EduLAB introduction course 5 ects


Intended learning outcomes:

-You will understand the key concepts and elements of LAB studio model

-You are able to apply concepts of LAB studio model in your vocational field of education

-Tutoring and assessment in LAB studio model


  1. Reflect  everything that you’ve learned in your blogs: vlogging is also an option!
  2. Poster assignment


Present a visual process of a study path that includes ideas and the activities similar to LAB model.

Find out what kind of similar models exist and plan  how to implement these models into the study programs your vocational field?

What is LAB model and how could you implement these models into the study programs your vocational field?

Work in pairs or individually.

Publish the poster on your blog and share the posting on Facebook group by the end of week 10. Comment 2 other posters.


3.3. K-P Heikkinen Developing LAB Studio Model

4.3. 9:00-10:00 LAB Cycles, Blair Stevenson EduLAB orange room OR OR watch the recording afterwards

Articles to read (they can be found at Researchgate)


Kari-Pekka Heikkinen, Ulla-Maija Seppänen & Jouko Isokangas:

LAB studio model: Developing external networks for learning entrepreneurship in higher education.

Kari-Pekka Heikkinen: Knowledge Creation in LAB Studio Model Educational Settings

Look for the recordings and presentation material related  from our Facebook group

If any further questions, please contact Sanna or Janne.


Reflecting on your study process

After each study sessions you need to reflect the study process and the topics of the day in your blog. This reflective work is important in documenting your understanding, experiences and development in matters relating vocational pedagogy.

We record the AC-sessions and other social media platforms also document your work. Link those into your blog post and use them as a reference for your reflection.

What should I reflect in order to document my study process or to show my competence?

First impressions and comments on online teaching:

Keep it simple!

Show up early!

Push record 🙂

Plan in advance.

Follow the table, be careful.

Double check if you have the right people in the room.

If you want others to activate before the session, make sure you let them know what you expect from them. Choose your words carefully. Control if needed.

Plenty of activities simultaneously can be difficult to handle.

Practice and train different tools and functions – test different options with your group and use them even as your rehearsal audience.

Check the connections, apps and platforms.

VOC individual tasks

After each VOC (vocational pedagogy) theme write a reflective post about the topics of the day.
This way you should document your learning process throughout the studies.

The post should be reflective writing. (Not just a list of things that happened or same material that was already shared.)
It should highlight your understanding and experinces that are linked to the theme. You can refer to the virtual session and the study material that was used. Insert images, news, links and videos into your post – get to know what it means to write online. (Verkkokirjoittaminen)

You should take a look at the sources yourself and comment the material. Make sure you know how to correctly site and refer published material.

Your blog posts should document your learning process. They should show your competence and your understanding of the themes.