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 2018

Are learning skills associated with academic emotions elicited by master’s thesis work?

Hintsanen, M. & Pyhältö, K. M., 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Further and Higher Education.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Building a more robust conception of early career researcher experience: what might we be overlooking?

McAlpine, L., Pyhältö, K. & Castelló, M., 2018, In : Studies in Continuing Education. 40, 2, p. 149-165 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Change agency as a way of promoting pedagogical development in academic communities: a longitudinal study

Clavert, M., Löfström, E., Niemi, H. & Nevgi, A., 13 Mar 2018, In : Teaching in Higher Education. 23, 8, p. 945-962 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Dealing with plagiarism in the academic community: emotional engagement and moral distress

Vehviläinen, S., Löfström, E. & Nevgi, A., Jan 2018, In : Higher Education. 75, 1, p. 1-18 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Activities 1993 2018

European Society for Research in Adult development

Liisa Myyry (Speaker: Presenter)
25 May 201827 May 2018

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

EARLI 2018 SIG4: Higher Education

Anne Haarala-Muhonen (Speaker: Presenter), Heidi Marjaana Hyytinen (Speaker: Presenter)
29 Aug 201831 Aug 2018

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

Annual Conference 2018 /AMEE Association for Medical Education in Europe

Alexander von Wendt (Poster Presentation), Eeva Pyörälä (Poster Presentation), Leila Arja Kaarina Niemi-Murola (Speaker: Presenter)
25 Aug 20188 Dec 2018

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

Factors explaining study progress and success in Bachelor and Master programmes

Sari Lindblom (Speaker)
29 Aug 201831 Aug 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Asia - Pacific Journal of Teacher Education (Journal)

Anne Nevgi (Reviewer)
10 Apr 201816 May 2018

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

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

Prize: Prizes and awards

Best Publication Award

Liisa Kristiina Postareff (Recipient) & Sari Anne Lindblom (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