CERLI Seminars

Centre for Research on Learning and Instruction organises seminars open to all. For more information on the time and place of each seminar (or the remote link), please contact the seminar's person in charge (or other organisers).

Postgraduate seminars

Domain-specific learning and professional development

The seminar focuses on learning in a specific domain or topic, for instance, acquiring a specific skill. It may also involve vocational or professional learning either in the context of formal education or the workplace. The supervisors can provide support in the following methods, in particular: experimental research or field experimental research, network analysis, eye tracking, interaction analysis and discourse analyses.

Meetings in autumn term 2021:
The seminar meets about once a month (Monday at 16:15-18:00). Currently the seminar meets in Zoom (link can be asked from the person in charge).

November 1: Mikko Kainulainen (Thesis concluding chapter)
November 29: Johanna Lähteelä; Pia Pajala (Titles TBA)
December 13: Experiences of article publishing process (Recent cases from participants with recent experience...

Language: Finnish/English

Person in charge: Sara Routarinne
Other organisers: Tuire Palonen, Laura Helle, Marjaana Puurtinen, Juli-Anna Aerila

Higher Education

Themes of research in higher education pedagogy and higher education.

Please contact the organisers if you would like to participate!

Language: Finnish/English

Persons in charge: Mari Murtonen / Hanna Nori

Other organisers: Henna Vilppu, Tuike Iiskala

Craft, design, technology and arts education and school safety

The research topics focus on craft, design and technology and arts education in various kinds of maker spaces and on school safety. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the seminar is organised online. This will continue after the end of the pandemic. The information of the seminar is provided by the postgraduate student who is currently in turn for the ongoing academic year. The presentation opportunity and schedules will be agreed with the person in question, who will be Meri Pihanperä (memapi@utu.fi) in the academic year 2021-2022.

During the academic year (September-December and February-May), the seminar meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month from 6 pm to 8 pm. In January 2022 there's a meeting also on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Postgraduate students and students applying for the right to postgraduate studies are welcome to attend the seminar.

Language: finnish/english

Person in charge: Eila Lindfors
Other organisers: Jarmo Kinos, Päivi Granö, Inkeri Ruokonen

Seminars for the Mathematical Learning Research Group

Research and research methods on mathematical development and instruction (MA and PhD studies, research-related topics in the Mathematical Learning Research Group, guest talks by scholars).1 or 2 presentations and joint discussion in the seminar. Seminar is open for all who work with similar topics.

Seminar schedule, autumn 2021:

22.9. Jo Van Hoof
29.9. SFONO project design + ethical package (Heidi, Christina, Jo & Minna)
6.10. Cigdem Hazer presentation + web pages
13.10. Phuong Bui presentation
27.10. Irene Pampallis
3.11. MOE project (Tomi, Saku, Jake, Minna)
10.11. Saku Määttä
17.11. ELOC (Lasse Lipponen) Registration to ELOC seminars is needed
24.11. Heidi Harju
1.12. ELOC (Minna Hannula-Sormunen) Registration to ELOC seminars is needed

The seminars are held online at 14:00-15:30. Please contact the person in charge to inquire the Zoom link.

Language: English

Person in charge: Minna Hannula-Sormunen
Other organisers: Jake McMullen, Erno Lehtinen

Teacher training

My doctoral students work extensively on the themes of learning and teaching - most do article dissertations. Dissertation supervision focuses extensively on the various stages of article dissertations.

Please contact the person in charge to inquire the meeting dates.

Person in charge: Mirjamaija Mikkilä-Erdmann

Learning, Well-being and Social interaction

Themes of the seminar:
- Social competence, loneliness and psychosocial well-being
- Adverse childhood experiences, parenting, mentalisation and child development
- Use of social and health care services
- Social in learning: Support for socio-emotionally and cognitively vulnerable children in the family and school contexts
- Interaction processes in collaborative learning
- Teaching through interaction: Developing teacher support and informal formative assessment of its effect
- Social, cultural, and pedagogical competence of early childhood education teachers
- Enhancing teacher-child interactions in early childhood education settings

More information (in Finnish): Monitieteinen jatkokoulutusseminaari Laituri

Meetings in autumn 2021:

27.9. klo 14.15–16.00

  • Tutustumiskierros ja syksyn ohjelma.
  • Kouluterveyskyselyn tuoreet tulokset, Jenni Helenius, THL.
  • Perhe- ja lähisuhdetutkimusseuran esittely, Sari Ahlqvist-Björkroth, tutkijatohtori, Turun yliopisto.

21.10. klo 9.15–11.00

  • Tutkimuksen etiikka.
  • Askarruttaako jokin mieltäsi eettisen toimikunnan toiminnassa? Kysymyksiin vastaa Turun yliopiston eettisen toimikunnan pj., professori Sanna Salanterä.
  • Tilannekatsaus omiin töihin

19.11. klo 14.15–16.00

  • Varhaiskasvatuksen laadunarviointi, Sivi Harkoma, arviointiasiantuntija Karvi, tohtorikoulutettava Helsingin yliopisto
  • Tilannekatsaus omiin töihin

13.12. klo 14.15–16.00

  • Vaikuttavuustutkimus & viestintä Twitterissä, Mika Kortelainen, professori Turun yliopisto, johtava tutkija VATT,
  • Yleistajuinen kirjoittaminen tutkimuksesta, mahdollisuutena MustRead, Arttu Saarinen, Turun yliopisto, MustRead.

Please contact Niina Junttila (niina.junttila@utu.fi) if you would like to participate.

Language: Finnish (English if needed)

Person in charge: Niina Junttila
Other organisers: Miia Tuominen

Learning, learning environments, motivation, and well-being

The themes of the seminar are related to educational psychology, and to general education. The research covers age groups from primary education to adult education focusing on learning and teaching in various learning environments. The research topics cover, for instance, specific questions related to different subject domains, as well as research themes related to motivation and well-being.

Postgraduate students take turns presenting their own work, from data collection plans to the final stage of the dissertation. That is, if necessary, everyone brings their own work to others for comment and discussion at a different stage.

Please contact the person in charge to inquire the meeting dates.

Language: finnish/english

Person in charge: Marjaana Veermans

Other seminars

Turku EyeLabs seminars

Turku EyeLabs is a community of researchers applying eye-tracking in research on cognition and learning. The multidisciplinary community aims to support eye-tracking research by sharing know-how on designing experiments, use of different equipment, and applications of various types of analytical tools. Turku EyeLabs coordinators and researchers organize open-to-all meetings and method demonstrations. The content of each meeting is based on the needs of the community members – they may include presenting and discussing research plans, asking for method advice, rehearsing conference talks, or the like.

Language: english/ finnish (depending on the participants)

Persons in charge: Marjaana Puurtinen ja Johanna Kaakinen

Learning in interaction seminars

Forthcoming seminars:

5 Nov 2021 at 9.00-10.30 Teppo Jakonen: Telepresence robot as a tool for synchronous hybrid teaching

19 Nov 2021 at 9.00-10.30 Common discussion: Reliability of analysis in interaction research

About attending seminars, please contact Sara Routarinne (sara.routarinne@utu.fi) who provides the Zoom link.