NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ1089559
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1470-3297
Reframing Teachers' Work for Educational Innovation
Kunnari, Irma; Ilomäki, Liisa
Innovations in Education and Teaching International, v53 n2 p167-178 2016
The universities of applied sciences in Finland aim to support students in achieving work life competences by integrating authentic research, development and innovation (RDI) practices into learning. However, pursuing an educational change from a traditional higher education culture to a networked model of working is challenging for teachers. This study examines 46 teacher-developers' motivational experiences, like sources of enthusiasm and interest, as well as challenges and organisational support needed in the process of educational innovation, namely integration of RDI and education. The results indicate that the organisational culture and structures must be in line with the new adaptive ways of working and the collaboration must be consciously created in the teachers' working environment in order to succeed in integration, as well as to succeed in the diffusion of innovation.
Routledge. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland (Helsinki)
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A