Research, experimentation and development activities
Research, experimentation and development constitute an important part of teacher training school operations. A working group coordinating research, experimentation and development activities operates in both teacher training schools. Teachers of the teacher training schools are encouraged to conduct research as well as carry out various development and experimentation projects.

Research, experimentation and development activities are an important strategic focus area for the teacher training schools, whose profile will be raised further in the teacher training schools of the University of Helsinki.

Novissima, an online publication focused on the topic published by the University of Helsinki’s Helsinki Normal Lyceum and the Viikki Teacher Training School also relates to this goal. The publication’s content is composed of both material based on actual academic research and the presentation of practical teaching experiments. The publication offers teachers the opportunity to introduce their pedagogical development efforts, including various teaching experiments, independently produced teaching materials or other research projects. The publication is a practical forum for sharing your expertise with other teachers as well as inspiring others to conduct research, experimentation and development activities. With its content open to all, the publication also serves as a window to the academic teacher training schools of the University of Helsinki. Hopefully, it will contribute to making research, experimentation and development an increasingly integral part of everyday life in the schools.

Anni Loukomies and Marko van den Berg serve as research, experimentation and development coordinators for the Viikki Teacher Training School and the Helsinki Normal Lyceum.

The eNorssi portal is being developed particularly as a base for supervised teaching practice included in teacher training. Contributing to its development are the teacher training schools and departments of teacher education of Finnish universities, the Teacher Student Union of Finland SOOL and the Ministry of Education and Culture.

The Research Portal of the University of Helsinki provides information on projects carried out in the teacher training schools as well as publications by staff and their other research activities.

Research, experimentation and development activities in training schools

Research, experimentation and development activities in the Helsinki Normal Lyceum.

Research, experimentation and development activities in the Viikki Teacher Training School.