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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 podcast series is a part of the Oasis of Radical Wellbeing at Aalto University.
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.

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 Future-led Learning podcast is part of Aalto University's Oasis of Radical Wellbeing strategic initiative and hosted by pedagogical specialist Riikka Evans. 

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Episodes

Provost Kristiina Mäkelä. Photo: Jaakko Kahilaniemi

Future-led Learning podcast, part 9: Kristiina Mäkelä, provost (external link)

Riikka Evans takes a closer look at Aalto University’s teaching competence assessment process and other teaching related matters with provost Kristiina Mäkelä.

Vararehtori Petri Suomala.

Future-led Learning podcast, EPS 8: Petri Suomala on the art of listening (external link)

Vice president Petri Suomala of Aalto University speaks about equity, diversity and inclusion and the art of listening with Riikka Evans

Future-led Learning, Oasis of Radical Wellbeing at Aalto

Future-led Learning 6: Esa Saarinen, part 1 (external link)

Last summer, philosopher and professor Esa Saarinen retired from Aalto University.

Future-led Learning, Oasis of Radical Wellbeing at Aalto

Future-led Learning 7: Esa Saarinen, part 2 (external link)

Last summer, philosopher and professor Esa Saarinen retired from Aalto University. Pt 2/2.

Future-led Learning, Oasis of Radical Wellbeing at Aalto

Future-led Learning, part 5: Kiia Beilinson (external link)

What does inclusion in higher education teaching mean in practice?

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

Future-led Learning 4: Maija Taka (external link)

What is the role of supervision and support in doctoral studies and doctoral students’ learning and wellbeing?

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.

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.

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 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.

Future-led Learning 9: Kristiina Mäkelä, provost at Aalto University

Aalto University’s career systems are based on the principle of commitment from university and individual to academic careers. The tenure and lecturers' track systems are comparable to the standards of other world-class universities, with clearly defined expectations, incentives, and assistance in personal development. In this episode we take a closer look at Aalto University’s teaching competence assessment process and other teaching related matters with our provost Kristiina Mäkelä.

Future-led Learning 8: Petri Suomala and the art of listening

Oasis of Radical Wellbeing, an incubator gathering knowhow about wellbeing from around and outside our community, and spreading and curating information about holistic wellbeing as an essential part of the Aalto everyday life. Contemplative practices and a dialogue about wellbeing are needed both on a personal level as well as a part of our systemic thinking

Future-led Learning 7: Esa Saarinen, part 2

This is the second of two episodes featuring professor emeritus and senior advisor at Aalto University, Esa Saarinen.

Future-led Learning 6: Esa Saarinen, part 1

Last summer, philosopher and professor Esa Saarinen retired from Aalto University, after lecturing at Aalto for 19 years. He has been a very popular teacher, and he leaves an impressive legacy. What is his teaching philosophy? Riikka Evans met with the professor, emeritus, at the Aalto University School of Business. This is the first of two episodes with Esa Saarinen. This episode of Future-led Learning marks the beginning of the Oasis of Radical Wellbeing project At Aalto University. Please see more at radicalwellbeing.aalto.fi.

Future-led Learning 5: Kiia Beilinson

One of the concrete actions in Aalto University’s current strategy is focusing on holistic wellbeing. One point of this is understanding diversity and inclusion as essential parts of the wellbeing of our community. What does inclusion in higher education teaching mean in practice? Aalto pedagogical specialist Sara Rönkkönen interviewed freelancer Kiia Beilinson, who teaches at Aalto University School of arts, design and architecture and has extensive experience with this topic from in and outside of academia. 

Future-led Learning 4: Maija Taka

What is the role of supervision and support in doctoral studies and doctoral students’ learning and wellbeing?  Sara Rönkkönen, the pedagogical specialist at Aalto University School of Engineering discusses these teams with Maija Taka. Maija is a postdoc researcher and project manager in the Water and Development Research Group (WDRG) at Aalto School of Engineering. Maija is also innovating new culture for doctoral students' instruction. 

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.

Our strategy

Students studying together in a group

Education: Future-led learning

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

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