UTUPEDA

UTUPEDA – Centre for University Pedagogy and Research

UTUPEDA Centre for University Pedagogy and Research operates in the University of Turku. The Centre conducts multidisciplinary research and develops and offers university pedagogical education based on scientific research.

The Centre offers university pedagogical education in Finnish and English as well as expert services for the research, development, and quality control of teaching and learning in the whole University.

The Head of the Centre, Professor of Higher Education Pedagogy, is responsible for leading and developing multidisciplinary university pedagogical research as well as expert services offered based on the research.

UTUPEDA steering group

Piia Björn (Vice Rector), chair
Mari Murtonen (Professor), draftsman
Hanna Nori (University Researcher), secretary
Anni Paalumäki (University Lecturer, TSE)
Taina Syrjämaa (Vice Dean, UTUGS, Faculty of Humanities)
Janne Salminen (Vice Dean, Faculty of Law)
Petriina Paturi (Vice Dean, Faculty of Science)
Sanna Salanterä (Vice Dean, Faculty of Medicine)
Kati Renvall (University Lecturer, Faculty of Social Sciences)
Sari Stenvall-Virtanen (Education Manager, Faculty of Technology)
Jukka Husu (Dean, Faculty of Education)
Sofia Saarinen (Student Union of the University of Turku)
Minna Vuorio-Lehti (Head of Educational Development, Educational Support Services)

Publications

2022

Building a framework of a supportive pedagogical culture for teaching and pedagogical development in higher education.
Myllykoski-Laine, S., Postareff, L., Murtonen, M., & Vilppu, H. (2022). Building a framework of a supportive pedagogical culture for teaching and pedagogical development in higher education. Higher Education (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10734-022-00873-1  

Conditions for a meaningful writing retreat: Time, space, community and transition
Filippou, K., & Plamper, R. (2022). Conditions for a meaningful writing retreat: Time, space, community and transition. Journal of Praxis in Higher Education, 4(1), 56–78. https://doi.org/10.47989/kpdc125

Debunking the myth of high achievers in Finnish primary teacher education: first-year preservice teachers' learning strategies and study success
Vilppu, H., Mankki, V., Lähteenmäki, M., Mikkilä-Erdmann, M., & Warinowski, A.(2022) Debunking the myth of high achievers in Finnish primary teacher education: first-year preservice teachers’ learning strategies and study success, European Journal of Teacher Education, https://doi.org/10.1080/02619768.2022.2047175

Development of university teachers’ professional vision of students’ prior knowledge during a short pedagogical training.
Södervik, I., Vilppu, H., Boshuizen, H., & Murtonen, M. (2022). Development of university teachers’ professional vision of students’ prior knowledge during a short pedagogical training. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 34(1). https://www.isetl.org/ijtlhe/ijtlhe-article-view.php?mid=4229  

Higher Education during Lockdown: Literature Review and Implications on Technology Design
Laato, S., Farooq, A., Vilppu, H., Airola, A., & Murtonen, M. (2022). Higher Education during Lockdown: Literature Review and Implications on Technology Design. Education Research International, vol. 2022, Article ID 7201043, 13 pages. https://doi.org/10.1155/2022/7201043 

Too stupid for PhD? Doctoral impostor syndrome among Finnish PhD students
Nori, H., & Vanttaja, M. (2022). Too stupid for PhD? Doctoral impostor syndrome among Finnish PhD students, Higher Education, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10734-022-00921-w 

University teachers’ digital stories of sustainable development: A method for learning to teach
Hakanurmi, S., Murtonen, M., & Palonen, T. (2022). University teachers’ digital stories of sustainable development: A method for learning to teach. Ammattikasvatuksen Aikakauskirja, 23(4), 48–60. https://doi.org/10.54329/akakk.113321 

2021

Case Processing in the Development of Expertise in Life Sciences-What Can Eye Movements Reveal? 
Södervik, I., & Vilppu, H. (2021). Case processing in the development of expertise in life sciences-what can eye movements reveal?. In Devetak, I., Glažar, S.A. (Eds.), Applying Bio-Measurements Methodologies in Science Education Research (pp. 169–183). Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-71535-9_9

Digital Stories Representing Agency Enhancement at Work 
Hakanurmi, S., Palonen, T., & Murtonen, M. (2021). Digital Stories Representing Agency Enhancement at Work. Adult Education Quarterly, 71(3), 251–271. https://doi.org/10.1177/0741713621989990 

Heuristics hindering the development of understanding of molecular structures in university level chemistry education: The lewis structure as an example 
Karonen, M., Murtonen, M., Södervik, I., Manninen, M., & Salomäki, M. (2021). Heuristics Hindering the Development of Understanding of Molecular Structures in University Level Chemistry Education: The Lewis Structure as an Example. Education Sciences, 11(6), 258. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci11060258

”Huijarit” tohtorikoulutuksessa.
Vanttaja, M., & Nori, H. (2021). ”Huijarit” tohtorikoulutuksessa. Psykologia, 56(5), 492–506.  

Kansainvälisten opiskelijoiden kokema tuen tarve pandemian aikana 
Jokila, S., & Filippou, K. (2021). The need for support experienced by international students during a pandemic. Science Policy, 46(4), 21–26. 

On a Level Playing Field? The Effect of Parents’ Education on Master’s Degree Graduates’ Labour Market Success in Finland 
Isopahkala-Bouret, U., & Nori, H. (2021). On a Level Playing Field? The Effect of Parents’ Education on Master’s Degree Graduates’ Labour Market Success in Finland. Advances in Applied Sociology, 11(12), 626–643. https://doi.org/10.4236/aasoci.2021.1112053

Understanding Teacher Education Students’ Research Competence Through Their Conceptions of Theory 
Salmento, H., Murtonen, M., & Kiley, M. (2021). Understanding Teacher Education Students’ Research Competence Through Their Conceptions of Theory. Frontiers in Education, 6, 763803. https://doi.org/10.3389/feduc.2021.763803

University teachers’ digital stories of sustainable development: A method of learning to teach.
Hakanurmi, S., Murtonen, M., & Palonen, T. (2021). University teachers’ digital stories of sustainable development: A method of learning to teach. Ammattikasvatuksen aikakauskirja 4/2021, 48-60. https://doi.org/10.54329/akakk.113321 

2020

Change in University Pedagogical Culture – The Impact of Increased Pedagogical Training on First Teaching Experiences 
Murtonen, M., & Vilppu, H. (2020). Change in University Pedagogical Culture–The Impact of Increased Pedagogical Training on First Teaching Experiences. International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research, 19(3), 367–383. https://doi.org/10.26803/ijlter.19.3.20 

Digital Technologies and Online Learning in Higher Education (Finland)
Murtonen, M. , Laato, S. , Hakanurmi, S. , Salmento, H. , & Lehtinen, E., (2020). Digital Technologies and Online Learning in Higher Education (Finland). Bloomsbury Education and Childhood Studies. http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781350996502.0019 

UTUPEDA personnel