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Dissertations in English

The lists of all dissertations approved by the Faculty of Education are on the publications website (until 2015) and on the Finnish website "Väitökset" (from 2016 onwards).

2017

 
On Thursday 11 May 2017 Nonmanut Pongsakdi, MA,  defends her doctoral thesis in education entitled Bridging mathematics with word problems.
Opponent: Professor Lieven Verschaffel (University of Leuven, Belgium)
Custos: Professor Erno Lehtinen (University of Turku)
Place: Edu 1 (Educarium, Assistentinkatu 5)

On   Friday 7 April 2017 Anu Kajamies, MA,  defends her doctoral thesis in education entitled Towards optimal scaffolding of low achievers' learning: Combining intertwined, dynamic, and multi-domain perspectives.
Opponent: Professor Emerita Julianne Turner, University of Notre Dame, US
Custos: Professor Marja Vauras, University of Turku
Place: Edu 1 (Educarium, Assistentinkatu 5)

2016

On Friday 16 December 2016 Jenni Alisaari, MA,  defends her doctoral thesis in education entitled Songs and poems in the second language classroom. The hidden potential of singing for developing writing fluency.
Opponent: Professor Emerita Maisa Martin, University of Jyväskylä
Custos: Professor Marja Vauras, University of Turku
Place: Edu 1 (Educarium, Assistentinkatu 5)
 
NB! The public examination is held in Finnish

On Friday 11 November 2016 Kaisa Hytönen, MA,  defends her doctoral thesis in education entitled Bridging academic and working life expertise in continuing professional education: A social network perspective.
Opponent: Professor Petri Nokelainen, Tampere University of Technology
Custos: Docent Tuire Palonen, University of Turku
Place: Edu 1 (Educarium, Assistentinkatu 5)

NB! The public examination is held in Finnish
On Saturday 17 September 2016 Ilona Södervik, MSc,  defends her doctoral thesis in education entitled Understanding biological concepts at university – Investigating learning in medical and teacher education.  
Opponent: Docent Ilkka Ratinen, University of Jyväskylä
Custos: Professor Mirjamaija Mikkilä-Erdmann, University of Turku
Place: Edu 1 (Educarium, Assistentinkatu 5)
 
NB! The public examination is held in Finnish

On Thursday 15 September 2016 Piia-Kaisa af Ursin, MA, defens her doctoral thesis in education entitled  Explaining Cultural Participation in Childhood - Applying the Theory of Planned Behavior to German and Finnish Primary School Children.
Examination board: Professor Stephan Kröner (University of Erlangen-Nürnberg), Professor Benjamin Jörissen (University of Erlangen-Nürnberg), Professor Mark Stemmler (University of Erlangen-Nürnberg), Professor Risto Rinne (University of Turku) and Associate Professor Tero Järvinen (University of Turku).
Place: Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erziehungswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Sitzungssaal 0.031, Regensburger Str. 160, Nürnberg, Deutschland.

On Friday 1 April 2016 Henna Vilppu, MA,  defends her doctoral thesis in education entitled University students’ regulation of learning and text processing – examples from medicine and teacher education.
Opponent: Docent Liisa Postareff, University of Helsinki
Custos: Professor Mirjamaija Mikkilä-Erdmann, University of Turku
Place: Edu 1 (Educarium, Assistentinkatu 5)

NB! The public examination is held in Finnish

2015

On Friday 11 December 2015 Emmanuel Acquah, MA, MSc, defends his doctoral thesis in education entitled Responding to Changing Student Demographics in Finland: A Study of Teachers' Developing Cultural Competence.
Opponent: Ngoc-Diep T. Nguyen (Northeastern Ilinois University, USA)
Custos: Professor Nancy L. Commins, (University of Colorado, USA).
Place: Edu 1 (Educarium, Assistentinkatu 5)

On Friday 2 October 2015 Tuike Iiskala, Ed. Lic, defends her doctoral thesis in Education entitled Socially shared metacognitive regulation during collaborative learning processes in student dyads and small groups.
Opponent: Doctor David Whitebread, University of Cambridge, UK
Custodian: Professor Simone Volet, University Murdoch, Australia (Visiting Professor at the University of Turku, Finland)
Place: Edu 1 (
Educarium, Assistentinkatu 5)

2014

On Tuesday 10 June 2014 Taina Wewer, MA, defends her doctoral thesis in Education entitled Assessment of Young Learners' English Proficiency in Bilingual Content Instruction CLIL .
Opponents: Professor Tarja Nikula and Professor Ari Huhta, University of Jyväskylä 
Custodian: Professor emerita Annikki Koskensalo.

NB! The public examination is held in Finnish

On Friday 28 February 2014 Jake McMullen, MA, defends his doctoral thesis in Education entitled Spontaneous Focusing on Quantitative Relations and the Development of Rational Number Conceptual Knowledge.
Opponent: Assistant Professor Xenia Vamvakoussi, PhD, University of Ioannina, Greece
Custodian: Academy Professor Erno Lehtinen, University of Turku, Finland 
Place: Pub 3 (Publicum, Assistentinkatu 7)

2013

On Saturday 5 October 2013 Markus Nivala, MA, defends his doctoral thesis in Education entitled Learning Microscopic Pathology: Scaffolding the Early Development of Expertise in Medical Image Interpretation.
Opponent: Professor Henny Boshuizen, CELSTEC, Open Universiteit, the Netherlands
Custodian: Academy Professor Erno Lehtinen, University of Turku, Finland
Place: Edu 2 (Educarium, Assistentinkatu 5)

On Friday ​25 October 2013 Rosario Maniscalco defends his doctoral thesis in Education entitled Adult education policy in the European Union during the Lisbon decade. The shift to vocational adult learning and work skills matching.
Opponent: Professor Martin Law, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Custodian: Professor Risto Rinne, University of Turku, Finland
Place: Edu 1 (Educarium, Assistentinkatu 5)

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