Transforming Higher Education
HAMK Edu - Transforming Higher Education
The challenges faced by higher education – such as globalization, digitalization, internationalization and environmental questions – set new requirements for higher education. The era of Education 4.0 calls for transformation in higher education to support independent learning, which can take place anytime anywhere. Learning will become more personalized, and the importance of hands-on learning and work-based learning will become more important in higher education. These create new demands for higher education teachers, whose role is to guide the students through the learning process and facilitate their readiness for continuous learning in diverse contexts. Transforming Higher Education research group at HAMK Edu enhances conditions for successful student learning and teacher development in higher education. The applied research orientation is valuable in investigating students’ learning in work-based contexts and in the boundaries between higher education and the world of work.
The aim of Transforming Higher Education research group at HAMK Edu is to 1) provide solutions for developing higher education through conducting multi-method research, 2) enhance smooth transitions between education and work and support students to become highly skilled members of the working life, 3) enhance teaching, guidance and supervision to enable individualized studying and to 4) improve conditions for continuous (both individual and collaborative) learning in higher education.
More specifically, the current research areas include:
1) Students’ learning and development processes and teachers’ teaching processes; supportive teaching-learning environments
2) Engagement in continuous learning; work-based education and transitions between education and work
3) Successful learning of teachers and organizations towards Education 4.0
4) Utilization of learning analytics in developing learning and teaching
5) (Socio)psychological well-being of teachers’ and students’
6) Sustainable development in higher education teaching and learning
The team collaborates with several national and international partners, such as:
Feevale University (Brasilia)
VIA University College (Denmark)
Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen (Belgium)
University of Trondheim (Norway)
University of Groningen (The Netherlands)
Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education (Vietnam)
University of Helsinki – Centre for University Teaching and Learning (HYPE)
DigIT – University of Helsinki
University of Tampere
University of Turku
Otus (Opiskelun ja korkeakouluksen tutkimussäätiö)
Finnish Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyväskylä
Turku University of Applied Sciences, Higher Education Research group
The European Association for Practitioner Research on Improving Learning (EAPRIL)
The European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI)
The Finnish Educational Research Association (FERA)
The Finnish Innovation Fund (SITRA)
National Foresight Network (Foresight.fi)
Praba (Finnish Society for Practice Based Inquiry)
Cherif (Consortium of Higher Education Researchers in Finland)
LUKE (Natural Resources Institute)
Amkista Uralle – uraseurantatiedot käyttöön / From UAS to career – Career Data for All
LUO Next Step –project 2017-2019
Collaborative robotics and continuous learning 2019-2021
APOA – Learning Analytics in the Universities of Applied Sciences 2018-2020
KOPE-project - Higher Education in Co-Operation
The Work-integrated Pedagogy in Higher Education project (WORKPEDA)
The student's counseling for the work of the future
Sustainable Development in HEIs
Strategic partnership between HEIs
A selection of recent publications
Corado, C., & Ryymin, E. (2018). Building Quality Education and Sustainable Future in Finnish-Brazilian Teacher Education. Finnish Journal of Professional and Vocational Education, Digital Special Edition 20(5), 98-104.
Friman, M., Schreiber, D., Syrjänen, R., Kokkonen, E., Mutanen, A., & Salminen, J. (2018). Steering sustainable development in higher education – Outcomes from Brazil and Finland. Journal of Cleaner Production, 186, 364-372.
Casari Cundari P., Friman, M., Räikkönen, M., & Pedersen, J. (2018). Building a Nordic-Latin American cooperation among higher education institutes in Finland, Denmark, and Brazil. Revista Conhicimento Online. Feevale University. https://periodicos.feevale.br/seer/index.php/revistaconhecimentoonline/issue/view/126/showToc
de Jong, F., Willemse, M., Kantola, M., Friman, M., & de Vos, M. (2016). Bridging the Imaginary Research and Practice Gap by Responsive Learning. Journal of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences.
Kullaslahti, J., & Nikander, L. (2017). Uraseurantatiedon hyödyntäminen koulutuksen kehittämisessä ja osaamisen johtamisessa. Teoksessa T. Jokinen & L. Marttila, L (toim.) Näkökulmia uraseurantaan ja uraohjaukseen. https://www.tamk.fi/-/julkaisu-nakokulmia-uraseurantaan-ja-uraohjaukseen
Kullaslahti, J., Ruhalahti, S., & Brauer, S. (2019). Professional Development of Digital Competences: Standardised Frameworks Supporting Evolving Digital Badging Practices. Journal of Siberian Federal University. Humanities & Social Sciences 2 (12), 175-186. http://elib.sfu-kras.ru/handle/2311/109543
Postareff, L., Mattsson, M., Lindblom-Ylänne, S., & Hailikari, T. (2017). The complex relationship between emotions, approaches to learning, study success and study progress during the transition to university. Higher Education, 73(3), 441-457.
