Free-choice elective studies (UAS)

Learning And Competence Development (For Master's Student) 2023-2024



Do you need educational understanding in your work? Are you interested in teaching and training? Through the studies offered in this study module you can familiarize yourself with the pedagogical studies organized by the Jamk School of Professional Teacher Education. The core content of this module consists of educational sciences and pedagogical competence development studies. Studies may focus on the development of your own competence, work community, professional field, or world of work.

Studies can be included as part of the Professional Teacher Education at Jamk University of Applied Sciences.




Select according to specific criteria: 0 - 17 cr


You understand the basic concepts and terminology of educational science and vocational pedagogy. You will introduce yourself to the ethical principles of learning. Further, you understand the applicability of the sciences of human learning and development in facilitating learning in different learning environment. You are also able to look at the phenomena related to upbringing and education from the educational sociology perspective.

The student develops his/her own pedagogical competence purposefully by strengthening his/her own expertise and continuous learning skills.


The student selects Learning And Competence Development studies as she or he has planned in her/his own study plan, maximum 17 ECTS credits.

Educational Sciences studies form an entity (12 credits). Choose both courses when registering.

Further information

Before registering for the courses, discuss about them with your teacher tutor. Make sure that you have already completed enough mandatory studies included in the degree, and that the studies you are planning fit your PLP and your Master’s degree.

Studies in Educational Sciences
(Select according to specific criteria: 0-12 cr)
Understanding Learning 6 cr
The Future of Education 6 cr
Developing Pedagogical Skills and Competences
(Select according to specific criteria: 0-5 cr)
Theoretical Foundations of Special Needs Education 5 cr
Developing Competency in Guidance 5 cr
Equality and Equity in Teaching and Guidance 5 cr
Versatile Online Learning Assignments 5 cr
Video as a Pedagogical Tool 5 cr
Accessibility in Teaching and Guidance 5 cr