The results of the education development enquiry are better than last autumn.
Every three parts means have risen: 1) learning environment and working atmosphere in the education, 2) study counselling and 3) education.

“This education highlights entrepreneurial attitude and entrepreneurship” (mean 2.9) was the only mean which was under three = good. Last year there were several means under three.

The best means in the enquiry were:

  • in my education the students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own studies 3.8 (3.7)
  • in my education the students are treated equally 3.8 (3.5)
  • I can get study counselling when needed 3.7 (3.4), this was also the most risen mean
  • I am aware of the aims and content of my education 3.6 (3.5)

The most risen means in the enquiry were:

  • I can get study counselling when needed 3.7 (3.4)
  • my education has a pleasant and functional learning environment 3.5 (3.2)
  • the flow of information in my education is well functioning 3.0 (2.9)
  • in my education the students are treated equally 3.8 (3.5)
  • the working atmosphere supports studying and learning 3.5 (3.3)
  • I get support in making my personal study plan (PSP) 3.6 (3.4).

Key themes in open feedback

Development of education

  • More classroom teaching
  • Packing the schedules so there is teaching more than two hours a day
  • More virtual-study chances which gives flexibility and able to accelerate studies
  • More practical studies and working-live studies
  • The studies are unevenly heavy over the academic year
  • More effective information the schedules related to the studies

Learning environment and working atmosphere in the education

  • Improving the flow of information
  • Increasing the comfort and functionality of study rooms

Study councelling

  • More study councelling
  • Clearer guidance and more information about recognition of prior learning (RLP)

The variety of the results and in the number of respondents is big between degree programmes.

The best degree progammes were:

  • Information Technology (Finnish language), Mikkeli
  • Civic activities and youth work, Mikkeli
  • Physiotherapy, Savonlinna
  • International Business, Kouvola
  • Game Design, Kouvola
  • Tourism and Service Business, Mikkeli

The results of the education development enquiry will be discussed in Xamk’s Educational Board and in the development forums of the departments. 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 autumn a total of 724 Bachelor Degree students answered the enquiry in November 2018.

The assessment scale was 1 = poorly, 2 = moderately, 3 = well, 4=very well, 5= excellently and 0 = I don’t know.

 

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