1991 …2022
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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

My research interests are broadly in theories, methodologies and practices of Education and Educational Sciences and special research projects are from areas of:

  • Research Based Teacher Education and Teacher Education Programs
  • Curriculum Theory
  • Formal and Informal Learning and Learning environments
  • Teachers’ and Teacher Student’s Professional Learning and Agency
  • Pedagogical models for Students’ Agency, Gaming and Playfull Learning
  • Multidiciplinary research and Video observation.

 

Keywords

  • 516 Educational sciences

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

Publications 1991 2018

A qualitative literature review of educational games in the classroom: the teacher's pedagogical activities

Kangas, M., Koskinen, A. & Krokfors, L., May 2017, In : Teachers and Teaching. 23, 4, p. 451-470 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Inter-professional pedagogical collaboration between teachers and their out-of-school partners

Vesterinen, O., Kangas, M., Krokfors, L., Kopisto, K. & Salo, L., May 2017, In : Educational Studies. 43, 2, p. 231-242 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

”I’ll take care of the flowers!” Researching agency through initiatives across different learning environments

Kangas, M., Kopisto, K., Löfman, K., Salo, L. & Krokfors, L., 2017, In : Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning. 17, 1, p. 82-91 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Primary schools crossing boundaries: A study on extended learning environments in two Finnish village school contexts

Hyvärinen, R., Kangas, M. & Krokfors, L., 2016, Learning across Contexts in the Knowledge Society . Erstad, O., Kumpulainen, K., Mäkitalo, Å., Schrøder, K. C., Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, P. & Jóhannsdóttir, T. (eds.). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, p. 131-144 14 p. (The Knowledge Economy and Education; no. 9).

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

The Finnish National Core Curriculum: Design and Development

Vitikka, E., Krokfors, L. & Rikabi, L., 2016, Miracle of Education: The Principles and Practices of Teaching and Learning in Finnish Schools. Niemi, H., Toom, A. & Kallioniemi, A. (eds.). Second revised edition ed. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers

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

Projects 2007 2022

Mobile School India -Services for Place-Conscious Education

Hyvärinen, R., Krokfors, L., Mylläri, J. & Salo, L.

01/05/2012 → …

Project: Research project

Nordic Research Network on Learning Across Contexts

Kumpulainen, K., Lipponen, L., Krokfors, L., Rajala, A., Vesterinen, O., Kopisto, K., Hilppö, J., Kangas, M., Mikkola, A., Tissari, V., Mylläri, J., Saadatmand, M. & Kronqvist, J.

01/09/201131/08/2014

Project: Research project

Koulu Kaikkialla

Krokfors, L., Lipponen, L., Kopisto, K., Vesterinen, O., Kangas, M., Salo, L. & Rikabi-Sukkari, L.

Unknown funder

01/01/201131/12/2015

Project: Research project

Prizes

Knight of the Order of the White Rose

Leena Krokfors (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prizes and awards

Museo pedagogical act of the year 2013 in Finland

Leena Krokfors (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Prizes and awards

Tiedeyhteisön palvelusvuosiansiomerkki

Leena Krokfors (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities 1994 2018

Arkkitehtotoimisto Siven & Takala (External organisation)

Leena Krokfors (Board member)
17 Jan 201820 Apr 2018

Activity: Membership typesOther tasks of an expert in private sector

Finland Unique Teaching Methodology

Leena Krokfors (Speaker), Shuanghong Jenny Niu (Speaker)
10 Jul 201714 Jul 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Finnish curriculum, phenomenon based learning & preventing bullying

Leena Krokfors (Speaker), Kai Markus Talvio (Speaker)
18 Sep 201720 Sep 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Professional Development Workshop for Chinese Teachers

Leena Krokfors (Attendee), Kai Markus Talvio (Attendee)
4 Oct 20176 Oct 2017

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

”Rethinking Teacher Education – What matters most?”

Leena Krokfors (Speaker)
17 May 201718 May 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Press / Media

Why Finnish Teacher Education is interesting young people?

Leena Krokfors

13/04/2015

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Miksi ihmiset jonottavat?

Leena Krokfors

11/03/2015

1 media contribution

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Interview / STERN Magazine: Learning to Write in Finland

Leena Krokfors

26/02/2015

1 media contribution

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Learning to Write in Finland

Leena Krokfors

26/02/2015

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Puheen Iltapäivä: Käsinkirjoittaminen ei lopu ikinä!

Leena Krokfors

03/02/2015

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media