The University of Helsinki is one of the best multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The high-quality research carried out by the university creates new knowledge for educating diverse specialists in various fields, and for utilisation in social decision-making and the business sector. Founded in 1640, the University of Helsinki wants to strengthen its position among the world's leading multidisciplinary research universities and to actively promote the well-being of humanity and a fair society.
The Department of Teacher Education is the most versatile unit providing teacher education in Finland. The department educates teachers and other experts in the fields of education and teaching, primarily for the needs of the Finnish society. The department has also high international and European fame in analysis, implementation and dissemination of PISA results.
The Unit of Science Centre Pedagogy involved in the PATHWAY project cooperates with Science Centre Heureka and several other national and international institutions in the field.
Involvement in PATHWAY
The main goals of the research and development work of the Science Centre Pedagogy are as follows:
• informal learning outside classroom
• the meaning of motivation in learning
• exhibition as an open learning environment
With this expertise the University of Helsinki is involved in all WP's of the PATHWAY project.