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  • PL 9 (Siltavuorenpenger 5A)

    00014

    Finland

20122023

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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

Kati Sormunen is coordinator of Innokas Network (www.innokas.fi/en) and doctoral student at the University of Helsinki. Sormunen’s earlier experience includes professional teacher tenures in pre-school as well as in primary and secondary education. During her tenures, she has co-designed and implemented inclusive practices, such as team teaching and differentiation at the grassroots level. She has developed pedagogical approaches to computational thinking, coding and maker skills in several educational design research projects in co-operation with actors from school, university and company. Currently, Sormunen is co-developing innovation education and invention pedagogy in the University of Helsinki (Academy of Finland funded Growing Mind -project) and in Innokas Network. She has published scientific articles in peer-reviewed publications and research textbooks. Sormunen is also an active author of digital learning materials for primary education, and she has co-authored several publications for science and mathematics education.

Kati Sormunen’s professional interests lie in the broad landscape of 21st-century learning; especially with inclusive pedagogy and digitally supported learning as well as methodological issues of learning computational thinking and maker skills. She believes that teaching is an ongoing design process, and therefore education should be developed in an intensive collaboration with all actors from students to a broader community.

External positions

EU Code Week Ambassador

Oct 2018 → …

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences

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

Publications

Case: Opettajat innovoivat

Sormunen, K., Seitamaa-Hakkarainen, P., Riikonen, S. & Härkki, T., 2020, Keksimisen pedagogiikka. Korhonen, T. & Kangas, K. (eds.). Jyväskylä: PS-kustannus, p. 121-128 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

Ideate, evaluate and share - An Innovation Process Model for Educators

Sipilä, R., Sormunen, K. & Korhonen, T., 2019. 4 p.

Research output: Conference materialsPoster

Making with Micro:bit: Teachers and Students Learning 21st Century Competences through the Innovation Process

Korhonen, T., Salo, L. & Sormunen, K., 2019, FL2019 - Proceedings of FabLearn 2019 Conference: 8th Annual Conference on Maker Education - New York, NY, USA, March 09-10, 2019. New York, NY: ACM Digital library, p. 120-123 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Projects

Activities

  • 35 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 6 Public Talks

Erasmus 3T (Time, Talent and Technology): final event in Helsinki

Kati Sormunen (Chair of organizing committee), Siri Sorella Karme (Member of organizing committee), Hanna Maria Inkeri Reinius (Member of organizing committee)
9 Feb 201911 Feb 2019

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

Innokas2019 Ohjelmointi- ja robotiikkaturnaus

Tiina Korhonen (Chair of organizing committee), Petja Pyykkönen (Chair of organizing committee), Jukka Lehtoranta (Chair of organizing committee), Kati Sormunen (Member of organizing committee), Laura Salo (Member of organizing committee), Hanna Maria Inkeri Reinius (Member of organizing committee), Anton ilmari Hannula (Member of organizing committee), Sorella Karme (Member of organizing committee)
13 May 201915 May 2019

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

FabLearn Conference 2019

Kati Sormunen (Poster Presentation), Tiina Susanna Korhonen (Poster Presentation)
9 Mar 201910 Mar 2019

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

Innokas 2018, Finnish National Technology Event for Schools

Kati Sormunen (Member of organizing committee), Laura Katariina Salo (Member of organizing committee), Tiina Susanna Korhonen (Member of organizing committee), Hanna Maria Inkeri Reinius (Attendee), Anton ilmari Hannula (Attendee)
14 May 201816 May 2018

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

KBSI 2018 – Knowledge Building Summer Institute

Kati Sormunen (Speaker: Presenter)
14 Aug 201817 Aug 2018

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

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