Postareff, L., Mattsson, M., & Parpala, A. (2018). The effect of perceptions of the teaching-learning environment on the variation in approaches to learning–Between-student
differences and within-student variation. Learning and Individual Differences, 68, 96-107.
Ryymin, E. (ed.) (2019). Global Teachers Change Paradigms – Practical Paths to New Learning. Häme University of Applied Sciences. Hämeen kirjapaino oy: Tampere.
Ryymin, E. & D’Andrea, A. F. (2018). Pedagogical Goals and Practical Implementations within the Finnish-Brazilian Gira Mundo Finlândia Pilot Programme. HAMK Unlimited Scientific 14.12.2018.
Ryymin, E., Gautam, M., & Väisänen, T. (2019). Collaborative Robots Transforming Work and Learning. HAMK Unlimited Journal 23.9.2019.
Ryymin, E., Joyce, B., Maetoloa, K., Uusinoka, S., & Viskari, M. (2019). Searching for Global Innovations of Learning and Social Wellbeing. HAMK Unlimited Professional 12.9.2019.
Ryymin, E. & Vainio, L. (2018). Successful Collaboration between Higher Education and Working Life requires Pedagogical Competence and Communication Skills from Teachers. Yliopistopedagogiikka, 2.
Räisänen, M., Postareff, L., Mattsson, M., & Lindblom, S. (2018). Study-related exhaustion: First-year students’ use of self-regulation of learning and peer learning and perceived value of peer support. Active Learning in Higher Education.
Simola, M., Nokkala, T., & Friman, M. (2016). Higher education research in Finland – what’s going on? Tiedepolitiikka 41 (3), 6-8.
Veermans, M., Ryymin, E., Korhonen A-M., Lallimo, J., Airola, J., & Niinimäki, J. (2018). Jaetut haasteet ja ratkaisut – opettajien digipedagogisten erikoistumiskoulutusten koulutusasteet ylittävä yhteistyöpaja. Ammattikasvatuksen aikakauskirja 20(4), 51-69.
Vilppu, H., Murtonen, M., Södervik, I. & Postareff, L. (in press). The effect of short online pedagogical training on university teachers’ interpretations of teaching. Instructional Science.
Väänänen, I., & Friman, M. (2018). Julkaisutoiminnan vaikuttavuus. Ammattikasvatuksen aikakauskirja 20(3), 35-43.
Ylänne, J., Postareff, L., Parpala, A., & Virtanen. V. (2019). The interaction between university teachers’ well-being and their pedagogical competence. Proceedings of 3rd EuroSoTL Conference, June13-14, Bilbao, Basque Country; pp 561-565.
- Liisa Postareff
- Principal research scientist / Tutkimuspäällikkö
- Tel. +358505702484
- Interest: learning and teaching processes, emotions and well-being of teachers and students, engagement in continuous learning, physiological measures and methodological diversity in HE research
- Mervi Friman
- Research Manager / Tutkimuspäällikkö
- Tel. +358405858203
- Interests: higher education policy, sustainable development in higher education, ethics and higher education
- Jaana Kullaslahti
- Principal Lecturer / Tutkijayliopettaja
- Tel. +358405878201
- Interests: online teaching and learning, continuing professional growth and development, curriculum and learning design in higher education
- Kirsi Korkealehto
- Senior lecturer / Lehtori
- Tel. +358504779400
- Interests: Language learning, eLearning, academic and social engagement, social media in learning, learning design in higher education, global education
- Irma Kunnari
- Principal lecturer / Tutkijayliopettaja
- Tel. +358408307431
- Interests: Education 4.0, teacher learning and organizational learning in the change of HE, co-creation pedagogy, pedagogical wellbeing, positive psychology, teacher resilience, collective efficacy
- Siru Myllykoski-Laine
- Project researcher / Projektitutkija
- Interests: teaching in higher education, work community’s support for teaching, teachers’ well-being
- Leena Nikander
- Principal Lecturer / Yliopettaja
- Tel. +358405877028
- Interests: competence management, leadership, work relevance and learning in higher education
- Henry Paananen
- Senior Lecturer / Lehtori
- Tel. +358503207950
- Interests: Educational Technology (Learning Analytics, Mixed Reality, Artificial Intelligence)
- Päivi Pynnönen
- Senior lecturer / Lehtori
- Tel. +358408359911
- Interests: communication and interaction in teaching, individualisation in learning and teaching processes, inclusive education
- Essi Ryymin
- Principal research scientist / Tutkijayliopettaja
- Tel. +358504617557
- Interests: University-business collaboration in continuous learning, future working skills, transdisciplinary innovations, global education