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Dear friends,

Greetings



Greetings

Lately I have noticed that universities tend to get stuck on statistics, they compare themselves to others and are worried about their place on an international list of best universities. I would not mind seeing our school on that list but our main goal has to be becoming the most people-friendly university in the area. We believe that a school should be an environment of growth and development. I don’t believe that academic education should be a result of a technical act of forwarding an amount of knowledge that can be measured in numbers. For us academic higher education is a sharp mind that is always ready to think critically and analyse everything. So our students should become complete individuals ready to contribute through their abilities and gifts to the development of the surrounding society. We believe that people are good at what they do when they do it voluntarily and knowingly. Therefore our curricula are designed to provide maximum freedom for the professor as well as the student. The students of Tallinn University are expected to contribute to the development of their programmes, the professors are expected to teach based on their academic interests and research results rather than the same programme year after year. Of course we also believe in high academic standards. A student should not expect low standards and a professor should not strive to be popular by allowing low standards. Academic higher education means working hard, even if we do it with pleasure. Naturally we believe that a university should be close to people. It should be a place where people come with delight and curiosity, a place which has a pleasant atmosphere and feels like home. I have seen all of that and more in Haapsalu College – a small, valuable and beautiful part of our big school. I wish you all the best in getting acquainted with our university and success in gathering mental riches and contributing to the world through them. Professor Rein Raud Rector


College as a regional education centre

There is a great difference between being one of many higher education institutions in Tallinn and being the only higher education institution in a sparsely populated region. A regional college has to be the educational centre of the region and consider first and foremost the developmental needs of the area: on one hand providing possibilities for acquiring excellent higher education and on the other hand participating actively in the local development activities. Connecting its activities to the local enterprises, organizations and establishments equals good cooperation and flexibility. We could say that communication plays the most important role. In a small college we must be happy for small things: a young educated and capable teacher working in a small village school; a completed research on management capacities of local governments; school development project that enables active teachers to share their fantastic ideas with others. These and many other activities bring people together and create a suitable environment for successful cooperation. In addition to keeping ourselves open to the local region, we have to stay open to the world as well. The staff and students of Haapsalu College use the possibilities of foreign communication and create contacts with associates in universities here and across the borders. At the same time it is always good to open the door of our lovely college and take small steps towards making the world a better place to live in. See you in Haapsalu College! Eve Eisenschmidt Director

Greetings



Greetings

The idea of establishing a college in Haapsalu came from the Western Region of Estonia called Läänemaa. The local authorities considered the impact a university college would have on raising the educational standards in the region and decreasing the amount of people leaving the region to be very important. Haapsalu College has kept this consideration in mind and acted accordingly. The college has brought together the needs of the region and the possibilities of the big university – Tallinn University.


Table of contents



Table of contents

2 Greetings 4 Table of contents 5 A glimpse at Haapsalu 6 The location of Haapsalu 8 Education in Estonia 10 The establishment of Haapsalu College 11 The development of Haapsalu College 12 Vision and symbols 13 Mission and activity structure 14 The role in regional development 16 Introduction into the fields of study 17 Elementary School Teacher 17 Educational Guidance 18 Applied Computer Science 19 Public and Business Management 19 Government and Administration

20 In-service training 21 Students 22 Graduates 23 Contact


A glimpse at Haapsalu

Haapsalu has been romantically called the Nordic Venice for the beauty of the sea surrounding it almost entirely‌

