Doctoral Student

Research theme

Young children and environmental education, multiliteracy, digital literacy, emotions, aesthetic dimensions of learning, equal learning opportunities, teacher’s perspective.

Current projects

Digital mediation of children’s interactions with the more-than-human world (ARC)

Learning by Making: The educational potential of school-based makerspaces for young learners’ digital competencies (iMake)

PLC - Playful learning center

Contact information

Email: jenny.byman@helsinki.fi

Doctoral Student 

Research themes

Learning gratitude in school environment. My doctoral thesis aims to exploring gratitude’s meaning and the ways it is promoted by teachers in first grade students in Finland. This is realized through the following research questions: what is the meaning of gratitude in school setting in Finland? What are the different psychological components of gratitude in school environment? What are the educational methods used by teachers to assist students understanding gratitude?

Contact information:

E-mail: leonardo.cedilloberber@helsinki.fi

Doctoral Student 

Research themes

Socio-cultural theory; Muksuoppi/Kids’ Skills; Strength-based learning; Positive psychology; Early childhood education and Pre-school education; ethnography and intervention; mixed methods case study

The aim of my thesis is to find out how Muksuoppi (Kids’ Skills) relates to the development of children’s self-regulation skills in the context of daycare.

See poster presentation: The development of a child's self-regulation skills in Kids'Skills-intervention

Links

Hautakangas's profile on Twitter 

Hautakangas's profile on LinkedIn

Contact information

E-mail: merja.hautakangas@helsinki.fi

Doctoral Student 

Research themes:  Morality in Iranian schools. This study investigates Iranian students’ life purposes and purpose profiles. Further moral dilemmas in Iranian schools from teachers’ and students’ point of view are studied using both qualitative and quantitative research methods.  

Current projects

Links

Hedayati's profile on TUHAT - University of Helsinki    

Hedayati's profile on LinkedIn

Contact information

E-mail: nasibeh.hedayati@helsinki.fi

 

Doctoral Student

Research themes 

Early Childhood Language Education, Second/Foreign Language Education, Learner Autonomy, Positive Psychology, Psychology of Language Learning, Self concept in SLA, multilingualism. My doctoral thesis which is a mixed method study aims at finding the effective ways of second language teaching and the pedagogies used in early childhood second language education in Finnish context.

Contact information

E-mail: selma.koyuncu@helsinki.fi

Doctoral Student

Research themes

Experiences of children's loneliness in primary and secondary school. The aim of this study is to improve understanding of children's loneliness and to make visible children's own voice and expressions of loneliness by analyzing their writings, pictures, Playback Theatre performances and interviews. Research questions: How the children perceive loneliness? Are there differences between how boys and girls and different age groups experience loneliness? How the lonely ones position themselves in relation to peers? What are the interventions methods used by teachers to prevent children's loneliness?

See Tuulikki Kurtelius' poster presentation here:

 

Contact information

E-mail: tuulikki.kurtelius@helsinki.fi

Doctoral Student

Research themes

The aim of her thesis is to build a positive interaction model between teachers and parents based on positive psychology and character strengths- teaching. The main focus is in improving all positive communication between teachers and parents and the tool highlighted in this study is the daily used digital platform.

Contact information

E-mail: anne-mari.kuusimaki@helsinki.fi

Doctoral Student

Research themes

Cultural-historical activity theory; collaboration between service providers and their clients; improving collaborative working between correctional and mental health services, ethnography and interventions.

Current projects

CO-LAB project: Improving collaborative working between correctional and mental health services (EU HORIZON 2020, MSCA-RISE, 2016-2020)

Recent projects

  • Concept Formation and Volition in Collaborative Work -project funded by Academy of Finland
  • Implementation Conditions of Integration Innovations in Health Care: Organizational Volition and the Voice of the Client funded by TEKES (Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation) 

Contact information

E-mail: paivikki.lahtinen@helsinki.fi

Doctoral Student, Master of Theology; Bachelor of Education (ECE teacher)

Research themes

Worldview education in Early Childhood Education. Teachers professionalism and its`s development in the current matter. Worldview and cultural diversity. My study examines the topical question of implementation of worldview education in Finnish Early Childhood Education and Care. The goal is to produce new knowledge on theoretical conceptualization for worldview education and pedagogical models of implementing WE in the ECEC. The study aims to identify the crucial cornerstones to make WE possible in diverse ECEC contexts; What are the elements required in the implementation of curriculum-based worldview education as a part of the childrens`s holistic growth and development? Methodologically the study anchors on Action Research tradition. The study will follow a group of BA students and local ECE teachers who construct the data as a part of the research process which takes place in the ongoing project called Creating Spaces for Diversity of Worldviews. In addition the study aims to investigate teachers' competences and follow their developing ability to verbalize and implement WE during the research process.

