Postdoctoral researcher, PhD

Research themes

Children’s agency and sense of agency, children’s learning, development and everyday life, children’s projects, co-participatory methodology in research with children, Cultural-Historical Activity Theory

Current projects

  • SPrEaD: Broadening implementation of an innovative STEAM learning environment: Scaling up FUSE Studios through two models of partnership engagement with industry and schools (2017-2019, National Science Foundation (USA))
  • CoCuCo: Constituting Cultures of Compassion in Early Childhood Education (2016-2020, Academy of Finland)
  • Children’s Projects: a Proposal for a Research Agenda
  • Vital Voices 2 Perspectives on (Educational) Equity on the Early Childhood Sector in Singapore: Mapping the Best Practices (Funded by Lien Foundation 01.01.2018 - 31.12.2018).

Links

Hilppö's profile on TUHAT - University of Helsinki   

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Hilppö's profile on Twitter  

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    Contact information

    E-mail: jaakko.hilppo@helsinki.fi

    Skype: Hilppo

    Tel: +358 40 533 4643

    Expert Group Co-Leader

    PhD, Adjunct Professor, Principle Investigator

    Research themes

    Learning, development, organizational change, strategic change, organizational communication and collaboration, interprofessional working, sociocultural theories, activity theory and other practice based approaches, qualitative research methods, formative interventions and ethnography e.g. in the context of health care and social care, schools and entrepreneurship hubs.

    Current projects

    • Learning by Making: The Educational Potential of School-Based Makerspaces for Young Learners' Digital Competencies (iMake) (Academy of Finland)
    • CO-LAB project: Improving collaborative working between correctional and mental health services (EU HORIZON 2020, MSCA-RISE, 2016-2020) 

    Recent projects

    Links

    Kajamaa's profile on TUHAT - University of Helsinki   

    Kajamaa's profile on ResearchGate   

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      Contact information

      E-mail: anu.kajamaa@helsinki.fi

      Skype: akajamaa

      Tel: +358 40 8232358

      University Lecturer, PhD

      Research themes

      Pedagogy in early childhood education, children's participation, participatory learning, best practices of early childhood education, child initiated play, pathways of play, play-based learning, multi-professional co-operation in early childhood education, ethics in research methods, dialogic development of education, media education in early years.

      Links

      Kangas's profile on TUHAT - University of Helsinki 

      Contact information

      E-mail: jonna.kangas@helsinki.fi

       

      Docent (Adjunct professor), PhD (Adult Education)

      Research themes

      My current interests are on boundary crossing and development of knotworking in construction industry. Furthermore, I examine transformative agency in several fields of study. I use activity-theoretically oriented ethnographic and interventionist methodologies and methods in my research.

        Current projects

        Recent projects

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        Kerosuo's profile on TUHAT - University of Helsinki    

        Kerosuo's profile on ResearchGate

        Contact information 

        E-mail: hannele.kerosuo@helsinki.fi

         

         

        Expert Group Leader

        Professor, PhD

        Research themes 

        Sociocultural theories; Social interaction and learning and development; Human agency; Formal and informal Learning; Learning across contents; Digital learning; Multiliteracies; Pedagogy and leraning environments; Teacher professional develoment; Creativity and co-creation; Participatory research methods; Visual research

        Current projects

        Links

        Kumpulainen's profile on TUHAT - University of Helsinki    

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        Kumpulainen's profile on Academia   

        Kumpulainen's personal Webpage   

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        Kumpulainen's profile on Twitter   

          Contact information

          E-mail: kristiina.kumpulainen@helsinki.fi 

          Skype: kristiinakkk

          Tel: +358 50 3185221

           

          University Lecturer, Docent, PhD

          Research themes 

          Most of Arniika's research projects have been based on a mixed methods design. These cover her PhD works and the present projects, in which she places value learning trajectories in the center of her research interest. In her publised doctoral disseratation, Arniika examined young people’s value learning, socialization experiences and agency. She also carried out two projects on diversity in Early Childhood Education and the comprehensive school age groiup. At present, she is working on young children's value learning, and the value learning trajectories of an older participant age group. She is also working on various other smaller projects related to value learning trajectories and life histories. 

          Current projects

          Nature or Nurture? Technology Assisted Multi-Method Autobiographical Approach to Value Learning during Transition to School

          Links

          Arniika Kuusisto's profile on TUHAT - University of Helsinki

          Contact information

          E-mail: Arniika.Kuusisto@helsinki.fi

          Tel: +358 2941 29339 / +358 503187293

          Docent, ThD, MA (Ed.)

          Research themes

          Moral and religious education, more specifically - 1) moral sensitivities such as ethical sensitivity, intercultural sensitivity, interreligious sensitivity; 2) purposeful teaching and life purposes; 3) talent development and growth mindset.

