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Students’ psychological ownership towards their projects at proto labs – learning new things for a cause

Publication Details
Authors: Virkki-Hatakka Terhi, Ikävalko Markku
Publication year: 2020
Language: English
Title of parent publication: The 1st University-Industry Interaction Conference UIIN 2020
JUFO-Level of this publication: 0
Open Access: Not an Open Access publication


University education is
based on science, i.e. on qualified knowledge. Studies are guided by
carefully planned study programs and syllabi. However, it has been noted that teaching should not only be individual,
and one-substance centered; it must rather support collective learning,
creativity, and solution-oriented approach in a multidiscipline environment
without losing its roots in knowledge-based targets and scientific theories. Makerspaces
and proto labs are becoming increasingly popular in universities as they
provide students a space for acquiring new skills and knowledge by exploring
ideas, concepts and technologies. Students value makerspaces and proto labs
as interesting learning environments and as they focus on something
specifically of their own.

study aims to highlight the finding that students do not only learn new skills,
but they also may get a hold of their own future as they work on their own
projects, create something new and invest themselves into the object of
working. We
will investigate the role and importance of students’ ownership feelings in
regard to their learning eagerness and innovativeness.

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