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Verso Learning
Study skills

Verso uses student voice from the classroom to drive school improvement. Teachers, school and system leaders use Verso to inform decision making, identify priorities and apply strategies that increase teacher impact.

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Educational Quality
Learning Goals

The pedagogical analysis covers how the product supports learning of the identified skills. The student’s role is assessed by four contrary pair parameters, which are selected to cover the most essential aspects on the use of the product.

Using check-ins activates the students to participate and influence their studies. On top of that, the activity assignments that could be given through Verso, for example about group work, are really comprehensive. They guide students to think about relevant issues and to do appropriate tasks with new learning technique and by making then focus on a certain skill or competence.
Verso aims to improve the learners' interest towards the learning process and progress. The check-ins guide the learner in reflecting their progression. The helps and ready-made questions and suggestions direct the focus on correct things and teach both the student and the teacher about what things are important and relevant in the learning. Verso activity format requires utilizing learned in open-ended problem solving - the structure is built for collaborative, discussive assignments.
In Verso, the learning progress is directly comparable between users. For example, the use of new concepts, verbs, themes to be learned, and the individual answers could be well followed. Of course, holistic development as a learner is always personal and not easily comparable - the students may have very different starting points in their skills, and reflection skills can grow gradually.
Verso tool provides good information on the level of understanding of a large group, and plenty of chances for comparing and analyzing data in different levels.Teamwork and different ways of working together to support joint communication are the key in Verso. This is visible both in the activity and check-in features. Verso promotes sharing of learning outcomes.

The following are the high educational quality aspects in this product.

Verso supports the teacher in hearing the voice of their students and finding ways to teach that are appropriate for their group.
Check-ins help the students develop their self-reflection, goal-setting and study skills.
Verso provides valuable data for the whole institution when used across it.

The supported learning goals are identified by matching the product with several relevant curricula descriptions on this subject area. The soft skills are definitions of learning goals most relevant for the 21st century. They are formed by taking a reference from different definitions of 21st century skills and Finnish curriculum.

Subject based learning goals

Communicating effectively.
Understanding the influences of organizations/systems on behavior.
Recognizing situational demands and opportunities.
Identifying diverse social norms, including unjust ones.
Recognizing strengths in others.
Taking others’ perspectives.
Demonstrating personal and collective agency.
Showing the courage to take initiative.
Exhibiting self-discipline and self-motivation.
Developing interests and a sense of purpose.
Having a growth mindset.
Experiencing self-efficacy.
Linking feelings, values, and thoughts.
Demonstrating honesty and integrity.
Identifying one’s emotions.
Identifying personal, cultural, and linguistic assets.
Integrating personal and social identities.
Evaluating personal, interpersonal, community, and institutional impacts.
Recognizing how critical thinking skills are useful both inside & outside of school.
Anticipating and evaluating the consequences of one’s actions.
Identifying solutions for personal and social problems.
Demonstrating curiosity and open-mindedness.
Seeking or offering support and help when needed.
Showing leadership in groups.
Resisting negative social pressure.
Practicing teamwork and collaborative problem-solving.
Demonstrating cultural competency.
Developing positive relationships.
Setting personal and collective goals.
Identifying and using stress-management strategies.
Managing one’s emotions.
Resolving conflicts constructively.

Soft skills learning goals

Using technology to express one’s emotions and experiences
Using technology for interaction and collaboration
Understanding and practicing safe and responsible uses of technology
Using technological resources for finding and applying information
Using technology resources for problem solving
Building common knowledge of technological solutions and their meaning in everyday life
Practicing to recognize and express feelings
Practicing versatile ways of working
Practicing decision making
Learning to plan and organize work processes
Practicing time management
Enabling the growth of positive self-image
Practicing to give, get and reflect feedback
Practicing to express own thoughts and feelings
Learning to understand the meaning of rules, contracts and trust
Practicing communication through different channels
Learning decision-making, influencing and accountability
Learning to listen other people’s opinions
Practicing to argument clearly own opinions and reasonings
Practicing to work with others
Encouraging to build new information and visions
Learning to understand people, surroundings and phenomenons around us
Learning to face respectfully people and follow the good manners
Practicing to notice links between subjects learned
Learning to build information on top of previously learned
Practicing to take care of one's own wellbeing and health
Encouraging the growth of positive self-image
Practicing strategic thinking
Practicing to look things from different perspectives
Practicing to create questions and make justifiable arguments based on observations
Learning to recognise and evaluate arguments and their reasonings
Learning to find solutions in social conflicts
Developing problem solving skills
Practicing to use imagination and to be innovative
Practicing creative thinking
Learning to find the joy of learning and new challenges
Practicing to evaluate one's own learning
Practicing to find ways of working that are best for oneself
Learning to notice causal connections
Practicing to observe spoken and written language
Practicing categorization and classification
Practicing to set one's own learning goals
Practicing to take responsibility of one's own learning
Practicing persistent working
Encouraging students to be innovative and express new ideas

The Finnish Educational Quality Certificate

Our Quality Evaluation Method is an academically sound approach to evaluating a product’s pedagogical design from the viewpoint of educational psychology.

The method has been developed with university researchers and all evaluators are carefully selected Finnish teachers with a master's degree in education.

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