WP 1


HELLA – Higher Education Learning Lab – is a 60 ECTS study module in higher education pedagogy that gives you teacher qualifications.

The first work package (WP1) is based on the already existing courses in university pedagogy and educational digitalization, which are planned for the staff in higher education institutions in Vaasa. These courses will be opened for all higher education institutions involved in the project and an operating model will be made for the joint use of the courses.

This section will be carried out mainly by developing a new study module in higher education pedagogy (60 ECTS) based on already existing study modules. The section will be based on the Learning in Networks (LIN) study module that is organized by Tritonia’s EduLab and the study module Universitetspedagogik (25 ECTS) that is organized by Åbo Akademi.

The goal of the development work in spring 2017 was to plan the new module to meet the requirements of universities and universities of applied sciences. The study module will be carried out in three languages according to already existing principles for the Tritonia Academic Library. Åbo Akademi University will grant the degree of 60 ECTS in university pedagogy. The higher education institutions that are involved in the project can, however, answer for the planning and execution of various courses.

As a result of the development work in Work Package 1, a new 60 ECTS curriculum structure was drafted. Åbo Akademi University approved it as a new study module. This structure forms the basis for the HELLA project and for developing the pedagogy in higher education. The final structure will be introduced on August 1, 2019.

Basic Studies, 25 ECTS
Introduction to teaching and learning in higher education institutions, 5 ECTS
Didactic design – teaching planning, practices and evaluation, 5 ECTS
The digital dimensions of pedagogy I, 5 ECTS
The digital dimensions of pedagogy II, 5 ECTS
Developing teaching practices 1, 5 ECTS

Subject Studies, 35 ECTS
Study guidance and learning in varying study environments, 5 ECTS
Subject didactics, 5 ECTS
Pedagogical development of curricula and degree programmes, 5 ECTS
Developing teaching practices 2, 5 ECTS
Digital information resources and effective information retrieval in teachers’ work, 5 ECTS
Pedagogical design studies and developing work studies, 5 ECTS
Research and development work, 5 ECTS