Towards Innovation Pedagogy outlines the concept of innovation pedagogy adopted at Turku University of Applied Sciences. The collection consists of theoretical introductions to this pedagogical approach accompanied by texts illustrating its practical applications.
The book is a follow-up to the Finnish-language work Kohti innovaatiopedagogiikkaa (edited by Liisa Kairisto-Mertanen, Heli Kanerva-Lehto & Taru Penttilä), which was published as a part of the same series in 2009. Although some of the articles are heavily based on the corresponding texts from the earlier Finnish version, the bulk of the material is either completely revised or written exclusively for this publication.
The articles are grouped into two sections. The first half comprises items with a more theoretical point of view on innovation pedagogy. The latter part focuses on individual cases, presenting good teaching and learning practices from the Faculty of Technology, Environment and Business.
It is hoped that the publication inspires discussion and generates research for developing innovation pedagogy further. The texts are primarily targeted at the staff members of universities of applied sciences as well as all the planners, developers and decision-makers partaking in activities relating to higher educational institutions.
Towards Innovation Pedagogy (Reports from Turku University of Applied Sciences 100, 2011) is available both as a free electronic book and as a printed version on Loki publication service.
Anttoni Lehto, Liisa Kairisto-Mertanen & Taru Penttilä (eds.)