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Description of research and teaching


My research focuses on student learning at university, in particular on individual study paths, well-being, stress and self-efficacy beliefs of university students and on study success and progress. Procrastination and, on the other hand, fast study progress is also in the focus of my research. Students' appraoches to learning and self-regulation skills of unviersity students are also among my research interests.

Below is a more detailed list of my research topics:

Student learning at university:

-approaches to learning

-disciplinary differences

-student profiles and study orchestrations

-regulation of studying

-interest and motivation to studying

-development of expertise during university studies

-generic skills, personal epistemology of students and conceptions of learning

-study problems

University teaching:

-the development of schlarship of teaching

-the effect of pedagogical courses on teachers' teaching

-disciplinary differences in teacher conceptions, approaches to teaching and teaching methods

-research-teaching nexus

The relationship between teaching and learning at university

-how students' appraoches to learning and teachers' appraoches to teaching and related to each other

-the effect of the characteristics of the teaching-learning environment on student learning

-students' perceptions of their teaching-learning environments

Quality, assessment and evaluation

-students' learning outcomes

-quality of teaching

-assessment practices

Research methodologies in the area of university pedagogy

Fields of Science

  • 515 Psychology
  • educational psychology
  • learning psychology
  • 516 Educational sciences
  • University Pedagogy
  • Higher education

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


Challenges in exploring knowledge and knowing of university students

Hyytinen, H., Postareff, L. & Lindblom-Ylänne, S., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Development of Adult Thinking: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Cognitive Development and Adult Learning. Kallio, E. K. (ed.). Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Open Access

Research on academic emotions requires a rich variety of research methods

Lindblom-Ylanne, S., 2019, In : Studies in Higher Education. 44, 10, p. 1803-1805 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialScientific

Open Access



Best Publication Award

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

Prize: Prizes and awards

Eino Kaila Award

Sari Lindblom (Recipient), 2004

Prize: Prizes and awards


The role of the teacher in tomorrow’s world

Sari Lindblom (Keynote speaker)
26 Sep 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Opetussuunitelmatyön tulevaisuuden haasteet

Sari Lindblom (Invited speaker)
11 Nov 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Higher education in Finland and at the University of Helsinki

Sari Lindblom (Keynote speaker)
8 Sep 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Maanpuolustuskorkeakoulu (External organisation)

Sari Lindblom (Board member)
1 Jan 201912 Dec 2020

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

The importance of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL)-model in enhancing quality at university

Sari Lindblom (Keynote speaker)
26 Sep 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk