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Description of research and teaching

Alexandra Nordström is a PhD student in the School, Education, Society, and Culture Doctoral Programme at the University of Helsinki. She holds a Master of Social Sciences with a focus on educational sociology. Her research themes include young children’s emotion and affect, literacy practices, interaction, multiliteracies pedagogy, and sociocultural and new materialist theories. She is a member of the Playful Learning Center and the Learning, Culture and Interventions expert group in the Faculty of Educational Sciences at the University of Helsinki. Alexandra’s most recent project is ‘The Joy of Learning Multiliteracies’ research and development programme: www.monilukutaito.com/en. Alexandra also teaches in the bachelor and master programmes at the Faculty of Educational Sciences. She is currently the JURE coordinator of EARLI SIG 25 - Educational Theory.

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Social Sciences

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Literacy
  • 5141 Sociology
  • Childhood Studies

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.