A glimpse at Haapsalu




Estonia

The location of Haapsalu



The location of Haapsalu

Estonia is one of the most dynamic countries among the new member states of the European Union. It is well-known both for its innovative drive and cozy living environment as well as the notable sense of humour of its inhabitants. Facts about Estonia » 45.227 km² (ca 10% of Estonia’s territory is made up of 1520 islands, 5% are inland waterbodies, 48% is forest, 7% is marshland and moor, and 37% is agricultural land). » Coastline: 3794 km. Borders: 633 km total, 339 km with Latvia and 294 km with the Russian Federation » 1.34 million inhabitants (68% Estonians, 26% Russians, 2% Ukrainians, 1% Belorussians and 1% Finns), of whom 68% live in cities. » Capital Tallinn (396 thousand inhabitants). Distance from Tallinn to Helsinki: 85km; to Riga: 307km; to St.Petersburg: 395km; to Stockholm: 405km » Average temperatures range from +20°C in July to –8°C in January. Occasionally the temperature may rise to +30°C and above in summer or sink below –23°C in winter. » Official language: Estonian; 85% of 20–24 years old inhabi­ tants speak two or more foreign langugages (most often Russian and English). » The Republic of Estonia is a member of the European Union and NATO.

Tallinn University Tallinn University was established in 2005 as a result of a merger between several universities and research institutes in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. Strong in social sciences and humanities, and quickly developing in natural sciences, the university is the fastest-growing university in the country. In 2006/2007, there were 7540 students studying at the University in 131 degree programmes under the guidance of 415 faculty members. In 2006 the university admitted 2192 new students, who took the place of 1578 graduates.


Haapsalu Warm sea water, curative mud and fresh air have made Haapsalu well-known for centuries. Only a hundred kilometres away from the capital, it´s always been a loved summer resort in Estonia.

Above all, Haapsalu is a town for people. A bit self-contained peace and silence are not the only values to find this over 700 year old town: eventful summer season has become Haapsalu’s trade mark.

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Welcome! Facts about Haapsalu » Haapsalu officially became a town in 1279. » The town’s area is 10.6 square kilometres, and has a measured length of 25 kilometres. Fourteen of those kilometres are coastline. » Haapsalu contains 115 streets measuring an overall length of 51,807 meters. » The town has 3 bus routes. » As of May 1, 2006, Haapsalu`s population was 11 966. » This number breaks down to 5,259 males and 6,707 females.

HAAPSALU

The location of Haapsalu

The oldest part of Haapsalu is built on a strip of land that was formed of many islets only a few hundred years back. Narrow streets with the wooden houses not changed much from the beginning of XXth century bring you to the sea again and again.




Estonian educational system 

Education in Estonia

Graduation documents:

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Education in Estonia

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Basic school leaving certificate Leaving certificate on passing vocational training based on basic education Leaving certificate on passing vocational training not requiring basic education (without basic education, persons exceeding the minimum-school leaving age)

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Upper secondary school leaving certificate and state examination certificate

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Leaving certificate on acquiring secondary vocational education (based on basic education)

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Leaving certificate on passing vocational training based on secondary education

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Professional higher education diploma

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Diploma certifying Bachelor's level degree

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Diploma certifying Master's level degree

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Diploma certifying Doctoral level degree

Notes: Possibility to engage in vocational training as an elective course of the national curriculum for basic school and upper secondary school (in co-operation with the vocational education institution under a separate curriculum) The curricula for secondary vocational education include general education subjects in the amount of 40 study weeks * Master's study is provided by way of co-operation between the institution of professional higher education and the university


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General secondary education (3) (3A), vocational training in upper secondary school Secondary vocational education based on basic education (3 KKPB) (3B) Vocational training based on basic education (KPB) (2B) Vocational training without basic education for persons exceeding the minimum school-leaving age (17 y.) (KPTA) (2C) Grades 7 to 9 of basic school (2) (2A) Vocational training in basic school (gr. 7 to 9, music and coreography from gr. 4)

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Education in Estonia

Education in Estonia


The establishment of Haapsalu College

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The establishment of Haapsalu College

