Ten new fellows have been selected to the Teachers’ Academy. They all give the impression of being dedicated to their profession and to the systematic development of teaching. Their activities reflect vision, creativity, thorough pedagogical competence and insight, and the willingness to focus on the student. The selected fellows have shared their expertise widely within the university as well as in national and international forums.
The new fellows of the Teachers’ Academy genuinely involve their students in the construction of teaching, learning and assessment situations and in the development of teaching. Their teaching and supervision practices are innovative and pedagogically justified, and they convey an understanding of the constructive alignment of teaching. They all have solid evidence of producing innovative learning materials and of making use of the new digital learning environments.
All the selected fellows have embraced collegiality in diverse ways and are known as key developers of teaching in their own fields. They are active players on the degree programme and faculty levels and almost without exception on the university level as well, not to mention in international forums. Their activities have had an undeniable effect on the collaborative development of teaching.
The new fellows of the Teachers’ Academy are:
Senior university lecturer Maria Ahlholm, Faculty of Educational Sciences
University lecturer Sebastian Godenhjelm, Svenska social- och kommunalhögskolan
University lecturer Iryna Herzon, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry
Senior university lecturer Seija Kairavuori, Faculty of Educational Sciences
Senior university lecturer Johanna Komppa, Faculty of Arts
University lecturer Antti Laaksonen, Faculty of Science
Associate Professor Anu Lahtinen, Faculty of Arts
University lecturer Olli-Pekka Lappalainen, Faculty of Medicine
Clinical Instructor Alexander Salava, Faculty of Medicine
Senior university lecturer Arho Toikka, Faculty of Social Sciences
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