Pilot case

Muotoilija ammatissa

Supporting students’ independent work and thinking about their professional orientation.
Muotoilija ammatissa

Pilot leader

Maarit Mäkelä


School of Arts Design and Architecture


46 students


2017 – 2018


This pilot is based on an existing course about Product, Fashion and Interior design professions. The aim is to build a blended learning course entity in MyCourses, that will support students’ independent work with logical timing, instructions and tutorials. Different assignments during the course will pace student’s learning. Students pondering of the subject matter, their own professional orientation and setting up their goals is supported. A logically and carefully thought teaching entity and course manual, where the needs for different guidance can be updated, if not anticipated, support also the teacher in their work and diminish the workload. The students will learn the subject mainly by studying online materials and producing new material in teams. Out of the materials of the course, the students choose assignments based on their own interests. The aim of the blended learning implementation is to develop such an entity, whose timing and content will serve well all three majors of Design, Fashion and Interior architecture.

Platforms and tools

  • MyCourses
  • Movenote
  • Prezi
  • Dictation.io
  • Ach So!
  • Padlet
  • Panopto

Pedagogical methods

The pilot will take active use of MyCourses as a tool in planning and implementing the course as well as in evaluating student’s work. A set of tutoring meetings with student groups will ensure they have learned their way around course’s online enviroment.

The aim of the course is to support students’ thinking about their possible career and provide tools to it. While pondering it is good to challenge one’s methods and habits, and use, or at least try to use different web-based free-ware – in order to get to know oneself as a learner, presenter and designer.

Involved courses

MUO-C0003 – Muotoilija ammatissa (2 ECTS)


Maarit Mäkelä
School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Department of Design
Pilot leader

Heidi Paavilainen
University teacher, Teacher in charge

Krista Kosonen
Doctoral student, Teacher, Pedagogical development

Sari Kivimäki
Architect, Teacher, Pedagogical development

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