Centre for Educational Assessment CEA
Research-based Educational Assessment
The Centre for Educational Assessment CEA in the University of Helsinki has been studying Finnish education and learning to learn skills since 1996. Our research is focused on learning, studying, assessment, and educational systems and their development. We work in close collaboration with other research groups at the Faculty of Educational Sciences.
Early-career teachers may find it difficult to perceive challenging situations as learning opportunities
The teaching profession requires active learning continuously throughout the career. At the same time, the complex nature of teacher–pupil...
Class placement affects student performance
Student performance is affected by the class in which students study. This assumption is supported by the findings of Ninja Hienonen’s doctoral...
Assessment and research
Assessment and research projects
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We provide diverse assessment and research services to all levels of education from early childhood education to higher education.
We carry out all our projects in collaboration with international or domestic partners.
The Centre for Educational Assessment CEA actively contributes to teaching at the Faculty of Educational Sciences, as well as the supervision of theses and dissertations.
The Centre for Educational Assessment CEA was established in 1996 to develop an instrument for measuring learning to learn as the foundation for lifelong learning. Today, the work of CEA covers a variety of issues related to educational research and development. It works in collaboration with schools and municipalities in the fields of educational assessment, research and development. The results of assessment are utilized for monitoring and further developing education in classrooms and at school and municipal level. Since the late 1990s, CEA has been active in transnational collaboration within the European Union for developing a common indicator for learning to learn. The Centre for Educational Assessment CEA was also responsible for the implementation of PISA 2006 in Finland.
People of CEA and contact information
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