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Name: PEHKONEN, Erkki Kalevi
Date of Birth: September 29, 1941
Place of Birth: Helsinki, Finland
Education: PhD, Mathematics, University of Jyväskylä, 1976
Thesis Title: Regularität der schwachen Lösungen linearer quasielliptischer Dirichletprobleme
Career:
Mathematics teacher in several schools in Helsinki 1965–75
Junior lecturer on mathematics at the University of Helsinki 1975–1980
Senior lecturer on mathematics education at the University of Helsinki 1980–1999
Senior research fellow at the Finnish Academy for three years 1989–1992, 1996, 1998
Professor on mathematics education at the University of Duisburg (Germany) 1994, 1999
Full professor on mathematics and science education for the academic years 1999-2003 at the University of Turku
Appointment as a full professor on mathematics and informatics education at the University of Helsinki in 2004
Activities on Mathematics Education
Current Research Interests:
The improvement of mathematics teaching in middle schools
• The use of open-ended problems in classroom
• International comparison of teachers’ and pupils’ beliefs about mathematics teaching, teacher change
• PISA results in mathematics
On-going research
Several on-going research projects in mathematics education since 1989, mostly financed by the Academy of Finland
The most recent one is the research enterprise “Understanding in Mathematics” that started 2000 with the small scale project "Development of Mathematical Thinking in School Mathematics", financed by the University of Turku Foundation (7200 euros), followed by “Understanding and Self-Confidence in School Mathematics”, financed 2001-03 (altogether 200’000 euros) by the Academy of Finland, followed by “Elementary Teacher Students’ Mathematics”, financed 2003-06 (altogether 236’000 euros) by the Academy of Finland, and ended with "Development of pupils' understanding of mathematics with the use of open ended problems", financed 2010–13 (altogether 400'000 euros) by the Academy of Finland.
Next I will plan and apply a research grant from the Academy of Finland for a research project “Beyond PISA results in mathematics “.
Scientific working abroad: Several longer visits on abroad with different research grants: Dortmund (Germany) 1984, Friburg (Germany) 1987, Athens, Ga/ USA) 1991.
International conferences (organizer, speaker, etc.):
Organizer of eight conferences in Finland (Helsinki, Lahti, Ivalo) and in Germany (Duisburg) since 1989.
Plenary speaker in eight conferences (Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Norway) since 1987.
Initiator and leader of several scientific activities (discussion groups, seminars, working groups, workshops).
Organizising member of several scientific bodies (ICME-7, EU-PME, ICME-8, PME, NORMA-98, ICME-9, ICME-10) since 1992.
Reviewer in several international scientific journals:
Reviewing regularly several international journals on mathematics education
Dissertations etc:
Supervisor and/or official opponent of fourteen dissertations in Finland since 1990.
Supervisor and/or official opponent of four dissertations abroad since 1994.
Organizer and leader (with prof. Maija Ahtee) of the Graduate School Program for mathematics and science teachers at the University of Helsinki, since 1995.
Committee memberships etc.:
Member of several administrational bodies (General Board of Education, Finnish Association of Mathematics and Science Education Research, Psychology of Mathematics Education, the International Reviews on Mathematical Education, Finnish Academy) since 1985
Chair of the Finnish Association of Mathematics and Science Education Research 1995–2002; and Secretary of the Finnish Doctoral School for Teachers of Mathematics and Science 1996–2002; Chair of the Finnish Doctoral School for Mathematics and Science education 2003–06
Guest editor for Analyses of the International Reviews on Mathematical Education (= ZDM) in 1991, 1995, 1996, and 1997.
Teaching at university
Lectures on the first and second year mathematics (pure mathematics)
Lectures on mathematics education, including education of computer science
Lectures on pedagogy (statistical methods, methodology, belief research, problem solving)
Graduate School Program for mathematics and science teachers (with prof. Maija Ahtee)
Teacher in-service training:
Plenty of papers in international and national teacher periodicals, and many books for teachers, since 1978; still actively producing papers
Organizer, leader and chief teacher for a variety of teacher in-service courses in Finland with various length (from one to five days), since 1985.
Invited to be the organizer and chief teacher for some teacher in-service courses abroad: in Germany 1994, in Estonia 1995, 1998.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Scientific › peer-review
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Scientific › peer-review
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter › Scientific › peer-review
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter › Scientific › peer-review
Hannula, M., Laine, A. & Pehkonen, E.
01/09/2009 → …
Project: Research project
Hannula, M., Pehkonen, E., Laine, A., Tuohilampi, L. & Hytönen, M.
01/08/2009 → …
Project: Research project
Hannula, M., Pehkonen, E., Shmakov, P. & Turunen, P.
01/09/2008 → …
Project: Research project
Pehkonen, E., Näveri, L. M., Heinilä, L., Hannula, M., Laine, A. & Ahtee, M.
01/08/2010 → 31/12/2013
Project: Research project
Arinen, P., Hautamäki, A., Hautamäki, J., Lavonen, J., Kupiainen, S., Karjalainen, T., Laaksonen, S., Harjunen, E., Pehkonen, E. & Scheinin, P.
01/01/2005 → 31/12/2008
Project: Research project
Erkki Pehkonen (Participant)
Activity: Other activity types › Types for other activities - External teaching and subject coordination
Erkki Pehkonen (Participant)
Activity: Other activity types › Types for other activities - External teaching and subject coordination
Erkki Pehkonen (Participant)
Activity: Other activity types › Types for other activities - Other
Erkki Pehkonen (Visiting researcher)
Activity: Visiting an external institution types › Academic visit to other institution