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Peppi: Course description, Teacher’s desktop

  • Mandatory fields:


    Course description

    1.) Degree programmes taught in Finnish

    • If a course is taught in Finnish, the course description is entered in Finnish in the Finnish fields (left side) and in English in the English fields (right side).
    • If the course is taught in English (as part of the instruction given in English), the course description is entered in English in the English fields in the course description (right side). Additionally, the English title of the course is entered in the Finnish ”Title” field. The other Finnish fields are left empty.

    2.) Degree programmes taught in English

    • The course descriptions in English are entered in the English fields (right side). Additionally, the Finnish titles of the courses are written in the title field on the left side in the course description.

    3.) If a course with the same code is included in both the degree programme taught in Finnish and the degree programme taught in English, the course description is entered in Finnish in the Finnish fields (left side) and in English in the English fields (right side).

     

    Course Code

    If already existing courses (which are copied from the study programme for 2015-2016) are included in the curriculum for 2016-2017, the course code remains the same. Minor changes and adjustments may be made to the learning objectives and contents of the course if necessary. Please note that the changes made to existing courses will also be carried over to the previous academic year’s 2015-2016 curriculum. If the changes are not to be carried over, a completely new course with a new code must be created.
     
    A new course with a new code is created when:
    1.) the contents of an existing course change fundamentally and we you to prevent the changes from being carried over to the previous year’s curriculum.
    2.) the title or scope of an existing course changes
    3.) a new course with completely new content is created

    The codes listed in the Peppi code list are used for new courses. Only the first two characters of the code are entered in the course code field; for example in the Degree Programme in Biomedical Laboratory the code for new courses begins with 7B. Peppi coding principles.

    New curricula may include both old and new course codes. The old codes will gradually go out of use.


    Course Title (in Finnish and English)

    The field is mandatory.

    The recommended maximum length of the field is 50 characters.

    The title of the course is written in Finnish and English. In the English title nouns, verbs and adverbs are capitalized, whereas prepositions (e.g. in, of, on, at, by) and articles (a, an, the) are not, unless they begin the course title.


    Learning Outcomes

    The field is mandatory.

    The learning outcomes describe students’ learning as regards both knowledge (they understand) and skills (they can), the achievement of which is required for the completion of the course. The learning outcomes must be associated with the areas of proficiency of the course. The learning outcomes are concrete and explicit, so that their achievement is easy to assess. Explicit learning objectives help to select suitable teaching methods. From the students’ perspective it is important that the expressions used are both interesting and illustrative and motivate for learning. The learning outcomes show the students’ proficiency after the completion of the course. They are defined using verbs that describe the difficulty level of the course.

    The learning outcomes can be written in the form of a sentence or as a list, as shown in the examples below.

    Example 1:

    After the course the students are able to explain different parametric tests and know how to select a suitable test for different measurement situations. They are also able to use the measuring equipment required for carrying out the tests. In addition they are able to give examples and explain in more detail a recent scientific parametric measurement result. They are also able to discuss other key scientific publications closely related to the topic, using the scientific terminology of the field.

    Example 2:

    After the course the students are able to

    – explain different parametric tests
    – select a suitable test for different measurement situations
    – use the measuring equipment required to carry out the tests
    – give examples and explain in more detail a recent scientific parametric measurement result
    – discuss other key scientific publications closely related to the topic, using the scientific terminology of the field.


    Content

    The field is mandatory.

    The content is described in the form of a catalogue listing the core topics of the course.

    The choices as regards the content and pedagogical approach have an effect on the achievement of the learning objectives.


    Prerequisites

    The field is mandatory.

    Fill in e.g. the names, codes and scopes of the required completed courses. Ensure that the courses are included in the list of approved courses.

    Describe the skills and knowledge that students must master before starting the course in order to successfully complete it. If there are no prerequisites for the course, use the phrase “No prerequisites”.


    Further Information

    The field is mandatory.

