Innovative Learning

Jamk University of Applied Sciences develops, innovates, and researches work-oriented learning and pedagogical solutions that support it. As an expert community in vocational higher education, we serve as your development and research partner in the work-oriented learning ecosystem! 

A creative pioneer in the development of working life-orientated pedagogy

Innovative learning aims at building future competence, which can be reformed and refined into competitiveness by developing sustainable solutions for learning and renewal. In our focus areas, we implement versatile and multidisciplinary education, service, development and research activities.

We support the renewal of the competence of companies and other organizations and the growth of competitiveness through various education and development services both in Finland and abroad. We train experts in the field of education and develop education and training. Top expertise builds world champions.

At the core of Jamk's expertise lie high-quality teacher education and strong business competence. When planning our education and expert services, we utilise research data within the field and the diverse expertise from other Jamk fields of education as well. In our activities, we use pedagogical design and digital environments. Jamk is an internationally audited and accredited university of applied sciences esteemed by the working life. 

We develop, study and produce new innovative pedagogical solutions.

Create Joy in Learning

At Jamk, you can study to become a specialist in education or deepen your pedagogical competence. Jamk's School of Professional  Teacher Education trains experts in teaching and guidance and develops pedagogical competence in working life. We support the renewal of the competence of companies and other organisations through various education and development services both in Finland and abroad. 

Professional Teacher Education

At Jamk's School of Professional Teacher Education, you can study the pedagogical qualifications (required to work as a teacher in Finland). Our International Professional Teacher Education is available in English as hybrid studies.

Teacher Education and Educational Leadership

Expertise for the improvement of the quality of education: professional development programmes and development cooperation projects. Support stretching from school development to educational system reforms.



Inter-university collaboration boosts teacher training in Mozambique

The Theory-Practice Balance in Teacher Education - the TEPATE Project – has focused on enhancing the theory-practice balance of teacher education at the Mozambican higher education institutions from 2020 to 2024.


Jamk's projects on display at Africa Day 2024

Jamk participates in Africa Day 2024 organised by the University of Jyväskylä.


Teacher education development in Mozambique on display at Africa Day 2023

The TEPATE project, in which Jamk’s experts are supporting their Mozambican partners to develop the teacher education in Mozambique, will be on display at the poster session of Africa Day on May 25th.

Customer story

Finnish Pedagogy Diploma Programme for K-12 teachers, Qatar, 2019

The programme was created to strengthen the capabilities of the locally hired teaching staff of Qatar-Finland International School to apply pedagogical approaches and practises widely used in schools in Finland.

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Contact us

Sirpa Laitinen-Väänänen

Johtava tutkija, Principal Researcher
Jatkokoulutukset, Further Education
Ammatillinen opettajakorkeakoulu, Professional Teacher Education