Creating Teacher’s Competences

The Teacher Education programme described in this handbook is based upon the definitions of teachers’ areas of competences.
The Teacher Education College of the JAMK University of Applied Sciences defines four competence areas:

The following figure illustrates these four interconnected competence areas.

Facilitating Learning and Developing the Educational Environment are the core competence areas required from vocational teachers. These areas are not separate from one another, rather, they are closely interconnected. The same holds true for the Continuous Learning and Cooperation and Interaction areas, which are interlinked to the Facilitating Learning and Developing the Educational Environment areas. Assessment and evaluation of learning and competences are based on these competence areas. Furthermore identification and assessment of prior learning are based on competence descriptions of the courses.