Pre-conference presentations

The pre-conference was started with presentation of professor Mien Segers. Three sessions of presentations were arranged during the day, and posters were presented during coffee breaks. The day was wrapped up by the distinguished researcher Filip Dochy with reflections on the development of teaching and learning in higher education. Information about the speakers, as well as the topics of the presentations can be seen below.

Mien Segers

How to facilitate and support learning that leads to impact that lasts? The High Impacts learning that Lasts Model

Abstract: If futurologist are correct and 60% of the jobs in the near future do not exist yet, then higher education faces an interesting challenge: how to prepare for an unknown future? Starting from the participants’ memorable learning experiences, I will introduce the High Impact Learning that Lasts model and its scientific foundations. This is the step towards a  team-based knowledge sharing assignment on participants’ positive experiences with the HILL model and challenges faced.

Biography: Mien Segers is full professor at the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics. Her research focuses on the question how to support and facilitate impactful learning. In this respect, together with Filip Dochy, she has developed the High Impact Learning that Lasts model. In her studies, she pays specific attention to Assessment as Learning and the role of feedback seeking and giving. In her latest projects, she explores new methodological approaches to trace online learning processes in the workplace and the use of behavioral data as input for a feedback dialogue. Her research is published in many reputed journals and books. In addition, her findings have been a source of inspiration for the innovation of many educational and training programs.  

Filip Dochy

Biography: Dr. Filip Dochy worked the last 30 years as professor of research on Learning and Development in Organisations at 5 different faculties in 4 universities in Belgium and the Netherlands. Currently, he acts as a member of the Academia Europaea, the European Academy of Science.

He is also a “TOP 1% scientist” at the Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN)

He is Past President of EARLI (the European Association for Research on Learning & Instruction ( He is founder of EAPRIL (, the European association for practice oriented research and innovation in organisations and he is founding editor of the Educational Research Review and Frontline Learning Research.

He wrote over 350 articles and books, of which recently: Building blocks of High Impact Learning (in Flemish; Amsterdam: Boom) and Creating impact through future learning: The High Impact Learning that Lasts Model. (London: Routledge Publishers). All info on HILL (books, videos, downloads, …):


Some of the presentations are published by the permission of the presenter, and can be viewed by clicking the title.


Empirical testing of 5P Learning Environment ModelJyri Manninen
University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Towards renewing education- processes in which new learning spaces are constructed and developedAnna Kristiina Kokko & Laura Hirsto
University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Teacher Education without Walls – New models for STEM and Teacher Education in the Digital age in PalestineHille Janhonen-Abruquah1, Ahmad Aljanazrah2, Montaser Al-Halabi3, Antti Ronkainen4 & Teemu Valtonen4
1University of Helsinki, Finland
2Birzeit University, Palestine
3Al-Azhar University, Palestine
4University of Eastern Finland, Finland


Government key projects as a tool for the development of learning and teaching in Finnish universitiesRiitta Pyykkö, Birgitta Vuorinen & Minna Vuorio-Lehti
University of Turku, Finland
Designing pedagogies to promote learning 21st-century skills in higher educationHanna Vuojärvi1, Miikka Eriksson2 & Henriikka Vartiainen2
1University of Lapland, Finland
2 University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Enhancing higher education teachers’ pedagogical awareness and readiness to adopt new teaching methods and tools through the HowUTeach self-reflection tool Liisa Postareff1, Anna Parpala2 & Telle Hailikari2
1Häme University of Applied Sciences, Finland
2University of Helsinki, Finland
Digitutors as peer support of teachers in the development of university teaching  Päivikki Jääskelä, Sanna Honkimäki, Kati Laine
How wise is PeerWise for student assessment?Kwok Ng
University of Eastern Finland, Finland


The flipped classroom approach for teaching cross-cultural communication to millennialsJonna Koponen
University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Piloting flipped methods in Engineering Mathematics courses in Tampere University  Simo Ali-Löytty, Jani Hirvonen, Terhi Kaarakka, Ilmari Puhakka & Elina Viro
Tampere University, Finland
Exploring students’ experiences of self-regulation and flipped classroom in a large lecture course in teacher educationSanna Väisänen, Laura Hirsto, Anni Arffman
University of Eastern Finland


Alphabetical Order by the Family name of the 1st Author

Flipped Learning project as a change agent in universitiesJenni Kankaanpää, Erkko Sointu, Antti Ronkainen & Laura Hirsto
University of Eastern Finland, Finland
UNIPS – University Pedagogical Support 2017-2019Mari Murtonen, Henna Vilppu, Hanna Nori, Samuli Laato, Heidi Salmento & Emilia Lipponen
University of Turku, Finland
To Catch The (Next) Wave: Developing English Language Teachers’ Digital LiteracyXuan Nguyen
University of Eastern Finland, Finland