Developmental Expertise in Pedagogy
Our task is to develop and research vocational upper secondary and higher education, vocational and higher education pedagogy, working life based learning environments, and teachers' competence nationally and internationally.
Our mission is to support vocational education teachers, teams, management and networks to work innovatively, effectively and in a working life oriented manner. To achieve the objective we participate in projects, do applied research, develop our operations, and work actively in national and international networks.
We offer multidisciplinary expertise and RDI cooperation in the following focus areas:
We study vocational teacherhood and related changes both as an individual and communal process. We also examine teacherhood as a social catalyst. Education undergoes large changes and teachers' pedagogical competence plays a key role in implementing changes in the vocational upper secondary education and higher education.
Student experience research is a new way of helping educational institutions to comprehensively develop their processes and services. The student experience covers all higher education operations. It is possible to support development of the higher education community by researching the student experience. TAMK has studied new students' student experience as well as teachers' and other staff's conception of the student experience.
Learning analytics is our new development field. We familiarise in its possibilities from the viewpoints of supervising and supporting learning. Digital learning environments produce a lot of information which can be used in pedagogical development. Learning analytics enables analysis of students' digital footprint and offers new tools for pedagogical development.
Director, Professional teacher education
tel. +358 (0)40 026 3675
hanna.ilola [at] tamk.fi