I work as Principal Lecturer in Social services at the department of Health and Welfare at Arcada University of Applied Sciences. I am Director of the Master’s degree programme in Social and Health care services for Future Welfare Societies. My research and teaching areas are mainly related to social inclusion, participation, ageing and older people, services, caretaking, policies and to practice research in social work. I have over ten years of experience in Problem-based learning (PBL) and my special interest is in collaborative learning, student centered learning, open learning and teacher dispositions within the context of higher education. In cooperation with the Mathilda Wrede research Institute in Helsinki I have developed local multi-professional practice arenas where education, research, municipalities and service users collaborate. I have also participated in research on informal care for older people in Nordic countries and in Estonia. Recently I have been involved in research related to self-managing teams in home care for elderly. I am currently participating in a research project connected to employment of people with intellectual disabilities, to their rights to work in society.