Haapsalu has been the centre of education in Läänemaa for centuries. The first school, Dome School, was mentioned already in 1280. However, the developing region needed qualified teachers. The first school for educating future teachers was established in 1844 in Jädivere. Since then educating teachers has been one of the continuing traditions in Läänemaa. There have been various establishments carrying that vision, the most well-known of them have been Läänemaa Teachers’ Seminary (1921-1932) and Haapsalu Teachers’ Seminary, later Haapsalu Pedagogical School (1945-1956). Haapsalu College of Tallinn University was established after the reinstatement of the Republic of Estonia as an indepen­ dent state. Haapsalu became a university town. The mayor of Haapsalu and the director of Tallinn Pedagogical University (later Tallinn University) signed an establishment treaty on the 20th of May 1998 marking the opening of a university college in the Western Region of Estonia. Since then the strong ties to Tallinn University have been evident through strong cooperation as well as similar academic arrangements and curricula. On the 2nd of September in 1998 the Minister of Education Mait Klaassen, the director of Pedagogical University Mait Arvisto and the director of Haapsalu College Eve Eisenschmidt opened the doors to the new higher education establishment in Haapsalu. The lectures of the first semester took place in Tallinn Pedagogical University but the second half of the school year was spent already in Haapsalu studying in the College’s own auditoriums acquired from Haapsalu Russian High School. The first students admitted were elementary school teacher students with a subsidiary subject of teaching English in basic school. Professor Lembit Andresen

Memories of the beginning… Haapsalu College was a place that made us realise our calling as school teachers. During the years of study we understood that we can and we want to direct young people in their education and development. College provided important opportunities to see who is a teacher in today’s school and what is the teacher’s role in the process of learning. As young teachers we received support and could share the problems of working in school during the first years. Through studies and practice we found ourselves and a place to be and accomplish something relevant. Kristel Vahtra One of the first graduates of Haapsalu College


As the new specialties were added also the amount of students grew rapidly. When in 1998/99 the amount of students studying in Haapsalu College was 22 then by 2002 with the addition of Public and Business Management and Elementary School Teacher distance studies it had grown to 235. By spring 2007 the amount of students was 258. Taking into consideration the 220 students that had successfully graduated by then, we can safely say that the number of students will keep growing over the coming years. The need for more space has also grown with the number of added students and specialties. Help with acquiring new rooms has been provided by both – Haapsalu town and the Russian High School. The general growth of Haapsalu College has brought along the need for new competent lecturers and staff to provide help with teaching, research and student management. This need has been met year by year. Compared to 1998 when the number of full-time employees in the college was 2, in spring 2007 the number was 18 – all of them specialists in their fields and quite some are graduates of Haapsalu College.

College Board

Sulev Vare and Mati Heidmets

Läänemaa County Governer and the former Rector of Tallinn University

Director

What does it mean to work in Haapsalu College? Working in the college means good cooperation with the students and staff, Tallinn University, other universities and the region. In cooperation lies the strength of Haapsalu College and the only way of making a diffe­ rence. Haapsalu College is a small but great school with a positive attitude. Janno Kriiska Head of IT Department, Lecturer of Informatics

Director’s Assistant

Development Manager

Public Manage­ Teacher Training Information Tech­ Learning Centre Education and nology Department ment Department Department (Library) Counselling Centre

The structure of Haapsalu College

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The development of Haapsalu College

The development of Haapsalu College

Since its establishment Haapsalu College has developed rapidly. In 1999 the specialty of Information Technology was opened to admission. In 2002 the specialty of Public and Business Management was added. In 2003 the first master level studies began in Government and Administration, in 2004 in Educational Guidance.


