Pirjo Harjanne

Associate Professor of Foreign Language Education, University of Helsinki Teachers' Academy Fellow, Principal Investigator

1991 …2019
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Curriculum vitae

Pirjo HARJANNE (Ph.D., MA) is Adjunct Professor of and University Lecturer in Foreign Language Education and Principal Investigator, Department of Teacher Education, University of Helsinki. She is a member of Teachers' Academy, University of Helsinki (Dec, 2014->). She has the qualifications necessary for a professorship in foreign language education according to the expert opinions at Jyväskylä University, 2011 and Turku University, 2014. She is a subject teacher education specialist with several responsibilities in the Department’s developmental work. Her specialities include foreign language teaching, studying and learning, communicative language teaching and practice, oral proficiency, language and intercultural communication, subject teachers’ research seminars, as well as subject-didactical and methodological lectures.

 She has contributed to international projects (e.g., WebCEF, HELST, CEFcult. MASTS) as Coordinator and Partner and to national ICT-focused projects (e.g., Kielet). She is currently Director and Principal Investigator of the national and international KIELO Project, focusing on FL teaching, studying and learning in classrooms. She has attended national and international scientific conferences regularly to present her research. She planned and coordinated a student exchange programme between Helsinki University and Utrecht University. She is also an active in-service teacher educator.

Recently, she has worked as an invited researcher at Stockholm University, Department of Language Education, 2013-2014. She has visited Sweden, Belgium and the Czech Republic within Teacher or Researcher Exchange Programmes.

Her publications (over 60) cover foreign language teaching, studying and learning (TSL), communicative language teaching and practice, oral language proficiency, study strategies, transdisciplinary affordances, a subject teacher’s path to becoming a researcher, research methodology, methodological reality, social media, and future teaching prospects. She has focused increasingly on combining theory and practice in teacher education and in her own teaching.

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences
  • Foreign language education

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

Publications 1991 2019

Open Access

Intercultural communicative competence, and its assessment: The CEFcult Helsinki higher education scenario

Harjanne, P. & Tella, S., 2012, Koulu ja oppiaineiden monet kulttuurit: Ainedidaktinen symposiumi Turussa 11.2.2011. Yli-Panula, E., Merenluoto, K. & Virta, A. (eds.). Helsinki: Suomen ainedidaktinen tutkimusseura ry, p. 41-54 14 p. (Ainedidaktisia tutkimuksia / Suomen ainedidaktisen tutkimusseuran julkaisuja; no. 3).

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

Between theory and practice – foreign language teacher students’ cognition of oral proficiency and grammar teaching in Sweden

Nilsson, T., Harjanne, P. & Rosell Steuer, P., Jan 2019, In : Apples : Journal of Applied Language Studies. 13, 1, p. 113–131 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Foreign-language teaching and studying in Chilean and Finnish classrooms as seen by teachers

Harjanne, P., Díaz Larenas, C. & Tella, S., 29 Dec 2017, In : Journal of language and cultural education. 5, 3, p. 1–21 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Projects 2001 2015

Prizes

Opettajien akatemian jäsen/Member of Teachers' Academy

Pirjo Harjanne (Recipient), 1 Jan 2015

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities 1988 2018

Institutionen för språkdidaktik (ISD)

Pirjo Harjanne (Visiting researcher)
Aug 2013Jul 2014

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

Stockholms Universitet

Pirjo Harjanne (Visiting researcher)
24 Sep 201826 Sep 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

Groupe Scolaire Benabdallah

Pirjo Harjanne (Visiting lecturer)
8 Oct 201813 Oct 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

How Finns teach languages, especially English

Pirjo Harjanne (Invited speaker)
15 May 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Press / Media

The Journal of Education, 2017

Pirjo Harjanne

08/08/2017

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Haastattelu Opettaja-lehdessä 20/2016

Pirjo Harjanne

18/11/2016

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media