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Doctoral Researcher, Department of Teacher Education (Turku)
Doctoral Programme on Learning, Teaching and Learning Environments Research (OPPI), Centre for Research on Learning and Instruction (CERLI)


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Areas of expertise

embodied language learning
arts integration
early language learning
early teaching of foreign languages
foreign language teaching
multiprofessional collaboration


I am a doctoral researcher in educational sciences at the Department of Teacher Education, University of Turku, Finland. Currently I conduct my doctoral research as part of the research project Embodied Language Learning through the Arts (ELLA), which is coordinated by the University of Arts Helsinki, Finland. I am also a visiting researcher at The Center for Educational Research and Academic Development in the Arts (CERADA) at the University of Arts Helsinki. I hold Master of Arts degrees in English and French language and literature from Åbo Akademi University, Finland. I am a certified subject teacher in English and French as foreign languages.


In the "Dance languages!" project, we created a video-based teaching material for early language education : https://sites.uniarts.fi/en/web/ellaresearchproject/kieli%C3%A4-tanssien-

The material is openly available in Finnish and Swedish.


My doctoral research project aims to develop pedagogical practices that integrate language and dance in the context of early language education. The resarch is based on the project Dansa språk! / Kieliä tanssien!["Dance languages!"; 2019-2022], which was funded by The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland and The Society of Swedish Literature in Finland (SLS).

In 2021-2022, I work as grant researcher in the research project "Embodied Language Learning through the Arts" (ELLA, 2021-2024), funded by Kone Foundation and led by professor Eeva Anttila (University of Arts Helsinki). This multidisciplinary research project focuses on how embodiment, artistic activity and language are intertwined: https://www.uniarts.fi/en/projects/embodied-language-learning-through-the-arts-ella/

Watch a video of my ongoing research on the University of Turku's social media (in Finnish): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYzrypqcn_U&t=2s


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Ruotsin kieltä tanssien lukiossa (2023)

Kaarla Lotta, Jusslin Sofia, Korpinen Kaisa, Lilja Niina
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