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Ilkka Väänänen

Ilkka Väänänen
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Introduction
Ilkka Väänänen currently works at the Faculty of Social and Health Care, LAB University of Applied Sciences. Ilkka does research in exercise physiology and nature based physical activity. His current projects are `GoGreenRoutes´ (Horizon2020) and `Promoting International Co-operation in Innovation, Experiences and Well-being in Päijät-Häme´ (AKKE). ORCID ID https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0413-5239
Additional affiliations
January 2006 - July 2016
Lahti University of Applied Sciences
Position
  • Research Director
August 2004 - July 2006
Lahti University of Applied Sciences
Position
  • Project Manager
August 2002 - July 2004
Lahti Region Educational Consortium
Position
  • Researcher

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Publications (75)
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The aim of this abstract is to review the policies and practices of sports academies as a part of the elite sport system in Finland. The mission of Finnish Sports Academies is to assist young elite athletes to pursue their education, while also training and competing at an elite level. There are 15 sport academies in the Finnish Sport Academy Netwo...
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Background There is a need to scale-up effective physical activity (PA) programmes for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), where the uptake of PA interventions is low. Identifying real-life workplace practices in PA could contribute to a better understanding of what PA programmes might be most grounded in the ‘real world’. However, there is...
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An inductive, qualitative content approach and participating co-creation were used to establish the Road Map for Sport, Experiences, and Well-being 2030 framework for the Päijät-Häme region of Finland. The themes of development are: With the development of conditions and infrastructure towards versatile and accessible actions; With digitalization t...
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Tässä eksploratiivisessa tapaustutkimuksessa kartoitettiin valmistumisvaiheessa olevien terveys- ja hyvinvointialan ammattikorkeakouluopiskelijoiden näkemyksiä opinnäytetyön työelämäyhteydestä. Määrällisenä aineistona käytettiin valtakunnallisen AVOP-kyselyn vuoden 2019 yhden ammattikorkeakoulun terveys- ja hyvinvointialan opiskelijoiden (n=595) va...
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Fundamental changes in working life highlight the demands on the co-operation between the educational sector and working life, that should contribute to students’ employability. In addition to discipline-specific expertise, the development of working life skills has received increasing attention when it comes to employment. Drawing on data from Fin...
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Tervetuloa tutustumaan työelämäpedagogiikan moninaisuuteen! Tämä kirja on toteutettu opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriön tukeman Työelämäpedagogiikka korkeakoulutuksessa (Työpeda) -hankkeen lopputuotoksena. Tarkoituksena on jakaa hankkeessa pilotoituja toimintatapoja, välineitä ja malleja kaikkien korkeakoulujen käyttöön. Työelämäpedagogiikka on määrit...
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Tässä artikkelissa tarkastellaan kolmea LAB-ammattikorkeakoulussa työelämäyhteistyössä toteutettua TKI-hanketta (BUKK, TTV ja Naapurit) korkeakoulutoimijoiden (opiskelija, opettaja ja TKI-toimija) sekä koulutus- ja TKI-toiminnan integroinnin näkökulmista.
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johdantoteksti Työelämäpedagogiikka korkeakoulutuksessa -hankkeen aikana eri korkeakouluissa toteutettujen TKI-toimintaa ja koulutusta integroivien työelämäpedagogiikan uudistamiskokeilujen esittelyihin.
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Artikkelissa esitellään Lahden ja Saimaan ammattikorkeakoulujen yhdistymisen yhteydessä toteutettu hyvinvointialojen opinnäytetyöprosessien yhtenäistäminen.
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Pp. 61-69. http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-951-827-333-5
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http://julkaisut.turkuamk.fi/isbn9789522167491.pdf
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This chapter adopts an international perspective and discusses the policies and activities that the universities both in Finland and in Australia have undertaken in order to strengthen and develop the prosperity for achieving a better and more sustainable future for all. Social responsibility is approached from the broad-based perspectives – especi...
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The aim of our explorative case study is to qualitatively clarify the views of a university of applied science’s staff regarding factors related to the integration of teaching and research, development and innovation activities, as well as the utilization of the RDI project results in teaching. The material consisted of written views produced by st...
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The aim of the studies at the universities of applied sciences in Finland include basic, vocational and free-choice studies, as well as professional training and thesis. The purpose of this practice-based research is to study the factors which promote and inhibit students` thesis process during the social and health care studies from the perspectiv...
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Tässä artikkelissa tarkastellaan korkeakoulupedagogiikkaa työelämäosaamisen vahvistamisen näkökulmasta ja luodaan katsaus korkeakoulutuksen toimintakulttuuria uudistavan Työelämäpedagogiikka korkeakoulutuksessa -hankkeen (myöhemmin TYÖPEDA) kehittämistoimenpiteiden lähtötilanteeseen: mitä on jo kehitetty tai kehitteillä. Työelämäpedagogiikalla tark...
