Also in the Master's Programme in Changing Education, the content of the courses is research-driven and based on the world-class research conducted by the researchers and research communities in the Faculty of Educational Sciences.
The Faculty of Educational Sciences at the University of Helsinki is well known for its expertise in studies on social justice and diversity in education, including sociological, cultural, psychological, philosophic, gender studies perspectives, as well as the use of educational psychology and neuroscientific insights.
Research at the Faculty of Educational Sciences at the University of Helsinki focuses on human growth, development, behaviour and learning. The researchers examine their topics from various perspectives, including the social, communal and individual. Research objects are educational systems, learning environments and learners. The research aims towards the realisation of cultural and social possibilities for the wellbeing of an individual and a society in a changing world.
Research focus areas:
Education, society and culture: Finnish schools and education policy, schooling and education, work, organisations and development, action, agency and inclusion, equality, gender and global responsibility, skills, design and art in variable forms
Learning and interaction: Curriculum design, learning, teaching, learning environments, learning how to learn, learning difficulties, development, interaction, innovative methods, discipline-based learning or subject didactics, community learning and expertise
The Faculty of Education Sciences has many types of research organisations, including research units, centres, projects and groups.
The umbrella organisation for all the groupings includes eight research communities:
(1) Centre for educational assessment, (2) Diversity, multilingualism and social justice in education, (3) Education and society, (4) Education, teaching and teacher education, (5) Humanities and social sciences education, (6) Learning, culture and interventions, (7) Learning research and educational psychology, and (8) Maker culture, design learning and technology.
More information about the research communities at the Faculty of Educational Sciences.
In the University of Helsinki Research Portal you can find researchers’ profiles, publications and contact information.
Additional information on all the staff who make up our department.
The Faculty of Educational Sciences has an extensive co-operation network in Finland and many significant international partners. In addition to conducting academic research, researchers and research groups are involved in many development programmes, projects and networks.
Find out more about the co-operation network of the Faculty at the Educational Sciences.
At the Faculty of Educational Sciences, doctoral education provides interesting dissertation project opportunities for students pursuing a doctoral degree.