Study modules, peer learning groups and further vocational training from a significant part of Sivis Study Centre’s activities. Learning activities supported by the study centre are categorised as adult education, and they are regulated by the Acts on Liberal Adult Education and Vocational Adult Education.
- Study modules
- Peer learning groups
- Further vocational training
A study module is the basic unit of teaching and learning. It covers e.g. a course on a certain topic. Sivis supports modules organised by its member organisations both pedagogically and financially.
In order to have their study modules included in the centre’s programme, organisers have to be able to guarantee their high quality. The educational coordinators at the study centre can assist organisations in developing their modules. The study module can cover any topic that is important to the organisation in question.
Sivis Study Centre offers two web-based learning environments, Moodle and Optima, for its member organisations for educational purposes. These environments enable training that can be accessed regardless of time and place.
A peer learning group Is an independent study group with a named leader or facilitator. The group decides on its learning targets and timetable together. Members of the group learn new knowledge and skills from one another.
Learning groups are an ideal way to foster communality, share skills, explore various issues and learn new things. The topics taken up by peer learning groups vary widely because their themes stem from organisational needs at the grassroots level.
Further vocational training for adults follows and complements initial vocational training. Its goal is to enhance learners’ vocational and professional skills. It is aimed particularly for 25 to 54-year-olds who are in paid employment.
Participation can either be on a voluntary basis or classified as personnel training. In the former case, participants have chosen to participate themselves, and they also pay for the training. Personnel training, on the other hand, is organised and financed by the employer.