Teaching Lab Studio Week

Registration for Studio Week is now over! Thank you for your interest and enthusiasm regarding the week, and welcome for all those who signed-up! See you at the first Teaching Lab Studio Week at 9am on Monday the 14th in Väre building, Otaniemi.

Teaching Lab is an incubator for better teaching and learning. It is a collaborative, challenge-based, design-centric approach to the development of teaching and learning. At Aalto University the best learning environments are built in co-learning ecosystems where the university, students, and companies work and learn together.
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Learning is a designed activity

During the Teaching Lab Studio Week teachers and developers will be provided with an environment which offers room for innovation, excitement, and hands-on development of courses/programs.

As a participant, you...

  • Learn from the best practices at Aalto University

  • Understand how to build co-learning ecosystems with stakeholders

  • Get hands-on experience and guidance on evaluating and developing new or existing teaching concepts

  • Grow internal networks and identify available supportive resources

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Continuous benefits of participation

The participants benefit of participation both during and after the Studio Week.

The benefits include...

  • Personalized coaching from experienced facilitators from different schools

  • Materials and resources available to build better co-learning environments

  • Post-workshop coaching is offered in the form of office hour sessions after the studio week

  • Aalto Teaching Lab welcomes you to a community of like-minded developers at Aalto University

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The event is targeted especially for teachers and developers, and anyone interested in the development of teaching and learning at Aalto University.

There are various ways to participate...

  • You can participate individually or as a team

  • You might be interested in developing an existing course/program or creating a new one

  • Book the whole week for Studio Week or join us only for a couple of sessions

Minimum requirement

  • Join us on Monday and Friday
  • Choose at least two sessions during the middle days Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Please note!

We offer exclusively 20 spots for A!Ole pilot project personnel. Please sign up for the video track, if you want to take this opportunity. The video track has three special slots in addition to the program that is open to all our participants. 

Preliminary Programme of Teaching Lab Studio Week

To participate the Studio Week, join us on Monday and Friday, and the minimum requirement is to choose at least two sessions during Tuesday to Thursday. Sign up for these sessions when you register for the event.

Please note that the program is subject to change. The information on this event page is always up-to-date. 

Additional to specific video track- workshops, A!Ole pilot project personnel also welcome to join on Monday and Friday during the Studio Week. 

The venue of the whole week is Väre F101.

Monday 14.1.2019

9:00-10:00 Welcome to Teaching Lab

10:00-12:15 Design Studio

12:15-13:15 Lunch provided to participants (Fazer Food & Co A Bloc)

13:15-15:00 Design Studio (continues)


Tuesday 15.1.2019

10:00-11:00 Taking advantage of Aalto partnerships as part of study projects

10:00-12:00 Video track: Master your performance, Väre, L102

11:00-12:00 Future of work

12:00-13:00 Lunch break, Väre

13:00-14:00 Contracts in study projects

14:00-15:00 Programme attractiveness and student marketing

  • Katri Ventus, Programme Attractiveness -strategic initiative

Wednesday 16.1.2019

10:00-11:00 How to incorporate sustainability as part of challenge-based learning?

10:00-11:00 Video track: Writing a script, Väre, R107

  • David Derichs

11:00-12:00 Aalto way of working and project management tools (In Finnish)

  • Pasi Mustonen, Microsoft
  • Markus Torkkeli, Teacher Services, ICT for Learning

12:00-13:00 Lunch break

13:00-14:00 Matching right people with the right projects: Forming teams with data

  • Jukka Alestalo, Information Technology Program

14:00-15:00 Integrating work-life skills into education through online learning solutions (open for all Studio Week participants, recommended for video track participants)

Thursday 17.1.2019

10:00-11:00 Co-teaching

10:00-12:00 Video track: Recording practice, Mini Studio @Makers Space, Learning Centre

  • Tomi Kauppinen, Aalto Online Learning -strategic initiative
  • Yulia Guseva, Aalto Online Learning -strategic initiative

11:00-12:00 Soft skills for work life and self management

  • Viivi Virtanen, Educational specialist, AllWell? -strategic initiative

12:00-13:00 Lunch break, Väre

13:00-14:00 Blended learning: best practices, cases, tools and methods

  • Miikka J. Lehtonen, Assistant Professor, International Design Business Management
  • Jiaying Chew, Research Assistant, International Design Business Management

14:00-15:00 Design in teaching and learning

Friday 18.1.2019

10:00-12:15 Studio Showcase

12:15-13:15 Lunch provided to participants (Fazer Food & Co A Bloc)

13:15-15:00 Studio Showcase (continues)

15:00-16:00 Cocktails and snacks


For inquiries, contact:

Heini-Maari Kemppainen

Heini-Maari Kemppainen

Department of Information and Service Economy
Program Manager
Laura Sivula

Laura Sivula

Information Technology Program (ITP)
Program Director
Niina Pitkänen

Niina Pitkänen

Department of Information and Service Economy
Coordinator, Work Life Specialist

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