The changing world has implications on the higher education and the teaching profession

Taru Konst (e. Penttilä) (Turku University of Applied Sciences, Turku, Finland)
Minna Scheinin (Corporate Services, Turku University of Applied Sciences, Turku, Finland)

On the Horizon

ISSN: 1074-8121

Publication date: 12 March 2018



The purpose of this study is to discuss the reform in teaching profession in higher education – new teacher roles are needed to implement competence-based curriculum and to answer the competence requirements of working life.


The study is based on innovation pedagogy emphasizing the socio-cultural theory and the constructivist view of learning developed to encompass the social and cultural customs of a particular community and its ways of operating.


The study extends the concept of innovation pedagogy to include new teacher roles to support the goal of how to ensure the development of students’ innovation competences.


The results are useful for those who want to outreach and engage in pedagogical and didactical development in higher education and increase the external impact of the higher education institution.



Konst (e. Penttilä), T. and Scheinin, M. (2018), "The changing world has implications on the higher education and the teaching profession", On the Horizon, Vol. 26 No. 1, pp. 1-8.

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