Goal and Operational Concept
HELLA – Higher Education Learning Lab is a research based and research supported development project on higher education pedagogy that is developing and piloting a new multilingual 60 ECTS study module in higher education for the needs of the universities and the universities of applied sciences. The aim is also to develop operating models for internal use in the institutions of higher education as well as models for cooperation between the institutions. These models will enhance coordination of education and research in higher education pedagogy and pedagogical forms of activity in administration. The HELLA project is one of the key projects of the Ministry of Education and Culture. Enhancing pedagogical and digital teaching and supervising skills in higher education (in Finnish)
Forms of Activity
The HELLA project is based on three main sections (Work Packages 1-3). In each section, there are experts from several higher education institutions that take part in the development of the project. The primary target group for the higher education pedagogy are teachers in the higher education institutions and, through the development projects, also students. The pedagogical development of higher education institutions is also to a great extent part of the leadership in higher education institutions. As part of the project, new forms of cooperation in higher education pedagogy will be developed. These will come into use from the beginning of 2020 since the HELLA project ends in 2019.