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    00014

    Finland

1986 …2020
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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

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences

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

Publications 1986 2020

Emerging identities of handicraft and home economics student teachers in Estonia

Paas, K. & Palojoki, P., 2020, (Submitted) In : European Journal of Teacher Education.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Food education - a multi-contextual understanding is needed

Kauppinen, E. & Palojoki, P., 2020, (Submitted) Perspectives on food education.

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

Health and everyday life – the potential of home economics education

Åbacka, G., Sørlie, A. C., Palojoki, P., Beinert, C. & Nordgård Vik, F., 2020, (In preparation) In : Health Education Journal.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Integrative Teaching and the Challenge of Teacher Autonomy – Balancing Between Bildung and Curriculum Traditions in Finland

Haapaniemi, J., Venäläinen, S., Malin, A. & Palojoki, P., 2020, (Submitted) In : Journal of Curriculum Studies.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Kimara - kotitalous

Haveri, M., Heino, L., Leskinen, J., Palojoki, P. & Soljanto, H., 2020, 1 ed. Sanoma Pro. 312 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Projects 2005 2020

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 2020

Developing Home Economics teacher education through reflection

Päivi Palojoki (Speaker)
6 Mar 20208 Mar 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Student Reflections about Practice-based Learning in Culinary Studies at University Level

Cecilia Magnusson Spårre (Speaker), Helena Soljanto (Speaker), Päivi Palojoki (Speaker)
6 Mar 20208 Mar 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Designing learning unit: Supporting engagement through narrative approach in primary science and home economics

Liisa A M Lavonen (Speaker), Anni Loukomies (Speaker), Jenni Vartiainen (Speaker), Päivi Palojoki (Speaker)
6 Mar 20208 Mar 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Fakultetsopponent Lolita Gelinder, Uppsala Universitet

Päivi Palojoki (Supervisor)
20 May 2020

Activity: Examination typesOpponent of doctoral dissertation

Differences in educational level in relation to gender, age, experiences and mastering the job among Home Economics teachers in Norway

Frøydis Norrgård Vik (Speaker), Cecilie Beinert (Speaker), Päivi Palojoki (Speaker), Nina C Øverby (Speaker), Gun Åbacka (Speaker)
8 Jun 202011 Jun 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

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

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Ruoka ja design Berliinin DMY-messuilla

Päivi Palojoki

06/06/2011

1 Media contribution

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Suomalainen ruokakulttuuri ja SRE

Päivi Palojoki

13/05/2011

1 Media contribution

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Ruokakulttuurin lahjoitusprofessuuri Helsingin yliopistoon

Päivi Palojoki

28/02/2011

1 Media contribution

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