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Description of research and teaching


My research interests are students’ conceptions of knowledge, generic skills, critical thinking and performance-based assessment in the context of higher education. My current main research projects are 'KAPPAS!' (CLA+ international) and 'International Collaborative for Performance Assessment of Learning in Higher Education – Research and Development' (iPAL). I received the best educational dissertation award of the year 2015 Finnish Educational Research Association (FERA) and EARLI Jure mentoring grant in 2017.

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences

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

Publications 2010 2019

Developing a performance assessment task in the Finnish higher education context: conceptual and empirical insights

Hyytinen, H. & Toom, A., Sep 2019, In : British Journal of Educational Psychology. 89, 3, p. 551-563 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Enhancing Scientific Thinking Through the Development of Critical Thinking in Higher Education

Hyytinen, H., Toom, A. & Shavelson, R. J., 23 Sep 2019, Redefining Scientific Thinking for Higher Education: Higher-Order Thinking, Evidence-Based Reasoning and Research Skills. Murtonen, M. & Balloo, K. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 59-78

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

Exploring the Relationship between Law Students’ Prior Performance and Academic Achievement at University

Kleemola, K. & Hyytinen, H., 11 Sep 2019, In : Education Sciences. 9, 3, 12 p., 236.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

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

Hyytinen, H., Haarala-Muhonen, A. & Räisänen, M., 8 Mar 2019, In : Uniped. 42, 1, p. 74-90 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Projects 2009 2020

Activities 2011 2019

Studies in Higher Education (Journal)

Heidi Hyytinen (Reviewer)
23 Apr 2019

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

KAPPAS! − Kor­keakou­luo­piske­li­joi­den op­pi­mis­tu­los­ten ar­vioin­ti Suo­mes­sa

Heidi Hyytinen (Speaker)
5 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Itsesäätelyn merkitys oppimisessa

Heidi Hyytinen (Speaker)
4 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Developing performance assessment for research on critical thinking

Heidi Hyytinen (Speaker), Auli Toom (Speaker)
15 Aug 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Critical thinking as a key to success at university: development of critical thinking among undergraduates from admission to graduation

Heidi Hyytinen (Supervisor)
2019 → …

Activity: Examination typesSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis