Organization profile

Organisation Profile

The Centre for University Teaching and Learning (HYPE) 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

 

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences

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

Equipment

Projects

Publications

How research on ethics in doctoral supervision can inform doctoral education policy

Löfström, E. & Pyhältö, K., 2021, The Future of Doctoral Research: Challenges and Opportunities. 1 ed. (Routledge).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

All Happy Emotions Are Alike but Every Unhappy Emotion Is Unhappy in Its Own Way: A Network Perspective to Academic Emotions

Mattsson, M., Hailikari, T. & Parpala, A., 30 Apr 2020, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 11, 18 p., 742.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
File

Anxious girls and laid-back boys: teachers' and study counsellors' gendered perceptions of students

Perander, K., Londen, M. & Holm, G., 2020, In : Cambridge Journal of Education. 50, 2, p. 185-199 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
File

Becoming a university student: An emotional rollercoaster

Perander, K., Londen, M., Holm, G. & Tiihonen, S., 18 Feb 2020, In : Högre utbildning. 10, 1, p. 1-12 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
File

Activities

WERA Focal Meeting 2020+1

Yanling Cao (Abstract reviewer)

6 Jul 20219 Jul 2021

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

Kun kaikki ei mene kuten pitäisi – virheet ja niistä oppiminen työyhteisössä

Asta Kristiina Toivonen (Speaker), , Maarit Nevalainen (Speaker), & Eeva Pyörälä (Speaker)

9 Jan 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Reflective Practice (Journal)

Auli Toom (Reviewer)

Jan 2020Feb 2020

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

Teachers and Teaching (Journal)

Auli Toom (Reviewer)

Aug 2020

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

NERA (External organisation)

Åsa Mickwitz (Expert)

4 Mar 2020 → …

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

Prizes

AMEE Fellowship

Pyörälä, Eeva (Recipient), 5 Jun 2018

Prize: Prizes and awards

Best Publication Award

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

Prize: Prizes and awards

Best Publication Award

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

Prize: Prizes and awards

Dlearn.Helsinki - Helsinki Challenge Science Competition Finalist

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

Prize: Prizes and awards

Press / Media

Webbevent: Kraft och välbefinnande i coronatider

Åsa Mickwitz

28/04/2020

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Asenne ratkaisee - vai ratkaiseeko?

Sami Löfgren

07/01/2020

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Tietoisuustaidot vähentävät opiskelijoiden stressiä

Saara Repo

18/11/2019

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Asiantuntijakeskustelu itsemyötätunnosta

Saara Repo

14/11/2019

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media