Administration Staff Contact Information

Department of Teacher Education
PO Box 9 (Siltavuorenpenger 5)
FI-00014 University of Helsinki

Home Economics and Home Economics teacher education,
Craft Science and Textiles teacher education

PO Box 8 (Siltavuorenpenger 10)
FI-00014 University of Helsinki

Special education
PO Box 9 (Siltavuorenpenger 3 A)
FI-00014 University of Helsinki

Centre for Educational Assessment
PO Box 9 (Siltavuorenpenger 3 A)
FI-00014 University of Helsinki

tel. +358 294 1911 (switchboard)
fax +358 2941 29611

Staff and administration

Research groups

Contact details for visitors interested in conducting research (e.g. short sabbatical stay) in the Department of Teacher Education.


Biology and Sustainability Education

Professor Anna Uitto
anna.uitto [at]

Finnish Language and Literature Education

Professor Liisa Tainio
liisa.tainio [at]

Foreign Language Education

Professor Heini-Marja Järvinen
heini-marja.jarvinen [at]

Geography and Environmental Education

Professor Sirpa Tani
sirpa.tani [at]

Mathematics and Science Education

Professor Markku Hannula
markku.hannula [at]

Religious Education, Ethics and Philosophy Education

Professor Arto Kallioniemi
arto.j.kallioniemi [at]

Science Centre Pedagogy

Professor Hannu Salmi
hannu.salmi [at]

Social Studies Education

Professor Jukka Rantala
jukka.rantala [at]


Early Childhood Education and Learning (Learning Futures)

Researcher Anna Mikkola
anna.mikkola [at]

Education for Diversities

The education for Diversities (E4D) research group examines issues related to multiculturalism in education and international mobility. The concepts of intercultural competencies, identity and discourse are central to the work of the research group. E4D takes part in several international research projects and publishes the International Journal of Education for Diversities.

Professor Fred Dervin
fred.dervin [at]

Educational Psychology

Professor Kirsti Lonka
kirsti.lonka [at]

Media Education Research Centre

Adjunct Professor Heikki Kynäslahti
heikki.kynaslahti [at]

Research group for Early Childhood Education and Learning

Professor Lasse Lipponen
lasse.lipponen [at]

Research on Didactics

Professor Kirsi Tirri
kirsi.tirri [at]

Research on Teaching

Professor Leena Krokfors
leena.krokfors [at]


Education, Cultures and the Arts

Professor Heikki Ruismäki
heikki.ruismaki [at]

Craft Studies

Professor Pirita Seitamaa-Hakkarainen
pirita.seitamaa-hakkarainen [at]

Home Economics Pedagogy (Food Culture and Learning)

Professor Päivi Palojoki
paivi.palojoki [at]

Home Economics

Professor Kaija Turkki
kaija.turkki [at]

Food Culture

Professor Johanna Mäkelä
johanna.m.makela [at]


Educational policy of inclusive and special education

PI: Markku Jahnukainen, PhD, professor & director
markku.jahnukainen [at]

Professor Pirjo Aunio
pirjo.aunio [at]

Current research topic: Comparative and International Inclusive and Special Education.
Team members:

Raisa Ahtiainen, MEd, PhD candidate

Current research topic: Exploring the theories of change-in-action of Michael Fullan and Andy Hargreaves; reflecting and modelling special education reform in Finland.

Meri Lintuvuori, MEd, PhD candidate
meri.lintuvuori [at]
Current research topic: Analysing national statistics in education policy in local and global contexts – examination through the Finnish special education