Open University of the University of Jyväskylä

Summer in Jyväskylä

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Summer school in Information and Communication Technology in Guidance and Counselling

Please note:  Welcome to the summer school in August 2018. 

Through this course you can broaden and deepen your knowledge and skills in how to use ICT in guidance and counselling. The main aim is to help you to become aware of the variation in ways technology plays in career service field. In addition, this summer school will provide you opportunities to experiment and practice using ICT (including social media) in a broader way.

Important dates for 2018:
  • Registration April - May 2018
  • The orientation tasks will be sent out in early August
  • Study week in Jyväskylä August 2018

After completing this course you will:

  • have understanding and knowledge in the use of ICT in guidance
  • know how to apply an evidence-based theoretical framework when using ICT in guidance
  • be able to create a plan for maintaining their IT literacy and technological skills
  • be able to evaluate opportunities and challenges for guidance presented by the use of existing and emerging technologies 
  • be able to apply ICT appropriately in the guidance process

Students will be exposed to learning situations where they are challenged to perceive and reflect on the potential of technology in the context of career guidance and counselling. The learning outcome will be enhanced competence in the use of ICT in guidance.


Where do I find more information?

You can see our draft programme and register through an online form. We have also gathered practical information related to your stay in Jyväskylä in a page as well.

During the course you will be studying in lectures, workshops, online tasks and group discussions. There will also be readings and you will write a self-reflection report. Active participation and contribution to studies and course assignments are required to complete this course.  The summer school will be assessed in the scale of 0-5. The summer school is a 5 ECTS course and workload is estimated to be 135 hours of work. The study/registration fee is 75 euros.

Draft programme

Please note: Summer school requires you to attend lectures and workshops in Jyväskylä, Finland. 

Contact information

University of Jyväskylä
Open University
P.O. Box 35
FI-40014 University of Jyväskylä

Student Services:
Street address: Alvar Aallon katu 9 (Ruusupuisto)
Tel +358 40 576 7760
Office open: Mon-Fri 9 am.-3 pm.