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Well-being and Regenerative Growth is one of the strategic focus areas of Lahti University of Applied Sciences (LAMK). The Well-being and Regenerative Growth Annual Review 2019 illustrates examples of interesting ongoing or recently ended Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) projects. This publication seeks to disseminate the activities and r...
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Well-being and Regenerative Growth is one of the strategic focus areas of Lahti University of Applied Sciences (LAMK). The Well-being and Regenerative Growth Annual Review 2019 illustrates examples of interesting ongoing or recently ended Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) projects. This publication seeks to disseminate the activities and r...
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http://blogit.lamk.fi/lamkwell-being/2019/09/05/hepa-europe-2019-in-anderssens-footsteps/
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http://blogit.lamk.fi/lamkwell-being/2019/09/04/the-future-is-dependent-on-what-we-do-today/
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Purpose The purpose of this study was to evaluate the health-related fitness and physical activity behavior of employees in machine and metal products industry as a baseline of the innovative Working Ability and Productivity Coaching (WAPC) project, where those two elements are not separate but interlinked issues and enhanced by physical activity c...
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http://blogit.lamk.fi/lamkwell-being/2019/06/04/mindscape2019-well-being-and-nature-from-woodlands-to-blueways/
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http://www.lamkpub.fi/2019/03/11/liikunta-aktiivisuuden-parantamisen-mahdollisuudet-yksilon-ja-tyoympariston-nakokulmasta/
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The purpose of this proceedings paper is to point out the impact of open access practice-based publishing activity, its benefits, and the reach and significance, in the context of higher education. In addition to the publication of research results, the publishing activity combines other effective pathways of impact such as knowledgeable people, co...
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Julkaisutoiminnassa yhdistyy TKI-toiminnan tulosten julkaisemisen lisäksi muutkin vaikuttavuuden reitit kuten osaavat ihmiset, yhdessä tekeminen sekä vuorovaikutus ja verkostoituminen. Tässä katsausartikkelissa tarkastellaan ammattikorkeakoulujen yhteisen UAS Journal -open access verkkolehden vaikuttavuutta. UAS Journal on ammattikorkeakoulujen str...
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This chapter presents the current state of open science and research in Finland. The Ministry of Education and Culture has established the Open Science and Research Initiative for 2014–17, which aims to promote the availability of open research information and open publication procedures. Along with this initiative, Finland aims to become the leadi...
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http://julkaisut.turkuamk.fi/isbn9789522166081.pdf
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The universities of applied sciences (UAS) have been undergoing significant changes in Finland. The objective of the national reform in higher education is to achieve an internationally recognized, independent and responsible UAS that builds regional competitiveness, renews the employment sector and develops innovation. Keywords in its development...
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The article describes an innovation model developed in Lahti. The model has three actors: a regional development company, a university, a customer company of the regional development company and a university of applied sciences. The customer company has identified a need for which it orders a solution from the regional development company. The regi...
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The focus of this study was on evaluation of the research, development and innovation activities at Federation of Universities of Applied Sciences (FUAS). The evaluation was performed in order to get a clear picture of the current situation, to contextualize FUAS RDI globally and to get momentum for future development. The self--‐evaluation analysi...
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https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxyd2w4cHJvY2VlZGluZ3N8Z3g6NjliYTIxYjc3OTgyODc0Mw pp. 136-145 pp. 136-145
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Ammattikorkeakoulut ovat aktiivinen osa toimivaa aluetta. Parhaimmillaan Lahden ammattikorkeakoulu toimii tiiviissä yhteistyössä ympäröivän alueen kanssa, ottaa toiminnassaan huomioon elinkeinoelämän muutostarpeet ja reagoi nopeasti uusiin syötteisiin. Korkeakoulujen arviointineuvosto toteutti keväällä 2013 yliopistojen ja ammattikorkeakoulujen yht...
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Korkeakoulut ovat aktiivinen osa toimivaa yhteiskuntaa. Ne ovat osa yhteiskunnan taloudellista ja sivistyksellistä perustaa. Parhaimmillaan ne toimivat tiiviissä yhteistyössä ympäröivän alueen kanssa, ottavat toiminnassaan huomioon elinkeinoelämän muutostarpeet ja reagoivat nopeasti uusiin syötteisiin. Lahden ammattikorkeakoululla on merkittävä roo...
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Alueellisesti kattava koulutusverkosto on suomalaisen osaamisen perusta. Sen avulla turvataan osaamis- ja lahjakkuusreservien mahdollisimman tehokas käyttö ja alueilla tarvittava osaaminen. Kansallisesti ja kansainvälisesti verkottuneiden innovaatioyhteisöjen lisäksi Suomeen ollaan luomassa vahvoja alueellisia innovaatiokeskittymiä. Suomalaisella k...