Vision and symbols

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Vision and symbols

The vision of Haapsalu College is to support the regional development through quality training, research and development activities. College’s main values » Learner-centred activities; » Cooperation and openness; » Graduates with great practical skills and a desire to use them. College’s main goals » Good quality education – Tallinn University’s curricula brought to the region, opening of new applied higher education curricula; » Development and research activities which are connected to college’s curricula and based on the needs of the region; » Systematic in-service training and re-training based on the needs of the region. Symbols College logo – symbolizes our academic profile and connection to Tallinn University. The logo has three pillars which can be compared to College’s foundational values: Development – we want to develop because advancement means survival; Openness – we want to be open in search for new ideas and like-minded people; Love – we want to be caring and attentive toward the people around us. Bee hive motive – shows our connections and cooperation within the region. Two colours of College: sea green, symbolizes openness and peace provided only by a view across an open sea; silvery grey, symbolizes the modesty of a small school; silver (as the noble metal of Estonia) emphasising continuity and consistency. Slogan “Education Can Give You Wings” – Student Body’s symbol which shows the windows of opportunity opening up through student-centred education of high quality.


Mission and activity structure Haapsalu College of Tallinn University is a regional education centre that coordinates cooperation with other educational establishments in the region especially vocational and other training centres and ties the region to other Estonian universities.

Higher education REGIONAL PARTNERS (Lääne County Govern­ ment, Haapsalu City Government, Läänemaa Development Centre, Läänemaa schools, Haap­ salu Vocational Training Centre, West Estonia Vocational Studies, local governments, enter­ prises, organizations)

HariN

Elementary School Teacher

Regional education and counselling centre

Applied Computer Science

HÜN Student Body Rep­ resentatives HKTF Student firm

Public and Business Management Different master level curricula

Association of College Graduates

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES

COLLEGE AS A REGIONAL EDUCATION CENTRE

The main university Tallinn University; Partner universities in Estonia and abroad

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The role in regional development

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The role in regional development

A university in a smaller region plays an important role in educating the population, keeping their options open in the job market and preventing them from moving to bigger urban centres. Has Haapsalu College filled its role as such and what are the next trends of development? The curricula offered in the college are based on regional needs. Some additional curricula are being developed right now in the fields of recreation and handicraft. One of the goals is to integrate similar curricula in vocational training and higher education to provide advantages for students wanting to continue their studies in the region. To be up to date with everything happening in the region, Haapsalu College also takes part in forming the strategies and development plans of Läänemaa. As an education centre Haapsalu College performs as an initiator in any developments in the region in the areas connected to its curricula. Regional societies are gathered in the main fields of study. Regional networking is encouraged among college’s graduates, practice supervisors and Läänemaa elementary school teachers as well as among the teachers and crafts specialists of the new handicraft curriculum. The vision of the future is to become the link connecting vocation teachers and becoming their in-service training centre. Through lecturers and students coming to Läänemaa from other parts of Estonia it is possible to invest new valuable competences into the regional development. Traditional education-related conferences, seminars and e-courses are held together with the regional partners. The research done in Haapsalu College, mostly through writing Bachelor and Master Theses also seeks to support regional needs for research and development. The ideas for starting an official induction year programme for young teachers in Estonia on a national level were based on the researches of college graduates. Many researchers have concentrated on teachers’ professional development. Haapsalu College has been a partner in a project promoting the integration of environmentally friendly thinking and learning which included an in-service training module for Läänemaa elementary school teachers. The students of Public and Business Management have analysed local governments under the directions of Tallinn University’s experts. In the fields of information and communication the employment and training needs of various enterprises have been analysed. Constant participation in regional e-learning


International relations play an important part in supporting existing and developing curricula and research activities. Regional development projects are supported by foreign partners and the students as well as staff eagerly gather new experience and perspectives through training abroad. The common nominator in the activities of Haapsalu College is cooperation with the partners in the region, in Estonia and across borders. According to Vice Rector of Tallinn University, Heli Mattisen, the college is needed in the region. Haapsalu College has become a regional education centre. Agnes Männik Development Manager

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The role in regional development

development projects for introducing better knowledge and skills in ICT is one of college’s everyday priorities.


