3LUC Workshop25.5.2007 Heikki Hallantie Lifelong Learning and 3rd Mission at TKK
Globalization influences Information Society Sustainable Development demands The Big Picture :Source: http://www.tukkk.fi/tutu/intranet/etieto/drafts/kasiteanalyysi.pdf
University as an Institution of Information Society • ICT considered as social communication system instead of technology • focus on systemic level from individualistic teacher-learner centric approach • ICT will be an essential part of new education system • e in e-learning should be read ”enhanced” • source: Dr. Jyrki Pulkkinen/Dissertation 2003 http://herkules.oulu.fi/isbn9514272463/isbn9514272463.pdf
Digitalization in TKK’s Strategy . It is TKK’s goal to be on top of the World in utilizing digitalization in Education and Research in all technical branches represented in the University, as well as in Administration and Services in the Campus area. .
Scenario options: Lähde: Collis, B.A., & Gommer, E.M. (2001). Stretching the mold, or a new economy? Scenarios for the university in 2005. Educational Technology XLI (3), 5-18.
Three layers cont. “In the development of activity, the relationships of dependence and impact between levels have not received the attention they deserve. The use of process descriptions can turn information systems and IT tools into a great source for increasing productivity. Often the impact of people’s own interests is forgotten. It is assumed that people can be forced into moulds and pigeonholes. If people’s needs are ignored, plans and projects will fail or their implementation will meet with considerable difficulties.” http://www.tietoyhteiskuntaohjelma.fi/tietoyhteiskuntaneuvosto/en_GB/information_society_council/_files/75492482856518294/default/TynRap_englanti300606.pdf
Contents of digitalization • Learning materials • Administrative processes of learning • Course processes • Official study plans • Own study plans • Planning of educational modules • Yearly cycle of studies • Increasing flexibility • Increasing openness
Strategy of lifelong learning • Approved 30.1.2007 • Principal policy 1: • TKK will direct its activities so that it will also be forerunner and recognized developer of lifelong learning and as part of this, continuing education. • Principal policy 2: • TKK’s aim is to align all institutional policies and activities in a logical continuum supporting the education of engineers in such a way that attracts best students, ensures them as a result of diligent studying a high motivation and readiness for LLL supporting their sustained professional development and high employability throughout their career.
Strategy of lifelong learning • TKK will concentrate on preserving and strengthening its success factors in the strategy implementation. The aims are defined by the following strategy permeating main themes: 1. Internationalisation, 2. Quality and renewability, 3. Social interaction, 4. Digitalisation. These themes are also distinctive in actions relating to lifelong learning strategy and implementation. • Principal policy 3: • With all of these 4 main themes, TKK will take, as an important point of action, to recognize working life development needs and selected actions deriving from these. With these actions further education that develops working life will lean on TKK’s teaching and research and will support those, strengthening TKK’s position in the forefront of lifelong learning actors.
Elements of LLL-strategy • TKK will increase the readiness and motivation of degree students for lifelong learning. • TKK will introduce an adult education model and develop its further education so that most of it will fit into the credit system and that the supply will be accordant with the afore-mentioned model. • TKK will develop its further education so that it will be, distinctively, producer of professional development services demanded by the graduate engineers and their organisations. • The role of further education as cooperation platform between working life, TKK activities and international science world (opening up through TKK) will be concretized.
Strategic elements cont. • TKK will strengthen its role in international R&D activities of lifelong learning and, with this, increase the volume of further education, at the same time improving its quality. • TKK will develop an anticipation system for working life development covering the whole University. With this, we gain a comprehensive view of possibilities brought by technological development, and can better direct the training programmes to the needs of working life.