Aalto Co-Educator for Teachers
In practice, our first goal is to collaborate with the course teaching team to identify meaningful connections between the course and the cross-cutting themes. The course serves as the foundational element for integrating the themes, and the learning goals must align with the context.
We develop a framework for the learning goals related to the cross-cutting themes, drawing from sustainability pedagogy, entrepreneurship, and creativity education.
Once suitable learning goals are defined, our team is available to co-develop and experiment with course interventions, including methods, sessions, and exercises.
Some examples of our previous and ongoing collaborations:
|Course||School||How the Aalto Co-Educator Team Helped|
|Tuotantoalous 1||SCI||Knowledge on sustainability|
|Biologisten ilmiöiden mittaaminen||ELEC||Self-awareness and knowledge on sustainability in ethics panel|
|Sähköpaja||ELEC||Experimentation, user-centred planning, and knowledge on sustainability|
|Circular Economy Design Forum||CHEM||Interpersonal competency, user-centred planning, and knowledge on sustainability|
|Life Science Technologies project||SCI, ELEC, CHEM||Facilitation of course development for teaching team|
|Teollisuuden toimintaympäristöt ja prosessit||CHEM||Systems thinking, sustainability theme development, facilitation for teaching team|
Competency Development for Teachers
In collaboration with Aalto University Teaching Services team, we offer Sustainability in Teaching, a 3-credit pedagogical course. Contact: Paula Schönach ([email protected])
We provide teachers with focussed support and practical coaching on facilitating student-teams and teacher-teams in courses, based on research at Aalto University. Contact: Tuomo Eloranta ([email protected]).
Teaching Toolkits Developed at Aalto University
Our goal is to share the best ideas and proven practices of Aalto teachers to the entire teaching community at Aalto University. Find links to such sources of ideas and toolkits developed by different actors at Aalto below.
On this page you can find tips, tools and good practices for integrating sustainability into your teaching.
Teamwork First-Aid Kit gathers tools that have proved to be useful in supporting diverse teams tackling ill-defined problems and building foundational elements for the successful teamwork. It is a small step toward educating game-changers who can make a team more than a sum of its parts. Undeniably, teamwork skills are among the most pivotal work-life skills that younger generation entering the workforce are expected to master.
Free-to-use tools and methods for introducing students to an entrepreneurial way of thinking and doing.