Organization profile

Organisation Profile

The Centre fosters research on learning and teaching in higher education and improves university teachers’ skills and understanding of the factors of successful studying and high quality teaching.

The Centre’s main tasks are to carry out and support research in the field of University Pedagogy and to coordinate and organize pedagogical courses for academic personnel within all disciplines at the University of Helsinki.

University pedagogy is a multidisciplinary field that investigates pedagogical activity such as learning, studying, teaching, and assessment in the higher education context. It primarily utilizes psychological, pedagogical, and social psychological knowledge, but it also integrates knowledge from other behavioural and social sciences.

The Centre cooperates closely with pedagogical experts across the universities nationally and internationally.

The Centre also supports field-specific development efforts in all campuses and plays a strategic role in institution-wide changes at the university.

Our multidisciplinary research focuses on learning, teaching, learning environments, and practices in Higher Education.

Current research projects include:

• The quality of teaching and learning in higher education
• The interaction between teaching and learning in higher education
• Assessment of student learning outcomes
• University teaching and the development of pedagogical expertise
• Academic supervision
• Academic leadership

 

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Projects 2004 2025

Publications 1990 2019

How do doctoral students in STEM fields engage in scientific knowledge practices?

Vekkaila, J. E., Virtanen, V., Kukkola, J., Frick, L. & Pyhältö, K. M., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Frontline Learning Research.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

How do self-regulation and self-efficacy beliefs associate with law students’ experiences of teaching and learning?

Hyytinen, H. M., Haarala-Muhonen, A. E. & Räisänen, M. M., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Uniped.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Progress of Nursing Students’ Motivation Regulation Profiles and Affiliations with Engagement, Burnout and Academic Performance

Mäenpää, K., Järvenoja, H., Peltonen, J. & Pyhältö, K. M., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Reconstructing choice, reason, and disposition in teachers’ practical theories of teaching (PTs)

Tiilikainen, M., Toom, A-M. H., Lepola, J. & Husu, J., 2019, In : Teaching and Teacher Education. 79, p. 124-136

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Activities 1993 2019

Maanpuolustuskorkeakoulu (External organisation)

Sari Lindblom (Board member)
1 Jan 201912 Dec 2020

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

Viv Ellis

Auli Toom (Host)
5 Feb 20198 Feb 2019

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

Lääkäripäivät 2019

Eeva Pyörälä (Speaker: Presenter), Tuomas Lumikari (Speaker: Presenter), Tomi Ylä-Soininmäki (Speaker: Presenter), Jussi Matti Merenmies (Attendee)
10 Jan 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Social Development (Journal)

Liisa Myyry (Reviewer)
2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Learning and Individual Differences (Journal)

Auli Toom (Reviewer)
Jan 2019Feb 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Prizes

AMEE Fellowship

Eeva Pyörälä (Recipient), 5 Jun 2018

Prize: Prizes and awards

Best Publication Award

Liisa Kristiina Postareff (Recipient) & Sari Anne Lindblom (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prizes and awards

Best Publication Award

Viivi Virtanen (Recipient), Liisa Kristiina Postareff (Recipient) & Telle Katriina Hailikari (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prizes and awards

Dlearn.Helsinki - Helsinki Challenge Science Competition Finalist

Auli-Mari Hannele Toom (Recipient), Jaana Katariina Salmela-Aro (Recipient), Minna Helena Lakkala (Recipient), Mari Anni Irmeli Tervaniemi (Recipient), Veera Aila Johanna Kallunki (Recipient), Tomi Matti Männistö (Recipient), Pasi Silander (Recipient), Veli-Matti Harjula (Recipient) & Niko Lindholm (Recipient), 19 Jun 2017

Prize: Prizes and awards

Press / Media

Studera smart

Monica Tatiana Londen & Katarina Hillevi Perander-Norrgård

04/10/2018

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Haastattelu YLEn verkkosivujen artikkeliin

Liisa Hannele Myyry

30/05/2018

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Kuinka tulla tutkijaksi?

Auli-Mari Hannele Toom

06/04/2018

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media