Henri Pesonen

Ph.D., M.Sc., B.A. (Hons), Special education teacher

  • PL 9 (Siltavuorenpenger 5A)

    00014

    Finland

20102022

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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

Ph.D. Henri Pesonen is a researcher at the Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland. Dr. Pesonen's research focuses on the factors associated with sense of belonging for students with special education needs in educational contexts and in the society. Particularly, Pesonen is interested in examining sense of belonging for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Currently, Dr. Pesonen is conducting research in an EU funded project about enhancing sense of belonging and improving employability of higher education students with autism in Europe. Pesonen is the project manager and principal investigator in Finland, as well as leading the qualitative data collection in the other participating countries.

Dr. Pesonen earned his Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of Helsinki,  M.Sc. in Childhood Education from Pace University (USA), and B.A. in Primary Education from the University of Sunderland (UK). Before completing his doctoral studies, Pesonen worked as a classroom and special education teacher in Finland, and language teacher and academic coach in the United States.

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D.

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences
  • Special Education
  • Inclusive Education
  • autism
  • Higher education

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications

Students and graduates with autism: perceptions of support when preparing for transition from university to work

Pesonen, H., Waltz, M., Fabri, M., Lahdelma, M. & Syurina, E. V., May 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : European Journal of Special Needs Education.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Taking Universal Design back to its roots: Perspectives on accessibility and identity in undergraduate mathematics

Nieminen, J. H. & Pesonen, H., Jan 2020, In : Education Sciences. 10, 1, 22 p., 12.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
File

Teachers’ stories on sense of belonging in co-teaching relationship

Pesonen, H. V., Rytivaara, A., Palmu, I. & Wallin, A., Jan 2020, In : Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research. 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Associations of self-perceived competence, well-being and sense of belonging among pre- and in-service teachers encountering children with diverse needs

Nislin, M. & Pesonen, H., 8 Aug 2019, In : European Journal of Special Needs Education. 34, 4, p. 424-440 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
File

Autism and Employment ‐ How can we close the Gap?

Fabri, M., Lorenz, T., Lopez, B., Waltz, M. M. & Pesonen, H., Jul 2019, p. 633-633. 1 p.

Research output: Conference materialsAbstract

Open Access

Projects

Prizes

Excellent presentation award

Henri Pesonen (Recipient), 2019

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities

Sense of belonging in co-teaching relationship

Henri Pesonen (Speaker)
14 Jan 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Athens Journal of Education (Journal)

Henri Pesonen (Reviewer)
1 Apr 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

International conference on teaching and learning - ICLT 2020 (Event)

Henri Pesonen (Reviewer)
10 Feb 202017 Feb 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Improving employability of autistic university students

Henri Pesonen (Speaker)
7 Feb 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

IMAGE-project 3rd transnational meeting

Henri Pesonen (Attendee)
3 Mar 20206 Mar 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Press / Media

Autistic Pride Day: Pesonen ja IMAGE-hanke

Henri Pesonen

25/06/2019

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Osaksi osaava työvoimaa

Henri Pesonen

20/05/2019

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Partner Introduction: University of Helsinki

Henri Pesonen

13/03/2019

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media