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Curriculum vitae

Professor Päivi Palojoki is the head of a research group, Food, culture and learning,at the Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland. Her research focuses on subject-didactic questions related to the teaching and learning of home economics within various cultural settings and school levels, ranging from comprehensive school to higher education. She is especially interested in formal teaching and learning situations, such as in the classroom, but also examines informal learning environments such as homes or NGOs.

 

Curriculum vitae

Professor Päivi Palojoki is the head of a research group, Food, culture and learning,at the Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland. Her research focuses on subject-didactic questions related to the teaching and learning of home economics within various cultural settings and school levels, ranging from comprehensive school to higher education. She is especially interested in formal teaching and learning situations, such as in the classroom, but also examines informal learning environments such as homes or NGOs.

The whole research group has actively promoted national and international research co-operation, participated in discussions on our latest research findings, consulted, and tutored young researchers, as well as organized expert meetings, seminars, and symposiums. 

http://blogs.helsinki.fi/kotitalouspedagogiikka/

 

Curriculum vitae

Professor Päivi Palojoki is the head of a research group, Food, culture and learning,at the Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland. Her research focuses on subject-didactic questions related to the teaching and learning of home economics within various cultural settings and school levels, ranging from comprehensive school to higher education. She is especially interested in formal teaching and learning situations , such as in the classroom, but also examines informal learning environments such as homes or NGOs.

In her view, teachers’ practical mastery of food preparation skills is key for obtaining a high level of professionalism. Without having one’s own foundation of strong practical skills, the home economics teacher will be unable to focus on pedagogical issues within the learning environment, and provide individual support for their students build a safe and equal learning environment where the students feel free to experiment and learn new things. Home economics teachers in higher education must find a balance between cultivating generic skills (i.e., being reflective and critical) and subject-specific skills (i.e., having practical skills and knowledge of sustainable choices in everyday life).

The whole research group has actively promoted national and international research co-operation, participated in discussions on our latest research findings, consulted, and tutored young researchers, as well as organized expert meetings, seminars, and symposiums. 

http://blogs.helsinki.fi/kotitalouspedagogiikka/

Curriculum vitae

Professor Päivi Palojoki is the head of a research group, Food, culture and learning,at the Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland. Her research focuses on subject-didactic questions related to the teaching and learning of home economics within various cultural settings and school levels, ranging from comprehensive school to higher education. She is especially interested in formal teaching and learning situations, such as in the classroom, but also examines informal learning environments such as homes or NGOs.

In her view, teachers’ practical mastery of food preparation skills is key for obtaining a high level of professionalism. Without having one’s own foundation of strong practical skills, the home economics teacher will be unable to focus on pedagogical issues within the learning environment, and provide individual support for their students build a safe and equal learning environment where the students feel free to experiment and learn new things. Home economics teachers in higher education must find a balance between cultivating generic skills (i.e., being reflective and critical) and subject-specific skills (i.e., having practical skills and knowledge of sustainable choices in everyday life).

The whole research group has actively promoted national and international research co-operation, participated in discussions on our latest research findings, consulted, and tutored young researchers, as well as organized expert meetings, seminars, and symposiums. http://blogs.helsinki.fi/kotitalouspedagogiikka/

External positions

Visiting professor, University of Göteborg, Göteborg

1 Jan 201831 Dec 2018

Keywords

  • 516 Educational sciences

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

Publications 1986 2019

Aims and challenges of handicraft and home economics education in Estonia

Paas, K. & Palojoki, P., May 2019, In : International Journal of Consumer Studies. 43, 3, p. 289-297 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Becoming a handicraft and home economics teacher. A storied identity of student teachers in Estonia.

Paas, K. & Palojoki, P., 2019, (In preparation) In : European Journal of Teacher Education.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

From nutrition education to food education – Finnish experiences

Kauppinen, E. K. & Palojoki, P. E., 2019, Proceedings from the 2017 Food and Society conference in Kuala Lumpur: Proceedings from the 2017 Food and Society conference in Kuala Lumpur. Olmedo, E. & Chan Suet Kay, R. (eds.). Malaysia, Vol. 2019. p. 318-332 25 p.

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

Genus i HK-rummet

Pipping Ekström, M. & Palojoki, P. E., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Mat och ätande: Sociologiska perspektiv. Lund: Studentlitteratur, Vol. 2019.

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

Hemmets matarbete i förändring

Palojoki, P. E. & Pipping Ekström, M., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Mat och ätande: Sociologiska perspektiv. Lund: Studentlitteratur, Vol. 2019.

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

Projects 2005 2019

Prizes

Nominee for the Magister Bonus price

Päivi Palojoki (Recipient), 2002

Prize: Prizes and awards

Ruokatoimittajien Ideasipuli 2012

Päivi Palojoki (Recipient), 14 Mar 2012

Prize: Prizes and awards

Teacher of the Year

Päivi Palojoki (Recipient), 1994

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities 1989 2019

The Swedish Committee for Home Economics Science, conference 2019

Päivi Palojoki (Speaker)
7 Jan 20198 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

NERA / NFPF 2019 : Global education

Päivi Palojoki (Abstract reviewer)
2019 → …

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

University of Göteborg, Göteborg, Sweden

Päivi Palojoki (Visiting researcher)
13 May 201917 May 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

FinED network, Scientific article writing workshop at Varala Sports Institute

Päivi Palojoki (Participant)
9 May 201910 May 2019

Activity: Other activity typesTypes for other activities - External teaching and subject coordination

NERA / NFPF 2019

Päivi Palojoki (Abstract reviewer)
2019 → …

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

Press / Media

Ruoka-Suomi TV-sarja, Yle-teema, asiantuntija

Päivi Palojoki

16/03/2015

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Ruokakulttuurin muuttuvat trendit

Päivi Palojoki

11/08/2011

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Ruoka ja design Berliinin DMY-messuilla

Päivi Palojoki

06/06/2011

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Suomalainen ruokakulttuuri ja SRE

Päivi Palojoki

13/05/2011

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Ruokakulttuurin lahjoitusprofessuuri Helsingin yliopistoon

Päivi Palojoki

28/02/2011

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media