Introduction into the fields of study

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Introduction into the fields of study

Teacher Training Who creates the new school? What do some young people dream of? They dream of becoming an actress, a singer, a dancer, a journalist, a lawyer or a politician. Are not all of these occupations represented in a teacher’s profession? Nevertheless, the recommendation the parents give when their child is choosing a teacher’s path is often the same as with choosing an actor’s profession: choose this difficult job only when there is no other way. And still young people line up behind the doors of theatre schools. What draws them to it? Is it fame, a chance to show themselves, play different roles, use their creativity? Or maybe the fact that being an actor means team work and flexibility? Is all this not what being a teacher is? Being a teacher means constant development and professional training, but we can say the same about all creative fields. If being a teacher was easy and we could all do it then it would not be as interesting and stimulating a profession as it is. Are people born to be teachers or can they learn to do the job? Naturally there are people who can be called born teachers: people who have a built-in ability of directing and motivating young people. Maybe that is why they say that teaching is an art and a teacher is an artist. At the same time a huge part of teaching skills are connected to various techniques, strategies which come in handy if one wants to become a great teacher. Thanks to the latest research done in the field of development psychology we now know a lot more about how to motivate young people to learn. Having these skills turns a teacher into a true master of the art. So how are elementary school teachers and basic school English teachers born? The answer is simple – in Haapsalu College through studies, through practice, research, and actual teaching. They are the ones that create a new school for the 21st century. Ene Hiiepuu Lecturer of Didactics of Estonian Language


(I and II school stage) with a subsidiary subject of the teacher of English in basic school (full-time study and distance study) Time of study: 5 years Capacity: 300 ECTS (Integrated Bachelor’s and Master’s curriculum) Degree: Master’s Degree

Introduction into the fields of study

State-supported as well as self-supported curriculum; all high school graduates with positive attitudes, good knowledge in basic subjects, courage for public speaking and willingness to work with children are welcome.

Educational Guidance Time of study: 1.5 years Capacity: 60 ECTS (distance study) Degree: Master’s Degree State-supported curriculum; aimed at people working in education with at least 5 years of pedagogical experience, higher education, an interest in educational counselling and guidance.

How to become a great teacher? To become a great teacher you have to be able to learn together with the others, cooperate with the teachers, students and their parents. A good teacher is innovative and likes to learn because the teacher needs to be able to motivate the students. All this you can learn in our college, because we have all it takes right here. I think that practical experience is crucial in good teacher training. The more practice the more experience, the more you know what works and what doesn’t. Elementary School Teacher students

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Introduction into the fields of study

Elementary School Teacher


Information Technology

Introduction into the fields of study

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How learning IT has changed? Thinking back it seems that studying IT years ago provided quite limited choices, at least compared to the present day. Many higher education institutions offered IT curricula, but the specialties were mostly called Informatics or simply Information Technology. In spite of that, the field was still very popular among young people and they studied it sometimes even just to get access to computers and internet which were still rarities in homes. By now things have changed. For the majority of people computers and internet are as common as electricity and running water. That is why young people tend to ask – what else is there to learn?

Applied Computer Science (multimedium)

Time of study: 3 years Capacity: 180 ECTS Degree: Diploma State-supported as well as self-supported curriculum. Curriculum is aimed at high school graduates with an interest in modern IT and its applications. Curriculum is specializing in multimedia. We have an active non-profit Student Organization, which offers its services in computer maintenance, web design, database applications, filming and video processing. e-mail: hktf@hk.tlu.ee

It is hard to find an area in the modern society that has not been influenced by IT. Therefore there is a growing need for IT specialists with various skills. Institutions that provide IT related curricula need to vary them according to the specific needs of the job market. Wide-based IT knowledge may not be enough any more. Students need to find a specific area of interest and specialize in it. Haapsalu College of Tallinn University has found its niche in teaching multimedia. Our every day lives dictate the use of more dynamic multimedia solutions to take information onto a new level: use text, sound, image, animation, video and other artistic solutions at the same time and mixed together. Janno Kriiska Head of IT Department, Lecturer of Informatics

