Exploring Takasaki has begun!

It’s already a second week of my exchange in Takasaki, and things are going great. People here have been very kind and also very interested to get to know me and Finland. The weather has been beautiful (besides that one typhoon we had during my third night here) and almost too hot for this Finn,…

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Evaluation of practical training period at JAMK

Ms Sato had her final evaluation of the practical training on the completed module, Developing Expertise, 6 ECTS on 12th of September, 2018. Ms Sato reflected her personal objectives at the end of the training, concluding that the main objective, being able to understand and to reflect the differences physiotherapy practices between Japan and Finland…

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Exchange period at JAMK

Ms Takako Sato arrived to Jyväskylä 20th of August with her professor, Dr Yosuke Tomita. She was met by JAMK hosts (project personnel), and the appointed tutor student. The first two days of the exchange were spent for orientation. Ms Sato got to know the city, learn about JAMK, the degree programme in physiotherapy, got…

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Student selection process

Student application for MENTOROB was just finished. Ms Takako Sato, a second year physiotherapy student will join JAMK for one month’s practical training at the physiotherapy department at Central Finland Central Hospital during 20 August – 16 September. In turn, Siiri Rauhamäki, final year physiotherapy student from JAMK will join Takasaki for combined practical training and…

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Enhancing student support and mentoring

Through face to face meetings and shared on-line discussions partners identified several student support functions to be used in the project. The main, and most important part was the commitment of responsible persons to the project. Similarly to JAMK, the physiotherapy team appointed two responsible lecturers on charge of the student mobilities taking place in…

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Student learning in MENTOROB

Mentoring is the core function of MENTOROB, which means dialogue between the teacher / lecturer, student and the placement supervisor / mentor. Content and aims of mentoring are derived from the degree programme, curriculum and the field specific protocols. Mentoring is largely influenced by culture, ways and methods of working, including dialogue. For MENTOROB, the…

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MENTOROB project guidelines

This blog is used for reporting and sharing experiences, especially from the view point of student mobility for MENTOROB, Asia-Programme 2017-2019. MENTOROB is supported by the Finnish National Agency for Education and identifies the following aims: 1) To develop a mentoring programme for professional practice for third year bachelor level physiotherapy students of JAMK and…

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