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Marjaana
Puurtinen
University Lecturer
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

  • 2019- University Lecturer, Dept. of Teacher Education
  • 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

  • Board member, Brahea Centre
  • Scientific board member, Flavoria food experience center, University of Turku
  • Board member, Research development, Faculty of Education
  • Coordinator, Turku Eye-Tracking Laboratories, University of Turku

Teaching

Thesis supervision

  • 1st supervisor for two and 2nd supervisor for one PhD candidates (Faculty of Education)
  • 1st supervisor for 22 finalized MA theses and 21 finalized BA theses (Dept. of Teacher Education)

Teaching experience

  • Research methods and reporting in educational sciences (for elementary school teacher and history and social sciences teacher candidates)
  • Introduction to educational sciences (for education majors and minors)

Research

Research projects

  • Work at the Functional Foods Forum (Senses and Food team) about food selection and intake, 2019-
  • "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. (Puurtinen acted as the co-author of the application, consortium coordinator and project researcher.) Academy of Finland, 2014-2018.
  • "Looking at music: Eye movements and the development of music-reading skill". Marjaana Puurtinen. Turku Institute for Advanced Studies, 2015-2017.
  • "Visual literacy as part of expertise in history". Prof. Arja Virta (PI), Marjaana Puurtinen and Markus Nivala. Finnish Cultural Foundation, announced in 2013.
  • PhD project (4,5 years). Marjaana Penttinen. The Finnish Doctoral Programme in Education and Learning, announced in 2006.

Publications

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