Good Practices for work-life relevant teaching

Teaching Lab collects and presents Good Practices for future-proof and work-life relevant education! We want to encourage and inspire education practitioners in integrating work-life connections and competences into teaching. On this constantly evolving site you will find tools, methods, resources, and examples of courses that enhance work-life relevance in teaching.
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Teaching Lab Design Kit method cards / photo: Jamini Kavoori

What are Good Practices?

Teaching Lab's idea of a Good Practice is a scalable and transferable resource, tool, method, or course example which promotes students' work-life connections and competences.

This page is divided into two sections:

  • BUILD.
    Practical tools, methods, and resources.
  • INSPIRE.
    Examples of other work-life relevant courses, programs, and platforms from Aalto.

 

Would you like to share your Good Practice with Aalto community? Contact us or give your valuable input here!

Build.

Below, we have three practical categories: tools, methods, and resources. Each category contains linked material for education practitioners to be used in designing work-life relevant teaching!

Inspire.

Here, we lift brilliant courses, programs, and platforms from Aalto as examples that integrate work-life competences and connections to teaching. Is there something essential missing? Give us a hint!

Teaching Lab also funds pilot courses for work-life relevant education, here you can find more info about Next Practice pilot funding!

Personal Impact

Personal Impact

Personal Impact brings to light already existing courses in Aalto University on values and meaningfulness, self-leadership, societal impact, human potential and well-being.

Study at Aalto
Opiskelijoita työskentelemässä Design Factorylla

Aalto University Design Factory

Design Factory serves all Aalto University schools by providing an experimental co-creation platform for interdisciplinary learning

Services
Aalto Global Impact

Aalto Global Impact

We promote and facilitate Aalto University’s research and education for global sustainable development.

Sustainability
Information Technology Program (ITP)

Information Technology Program (ITP)

Aalto University Information Technology Program (ITP) brings students together from diverse backgrounds and all around the world to solve digital business problems. ITP enables students to combine business, design and technological perspectives, making it an ever-changing and valuable education module. ITP prepares students for a future of data-driven and evidence-based decision making in the digital economy.

School of Business
Student Business Project 2

Study Projects

In study projects, students work on real-life cases in collaboration with companies and other organisations. For companies, the projects offer a way to connect with the experts of the future and get fresh ideas and new insights.

Corporate collaboration
School of Business International Design Business Management

IDBM Industry Project - International Design Business Management Programme

The International Design Business Management (IDBM) programme is a joint teaching and research platform of all schools of Aalto University.

Corporate collaboration
aalto ventures program logo

Aalto Ventures Program

The program prepares students for high-growth entrepreneurship through top-level education and curricular activities.

A street scene on Aleksanterinkatu in Helsinki

Master's Programme in Urban Studies and Planning in Real Estate Economics

Urbanization is a global phenomenon that determines the future of our societies. Most of the key challenges of contemporary societies are encountered and addressed in cities. Cities provide enormous economic, technical and cultural opportunities, but they are also places of social conflicts and segregation as well as environmental and health problems. The magnitude of such challenges implies that no single field of research or profession can tackle them alone. Urban development requires an integrated approach.

Study options
Digital Business Master Class (DBMC)

Digital Business Master Class

Discover the advantages of digital trends, emerging technologies, business design thinking and data-driven business, while enjoying the nightless summer nights, sauna with locals, beautiful beaches, buzzing start-up scene and Nordic superfoods in Finland's innovation capital Espoo.​

Study at Aalto
Aalto Thesis is a multidisciplinary program for making the master's thesis.

Aalto Thesis Program

Aalto Thesis is a project-based and multidisciplinary program for making the master’s thesis in a team and with work-life collaboration.

Teaching Lab
 School of Chemical Engineering / Chemarts

CHEMARTS – New dimensions for the forest

Would you be interested of, for example, gloves that can produce clean drinking water?

School of Chemical Engineering
PdP_functional prototype of a 3D body scanner

PDP - Product Development Project

In PDP, a multidisciplinary group of Master’s students mainly from fields of engineering, industrial design and business tackle challenges aiming to a functioning prototype.

Corporate collaboration
Student Business projects, photo by Mark Rujumba

SGT - Sustainable Global Technologies Studio Course

SGT – Sustainable Global Technologies Studio is a project-based course for Master’s and Doctoral students at Aalto University.

Corporate collaboration
APV Summer School 2018

Aalto Ventures Program Summer Course - Creating Multidimensional Experiences

A unique summer course organized by AVP and Flow Festival!

Events
Aalto-yliopisto, Otaniemi stories: Elina Kähkönen, vastaava opettaja, Aaltonautti / Kuvaaja: Sinikoski

Aaltonaut Minor Programme

Aaltonaut Minor Programme is a bachelor’s minor programme focused on interdisciplinary product development and the entrepreneurial mindset, and most importantly on contributing to the students’ learning.

Corporate collaboration
Aalto University / Energy Garage

Energy Garage

The Garage is a place where you can discuss, educate, build, test, interact, and have fun in energy subjects. Energy industries and companies have shown positive interest in this and collaborative arrangements are likely to emerge.

Aalto University Energy Science Initiative
Detail from Mechatronics Circus

Protocamp

Protocamp is a summer course of the School of Electrical Engineering where students of Technology and Arts build prototypes in teams.

Corporate collaboration
Student Business projects

ME310 Aalto – Global Innovation Program

Master’s students from fields of design, engineering & business form interdisciplinary teams to work on real-life product and service innovation challenges proposed by partner companies.

Corporate collaboration

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Niina Pitkänen

Niina Pitkänen

Department of Information and Service Economy
Coordinator, Work Life Specialist
Silva Saulio

Silva Saulio

Dean's Unit of the School of Business
Intern

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