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  • PL 9 (Siltavuorenpenger 5A)

    00014

    Finland

20102021
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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

 

Ph.D. Henri Pesonen is a University Lecturer of Special Education at the University of Helsinki, Finland. Dr. Pesonen's research focuses on the factors associated with sense of belonging for students with  special education needs, and how to support belonging in various educational contexts and in the society. Particularly, Pesonen is interested in examininig 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 improving employbility of higher education graduates with autism in Europe. Pesonen is the project manager 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

Associations between future teachers’ sense of belonging, wellbeing and competence in encountering children with diverse needs

Nislin, M. A. & Pesonen, H. V., 2019, (Submitted) In : Educational Studies.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-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

Associations between student teachers' sense of belonging, well-being and competence in encountering children with diverse learning needs and backgrounds

Pesonen, H. & Nislin, M., 2018, p. 119-120. 2 p.

Research output: Conference materialsAbstractResearchpeer-review

Projects 2011 2021

Activities 2010 2019

Osallisuus ja oman elämän suunnittelu vaativassa erityisessä tuessa

Henri Pesonen (Speaker)
22 Feb 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

International Conference on Learning and Teaching (Event)

Henri Pesonen (Reviewer)
15 Feb 201912 Mar 2019

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

Intellectual output 1 & 2 research plan presentation

Henri Pesonen (Speaker)
18 Oct 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Opet osaa yhdessä -seminaari

Henri Pesonen (Member of organizing committee), Minna Kristiina Saarinen (Member of organizing committee)
15 May 2018

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

Invited lecturer: Vaativa erityinen tuki ja autismikirjo

Henri Pesonen (Speaker)
16 Jan 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Press / Media

Partner Introduction: University of Helsinki

Henri Valtteri Pesonen

13/03/2019

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Osallistavaa tutkimusta IMAGE -hankkeessa

Henri Valtteri Pesonen

10/12/2018

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Valterin ja yliopistojen yhteistyö tiivistyy

Henri Valtteri Pesonen

05/12/2018

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

The Festival of inclusive practices was completed

Henri Valtteri Pesonen

20/04/2018

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media