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Mirva
Heikkilä
Doctoral Candidate, Department of Teacher Education (Turku)

Contact

+358 29 450 3877
+358 50 500 4937
Assistentinkatu 5
20500
Turku

Areas of expertise

teaching
teacher education
agency
higher education
professional development
student teachers
student selection
knowledge
embodiment
affect
narrative
linguistics
new materialism

Biography

I work as a PhD Researcher at the Department of Teacher Education, at the Centre for Research on Learning and Instruction (CERLI). My degrees are Master of Arts (Education) and Master of Laws.

I am Coordinator at CERLI (https://www.utu.fi/en/university/faculty-of-education/department-of-teacher-education/CERLI).

I am also Communications Officer at the Finnish Society for Research on Adult Education (https://www.aikuiskasvatuksentutkimusseura.fi/)


My previous work experience in the field of education:

- University Teacher at the Department of Education

- Project Manager at the Department of Teacher Education in OVET/DOORS project (www.sites.utu.fi/ovet)

Teaching

My teaching experience consists of the following courses:


LUOT0026 Research Workshop 1: Observation and Interview in Development of Teacher’s Prof. Skills, 5 ECTS

https://opas.peppi.utu.fi/en/course/LUOT0026/19931?period=2020-2022


KTL_0111 Introduction to University Studies, Department of Education, 2 ECTS 

https://opas.peppi.utu.fi/en/course/KTL_0111/5554

KTL_0035 Introduction to Working Life, Education and Adult Education, 4 ECTS

https://opas.peppi.utu.fi/en/course/KTL_0035/2551

KTL_0102 From Schooling to Working Life, Education and Adult Education, 3 ECTS

https://opas.peppi.utu.fi/en/course/KTL_0102/21209

KTL_0095 Scientific Activity and Academic Literacy in Education, 7 ECTS

https://opas.peppi.utu.fi/en/course/KTL_0095/2533

AIKK0042 Scientific Activity and Academic Literacy in Adult Education, 7 ECTS

https://opas.peppi.utu.fi/en/course/AIKK0042/8431

KTL_3110 Effectiveness and Evaluation of Education, 4 ECTS

https://opas.peppi.utu.fi/en/course/KTL_3110/2507

AIKK0021 Evaluation of Adult Education and Lifelong Learning, 5 ECTS

https://opas.peppi.utu.fi/en/course/AIKK0021/2604

KTL_0088 Bachelor's Thesis, 8 ECTS 

https://opas.peppi.utu.fi/en/course/KTL_0088/23241

AIKK3087 Gender in Working Life, 4 ECTS

https://opas.peppi.utu.fi/en/course/AIKK3087/5609

KTL_3089 Report Seminar, Education and Adult Education, 3 ECTS

https://opas.peppi.utu.fi/en/course/KTL_3089/5547

KTL_3086 Administration and Development of Education, 4 ECTS

https://opas.peppi.utu.fi/en/course/KTL_3086/10385

Research

My research interests include learning and teaching in higher education context and professional development in working life. In my Ph.D. project, I examine narrative perspectives of student teachers' and in-service teachers' agency in integrating theory and practice. My research interests also include: 

- curriculum design and programme development in teacher education

- teacher competences and student selection for teacher education

- career transitions (from teaching as well as to teaching)

- embodiment and affect in education and working life

- new materialism in teaching

Publications

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Korona opettajan osaamisen haastajana (2021)

Kasvatus ja Aika
Warinowski Anu, Metsäpelto Riitta-Leena, Heikkilä Mirva, Mikkilä-Erdmann Mirjamaija
(B1 Kirjoitus tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä)

A multidimensional adapted process model of teaching (2021)

Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability
Metsäpelto Riitta-Leena, Poikkeus Anna-Maija, Heikkilä Mirva, Husu Jukka, Laine Anu, Lappalainen Kristiina, Lähteenmäki Marko, Mikkilä-Erdmann Mirjamaija, Warinowski Anu, Iiskala Tuike, Hangelin Sanna, Harmoinen Sari, Holmström Anni, Kyrö-Ämmälä Outi, Lehesvuori Sami, Mankki Ville, Suvilehto Pirjo
(A2 Katsausartikkeli tieteellisessä aikauslehdessä)