Sari Lindblom


Description of research and teaching


My research focuses on student learning at university, in particular on individual study paths, well-being, stress and self-efficacy beliefs of university students and on study success and progress. Procrastination and, on the other hand, fast study progress is also in the focus of my research. Students' appraoches to learning and self-regulation skills of unviersity students are also among my research interests.

Below is a more detailed list of my research topics:

Student learning at university:

-approaches to learning

-disciplinary differences

-student profiles and study orchestrations

-regulation of studying

-interest and motivation to studying

-development of expertise during university studies

-generic skills, personal epistemology of students and conceptions of learning

-study problems

University teaching:

-the development of schlarship of teaching

-the effect of pedagogical courses on teachers' teaching

-disciplinary differences in teacher conceptions, approaches to teaching and teaching methods

-research-teaching nexus

The relationship between teaching and learning at university

-how students' appraoches to learning and teachers' appraoches to teaching and related to each other

-the effect of the characteristics of the teaching-learning environment on student learning

-students' perceptions of their teaching-learning environments

Quality, assessment and evaluation

-students' learning outcomes

-quality of teaching

-assessment practices

Research methodologies in the area of university pedagogy


Latest publications

  1. E-pub ahead of print

    What Constitutes the Surface Approach to Learning in the Light of New Empirical Evidence?

    Lindblom-Ylänne, S., Parpala, A. M. & Postareff, L., 6 Dec 2018, In : Studies in Higher Education.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  2. Eurooppalainen identiteetti ja korkeakoulut

    Niinistö-Sivuranta, S. & Lindblom-Ylänne, S., Dec 2018, In : Maanpuolustus. 2018, 126, p. 30-33 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

  3. E-pub ahead of print

    Study-related exhaustion: First-year students’ use of self-regulation of learning and peer learning and perceived value of peer support

    Räisänen, M. M., Postareff, L., Mattsson, M. T. & Lindblom-Ylänne, S., 12 Sep 2018, In : Active Learning in Higher Education. 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Latest activities

  1. Maanpuolustuskorkeakoulu (External organisation)

    Sari Lindblom (Board member)
    1 Jan 201912 Dec 2020

    Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

  2. High Impact Learning in Finnish Universities

    Sari Lindblom (Speaker)
    1 Oct 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

  3. Les fondations du programme d'études en Finlande

    Sari Lindblom (Speaker)
    20 Sep 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

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Latest prizes

  1. Best Publication Award

    Liisa Postareff (Recipient) & Sari Lindblom (Recipient), 2016

    Prize: Prizes and awards

  2. Eino Kaila Award

    Sari Lindblom (Recipient), 2004

    Prize: Prizes and awards

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Latest projects

  1. DESTINED: Development of Student Intellect and Education

    Hyytinen, H., Postareff, L., Lindblom, S., Clancy, D. & Teviotdale, W.

    01/10/2015 → …

    Project: Research project_Research

  2. QNHE: Quality of Norwegian Higher Education: Pathways, Practices and Performances

    Hovdhaugen, E., VabØ, A., Stensaker, B., Maassen, P., Nerland, M., PrØitz, T., De Lange, T., Lindblom, S., Hyytinen, H., Haarala-Muhonen, A., Virtanen, V. & Hirvonen, H.

    Research Council of Norway


    Project: Research project

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