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Mirva
Heikkilä
Senior Researcher, Department of Teacher Education (Turku)

Contact

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

Areas of expertise

higher education, professional development, teaching
teacher education
agency
identities
professional knowledge
embodiment
career transitions
discourse analysis
narrative analysis
sociomaterialism

Biography

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

- Doctoral Researcher at the Department of Teacher 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 in education 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 and professional development in working life, especially from the perspective of professional knowledge and science literacy. In my PhD, I examined student and primary teachers' agency in integrating theory and practice. I am also interested in professional identities, career transitions, and affect and embodiment in working life. I mainly focus on in-depth qualitative methods such as discourse, narrative, and sociomaterial analysis.

Publications

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Korona opettajan osaamisen haastajana (2021)

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

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
(Vertaisarvioitu katsausartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A2))