Why study Applied Computer Science in Haapsalu College? College has a modern learning environment – each IT student has a personal PC for work purposes. The specialty is applicable – teaching is to the point, well structured and practical, not just theoretical. A small amount of people per course gives an excellent opportunity to get individual attention and better support from the teachers. We are glad for our young and energetic staff. A student of Applied Computer Science


Public and Business Management

Why study as an adult? Once a Chinese scholar was asked: how to become wise? The scholar thought and replied: there are three ways of becoming wise – you may read, travel or listen to wise people talk. The first two options can easily mislead us for there are diffe­ rent criteria for the valuable and worthless in today’s world. Therefore the best way is to choose the third option and go to school.

Time of study: 4 years Capacity: 180 ECTS (distance study) Degree: Bachelor’s Degree

An adult who has chosen to study again stands on a crossroads with certain choices to make. On one hand it is difficult to begin studying at the expense of work and family, on the other hand there is a lot to gain. Education gives advantages and better options in choosing jobs as well as courage to take up new challenges. Learning is a process that widens the horizons, helps us see a complete picture and teaches to separate important from the trivial. Educating yourself as an adult provides a wonderful challenge, which broadens the social circles and brings you out of the routine. The choice to study brings up another question: where to study? I chose Haapsalu College and I’m happy with my choice. College is a small school compared to others but greatly advantaged as such. In a small school learning can take place in the form of seminars. That raises the quality of education and disciplines for independence. A small school is closely tied to the region, which gives the research a practical value. A small school is flexible and can change daily schedules according to the needs of the students. A small school has a strong social control, which makes it impossible to get away with anything. A small school does not just teach, but helps you create a network of great people around you. Margus Medell A graduate of Public and Business Management, a student of Government and Administration

State-supported curriculum; mainly aimed at people already working or wanting to re-specialize. It is also possible to join the curricula as a recent high school graduate. Curriculum contains specialization modules in English, IT or recreation coordination.

Government and Administration Time of study: 2 years Capacity: 120 ECTS (distance study) Degree: Master’s Degree State-supported curriculum; mainly aimed at civil servants and leaders in public sectors; contains public management and economy specialized modules. Haapsalu College curricula are further introduced at www.hk.tlu.ee

Why a degree for a working adult? As an adult learner you are able to look at things through a different and wider perspective. Thanks to higher education you are able to find answers at the job with less effort, you feel more secure and at peace; you are ready for discussions and finding suitable solutions to problems; you are ready for greater challenges. A graduate of Public and Business Management

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Introduction into the fields of study

Public Management


In-service training

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In-service training possibilities have been offered to the local teachers and school leaders since the opening of Haapsalu College. Various IT related training has also been provided as the need has been seen. These activities have been supported by many projects over the years and the experience of providing in-service training in Haapsalu College is steadily expanding.

In-service training

In 2006 the development plan of Läänemaa general education was completed. Among other things the problems that need solving in the closest future were pointed out and specified. One of these problems was the lack of support for teachers, students, parents, university students, lecturers and school leaders. The decision of establishing an education and counselling centre for the support and regular in-service training of local school staff was based on the resources and experience of Haapsallu College in training and research. The main goal of HariN is to support Lääne Region’s educational development through giving educational direction and support. The three main activities are: » Training; » Counselling; » Gathering, storing and systematizing methodological materials. Training is planned in cooperation with teacher societies. Training through experience plays an important role in the professional development of teachers. They are able to share their experience, introduce new methods and materials to others. Another aim is to provide theme training for teachers of basic, secondary and vocational schools as well as leaderships. Parents are also an important target group.

What does it mean to be a teacher?

Counselling is offered to teachers, students and parents alike. Teachers may receive psychological counselling individually or in a group. Students are supported in cooperation with experts, teachers and parents.

As a teacher, one has to work hard and be an active learner. Lifelong learning is very important. A teacher has to be self-critical, able to see the weaknesses and ready to learn from these, and as a result grow stronger through that.