          Current projects

          Links

          Elina Kuusisto's profile on TUHAT - University of Helsinki   

          Elina Kuusisto's profile on ResearchGate

            Contact information

            E-mail: Elina.kuusisto@helsinki.fi

            Tel: +358 2941 29865 / +358 503180309

            Postdoctoral researcher

            Research themes

            Learning, especially on the boundary of school and society; relationship between school and society, entrepreneurship, cultural-historical activity theory

            Links

            Käyhkö's profile on TUHAT - University of Helsinki

            Recent projects

            Entrepreneurship education and entrepreneurial learning as an epistemic object of research.

            Contact information

            E-mail: leena.kayhko@helsinki.fi

            Post-doctoral researcher, PhD

            Research themes

            Gifted education, conceptions of giftedness; differentiated teaching; teachers’ and students’ mindset about learning

            Current projects

            Links

            Laine's profile on TUHAT - University of Helsinki   

            Laine's profile on ResearchGate

            Contact information

            E-mail: sonja.laine@helsinki.fi

            Tel: +358 2941 29838, +358 5031 82182

            Professor, PhD

            Research themes

            Cultures of Compassion; Leadership in Early Childhood Education; Play Interactions; Social Interaction 

            Current projects

            Constituting Cultures of Compassion in Early Childhood Education, 2016-2020, Academy of Finland.

            Vital Voices 2 Perspectives on (Educational) Equity on the Early Childhood Sector in Singapore: Mapping the Best Practices (Funded by Lien Foundation 01.01.2018 - 31.12.2018).

            Links

            Lipponen's profile on TUHAT   

            Lipponen's profile on GoogleScholar

            Contact information

            E-mail: lasse.lipponen@helsinki.fi

            Skype: lasse_lipponen

            Professor Emeritus

            Research themes

            Cultural-historical activity theory; learning in technological innovations; teacher’s work and the relationship between schools and society.

            Recent projects

            Learning from projects: Managing, organizing and coordinating of building information modeling in building projects (2015-2016). For more information see also here.

            Links

            Reijo Miettinen's profile on TUHAT - University of Helsinki

            Contact information

            E-mail: reijo.miettinen@helsinki.fi

             

            Postdoctoral researcher

            Research themes

            The art of theorisation and theory generating research - ethnographic experimental research. Technology and materiality. Creativity, learning and development. Change as interactants creative co-construction of culture. Cultural-historical theory and cognitive domain theories on moral development and ethics. Minority- majority categorization and transgression. Observation to study development, e.g. using tablets, sociometric badges or interaction-based video observation and the quantification of observation such as in-footage coding.

            Current projects

            • Changing conversations: Study on exploring children’s reasoning and perspective-taking when booklets containing illustrative stories on peer rejection are digitalized and displayed on tablets.

            • How to foster awareness rather than biases? A wholeness perspective on the development of conventional beliefs. Designing an interactive app/computer game to support a playful attitude towards social conventions and challenge young people’s beliefs about gender and ethnicity building on moral questions based wihin an interview frame similar to studies on peer rejection and moral reasoning.

              Collaborators: Erika Löfström University of Helsinki, Harriet Tenenbaum University of Surrey, Anna Stetsenko, City University of New York.

            Contact information

            E-mail: signe.moller@helsinki.fi

             

             

             

             

            Lecturer at Viikki Teacher Training School, PhD

            Research themes  

            My work focuses on developing participatory pedagogy through narrative learning projects, as well as methodological issues of pedagogical action research.  I have developed visual participatory research methods in order to perceive children’s meaningful learning experiences. My research has also centered on understanding how children’s meaningful experiences can help teachers to develop their practical theories and pedagogical actions in classrooms.

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            Reetta Niemi's profile on TUHAT - University of Helsinki

            Contact information

            E-mail: reetta.niemi@helsinki.fi

            Associate Professor (tenure track), Docent, PhD

            Research themes

            Technology mediated collaborative learning, inquiry and work; theories of learning; trialogical learning; practice methodologies - cultural-historical activity theory, pragmatism; abductive methodologies of discovery

            Current projects

            CO-LAB - Improving collaborative working between correctional and mental health services (2016-2020).

            Recent projects

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

            Links

            Paavola's profile on TUHAT - University of Helsinki   

            Paavola's profile on GoogleScholar   

            Paavola's profile on Academia.edu   

            Paavola's profile on ResearchGate   

            Paavola's profile on Twitter   

            Paavola's profile on LinkedIn    

            Contact information

            E-mail: sami.paavola@helsinki.fi

            Skype: samipaavola

            Senior University Lecturer, Docent

            Research themes

            • Research on educational interaction: The development of student agency, ambivalence and engagement in early education and youth work contexts
            • Cultural-historical research on adult-child joint play and play-based pedagogies
            • Research on educational change and interventions, teachers’ professional development, particularly discursive methodologies

            Recent projects

            • Longitudinal study on children taken into care in Finland. Responsible researcher in the sub study Art-based Activities With Youth in Foster Care. (Academy of Finland, 2010-2013)

