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Tools for Self-management (2 cr)

Code: TO00BR99-3009

General information


28.11.2022 - 21.05.2023


01.12.2022 - 30.06.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

2 op

Virtual proportion

2 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning


Korkeakouluyksikkö D, Verkkokampus, liko


Laurea Virtual Campus

Teaching languages

  • English


0 - 500

Degree programmes

  • Complementary competence, bachelor's studies in English (CCC2), Generic Studies


  • Heli Kulomaa
  • Pasi Hario
  • Suvi Valsta

Teacher in charge

Pasi Hario

Scheduling groups

  • Open UAS (Size: 200. Open UAS: 200.)


  • CCC222SY
    Complementary competence (bachelor’s studies), S22, Generic studies

Small groups

  • Open UAS


The student is able to:
- assess the significance of sleep, recovery, sports, nutrition and life rhythm to one’s capacity
- create a plan for a personalized circadian rhythm
- find suitable tools to maintain one’s concentration and activeness
- recognise the mental patterns affecting one’s daily life and apply new ones to help reach one’s goals

Teaching methods

This study unit is done independently online and at your own pace in Canvas learning environment. There are no scheduled meetings with either lecturer or other students. Learning is ensured by completing quizzes and assignments; no personal feedback will be provided by a lecturer.

For any questions related to the study unit you can send a message in the Canvas learning environment.

Learning materials and recommended literature

All materials, which include podcasts, videos and quizes, can be found in the Canvas learning environment.

Alternative completion methods of implementation

Information for degree students:

All students are entitled to demonstrate their competence. The recognition and accreditation of prior competence is initiated by the students themselves. The competence is recognised and accredited by the teacher responsible for the studies or another person designated to the position. The assessment is carried out according to the same assessment criteria and, as a rule, same grading scale as that adopted for the corresponding study unit or module. The student is entitled to apply for accreditation of prior competence regardless of where, how and when the competence has been acquired. The student may also seek accreditation of competence to be acquired on the job as part of their degree (work-based learning). The student is responsible for demonstrating and verifying their competence and for providing sufficient information.

As a Laurea student you can enrol in a demonstration day to demonstrate prior learning related to this learning outcomes and suggest how to verify your competence.

This study unit is the English language version of the Finnish study unit TO00BR99 Itsensä johtamisen työkalut. The student can only receive credits for one out of these two study units.

Students workload

Please note that the scope of 2 credits is calculated to include 54 hours of studying. In other words, it is advisable to reserve time in your calendar for completing the study unit. The estimated time used for each module has been calculated according to 54 hours, but since we all have our own way to learn, you may go through the study unit at a slightly different pace.

Content and scheduling

After completing the course, you will be able to:
- Assess the importance of sleep, physical exercise, recovery, nutrition and daily rhythm to your own activities
- Create a plan for a daily rhythm that suits you
-Experiment with ways to regulate alertness and concentration and select methods that work for you
-Recognise mental models that affect the management of your daily life, and learn ways to adjust them to support your own objectives.

The online activities in the study unit include:

Video greetings: Each module starts with a brief greeting that introduces the themes of the module and explains how you will benefit from completing it.

Exercises: The modules include various exercises designed to stimulate thinking about the theme and to help you learn in a variety of ways. This group includes various gamified tasks (such as memory games and quizzes) and bodily exercises (such as monitoring bodily sensations).

Examples: Most modules include images and associated stories to illustrate the theme of the module in a practical way.

Podcasts: Each module includes a few podcasts, which contain the information content of the module. The podcasts provide concise information and practical examples related to the theme of the module. The podcasts are always accompanied by a quick summary of their main content.

Multiple-choice tests: In each module, the podcasts are followed by a test related to their content that enables you to assess your learning.

Learning assignments: Each module has one or more learning assignments designed to make you think about the themes of the module in relation to you. In some of the learning assignments, you will be asked to make entries in your learning diary, and to share some ideas about what you have learned in the course forum at the end of the module. In some of the learning assignments, you will submit your reflections as a file, or answer a few questions.

Discussions: You will complete most of the learning assignments by adding entries to your learning diary. However, the modules are followed by discussions, and you are expected to share some thoughts about the assignments in the course forum.

Further information for students

This study unit is meant for bachelor degree students. Also master degree students can join the study unit to learn about the tools, but it is not suitable for the master studies.

The quality of the study unit implementation has been assessed and the self-evaluation report is available in Canvas.

Grading scale


Evaluation methods and criteria

“The evaluation of competence is based on the descriptions of objectives in the curricula, and the level of competence is assessed according to the evaluation criteria listed in the implementation plan for the studies.” (Laurea degree regulations).

What do you need to do in order to complete this study unit?

The study unit is assessed as either a pass or a fail. Instructions for passing the study unit are set out below.

Go through the Canvas materials in order. Each content includes information on what you need to do in order to proceed.

Keep a learning diary. The study units includes 10 assignments in which you will be asked to note down a few observations of your experiences with practical experiments. You can make the entries as comprehensive as you want. You can also choose the most natural way for you to keep the learning diary. For example, you can write about your thoughts, draw them, make an audio recording or a video, or compile series of images of your thoughts. You will not submit the learning diary itself and your entries will not be assessed, but at the end of the three modules, you will be asked to participate in a discussion based on your entries.

Participate in discussions. The study unit requires participation in three discussions. In these discussions, you will share a few comments about your own experiences with the assignments. You can choose what to share and how widely you share your experiences. Your responses will not be separately assessed, and participation in the discussion will be considered a pass. Your discussion responses will be visible to the course coordinator/teacher and other course participants.

Submit your assignments. The study units includes two assignments in which you will either submit a file or answer a few questions. In you choose to submit a file, you can choose the format in which you will submit the assignment. Your assignments will not be assessed separately. A submitted file or answers to the questions will be considered a pass, depending on the assignment. The submissions you have made will be treated in confidence and they will only be viewed by the course coordinator/teachers.

Complete the multiple-choice tests. The study unit includes four short multiple-choice tests. For passing the assignment, you must answer at least half of the answers correctly (such as 4/8). You may take the test several times.

The submissions you make will be treated confidentially. The submissions will only be reviewed by the course coordinator/teachers, and they will be stored in the system for at least six months. On this course, teachers will not assess your submissions or give feedback on them, but a submitted assignment is already sufficient for a pass. However, teachers can perform spot checks on the submitted assignments, so please complete them carefully. The assignments are designed to support your learning, and you can make use of your work after the course.

All study assignments are to be done as individual work unless otherwise instructed.

Evaluation criteria, approved/failed

The criteria for approved performance that is evaluated by utilizing different submissions:

The student is able to
- use essential professional concepts when explaining various work practices and situations
- search for information in different sources
- report
- plan the progress of their work and use of time under guidance
- follow the provided instructions and rules

(Requirement level I)