Diana-Elena Gratie, Romania
Q: What is your name? 
Diana-Elena Gratie

Q: Where are you from? 

Q: Why did you decide to pursue the LLEES programme at UTU? 
I applied for the programme because I wanted to improve my knowledge and practices related to education by learning from the best.

Q: What is your favorite aspect of the programme? 
My absolute favorite aspect of the program is the diversity. Students come from all corners of the world, and range in age from fresh graduates to retired, accomplished teachers. LLEES has provided us with the perfect environment to learn from each other, expand our horizons and bond in meaningful friendships. The richness that our diverse backgrounds provide is enhanced by the skills of our teachers and their excellence in various research areas.

Q: What is your research about? 
My thesis focuses on identifying strategies that players use while playing a mathematics computer game. I use multiple data collection and data analysis methods, and am most excited about the eye tracking method.

Q: How do you think your degree will help you in the future?
I have grown a lot since I joined this program, therefore, I highly recommend University of Turku’s Master’s Degree Programme in Learning and Education to all those interested in educational research.

Q: What would you say to someone considering studying at UTU?
While studying at UTU, you will develop as a researcher. Don’t hesitate to apply and start making your dreams come true.