Aalto Co-Educator Team (ACE)
In the face of an increasing need to address complex and global challenges, universities and teachers need to facilitate students' learning of competencies for working with complexity and creating holistic and systemic solutions.
The Aalto Co-Educator (ACE) team supports such teaching development by integrating meaningful learning goals from sustainability, entrepreneurship and creativity into courses and programmes. We provide hands-on support for curriculum development to programme directors and for course development and pedagogical training to teachers.
The common goal of Aalto's teaching faculty is to enable the building of competencies for our students. In collaboration with our teacher community, the ACE team aims to provide students with tools for shaping a sustainable future. Our aim is that every Aalto graduate can contribute to sustainability solutions through a lens of radical creativity and an entrepreneurial mindset.
The project started in the autumn of 2021 with pilots on course and programme development. In 2022, we expanded our activities across all the schools. Throughout 2023, we've had curriculum development workshops with the School of Science, School of Arts, and defined programmes in the School of Electrical Engineering and the School of Engineering. Our project will continue until 2024.
Solutions for Sustainability, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Radical Creativity: How do the cross-cutting themes affect your teaching at Aalto University?
The Aalto Co-Educator (ACE) team happily collaborates with teachers and programme directors to integrate the cross-cutting themes into courses and curricula.
The Aalto Co-Educator team supports teachers to integrate solutions for sustainability into programmes and courses via a lens of radical creativity and entrepreneurial mindset.