Kotitaloustieteen ja -opetuksen professori BioColour - Biovärit, väripaletti biopohjaisille väriaineille ja pigmenteille -konsortio (STN-rahoitus 2019-2025)
I am a professor of inclusive and special education at the Faculty of Educational Sciences and I serve also as a leader of the special education study program.
Currently I am working as an associate professor (tenure track; Education, society and culture) at the Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland, and more particularly within the Research Unit focusing on the Sociology and Politics of Education (KUPOLI). After my doctoral thesis Drafting Education Legislation for the Competitive State – The Parliament of Finland and the 1990s Change in Education Policy (2007) I have worked / am working in six research projects altogether, in three of them as a principal investigator. All of these projects are closely connected to issues of educational equality and governance of education – the range of objects of inquiry varying from nation states to social classes, and from municipalities to ethnic groups. In terms of teaching, my repertoire as a lecturer consist of a wide variety of courses since 2008. They are built upon general themes on sociology, history, administration and economics of education.
I am a university lecturer in language didactics so I teach, among others, future foreign language teachers. I am the responsible person for our faculty's subject teacher education programme, also for the English-language STEP (Subject Teacher Education Programme). I am the leader in a project for early teaching of foreign languages, Varpunen, funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture, and I am involved in in-service teacher training as well as international teacher education development projects. In my research I am particularly interested in learning, studying and teaching of foreign and second languages and the development of student teacher's competences and teacher identity.
Ph.D. Markus Hilander is University Lecturer in Environmental Education at the Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland. Hilander's research interests are environmental education, geography education, and visual methodologies. In his research, Hilander applies semiotic concepts to the interpretation of photographs in the context of geography education.
Researcher and the leader of the BioColour - Bio Based Dyes and Pigments for Colour Palette consortium (financed by the Strategic Research Council 2019-2025)
I work as a post-doctoral researcher in the project "Growing Up Radical?" (funded by the Academy of Finland) where we investigate the role of educational institutions in the construction of young people's worldviews.