As an employer, our school fosters research-orientation by substantiating and supporting the research activities of its employees in multiple ways. Among our current strategic objectives is to solidify collaboration with scientific mentors and support publication operations. The ultimate goal is to closely cooperate in modelling and advancing modern pedagogy, and to actively promote the application of relevant research.Research-based development of general education and supervised teaching practice provide the wider context of our past and current research interests. In addition to developing physical and digital learning environments, dissertations in progress cover eg. transversal competencies, music education, sports education and the evolvement of professionalism in Finnish teacher training schools.