou, firstname.lastname@example.org
(Professor Hannele Niemi, email@example.com)
You may contact the course coordinator with questions concerning the course content.
With any other questions concerning Helsinki Summer Schoool or the application process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.