Stepping Up Finland’s Global Role in Education

Dr. Ritva Reinikka, Prof. Hannele Niemi and Mr. Jukka Tulivuori

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Publications from Professor Niemi

Research portal of the University of Helsinki

Educational ecosystems for equity and quality in education

(10 selected publications)

Niemi, H., 2021. Education reforms for equity and quality: An analysis from an educational ecosystem perspective with reference to Finnish educational transformations. CEPS Journal. 11 (2) 13-35.

Niemi, H., 2021. Equity and Quality as Aims of Education: Teachers’ Role in Educational Ecosystems. In Education. Kuusisto, E., Ubani, M., Nokelainen, P. & Toom, A. (Eds.), Good Teachers for Tomorrow’s Schools : Purpose, Values, and Talents, (pp.19-36). Leiden: Brill.

Niemi, H., 2021, Teacher education in at the crossroads - Educational ecosystems for equity and quality of learning. In Zhu, X. & Song, H. (Eds., Envisioning the teaching and learning of teachers for excellence and equity in education. (pp.3-21). Singapore: Springer Singapore, (Series: Perspectives on Rethinking and Reforming Education).

Pešikan, A., Niemi, H. & Devetak, I., 2021. Education in the Covid-19 Era - “We will find a way or we will make it” : Facing the Challenges of the Pandemic in Education CEPS Journal 11 (Sp Issue), 7-15.

Niemi, H. & Lavonen, J., 2020. Teacher Education in Finland: Persistent Efforts for High-Quality Teachers. In Lefty, L. & Fraser, J. W. (Eds.) Teaching the World's Teachers. (pp. 153-178). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Harju, V. & Niemi, H. 2018. Teachers’ changing work and support needs from the perspectives of school leaders and newly qualified teachers in the Finnish context. European Journal of Teacher Education. 41, 5, 670-687.

Niemi, H., Toom, A., Kallioniemi, A. & Lavonen, J., 2018. The Teaching Profession amid Changes in the Educational Ecosystems. In H. Niemi, A. Toom, A. Kallioniemi, & Lavonen, J. (Eds.) The Teacher's Role in the Changing Globalizing World: Resources and Challenges Related to the Professional Work of Teaching. (pp. 141-149). Leiden: Brill Sense.

Reinikka, R., Niemi, H. & Tulivuori, J., 2018. Stepping Up Finland’s Global Role in Education. Helsinki: Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, 78.

Niemi, H. & Kallioniemi, A., & Toom, A. (Eds.) 2016. The Miracle of Education: The Principles and Practices of Teaching and Learning in Finnish Schools. 2nd Revised edition. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

Niemi, H. (Editor) (2016). Partnerships in an Educational Ecosystem. C.E.P.S Journal, 6, (3), 5-15.

Technology for equity, quality, and learners’ empowerment

(10 selected publications)

Niemi, H. 2021. AI in learning: Preparing grounds for future learning. Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology. 15.

Niemi, H. & Niu, S. J. , 2021 Digital Storytelling Enhancing Chinese Primary School Students’ Self-Efficacy in Mathematics Learning. Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology. 15.

Niemi, H. 2020. Artificial intelligence for the common good. In Humanist Futures: Perspectives from UNESCO Chairs and UNITWIN Networks on the futures of education. (pp. 148-152). Humanistic futures of learning: Perspectives from UNESCO Chairs and UNITWIN Networks. Les futurs humanistes de l’apprentissage: Perspectives des chaires UNESCO et des réseaux UNITWIN. Paris: Ediciones UNESCO.

Yu, S., Niemi, H. & Mason, J. M. (Eds.), 2019, Shaping Future Schools with Digital Technology: An International Handbook. Singapore: Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 239 p. (Perspectives on Rethinking and Reforming Education).

Niu, S. J. & Niemi, H., (2019) Teachers’ Pedagogical Role as Mediators in Leading and Guiding Students’ Learning in Digital Storytelling (DST). 15, 1.

Niemi, H., Niu, S., Vivitsou, M. & Li, B., 2018. Digital Storytelling for Twenty-First-Century Competencies with Math Literacy and Student Engagement in China and Finland. Contemporary Educational Technology. 9 (4), 331-353.

Koivisto, J-M., Niemi, H., Multisilta, J. & Eriksson, E. 2017. Nursing students’ experiential learning processes using an online 3D simulation game. Education and Information Technologies. 22 (1), 383-398.

Koivisto, J-M., Multisilta, J., Niemi, H., Katajisto, J. & Eriksson, E. 2016. Learning by playing: A cross-sectional descriptive study of nursing students' experiences of learning clinical reasoning. Nurse Education Today. 45, 22-28.

Vivitsou, M, Kallunki V., Niemi, H. Penttilä, J. & Harju, V (2016). Student-driven knowledge creation through digital storytelling. In Hannele Niemi & Jia, Jiyou (Eds.) New Ways to Teach and Learn in China and Finland. Crossing Boundaries with Technology, (pp. 35 -53). Peter Lang.

Jia, J. & Niemi, H. 2016. In Search of the future of Educational Challenges in the Chinese and Finnish Context. In Hannele Niemi & Jia, Jiyou (Eds.) New Ways to Teach and Learn in China and Finland. Crossing Boundaries with Technology, (pp. 311-320). Peter Lang.