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Pedagogy and Co-creation

The Pedagogy and Co-creation research theme focuses on development of the content of higher education, matching of education to the needs of the workplace and pedagogic development of education

Laurea’s pedagogic and co-creation projects particularly focus on the challenges related to the development of higher education.

The Pedagogy research theme has three specified spearheads:

  • Development of the content of higher education (education materials and products)
  • Matching of education to the needs of the workplace (workplace skills and employment of graduates)
  • Pedagogic development of education (online pedagogic solutions and development of learning environments)

Education is going through a worldwide change. The idea of learning in a classroom has evolved into an idea of multiform learning. Furthermore, the idea of a learning environment at school has expanded to cover, in addition to physical space, learning ideas, learning instruments and learning methods. Various spaces and places in society surrounding the traditional classroom can similarly be considered as learning environments. In addition to the changes related to the idea of learning environments, the education sector’s perception of learning is undergoing a transformation.

Changed needs are reflected in education as new requirements for competence. Changes in the nature of work, mainly because of the demographic, technological and globalisation-related development, have contributed to the need to re-evaluate the competences required at work. We aim to respond to the changing needs of the workplace by carrying out workplace-driven projects in accordance with our pedagogic Learning by Developing (LbD) model.

Pedagogically oriented national and international education development projects are funded by various external sources. These projects are funded mainly by the Ministry of Education and Culture and the ESF. All the Erasmus programmes constitute the absolutely most popular funding instrument for education development projects. 

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RDI-Projects in Pedagogy


Laurea University of Applied Sciences is running many research projects in Pedagogy.

Read more about our projects