Areas of expertise
I work as a Senior 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)
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
KTL_0111 Introduction to University Studies, Department of Education, 2 ECTS
KTL_0035 Introduction to Working Life, Education and Adult Education, 4 ECTS
KTL_0102 From Schooling to Working Life, Education and Adult Education, 3 ECTS
KTL_0095 Scientific Activity and Academic Literacy in Education, 7 ECTS
AIKK0042 Scientific Activity and Academic Literacy in Adult Education, 7 ECTS
KTL_3110 Effectiveness and Evaluation of Education, 4 ECTS
AIKK0021 Evaluation of Adult Education and Lifelong Learning, 5 ECTS
KTL_0088 Bachelor's Thesis, 8 ECTS
AIKK3087 Gender in Working Life, 4 ECTS
KTL_3089 Report Seminar, Education and Adult Education, 3 ECTS
KTL_3086 Administration and Development of Education, 4 ECTS
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.