Heidi Hyytinen


Description of research and teaching


My research interests are students’ conceptions of knowledge, generic skills, critical thinking and performance-based assessment in the context of higher education. My current main research projects are 'KAPPAS!' (CLA+ international) and 'International Collaborative for Performance Assessment of Learning in Higher Education – Research and Development' (iPAL). I received the best educational dissertation award of the year 2015 Finnish Educational Research Association (FERA) and EARLI Jure mentoring grant in 2017.


Latest publications

  1. Accepted/In press

    Developing a performance assessment task in the Finnish higher education context: conceptual and empirical insights

    Hyytinen, H. M. & Toom, A-M. H., 29 Mar 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : British Journal of Educational Psychology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  2. How do self-regulation and self-efficacy beliefs associate with law students’ experiences of teaching and learning?

    Hyytinen, H. M., Haarala-Muhonen, A. E. & Räisänen, M. M., 8 Mar 2019, In : Uniped.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  3. Unraveling the complex relationship in critical thinking, approaches to learning and self-efficacy beliefs among first-year educational science students

    Hyytinen, H., Toom, A. & Postareff, L., Oct 2018, In : Learning and Individual Differences. 67, p. 132-142 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Latest activities

  1. Studies in Higher Education (Journal)

    Heidi Hyytinen (Reviewer)
    23 Apr 2019

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

  2. Itsesäätelyn merkitys oppimisessa

    Heidi Hyytinen (Speaker)
    4 Apr 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

  3. Critical thinking as a key to success at university: development of critical thinking among undergraduates from admission to graduation

    Heidi Hyytinen (Supervisor)
    2019 → …

    Activity: Examination typesSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

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Doctor of Philosophy

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