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Sami Paavola

Associate Professor

  • PL 9 (Siltavuorenpenger 1A)

    00014

    Finland

19982020

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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

I'm an Associate Professor (field: Digital learning at work) at the Faculty of Educational Sciences (University of Helsinki), and a leader of the Digital Learning and Work research group. The group belongs to the Center for Research on Activity, Development and Learning (CRADLE) which is a part of Learning, Culture and Interventions (LECI) expert group of the faculty. My main fields are technology mediated collaborative work and learning, and philosophy of learning (especially epistemology and methodology). The topic of my doctoral dissertation (2006) was on abductive methodology on searching hypotheses and new ideas. My other papers have dealt with metaphors of learning (acquisition, participation, knowledge creation), the trialogical approach to collaborative learning, and the use of building information modelling (BIM) in construction projects. My research has focused on models and theories on knowledge work and digitization, practice-based research methodologies, distributed cognition, and collaborative learning and work.

See also: http://helsinki.academia.edu/SamiPaavola

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences
  • 611 Philosophy

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

Publications

Introduction: what are knowledge work practices in education? How can we study and promote them?

Karlgren, K., Paavola, S. & Ligorio, M. B., 2 Jan 2020, In : Research Papers in Education. 35, 1, p. 1-7 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialScientific

Open Access
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Research Papers in Education, volume 34, 2020, issue 1: Special issue: What are knowledge work practices in education? How can we study and promote them?

Karlgren, K. (ed.), Paavola, S. (ed.) & Ligorio, M. B. (ed.), 2020, London: Routledge. 114 p. (Research papers in education; vol. 35, no. 1)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issue

Construction Management and Economics vol. 37, 2019, issue 6: Special issue: Social science and construction - un uneasy and underused relation

Koch, C. (ed.), Paavola, S. (ed.) & Buhl, H. (ed.), 2019, Abingdon: Routledge. 58 p. (Construction management and economics; vol. 37, no. 6)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issue

Social science and construction - an uneasy and underused relation: Editorial

Koch, C., Paavola, S. & Buhl, H., 3 Jun 2019, In : Construction Management and Economics. 37, 6, p. 309-316 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialScientificpeer-review

Beyond the distinction between tool and sign: Objects and artifacts in human activity

Miettinen, R. & Paavola, S., 2018, The Cambridge Handbook of Sociocultural Psychology. Rosa, A. & Valsiner, J. (eds.). 2nd edition ed. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, p. 148-162 15 p. (Cambridge Handbooks in Psychology).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia / dictionaryScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Projects

Activities

Osmith Vides Contreras

Liubov Vetoshkina (Host), Sami Paavola (Host)
24 Jun 20192 Jul 2019

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

Research Papers in Education (Journal)

Klas Karlgren (Reviewer), Sami Paavola (Reviewer), Beatrice Ligorio (Reviewer)
2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditor of special theme number

Shuling Li

Sami Paavola (Host)
1 Jan 201927 Dec 2019

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

Construction Management and Economics (Journal)

Christian Koch (Reviewer), Sami Paavola (Reviewer), Henrik Buhl (Reviewer)
2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditor of special theme number

Supervisor of a Master's thesis by Jiang Huang

Sami Paavola (Supervisor)
2017

Activity: Examination typesSupervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)