Gathering and systematizing methodological materials provides an opportunity to be up-to-date with the latest educational developments, research and literature. An important aim is also to introduce the materials compiled by teacher students during their studies.

A young teacher


Haapsalu College has an active Student Board that aims to find opportunities for bringing the ideas of fellow students to life. Its goal is to support the students and find solutions to any problems in cooperation with the staff and teachers. The traditional events that annually take place in the college begin with the baptism of first-year students in September. The event of the month in October is the Pub race – a race through the pubs of Haapsalu with the goal of completing a series of almost impossible tasks. December is the month of Christmas celebrations and Haapsalu College makes a family event out of it. The next event is a costume party in March and in April every second year there is a wedding to be celebrated. The ones joined in “marriage” are an IT student and a teacher student. The school year ends with a picnic in the beautiful nature around Haapsalu.

What does a student do in Haapsalu? Haapsalu is a great place for studying – a quiet small town. There is a lot of free time to fill with activities such as sports and socializing. Students know each other and help each other in their studies. College cares for us. Of course joint activities are the best, like parties and school radio. A student of Applied Computer Science

Haapsalu College is very supportive of any sports related activities of the students and provides opportunities to play ballgames and swim at reduced prices. In May 2003 the student theatre started its work and is wellknown for its performances in Läänemaa and in Viljandi at Student Theatres’ Festivals. College’s events and history are also recorded by the students. As Haapsalu College has a lot of active IT students, most of it is web-based (visible for anyone at: http://video.hk.tlu.ee; http://kroonika.hk.tlu.ee) One of the most recent projects is school radio (http://kooliraadio.r2.ee). In today’s society advertising plays an important role. Advertising is also largely the responsibility of the students. What would be better publicity than satisfied students themselves?!

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Students

Students

An organization cannot survive without a good team. Haapsalu College is no exception – the team is formed by students, teachers and staff. The students are and are expected to be actively involved in everything that happens in the college. In order to make their voice heard even better they have representatives on the College Board.


The Association of College Graduates – we meet again!

Graduates

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In spring 2006 after the graduation of the first students of Public and Business Management there was an empty space left in their lives. After four years of studying together and supporting each other – what’s next?

Graduates

After a summer’s rest they decided to form the Association of Haapsalu College Graduates with an aim of bringing the graduates together again for meeting different needs of the college. As a result of this a plan of action was born. The graduates see their role in connecting the college to the local society. Each graduate brings a piece of the college to where he works, where he spends his free time, to his friends, colleagues and associates. One of the goals of this association is to open a scholarship fund for supporting the research and study activities of the present and future students. This way any entrepreneur or private citizen can give his contribution to the work that Haapsalu College’s students do. The basis for creating such a fund is a desire to support the development of our society to the level where philanthropy is a natural part of learning and research processes. Another important aim is to provide opportunities for college graduates to meet again every now and then. Liina Viiret Project Manager, a graduate of Public and Business Management, a student of Government and Administration

To study, to graduate, to work in the college? The fact that it is good to study in Haapsalu College is well known to all our students and graduates. However, the fact that it is also good to work here is not known to many. I am one of those who knows… Kristjan Niilo System Administrator


Lihula mnt 12 90507 Haapsalu Phone: +372 47 20240 Fax: +372 47 20248 E-mail: kolledz@hk.tlu.ee Web: www.hk.tlu.ee

Editing: Mari Kerde, Piret Lehiste Design: Janno Kriiska, Mihkel Ronk Photos: Henry Viiret (pgs 1, 4, 5, 6), Peeter S채rg (pgs 8, 10), Taavi Larionov (pgs 14, 22), Agnes M채nnik (pgs 15, 16), Haapsalu College Log Tallinn University Haapsalu College 2007

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Contact

Contact

Tallinn University Haapsalu College


Haapsalu College information booklet  

Haapsalu College information booklet

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