Elina Harjunen

Elina Harjunen

1987 …2018

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Description of research and teaching

Research interests

  • Pedagogical authority

  • Writing (teaching and assessing writing, own voice)

Topics of recent papers and guest lectures 

  • Patterns of control over the TSL process and classrooms as complex dynamic environments: A theoretical framework
  • Students consent to a teacher's pedagogial authority
  • How do teachers view their pedagogical authority?
  • Reading research on Finnish schooling and school context through the lenses of ethics and values

Previous research interests

  • Miten opettaja rakentaa pedagogisen auktoriteetin? – Otteita opettajan arjesta [How does a teacher construct pedagogical authority? – Extracts from a teacher’s everyday life]. (PhD thesis)
  • PISA 2006 (a member of Finnish leading group, an expert of reading literacy)



Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences