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Children & Play & Interaction (3 cr)

Code: ST00CJ00-3001

General information


09.10.2023 - 04.12.2023


01.11.2023 - 30.05.2024

Number of ECTS credits allocated

3 op

Virtual portion

2 op

Mode of delivery

34 % Face-to-face, 66 % Online learning


School of Health and Social Studies

Teaching languages

  • English


0 - 30

Degree programmes

  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in Rehabilitation Counselling
  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in Occupational Therapy
  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in Social Services
  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in Physiotherapy


  • Jaana Ritsilä
  • Minna Eriksen

Teacher in charge

Jaana Ritsilä


After completing this course, the student:
• can define what play skills and peer interaction skills are.
• can observe play skills and peer interaction skills of a child.
• has uploaded observation data to an application and analyzed the observation results.
• knows how to use the data for pedagogical / intervention planning in order to support a child´s play and interaction skills.
• has experienced technologies supporting child´s development.


In this course we will fins answers to the questions:
What are play skills?
What are peer interaction skills?
Is it possible observe these skills and find ways to support development, learning and wellbeing of a child?
In addition, during the course you will get to know examples how to use technology to support child´s development. Both Finnish and international research findings and resources will be used during the course.

Online studies (1,5 ECTS) available 1.11.2023-2.2.2024
Intensive program in Finland Jyväskylä (1 ECTS) 12.-16.2.2024
Online studies (0,5 ECTS) available 17.2.-30.5.2024

Location and time

Online studies available 2 ects:
Before the intensive week online studies can be done during: 1.11.2023-2.2.2024
After the intensive week online studies can be done during: 17.2.-20.5.2024

Face-to-face studies 1 ects:
Intensive week at Jamk campus: 12.-16.2.2024

Teaching methods

2 ects credits online studies
1 ects credits face-to-face studies

International connections

The course is offered as Erasmus BIP (Blended Intensive Program), with the student amount:
10 students from Jamk School of Health and Social studies
10 students of health and social care and education from Erasmus+ unviersities
All together 30 students

Evaluation scale


Assessment criteria, approved/failed

The student has reached the learning goals by passing all the online assignments and attended the intensive program at Jamk campus.


The course is available for students of health and social studies as well as education studies of:
Jamk University of Applied Sciences (max 10 students)
HOGENT University of Applied Sciences
Jönköping University
StPölten University of Applied Sciences

Further information

The course is offered as Erasmus+ Blended Intensive Program (BIP). The course is offered by Jamk University of Applied Sciences, Institute of Rehabilitation, in co-operation with RALLA, which is an expert, research and education company for supporting children´s inclusion, play and peer activities.