ABOUT THE PROJECT: UNIPS (University pedagogical support) -project is funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture (Opetus - ja kulttuuriminsteriö) and it´s one of the three divisions in the larger thematic project "Enhancing pedagogical and digital teaching and supervision skills in higher education" in Finland. The project is coordinated by University of Turku and the leader of the project is Adjunct Professor Mari Murtonen.
THE GOAL is to develop a common learning platform for University Pedagogical studies for partner Universities (University of Turku, University of Jyväskylä, Tampere University of technology, Lappeenranta University of technology, University of Eastern Finland, University of Oulu, Aalto University and Hanken School of Economics) in Finland. The idea is based on a University of Turku pedagogical online learning project UTUPS (www.utupedasupport.utu.fi password: UTUPS) which was created in 2015-2017 with Turku University strategy funding.
PEDAGOGICAL GOALS: Easy to use, easy to access, relevant and interesting content, creation of cooperative knowledge, development of teachers self-reflection and expert knowledge and modelling pedagogical ideas
2017: Planning and development of the modules & planning and starting research
2018: Piloting of the modules, providing modules for larger student groups, mid-term review and collecting data for research
2019: Consolidation of functions, development of new modules and assessment of UNIPS-project