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Marjaana
Puurtinen
Academy Research Fellow, Department of Teacher Education (Turku)
PhD, Adj. Prof.

Contact

+358 29 450 3636
+358 50 339 4928
Assistentinkatu 5
20500
Turku

Areas of expertise

Conceptual change
Expertise in music
Expertise in history
Eye-tracking
Music reading
Text and graphics comprehension

Biography

Formerly Penttinen.

Education and degrees

  • 2019: Adjunct Professor (title of docent), Faculty of Education, University of Oulu
  • 2016: Master of Arts (European and World History), University of Turku
  • 2013: PhD (Education), University of Turku
  • 2006: Master of Arts (Education), University of Turku

Academic positions

  • 2021-2026: Academy Research Fellow, Dept. of Teacher Education, University of Turku
  • 2019- (on leave 2021-2026) University Lecturer, Dept. of Teacher Education. Including research duties at the Functional Foods Forum, Faculty of Medicine, University of Turku
  • 2017-2018: Senior Researcher, Dept. of Psychology and Speech-Language Pathology, University of Turku (part-time)
  • 2018: Postdoctoral Researcher, Dept. of Teacher Education, University of Turku. (part-time)
  • 2015-2017: Postdoctoral Researcher, Turku Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Turku.
  • 2014: Postdoctoral Researcher, grant, Finnish Cultural Foundation.
  • 2013-2014: University Lecturer, Dept. of Teacher Education, University of Turku. (part-time)
  • 2012-2013: Coordinator, Turku Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Turku. (part-time)
  • 2011-2012: Researcher, Dept. of Teacher Education, University of Turku.
  • 2007-2011: Doctoral Student, Dept. of Teacher Education, University of Turku.

Selected administrative duties

  • Coordinator, Turku Eye-Tracking Laboratories, University of Turku
  • Board member, Executive Board of Research development, Faculty of Education


Teaching

  • 1st supervisor for one completed PhD thesis; 1st supervisor for two and 2nd supervisor for one PhD candidate at the Faculty of Education, Univ. of Turku; 1st supervisor for 28 finalized MA theses and 35 finalized BA theses at the Dept. of Teacher Education, Univ. of Turku
  • Extensive experience in, e.g., teaching research methods and reporting in educational sciences

Research

  • PI/Academy Research Fellow, "Eye on history: How experts and novices deal with visual representations of the past". Academy of Finland, 2021-2026.
  • Researcher at the Functional Foods Forum, "Senses and Food" team. Academy of Finland (funding for research profiling at Finnish universities), 2019-2021.
  • Consortium coordinator and post-doctoral researcher, "Reading music: Eye movements and the development of expertise". Prof. Erkki Huovinen (PI), University of Jyväskylä and Royal College of Music in Stockholm & Prof. Hans Gruber (PI), University of Regensburg and University of Turku. Academy of Finland, 2014-2018.
  • PI/Post-doctoral Researcher, "Looking at music: Eye movements and the development of music-reading skill". Turku Institute for Advanced Studies, 2015-2017.
  • Co-applicant and post-doctoral researcher, "Visual literacy as part of expertise in history". Prof. Arja Virta (PI), Marjaana Puurtinen and Markus Nivala. Finnish Cultural Foundation, announced in 2013.
  • PhD candidate, The Finnish Doctoral Programme in Education and Learning (funding for 4,5 years), announced in 2006.

Publications

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