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University Lecturer, Department of Teacher Education (Turku)


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Areas of expertise

Higher Education
Postgraduate Supervision
Academic Experiences
Intercultural Education


Kalypso Filippou is a University Lecturer at the Department of Teacher Education and more specifically at the UTUPeda - Center for University Pedagogy and Research. She is a co-leader in the EqualISM research project which examines how the lives of international students in Finnish universities are (re)constructed during the COVID-19 pandemic (https://sites.utu.fi/equalism/). She is also a Co-Coordinator of the Early Career Higher Education Researchers network (https://echer.org/what-is-echer/) and a Senior Editor at the Journal of Praxis in Higher Education (https://journals.hb.se/jphe)

Her doctoral research examined students’ and university teachers’ experiences in the international master’s degree programmes in Finnish universities, focusing on intercultural thesis supervision. Kalypso has graduated from the international master's degree programme of Learning, Learning Environment and Educational Systems, University of Turku (2012-2014) and received her Bachelor's Degree of Educational Sciences - Primary School Teacher at the University of Cyprus (2008-2012). She has been an exchange student at the University of Stockholm (2009-2010)


Kalypso Filippou is the responsible teacher for the courses courses ‘Basics of University Pedagogy’ (10 ECTS), ‘Being a thesis supervisor’ (2 ECTS) and ‘Tieteenalakohtainen yliopistopedagogiikka II/ Discipline specific university pedagogy II’ (5 ECTS). She is co-responsible for the UNIPS modules 'Becoming a teacher', 'How to plan my teaching' and 'Lecturing and expertise', and the course ‘Opetusharjoittelu uudessa ympäristössä/Supervised teaching practice in a new environment’ (6 ECTS). In addition, she teaches at the courses ‘Opetusharjoittelu omasa työssä/ Supervised teaching practice in own work’ (6 ECTS) and ‘Vuorovaikutteinen opetus/Interactive teaching’ (6 ECTS). Kalypso also teaches at the international master's degree programme Education and Learning the course 'Multicultural Education' (5 ECTS).

Previously she taught the course 'Scientific writing' for master's students and ‘Writing Practices and Exercises for Academic Publishing’ for doctoral researchers. She has been an assistant at the master's thesis seminars of the EdLearn master's programme and a guest lecturer at the course 'International and Comparative Education'. Similarly, she was a teaching assistant at the courses 'Culturally and Linguistically responsive teaching', and 'Cultural Responsiveness, Diversity, and Inclusiveness'.


Her research interests focus on international students, post-graduate thesis supervision, university pedagogy, and international education.


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