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Home-based exercise is a viable alternative for older adults with difficulties in exercise opportunities outside the home. The aim of this study was to investigate the benefits of home-based rocking-chair training, and its effects on the physical performance of elderly women. Community- dwelling women (n=51) aged 73-87 years were randomly assigned...
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The aim of this article is to examine and reveal basic elements that occur during the R&D integrated learning process. The observations were made by reflecting on the procedure and the feedback of implemented learning and “Good Ageing in Lahti Region” (GOAL) -research and development project. Finally, different models of integrating learning and R&...
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http://www.haaga-helia.fi/sites/default/files/Kuvat-ja-liitteet/Palvelut/Julkaisut/tutkaweb.pdf
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http://www.minedu.fi/export/sites/default/OPM/Julkaisut/2009/liitteet/opm56.pdf
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In 2005 the Finnish Ministry of Education started a two-phase project to improve the application system of vocational training and upper secondary education. The purpose of the project is to study the effects of the application system reform to the criteria of student selection and student admission. It is also aimed at examining and evaluating the...
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Innovation environments encounter many types of challenges. Therefore innovation policy has to gain new forms and actors in an innovation environment have to change their own ways of acting. This concerns especially those institutions of higher education that have been given the responsibility to interface with companies. Universities of applied sc...
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Physical exercise can have beneficial as well as detrimental effects on body tissues. The purpose of this study was to examine how the body responds to a 2-day 100 km ski event. Two-day follow-up, field trial to measure changes in body mass, postural response of heart rate, pain perception, range of joint movement, muscle circumferences, vertical j...
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The purpose of this study was to describe the physiological responses to daily repeated acute but non-competitive prolonged exercise during a 4-day march and a 2-day cross-country ski event to the cardiorespiratory, autonomic nervous, musculoskeletal and endocrine systems. Mood states were also evaluated after these repeated exercises. The data of...
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The purposes of this study were to investigate the resting levels and the acute hormonal responses of serum testosterone and cortisol, and with time-resolved immunofluorometric assay of luteinising hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), to daily repeated prolonged skiing. Quasi-experimental design: short-term follow-up, (reversal) fie...
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The effects of daily repeated prolonged exercise on gonadotrophin levels and mood states were studied in six physically active army officers participating in a 4-day march totaling 185 km. We hypothesized that submaximal daily repeated prolonged exercise may disturb the balance of the hypothalamic-pituitary-testicular axis, which could be determine...
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The hormonal response to 4 days' walking exercise (totaling 164 km) was examined among 15 healthy males. We hypothesised that submaximal daily, repeated, prolonged exercise may disturb the balance of the adrenal cortex and pituitary-testicular axis, which could be analysed from the concentrations of serum cortisol and testosterone, and with time-re...
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The functional strength, flexibility, and ranges of motion of the lower extremities, as well as hormonal balance, estimated by urinary excretion of adrenaline and noradrenaline and serum determinations of testosterone and cortisol, were studied with six physically active army officers participating in a 4-day march totaling 185 km. Catecholamine ex...

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The objective of GOGREEN ROUTES is to position European cities as world ambassadors of urban sustainability. Our inspirational approach shifts the focus of NBS towards the co-benefits to multidimensional health-termed 360-Health. GOGREEN ROUTES transdisciplinary consortium will pioneer a unique approach augmenting NBS, urban design with the goal of fostering a positive human-nature relationship, flourishing nature connectedness and promoting citizen engagement through digital, educational and behavioural innovation. GOGREEN ROUTES components focus on nature-based enterprise (GROW), sustainable physical activity (MOVE), digital, cultural (FEEL) and knowledge innovation (KNOW). GOGREEN ROUTES fosters mental health and well-being by optimising human-nature interactions for all citizens. These innovations will increase the uptake and acceptability of NBS across “Cultivating Cities” (Burgas, Lahti, Limerick, Tallinn, Umea & Versailles), “Seed Cities” (Munich, Murcia region & Malta) and a “Cross-Pollination Network: (Beijing, Mexico, & Tblisi). An urban well-being lab, based on the living lab methodology will couple participatory approaches with the Big Data analyses. To advance knowledge, best practice and dissemination GOGREEN ROUTES will cluster with H2020 projects including those involving our partners (e.g. proGIreg, bluehealth2020, Connecting Nature). In addition, linking all open-sourced data to the OPPLA and Think Nature Hubs, delivering online resource (e.g. Urban 360-Health Toolkit, MOOC’s) and empowering citizens in an iterative process of co-creation will ensure perpetuation beyond the end of the project. This novel approach, coupled with the high capacity of the consortium, makes GOGREEN ROUTES an exciting prospect. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 869764.
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The purpose of the project is to strengthen welfare, social inclusion and participation skills of adult people with intellectual disabilities by searching solutions for independent living and preventing social exclusion. The aim is to expand and develop the social housing property management model from supportive living guidance towards inclusive community-based Neighbourhood-community model.