Teaching Lab

Teaching Lab  — Designing future-proof education.

We provide services, workshops as well as information and inspiration for designing future-proof education. We want to help teachers and other education practitioners to develop teaching to the next level by sharing innovative methods and ideas on how to integrate partnerships to the education and how to equip students with future competences - to become Lifelong Learners, who can navigate in the ever-changing and complex work life.

Our mission is to design work-life services for Aalto teachers!

The concept has been created and tested at Aalto University as a part of the strategic initiative Learning Challenge Aalto.

Teaching Lab/ Impact & Meaning
Mentorointi on ennen kaikkea yhteistyösuhde.
Mentoring is all about collaboration / photo: Unto Rautio

Currently happening in Teaching Lab:

The new course for all Aalto students:

Strengthen your self-knowledge, collaboration skills and gain practical experience about mentoring!

The language of the course is Finnish.

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What do we do?

  • EXPERIMENTATION
    We aim to test new ideas, methods, tools, and teaching concepts in the process of designing work-life oriented education.

  • INSPIRATION
    We are gathering exciting news, resources, and other information related to developing future-proof teaching and learning.

  • COLLABORATION
    We believe that teaching can be designed into an experience which adds value to students, to the whole Aalto community, and also to the external partners.

Latest news

Aalto Thesis is a multidisciplinary program for making the master's thesis.
Cooperation, Studies, University Published:

Aalto Thesis: Boosting multidisciplinary collaboration and work-life relevance

Aalto Thesis is a newly launched model for an integrated project-based and work-life oriented master’s thesis, executed as a part of a multidisciplinary student team.
Open source tools for learning design / photo: Akseli Huhtanen
Teaching Lab

How to design courses for actual learning - stepping on the shoulders of others

There is a growing number of demands of what should be included in university education, from entrepreneurship to sustainability. But are we equipped to cope with these new demands? Where to look for practical tools to develop one’s own teaching?
DBMC2019
School of Business

Digital Business Master Class offers a unique learning experience

Digital Business Master Class (DBMC) is an immersive, intense, and interactive two-week course for international graduate students from Aalto partner universities.
Profile picture of Silva Saulio.
Teaching Lab

The challenge of knowing what you can: 7 tips for improving students' self-knowledge

When applying for a job, being able to describe your knowledge and skills is crucially important. Read further for 7 useful tips for improving students’ self-awareness on each course!
Tua Björklund's keynote speech
Teaching Lab

Co-creating new skills on three levels

The students we are teaching today will still be working in 2060, and even current middle-aged workers still have a good few decades to go before retirement. As the world is changing exponentially, we know very little of the knowledge and skills that will be useful for the organizations, technologies, and societies that will exist by that time. However, the future is not something blindly imposed on us. Rather, we all play a part in co-creating it.
Hertta Vuorenmaa & Eero Vaara
Teaching Lab

Something new and something old: Critical thinking, empathy and communication skills

We know that the growing use of new technologies changes the structures and practices of work around us. There are changes in the way people work as well as in the types of pressures they are facing. Thus, there is an urgent need for the universities to ask themselves, what kinds of future managers/employees are we educating?

We are here to help.

Laura Sivula

Laura Sivula

Information Technology Program (ITP)
Program Director
Niina Pitkänen

Niina Pitkänen

Department of Information and Service Economy
Aalto Thesis Programme Manager

Silva Saulio

Department of Computer Science
Project Employee
Bubbling Teaching Lab Team
Bubbling Teaching Lab Team: Laura, Niina & Silva / Photo: Jere Savolainen

Latest news

Fresh ideas-drupal
Press releases, Studies Published:

Apply to Aalto Thesis project: Population Register Centre – Design System in Digital Public Sector

Aalto Thesis programme’s application period for master’s students is open. Read more about the Population Register Centre’s project and apply now!
Aalto Thesis is a multidisciplinary program for making the master's thesis.
Cooperation, Studies, University Published:

Aalto Thesis: Boosting multidisciplinary collaboration and work-life relevance

Aalto Thesis is a newly launched model for an integrated project-based and work-life oriented master’s thesis, executed as a part of a multidisciplinary student team.
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