The basics of innovation pedagogy and the ways of applying the approach to a cross cutting reform of an educational institution have been compiled into a handbook.
Two innovation pedagogy experts, Principal Lecturer Taru Konst and Executive Lecturer Liisa Kairisto-Mertanen from Turku University of Applied Sciences, have compiled the basics of innovation pedagogy and the reasons why the new approach is needed so badly into a handbook called Innovation Pedagogy – Preparing Higher Education Institutions for Future Challenges (2018). The new handbook also illustrates the applications and benefits of innovation pedagogy not only in teaching and learning but as a strategic, cross cutting choice by an organization.
The handbook offers education planners and developers support for designing learning processes and developing the practices of assessing learning. In terms of the management level, the handbook sketches guidelines for renewing structures, actions and attitudes. Innovation pedagogy is most effectively implemented when it is a strategic choice. However, circumstances under which major changes in educational structures cannot be made or implementing them takes time are also considered and the handbook offers hands-on suggestions to teachers for supporting students’ innovation competences also under such challenging conditions.
Innovation Pedagogy – Preparing Higher Education Institutions for Future Challenges is targeted especially at teachers, education developers, managers and administrators. We also recommend it to anyone interested in education and/or the competences required by the future working life.
Innovation Pedagogy – Preparing Higher Education Institutions for Future Challenges is available electronically in the e-bookstore Ellibs (15,00 EUR).
A hard copy can be ordered through TUAS publication store Loki (28,00 EUR + postikulut).