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  • 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 in special education 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 various educational contexts and in the society, as well as investigating the ways of enhancing sense of belonging. Particularly, Pesonen is interested in examining sense of belonging for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. His related interests include educational policy implementation.

Currently, Dr. Pesonen is conducting research in an EU funded project about enhancing sense of belonging and improving employbility of higher education graduates 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's other research focuses on 1) Finnish and Chinese teacher trainees’ self-perceived competence to support sense of belonging in the classroom and 2) autism portrayals in the Finnish media.

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.

Keywords

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

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

Publications 2010 2019

Diagnoses or Solutions: Different Pathways for Supporting Students with Diverse Learning Needs

Brown, K., Pesonen, H. & Itkonen, T., 21 May 2019, Solution Focused Special Education : Practical and Inclusive Strategies for All Educators . Burnett, N. (ed.). London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, p. 101-116 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Enhancing sense of belonging for students with autism spectrum disorder during higher education studies and transition to employment

Pesonen, H., Fabri, M. & Lorenz, T., 2019.

Research output: Conference materialsAbstractResearchpeer-review

Individual education plans for students with autism spectrum disorders in Finland

Kärnä, E. & Pesonen, H. V., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in China and Finland .

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Teacher Training for children with autism spectrum disorders in Finland

Rämä, I. M., Pirttimaa, R. A., Ojala, T. J., Pesonen, H. V. & Kontu, E., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in China and Finland .

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

The transition to further education after basic education for adolescents with ASD in Finland

Pesonen, H. V., Pirttimaa, R. A., Rämä, I. M. & Kontu, E., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in China and Finland .

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Projects 2011 2022

Prizes

Excellent presentation award

Henri Pesonen (Recipient), 2019

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities 2010 2019

International Conference on Learning and Teaching—ICLT 2019 (Event)

Henri Pesonen (Board member)
2019 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

Enhancing sense of belonging for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder during higher education and transition to employment

Henri Pesonen (Speaker)
27 May 201929 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Yhteenkuuluvuuden tunne ja oman elämän suunnittelu vaativassa erityisessa tuessa

Henri Pesonen (Speaker)
5 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Osallisuus ja oman elämän suunnittelu vaativassa erityisessä tuessa

Henri Pesonen (Speaker)
22 Feb 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

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

Osallistavaa tutkimusta IMAGE -hankkeessa

Henri Pesonen

10/12/2018

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Valterin ja yliopistojen yhteistyö tiivistyy

Henri Pesonen

05/12/2018

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Osallisuus ja oman elämän suunnittelu vaativassa erityisessä tuessa

Henri Pesonen

08/11/2018

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media