Becoming a teacher

Mari Murtonen
University Researcher

Adjunct Professor in University pedagogy
University of Turku

LEARNING OUTCOMES: Taking this module gives you competencies to

- Reflect your teaching conceptions
- Understand basic learning processes with the aid of pedagogical concepts, such as motivation, metacognition and regulation
- Start planning your teaching to support your students’ learning

Watch the welcoming videos by Murtonen, Pyykkö & Tuominen.

Listen to the videos by university staff who have participated on the pedagogical courses.

Explore all the concepts in the Teachers´ Glossary by watching the short videos and read the articles 1-3.


Additional materials

ARTICLE 1: Eekelen, I., Boshuizen, P. & Vermunt J. 2005. Self-regulation in Higher Education Teacher Learning. Higher Education. 50 (3), 447—471.
ARTICLE 2: Parpala, A., Lindblom-Ylänne, S., Komulainen, E., Litmanen, T. & Hirsto, L. (2010). Students’ approaches to learning and their experiences of the teaching-learning environment in different disciplines. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 80, 269–282.
ARTICLE 3: Postareff, L. & Lindblom-Ylänne, S. 2011. Emotions and confidence within teaching in higher education. Studies in Higher Education. 36 (7), 799–813.

Read more:

ARTICLE 4: Vermunt, J. & Endedijk, M. 2011. Patterns in teacher learning in different phases of the professional career. Learning and Individual Differences 21 (3), 294—302.
ARTICLE 5: Murtonen, M., Olkinuora, E., Tynjälä, P. & Lehtinen, E. 2008. “Do I need research skills in working life?”: University students’ motivation and difficulties in quantitative methods courses. Higher Education. 56 (5), 599—612.


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