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  • PL 8 (Siltavuorenpenger 10)

    00014

    Finland

1990 …2019
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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

Nina Sajaniemi is a docent, responsible researcher and senior lecturer, with special reference to early childhood education, at the Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki. Her research work is directed to learning processes (including, self-regulation, stress regulation and emotional regulation) and how learning potential is realized through human interaction, participation, and social networks in different levels. Her research utilizes interdisciplinary approach to target children´s as well as professional´s co-operation, wellbeing and learning processes and positively influence their outcome in long-term. Her research includes e.g. intervention studies aimed at enhance play, compassion, co-operation and self-regulation, teacher´s pedagogical sensitivity and occupational wellbeing. Her research has been funded by European Union, Academy of Finland and The Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation.

Keywords

  • 516 Educational sciences
  • learning psychology
  • Emotions
  • Well-being
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Social connection
  • Special education
  • Neurobiology
  • Neuroscience

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

Publications 1990 2019

A cross-sectional study of children's temperament, food consumption and the role of food-related parenting practices

Kaukonen, R., Lehto, E., Ray, C., Vepsäläinen, H., Nissinen, K., Korkalo, L., Koivusilta, L., Sajaniemi, N., Erkkola, M. & Roos, E., 1 Jul 2019, In : Appetite. 138, p. 136-145 10 p.

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Children's physical activity and the preschool physical environment: The moderating role of gender

Määttä, S., Gubbels, J., Ray, C., Koivusilta, L., Nislin, M., Sajaniemi, N., Erkkola, M. & Roos, E., 2019, In : Early Childhood Research Quarterly. 47, p. 39-48 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

The contribution of preschool meals to the diet of Finnish preschoolers

Korkalo, L., Nissinen, K. M., Skaffari, E., Vepsäläinen, H., Lehto, R., Kaukonen, R. E., Koivusilta, L., Sajaniemi, N., Roos, E. & Erkkola, M., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Nutrients.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Projects 2014 2019

Activities 2007 2018

Koulutus kantaa kauas ja sivistys läpi elämän

Nina Sajaniemi (Speaker)
27 Jan 2018

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Kyllin hyvä vanhemmaksi

Nina Sajaniemi (Speaker)
29 Jan 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Oppiminen, tunteet ja käyttäytyminen.

Nina Sajaniemi (Speaker)
20 Jan 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Nuorten tempoilevat aivot

Nina Sajaniemi (Speaker)
18 Jan 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

University of Ghent

Nina Sajaniemi (Visiting researcher)
15 May 201721 May 2017

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

Press / Media

POM moment calms children in kindergartens

Nina Sajaniemi

10/01/2017

1 media contribution

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About digitalisation

Nina Sajaniemi

24/10/2016

1 media contribution

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POM moments in kindergarten

Nina Sajaniemi

20/01/2016

1 media contribution

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Morning TV

Nina Sajaniemi

02/03/2015

1 media contribution

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Being left alone is a huge stressor for a child

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28/11/2014

1 media contribution

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