    Enter here special details for the course. If the course is offered to students in other units, the maximum number of participants may be stated. If there is no further information for the course, use the phrase “Not applicable”.


    The field is mandatory and the accompanying text is hard-coded into all course descriptions (”If necessary, the student and the study advisor go through other recommended studies in the personal studyplan HOPS discussions.”).


    Links to Assessment Criteria

    Oulu UAS does not use separate fields for assessment criteria; instead it is mandatory to add a link/links to the assessment frameworks used for the course. One or two links are added, depending on the course. Click “Add link” at the top of the course description, before the course title.

    Adding an assessment framework link in Peppi:

    1. An assessment framework is selected for all courses in the curricula (old and new courses).
    2. The assessment framework generator is available on the Peppi front page and also at address: http://pr.oamk.fi/peppi_kehikkogeneraattori/
    3. Open the assessment framework generator in a new tab and leave Peppi open in another tab.
    4. Select a framework type by clicking its link, for example UAS Substance Course. Select also difficulty level and targets of assessment for a UAS Substance Course.
    5. Through ”Link to Assessment Framework” you can view the choices you have made. Please note that the link will open in a new tab. You may close the tab after you have finished viewing it.
    6. When you have made your selections, copy the link that has been created at the bottom of the assessment framework generator page (select the whole link and copy it by pressing Ctrl+C). See the image below:
    peppi-linkki2

    Linkki ja sen kopioiminen: maalaa linkki ja kopioi se leikepöydälle.

    How to copy the link: select the link and copy it to the clipboard.

    1. Go to the course description in Peppi (which is open in another tab). Select “Add link” at the beginning of the course description. Enter “Assessment framework” in the title field. Paste the link you copied earlier into the “Link” field. You may add one or two assessment frameworks for each course. See the image below:
    Peppi-linkit

    Pepin linkkityökalu

    1. Please note that two links will be created for the courses ”Language course including also assessment of substance skills” and ”Practical training enhancing professional skills”. In these cases copy both links one by one to the link fields in the course description in Peppi (link 1 and link 2). See the image below:
    Tässä opintojaksolle on lisätty kaksi arviointikehikkolinkkiä

    Tässä opintojaksolle on lisätty kaksi arviointikehikkolinkkiä

    Here two assessment framework links have been added for the course

    1. The assessment framework links appear in the online study guide’s course description in the same way as earlier.

    Correcting an existing link

    To edit an existing link in the course description editing view, first place the cursor on the link. Two icons appear to the right of the link: clicking the bottom one deletes the link and the top one allows you to edit it. See the image below:

    peppi-linkki3

    Linkin muokkaus- ja poistoikonit näkyvät oikeassa reunassa, kun hiiri on linkin päällä.

    The “edit link” and “remove link” icons appear on the right when cursor is placed on the link.
     
    Selecting the correct assessment framework:

    1.) The assessment criteria for substance courses are announced through the proficiency assessment framework. For bachelor’s degree courses it is stated what difficulty level criteria are used and the subjects of the assessment, for example difficulty level I criteria are used for the course and the subjects of assessment are professional theoretical foundation and information seeking. For master’s degree courses the subjects of assessment are announced (in the master’s degree assessment framework different difficulty levels are not separated). The assessment frameworks are linked to the database.

    2.) For language studies the national descriptions and the descriptions in the European framework are used. The national proficiency level descriptions and assessment criteria are used for the assessment of Swedish and English proficiency. In the courses “Finnish as a foreign language”, as well, the national competency and grade descriptions are applied. For other languages the Global Scale proficiency level descriptions in the European framework and the related assessment criteria are used. The proficiency level descriptions/assessment criteria are linked to the database.

    3.) In the assessment of practical training that enhances vocational proficiency the frameworks for the assessment of both the proficiency and vocational growth of bachelor’s degree students are used. The assessment frameworks are linked to the database.

    4.) For bachelor’s and master’s theses the assessment criteria used at Oulu UAS are used. The criteria are linked to the database.

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