Course name Participatory pedagogy
Course date 06.03.2023 - 29.05.2023
Institution HUMAK University of Applied Sciences
Course language English
Credits 5 ECTS credit

Field 4everyone HUB, Humanities and Education HUB
Teacher Sini Lahti
Available for open UAS Chargeable
Level Bachelor

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Enrolment period 21.11.2022 - 15.02.2023
OPEN UAS Enrolment
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Participatory pedagogy

06.03.2023 - 29.05.2023

Course description

Pedagogical and socio-pedagogical competences are looked at and studied as the focal competences of community and adventure educators. Students gain experience in applying participatory and activity-based methods in the environment of their choice.

Topics covered:

  • learning theories
  • participatory pedagogy
  • social pedagogy
  • youth participation and youth work
  • appreciative interaction
  • participatory and activity-based methods
  • mind-set, will, motivation and feelings in learning


  • Active participation in lectures
  • Independent on-line studying and assignments
  • Group and individual tasks during the lectures
  • Group assignments
  • Final assignment

After completion of the course the participants:

  • are familiar with different learning theories and their meaning for pedagogical choices
  • learn to apply different pedagogical methods in a target group and goal-oriented manner
  • acknowledge the meaning of appreciative interaction as part of their pedagogical actions
  • know the basic principles of social pedagogy and socio-cultural inspiring as well as applications of these principles
  • are able to use the socio-dynamic approach as part of their pedagogical actions
  • have an understanding of the meaning of mind-set, will, motivation and feelings in learning and in change

Assessment criteria

1-5 Finnish grading scale.

Course way of working and time table

This is an online course, which includes independent studying, individual and group assignments, as well as two webinars. A recording of the webinar will be available for viewing after the webinar day.

Webinar schedule:

  • 14.3.2023 at 9-11
  • 5.5.2023 at 9-11.30

Course enrolment info

See instructions for CampusOnline students in Humak’s Student’s Guide.