            Links

            Rainio's profile on TUHAT - University of Helsinki   

            Rainio's profile on Academia  

            Rainio's profile on GoogleScholar

            Contact information

            E-mail: anna.rainio@helsinki.fi

            Tel: +358 50 3180 306

            Postdoctoral researcher, PhD

            Research themes

            Learning, Collaborative learning, Social interaction, Peer interaction

            Current  projects

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            Rajala's profile on TUHAT - University of Helsinki

              Contact information 

              E-mail: Antti.Rajala@helsinki.fi

               

               

               

              Postdoctoral researcher, PhD

              Research themes

              technology enhanced learning, online/blended learning environments, online courses and MOOCs, learning design, learning technologies, open education, networked learning.

              Current projects

              Links

              Saadatmand's profile on TUHAT - University of Helsinki  

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              Saadatmand's profile on ResearchGate 

              Saadatmand's profile on Academia  

                Contact information

                E-mail: mohsen.saadatmand@helsinki.fi

                Skype: saadatm1

                 

                Academy Research Fellow, Docent, PhD

                Research themes

                My work focuses on the emergence and enactment of transformative agency from the perspective of cultural-historical activity theory, how this type of agency relates to learning and how it can be identified, supported and enhanced through formative interventions within communities, educational and work settings. 

                Current projects

                Academy Research Fellowship project on “The Emergence of Agency: Foundations for Educational Change from Below” (2012-2017)

                Links

                Sannino's profile on TUHAT - University of Helsinki    

                Sannino's profile on Academia   

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                Contact information

                E-mail: annalisa.sannino@helsinki.fi

                Skype: ansannino

                Tel: +358 04 51 35 6343

                 

                Senior Researcher, DSc (Agr. & For.), Adjunct Professor

                Finnish Institute of Occupational Health

                Research themes

                Learning and development in platform economy work; service networks and relational agency in many fields of work. Proactivity, e.g. interpretive practice in robotic surgery. Collaborative tools and developmental intervention methodologies in activity theories and other practice-based approaches.

                Links

                Seppänen's profile on LinkedIn

                Current projects

                Contact information

                Email: laura.seppanen@ttl.fi

                Skype: leseppa1

                Tel: +358468514752

                 

                Senior Lecturer, Docent, PhD

                Research themes

                Media education, arts (sound, music) education. Recent research focus in teaching and learning in digital cultures (especially student as producers, developing multimodal literacy), and in creative pedagogy: prolific author of research based pedagogical materials, which are widely used in Finnish learning institutions.

                Current projects:

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                Sintonen's profile on TUHAT - University of Helsinki   

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                  Contact information

                  E-mail: sara.sintonen@helsinki.fi

                   

                  Professor

                  Dr. Kirsi Tirri is a full Professor of Education and a Research director at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies at the University of Helsinki. She serves as a President of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters. She is also a Visiting Professor at the St. John's University, New York, USA. Tirri has been the President of ECHA (European Council for High Ability) for the years 2008-2012 and the President of the SIG International Studies at AERA (American Educational Research Association) for the years 2010-2013.

                  Research themes

                  School pedagogy; moral and religious education; gifted education; teacher education and cross-cultural studies.

                  Current projects

                  Links

                  Tirri's profile on TUHAT - University of Helsinki   

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                  Tirri's profile on Academia

                    Contact information

                    E-mail: kirsi.tirri@helsinki.fi

                    Tel: +358 2941 29838, +358 5031 82182

                    University lecturer, Docent, PhD (Doctor of theatre and Drama)

                    Research themes

                    Developing drama and theatre education; Creativity in drama and theatre education; Creative teaching, Interaction and learning; Playfull learning

                    Current projects

                    Challenge of the Empty Space (2011-).  Part projects 1) What is creativity in drama and theatre education?  2) What is quality in drama and theatre education? 3) Developing Teachers' Body Awareness and Holistic Interactions Using Theatre Based Methods.

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                    Toivanen's profile on TUHAT - University of Helsinki 

                    Contact information

                    E-mail: tapio.toivanen@helsinki.fi

                    Post-doc researcher, PhD

                    Research themes

                    Small children’s science education; science learning environments; children’s multiliteracy skills; inquiry-based education; ICT and technology enhanced learning; non-formal education.

                    Links

                    Vartiainen's profile on TUHAT - University of Helsinki    

                    Vartiainen's profile on LinkedIn

                    Current projects

                    The Joy of Learning Multiliteracy (MOI)

                    Contact information

                    E-mail: jenni.vartiaine@helsinki.fi

                    Skype: jenni-vartiainen

                    Tel: +358 50 311 66 60

                    Professor Emeritus

                    Research themes 

                    cultural-historical activity theory; developmental work research; work-related learning.

                    Contact information

                    E-mail: jaakko.virkkunen@helsinki.fi