Marcela Acosta

Courses and workshops: Pedagogical development at Aalto Design Factory

Alongside the pedagogical development services currently offered at Design Factory through courses, we sometimes get special request for pedagogical development workshops. Recently ADF was happy to welcome a group of Korean high school teachers looking to improve their pedagogical skills in an environment fostering entrepreneurship. The workshop, in which the teachers reflected on what good

What works: Research-based handy tips and tricks for the curious professor – Part 9

Series part 9: Facilitated feedback sessions Facilitated feedback sessions throughout a course doing group work is a great tool to reduce assumptions, resolve problems, and promote communication. Satu Rekonen, from Design Factory developed the “I like/I wish” method for facilitating a feedback session in a safe and comfortable environment. Visit http://ilikeiwish.org/ for more information on

What works: Research-based handy tips and tricks for the curious professor – Part 8

Series part 7: Working in intercultural groups From Aalto is multicultural, by Carlos Mendoza, Milla Ovaska, and Milja Asikainen  Learning to work in multicultural groups and increasing one’s intercultural competence is an important working life skill in the global market. As an international learning center, studying at Aalto University creates many opportunities to learn this

What works: Research-based handy tips and tricks for the curious professor – Part 6

Series part 6: Prototyping, failing, and learning An integral part of Project-Based Learning is prototype-making. Making prototypes are a useful learning tool that provides a common language for students with different academic and cultural backgrounds, and allows the creation process to advance faster by providing a physical object that clarifies the students’ abstract ideas, and