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Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Archived Curricula Guide 2016–2018
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
TJ093224 TJS18 Knowledge Work 10 ECTS
Organised by
Information Systems Science
Person in charge
Jukka Heikkilä, Markku I. Nurminen, Helena Karasti
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2016–2017 X X X
2017–2018 X X X X

Learning outcomes

After completing lectures, a student
- understands the basic elements, principles and premises of designing individual, collective and service work in organizations.
- knows and finds ways to identify discrepancies and anomalies of work practices and ICT-designs in human activities as vehicle for change within and between organizations.

After completing the fieldwork students can design and implement of work and related information systems in their real context based on analysis of the work system.


The course looks into applying information technology in the context of human activity - in work and in business along five themes: individual's work, collective work, services as reciprocal collective work, knowledge, skill, responsibility in work, and change of work. Central frameworks of the course are process design, activity theory, work practices development and Viable Systems Model for systemic change and change management in the context of ICT and human activity systems.

The separate fieldwork consists of applying the lessons learnt on the classes with additional guidance to ethnographic research method in practice.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 28 h 0 h

- Lectures 20 h on the subject matter on TJS18
- Individual work on a selected book from a reading list and assignments defined by lecturers.
- Lectures 10h and guidance 10h on ethnography and fieldwork TJS18

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
  • In English
Project / practical work
  • In English

TJ093235 TJS18 Knowledge Work I, 5 cr
TJ093236 TJS18 Knowledge Work, Fieldwork, 5 cr


Numeric 0-5.

Study materials

Material announced by the lecturer.

Further information

Students, who wish to take this course can be subjected to a pre-exam, if the course is fully-booked. In this case passing the pre-exam is a prerequisite for participating into the course.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Turku School of Economics
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Vapaasti valittavat opinnot (Information Systems Science)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Management and Organisation
Information Systems Science
Information Systems Science
Finnish Study Modules