Current projects

Creating Spaces for Diversity of Worldviews in Early Childhood Education

Links

Lamminmäki-Vartia`s TUHAT profile

Lamminmäki-Vartia`s profile on ResearchGate

Contact information

E-mail: silja.lamminmaki-vartia@helsinki.fi

Tel: +358 50 4751886

Doctoral student

Reseach themes 

cultural-historical activity theory; theory  of expansive learning; methodology of formative interventions, agency, critical collaboration, education beyond school walls, educational management, social media, productive social movements.

Recent projects

  • Concept Formation and Volition in Collaborative Work-project. Funded by the Academy of Finland.

Links

Lemos's profile on TUHAT - University of Helsinki 

Lemos's profile on Academia 

Lemos's profile on ResearchGate 

Lemos's profile on LinkedIn

    Contact information

    Email: monica.lemos@helsinki.fi

    Skype: monicaflemos

    Tel: +31626865889

    Doctoral student, MA (Educ.)

    Research themes

    Social interaction and learning, playful learning, makers, makerspaces, and maker education. My current research focuses on primary school students' emergent leadership and social processes of leadership distribution within a school-based makerspace. 

    See poster presentation: Children's leadership and forms of collaboration in a novel learning environment

    Current projects

    Learning by Making: The educational potential of school-based makerspaces for young learners’ digital competencies (iMake)

    PLC -  The Playful Learning Center

    DigiChild

    Links

    Leskinen's profile on TUHAT - University of Helsinki 

    Leskinen's profile on ResearchGate

    Contact information

    E-mail: jasmiina.leskinen@helsinki.fi

    Tel: +358503768481 

    Doctoral Student, M.Sc. (Tech.)

    Research themes 

    Storytelling in education, especially the possibilities of non-linear stories; computational thinking; computer science education, especially programming skills; games and gamification.

    See poster presentation: Nonlinear storytelling in education

    Current projects

    Recent projects

    Digiosaajaksi työelämään

    Links

    Letonsaari's profile on TUHAT - University of Helsinki

      Contact information

      Email: mika.letonsaari@helsinki.fi

      Doctoral Student, MA (Educ.)

      Research themes 

      Policy instruments; policy planning; school development; institutional learning; Cultural-historical activity theory

      Current projects

      Exploring accumulation of professional capital of teachers' community of practices: An approach of actor-network theory (08.2016-07.2017, Ministry of Science and Technology, R.O.C.)

      Links

      Lin's profile on TUHAT - University of Helsinki

      Contact information

      Email: hongda.lin@helsinki.fi

      Doctoral Student, M.Ed. in Adult Education

      Research themes

      Cultural-historical activity theory, agency, expansive learning, community and urban development, citizen participation.

      Current projects

      Mun Idea - Participatory Budgeting as an Instrument in the Development of an Urban Area (2017-18), funded by Helsinki Metropolitan Region Urban Research Program

      Recent projects

      Links

      Lund's profile on TUHAT - University of Helsinki

      Lund's profile on ResearchGate 

      Lund's profile on Twitter 

        Contact information

        Email: virpi.lund@helsinki.fi

        Doctoral Student

        Research themes

        Social services students’ life purposes – a case study from Finland.This exploratory mixed methods case study aims to find out what kind of self- and other-focused life purposes Finnish social services students identify themselves with and how service during their studies affects their life purposes and helps them to develop their professional interactional competence.

        Contact information

        Email: niina.manninen@helsinki.fi

        Doctoral Student, MA (Adult Education), M. Sc. (Technology)

        Research themes

        my current interests are on implementing of new technology (e.g. building information modelling) and collaborative working methods (e.g. Lean construction, knotworking) in construction industry. I use activity-theoretically oriented ethnographic and interventionist methodologies and methods in my research.

        Current projects

        Recent projects

        Learning from projects: Managing, organizing and coordinating of building information modeling in building projects (2015-2016)

        Links

        Mäki's profile on TUHAT - University of Helsinki    

        Mäki's profile on ResearchGate

        Contact information

        E-mail: tarja.maki@mittaviiva.fi