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Future-led Learning podcast

Future-led Learning podcast strives to develop the learning culture at Aalto University and offers a platform to university educators to reflect their ideas about teaching and learning.
The Future-led Learning Podcast is hosted by Riikka Evans. Photograph: Janne Illman.
The Future-led Learning podcast is hosted by Riikka Evans. Photograph: Janne Illman.

The Aalto University’s goal in teaching is to respond to future challenges by sparking the game changers of tomorrow. Increasing complexity and uncertain futures pose challenges for all education. Graduates of Aalto University need to be capable of grasping and tackling wicked problems related to e.g. sustainability both in their field as well as in multidisciplinary settings. This requires the ability to approach the challenges from multiple perspectives and to identify opportunities for solutions. In this podcast we take a look behind the scenes and discuss these themes with our teachers. The aim of this podcast is to support the well-being of the Aalto community and how we best do so by developing our approaches to teaching. 

The podcast is hosted by pedagogical specialist Riikka Evans.
Welcome aboard Future-led Learning!

Episodes

The Future-led Learning Podcast is hosted by Riikka Evans. Photograph: Janne Illman.

Future-led Learning Podcast Begins, eps 0 (external link)

This is the episode 0 of the Future-led Learning podcast series from Aalto University. Hosts Riikka Evans and Sara Rönkkönen and producer Sakari Heiskanen discuss the goals of the series.

The Future-led Learning Podcast is hosted by Riikka Evans. Photograph: Janne Illman.

Future-led Learning 1: Niina Nurmi (external link)

In this episode, Riikka Evans meets professor of practice Niina Nurmi, the director of International Design Business Management (IDBM) program at the department of management studies in Aalto University.

The Future-led Learning Podcast is hosted by Riikka Evans. Photograph: Janne Illman.

Future-led Learning 2: Pekka Mattila (external link)

Life-wide learning and constant development of one's skills are central to working life (in 2020's). Any university degree is not enough, we have to keep on learning all through our careers, and indeed, throughout our whole life.

The Future-led Learning Podcast is hosted by Riikka Evans. Photograph: Janne Illman.

Futuer-led Learning 3: Marko Keskinen (external link)

One of the programmes that has achieved very well in AllWell is run by Marko Keskinen, Associate Professor at the Department of Built Environment in the School of Engineering.

Future-led Learning 3: Marko Keskinen 

The AllWell questionnaire studies the wellbeing of our students on a yearly basis. The results of the questionnaire help us to identify many things, among them good practices in teaching. One of the programmes that has achieved very well is run by Marko Keskinen, Associate Professor at the Department of Built Environment in the School of Engineering.

Marko is also the Director of the Master's Programme in Water and Environmental Engineering and a successful and very well-liked teacher.

This episode was actually recorded as the pilot for this series. The interview was done by our producer Sakari Heiskanen, and as it is very interesting we decided to publish it.

Future-led Learning 2: Pekka Mattila

Life-wide learning and constant development of one's skills are central to working life (in 2020's). Any university degree is not enough, we have to keep on learning all through our careers, and indeed, through our whole life.

Riikka Evans discusses these themes with Dr. Pekka Mattila, the Group Managing Director and Associate Dean of Aalto University Executive Education and professor of Practice at the Aalto University School of Business. Pekka has an extensive career in coaching and consulting, and hence a unique opportunity to get an overview on the ways degree students and people working in active management roles learn.

Future-led Learning 1: Niina Nurmi

In this episode, Riikka Evans meets professor of practice Niina Nurmi, the director of International Design Business Management (IDBM) program at the department of management studies in Aalto University.

Niina Nurmi has had a long and successful career both in academia and business. She has Ph.D. in work and organizational psychology and, besides working in academia, she has also worked as a human resource manager in the Finnish digital health company CRF Health.

Nurmi's teaching topics include work and organizational design, teamwork, leadership, employee well-being and creative performance, and virtual work.

The focus in this episode is how we to best support the community to make most out of the virtual learning experience when navigating through Teams and Zoom meetings and collaborating online.

Future-led Learning Begins, episode 0

This is the episode 0 of the Future-led Learning podcast series from Aalto University. Hosts Riikka Evans and Sara Rönkkönen and producer Sakari Heiskanen discuss the goals of the series.

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Education: Future-led learning

We take greater societal responsibility in degree education and continuous learning with elevated student experience.

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