Period for course registration in Ladok: 19 September - 2 October.
|Course and application code|
|Study period and pace|
This course is a half-time course given between weeks 40-49
|Questions about registration and admission|
Welcome to Placement for Teaching Practice (VFU) 7.5 cr.!
My name is Caroline Sims and I am the course coordinator for this course. Please contact me if you have any questions about the course (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This course runs between weeks 40-49 and throughout this period you are expected to participate in various types of activities held at your VFU school. Such activities could comprise for example, planning, implementing and evaluating teaching, as well as assessing pupil’s development in English and participating in staff meetings. Remember that being a teacher at your level results in a 45-hour-week if you are working full time.
In addition, there are three obligatory course meetings which you must attend; the introductory meeting, the tripartite meeting (trepartssamtal) and the final presentation at the end of the course. The introductory meeting takes place week 39. More information on times and dates for these meetings will be posted on Canvas. All meetings take place via zoom.
This course also includes a set assignment and the instructions for this assignment can be found in the course description which will be available on Canvas two weeks before the course starts.
Please remember that you are a representative of our university during your VFU and at your VFU placement school. As you can see in the course plan, it is important that you conduct yourself in a professional manner and represent the values and principles of the Swedish educational system.
Contact your LLU in good time. You are responsible for distributing the following documents well in advance to your LLU, in printed or digital form:
• The introductory letter
• The evaluation form (bedömningsunderlag)
You should also show your LLU (Lokala Lärarutbildare) the course description and discuss your assignment with your LLU. At the end of your placement and together with you, your LLU will fill in the evaluation form. You are responsible for submitting this form under “Assignments” on Canvas after the completion of the course.
All documents will be available on Canvas.
It is important that you log onto Canvas in good time before the course starts since this will be our main channel for communication. This is where you will find material about our courses such as the syllabus and schedule, instructions, assignments, etc. This is also where the course coordinator will post general announcements concerning the course and the individual sessions. Therefore, check the Canvas course page regularly.
Registration for exams, including re-takes, is mandatory. You can register for exams via Ladok. You need to register at least ten days before the exam date. If you didn't register in time, you can not take your exam. No exceptions are made from this rule, we do not accept registrations when the deadline is passed.
If you are a distance study student and want to take your exam off-campus, you need to apply to do so at least three weeks prior to the exam date.
You need to apply for accommodation yourself. Please remember to do it in good time before your arrival. The University of Gävle does not provide any student accommodation.
As a student at the University of Gävle you have the opportunity to install Microsoft Office on up to five computers. The Office package includes Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook and Onenote.
The library is located in the middle of campus and is open to everybody. You can reach all digital resources such as e-books and e-journals after logging in with your user account.
At the Student Centre you will meet knowledgeable staff that can assist you in just about anything regarding your studies at the University of Gävle. The Student Centre is located in building 22. You will also find a café in this area and TV displays showing current information and the daily timetabling. If you have any study-related questions, you can contact the Student Centre at email@example.com
Eduroam (EDUcation ROAMing) gives you access to the Internet when you are staying on the University campus. It also provides internet access at other universities and colleges that are connected to eduroam. Eduroam also works at many airports, railway stations and hotels.