ACADEMIC ADVENTURES IS AN INTERNATIONAL WEEK FOR TEACHERS AND STAFF ALL AROUND THE WORLD
At Proakatemia we learn by working together
Proakatemia is an entrepreneurship and team leadership unit of Tampere University Of Applied Sciences. We improve actively our skills in team work and leadership. The studies are implemented in the most practical way. Students start their studies by establishing their own companies in teams. They come up with their own projects with real customers, with money involved. The theoretical studies consist of books, seminars and learning with dialogue. That’s how we build a solid base for entrepreneurship and working life. In Proakatemia students gain a strong professional competence along with advantageous metaskills.
Domestic and international networks of Proakatemia create an opportunity to build large and diverse networks. It eases future employment and gives strong support and fellowship also after graduation.
The main goal at Proakatemia is to encourage entrepreneurship.
But why team learning?
Team learning model enables students to learn major issues in a creative environment, benefiting their dreams and future. The main purpose is to produce unique learning experiences; for one can decide by oneself which subjects one can experience to be useful, and concentrate on them without someone telling you, what and how you should learn.
Therefore, also the teachers role changes; they are no longer the only road to learning, but instead more like a compass which points to the right direction in which the student can navigate towards. Teachers, or as in team learning model – coaches, are still an important component of the learning process, but because the joy of learning, motivation and benefit rise from self guidance, the role is a little different and new. During “Academic Adventures” you will get to hear and learn the secrets to these opportunities of motivating and guiding.
The model isn’t based on any belief, because according to studies learning by doing and self guidance are the most effective ways to learn.