The information gathered through the education development enquiry helps to further develop the education, study counselling and student’s self-steering, the learning environment and the general working environment. Students answer this enquiry in the middle of their studies. This year a total of 1 026 students answered the enquiry.

The education development enquiry has three parts: 1) learning environment and working atmosphere in the education, 2) study counselling and 3) education.The best means was in the Degree programme in Business Management. The variation between degree programmes is big.

What is best and what is most in need of development

The three best means in the enquiry were:

  • The students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own studies 3.67 (3.13 – 4.43)
  • I can get study counselling when needed 3.50 (2.25 – 4.47)
  • This education prepares me to learn new knowledge and skills 3.47 (2.22 – 4.33)

The things that are most in need of development were:

  • This education highlights entrepreneurial attitude and entrepreneurship 2.62 (1.33 – 4.33)
  • the flow of information in my education in well functioning 2.67 (1.69 – 3.85)
  • the content of my education matches with the needs of working life 2.82 (1.83 – 3.83)

The means of every part according to the fields of education and the variations between educations are presented in the attached table

The results of the education development enquiry will be discussed in Xamk’s different teams and in the development forums of the departments. If the mean of any of the three parts of the enquiry in a degree programme is under 3, the degree programme makes a development plan and starts correcting activities.

Mean Xamk (n=1026) Mean School of Welfare (n=443) School of Business and Culture (n=205) School of Technology (n=378) Variation
LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND WORKING ATMOSPHERE IN THE EDUCATION
my education has close working life relations 2,82 3,00 2,83 2,61 1,83 – 3,83
my education has a pleasant and functional learning environment 3,41 3,41 3,63 3,30 2,53 – 4,20
the flow of information in my education is well functioning 2,67 2,46 3,03 2,72 1,69 – 3,85
in my education the students are treated equally 3,57 3,29 3,79 3,76 2,42 – 4,60
the working atmosphere supports studying and learning 3,29 3,21 3,43 3,30 2,30 – 4,22
Learning environment and working atmosphere in the education, total mean 3,15 3,07 3,34 3,14 2,49 – 4,03
STUDY COUNSELLING
I am aware of the aims and content of my education 3,46 3,51 3,51 3,37 2,13 – 4,26
in my education the students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own studies 3,67 3,75 3,72 3,56 3,13 – 4,43
I can get study counselling when needed 3,5 3,47 3,58 3,48 2,25 – 4,47
I have been guided to evaluate my own learning and competence 3,24 3,38 3,24 3,08 2,38 – 4,23
I get support in making my personal study plan (PSP) 3,11 3,25 3,15 2,93 2,00 – 4,06
I have received sufficient information about recognition of prior learning (RLP) 2,92 2,96 3,09 2,78 2,08 – 4,10
Study counselling, total mean 3,32 3,39 3,38 3,20 2,44 – 4,23
EDUCATION
the content of my education matches with the needs of working life 3,09 3,17 3,00 3,04 2,00 – 4,67
this education has supported the development of professional competence 3,27 3,39 3,20 3,15 2,11 – 4,22
this education prepares me to learn new knowledge and skills 3,47 3,47 3,47 3,46 2,22 – 4,33
my education supports internationalisation 3,07 3,12 3,35 2,88 2,07 – 4,39
this education highlights entrepreneurial attitude and entrepreneurship 2,62 2,52 3,13 2,44 1,33 – 4,17
the modules in my education offer versatile and flexible ways to pass the modules 2,91 2,92 3,08 2,80 2,00 – 3,96
it has been possible to include virtual study modules 3,36 3,53 3,55 3,05 1,17 – 4,42
the language and communication studies in my education support the development of professional competence 3,09 2,99 3,33 3,09 2,20 – 4,30
my education includes project work and assignments commisioned by working life organisations 2,97 3,11 3,17 2,69 1,83 – 4,30
I know on what basis my skills are evaluated 3,12 3,06 3,21 3,15 2,14 – 4,38
the educational arrangements support graduation in the planned schedule 3,35 3,35 3,46 3,30 2,33 – 4,38
quality of education and teaching are followed and developed systematically 2,88 2,85 3,04 2,83 1,97 – 4,00
Education, total mean 3,1 3,12 3,25 2,99 2,33 – 4,15

 

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