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 in the University of Helsinki research portal

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Hilppö's profile on Twitter

Hilppö's profile on GoogleScholar

    Contact information

    E-mail: jaakko.hilppo@helsinki.fi

    Skype: Hilppo

    Tel: +358 40 533 4643

    Expert Group Co-Leader

    PhD, Adjunct Professor, Principal 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

    Links

    Kajamaa's profile on in the University of Helsinki research portal

    Kajamaa's profile on ResearchGate   

    Kajamaa's profile on Twitter

      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 in the University of Helsinki research portal

      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

        Links

        DigIT Research Group

        Kerosuo's profile in the University of Helsinki research portal

        Kerosuo's profile on ResearchGate

        Contact information 

        E-mail: hannele.kerosuo@helsinki.fi

         

         

        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 in the University of Helsinki research portal

        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 in the University of Helsinki research portal

        Elina Kuusisto's profile on ResearchGate

          Contact information

          E-mail: Elina.kuusisto@helsinki.fi

          Tel: +358 2941 29865 / +358 503180309

          Postdoctoral researcher, PhD

          Research themes

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

          Current projects

          Links

          Laine's profile on in the University of Helsinki research portal

          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 in the University of Helsinki research portal

          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 in the University of Helsinki research portal

          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.

          Links

          Möller's profile in the University of Helsinki research portal

          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.

          Links

          Reetta Niemi's profile in the University of Helsinki research portal

          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

          DigIT Research Group

          Paavola's profile in the University of Helsinki research portal

          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 in the University of Helsinki research portal

          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

          Links

          Rajala's profile in the University of Helsinki research portal

            Contact information 

            E-mail: Antti.Rajala@helsinki.fi

            Postdoctoral researcher, PhD

            Research themes

            My main research interests are computer-supported collaborative learning, digital learning environment, professional training (especially for in service teachers), space–time organization (chronotope), collaborative sense-making,qualitative research, video analysis, dialogical theory, sociocultural research, and activity theory.

            Contact information

            E-mail: giuseppe.ritella@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 in the University of Helsinki research portal

            Saadatmand's profile on GoogleScholar 

            Saadatmand's profile on Twitter  

            Saadatmand's profile on LinkedIn 

            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 in the University of Helsinki research portal

              Sannino's profile on Academia   

              Sannino's profile on GoogleScholar

              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

               

              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 in the University of Helsinki research portal

              Tirri's profile on ResearchGate   

              Tirri's profile on LinkedIn   

              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.

                Links

                Toivanen's profile in the University of Helsinki research portal

                Contact information

                E-mail: tapio.toivanen@helsinki.fi

                Postdoctoral 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 in the University of Helsinki research portal

                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

                Postdoctoral Researcher, PhD  

                Research themes

                The role of objects and technologies in work activities, communities, and networks; cultural-historical activity theory (CHAT);  application of ethnography for studying work, work change, and digitalization. 

                Affiliations

                The DigIT research group.

                Recent projects

                Links

                Vetoshkina's profile in the University of Helsinki research portal

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                Vetoshkina's profile on Academia 

                Vetoshkina's profile on ResearchGate 

                Vetoshkina's profile on Twitter

                Vetoshkina's Blog

                  Contact information

                  E-mail: liubov.vetoshkina@helsinki.fi

                   

                  Professor Emeritus

                  Research themes 

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

                  Contact information

                  E-mail: jaakko.virkkunen@helsinki.fi