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Seppo Tella

1967 …2017
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Seppo TELLA

Occupation: Professor Emeritus of Foreign Language Education, 2011-

Address: Department of Teacher Education, University of Helsinki
P.O. Box 9 (5A, Siltavuorenpenger), FI-00014 University of Finland, Finland
Tel. (office) + 358 9 191 29620; email: seppo.tella@helsinki.fi
Home page: http://www.seppotella.fi

Seppo TELLA, Ph.D; Phil.Lic., M.A., official translator, was a Full Professor of Foreign Language Education (1997–2011), Director of the Research Group for Foreign Language Education (ReFLEct; 2001–2011), and Vice Head of the Department of Teacher Education (2010–2011). He was the 1st Vice Dean of the Faculty of Behavioural Sciences in 2007–2009. He worked as a Full Professor of Media Education in 1996–2001 and as Director of the Media Education Centre in 1996–2004. He continues to work as a specialist in foreign language education, teacher education and educational uses of information and communication technologies (ICTs). He is also a subject teacher education specialist.         

   He has coordinated or worked in many international projects (e.g., OLE, Applaud, Fetiche, Fetiche 2000, Triple-M, Lac 2000, MMM, FI3L, Observatoire européen, SCOPE, TEPD, POP, CEFTrain, WebCEF, InnoSchool, COST, CEFcult, CoCuTel) and in national projects (e.g., LIVE, FLE, TriO, Impact, KasVi, HelLa, Kielet, MOMENTS, InnoEdu, TVT koulun arjessa, KIELO). He has worked as an International Consultant and Expert in several countries (e.g., Botswana, Bulgaria, Nepal, Romania, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sweden), and as an External Evaluator or Reviewer in several European Commission Information Society Technology programme projects. Recently, he has worked as an Exchange Researcher in the US and as a Visiting Professor and a Senior Research Fellow at Waseda University in Japan.

   He has written and coauthored extensively about foreign language education (FLE), the didactic teaching–studying–learning process (TSL), future language teaching, teacher education systems, media education, educational use of information and communication technologies (ICTs), network-based education (NBE), social media, and new knowledge creation. Recently, he has focused on multi-, inter-, cross- and transdisciplinary research approaches; formal, informal and non-formal education; teacher cognition and methodical approaches used in Finnish foreign language classrooms, and, increasingly, on issues related to inter- or transcultural issues, including developing and assessing intercultural communicative competence (ICC).

   He has been awarded the 1st Class Knight Medal of the Order of the Finnish White Rose, and the Finnish State’s Civil Service Medal.

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences
  • foreign language education; media education

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

Publications 1967 2017

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.

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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).

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Kieliluokkien todellisuus kieltenopettajan näkökulmasta: KIELO-hankkeen alustavia tutkimustuloksia

Harjanne, P. & Tella, S., 2011, Näkökulmia tutkimusperustaiseen opetukseen. Tainio, L., Juuti, K., Kallioniemi, A., Seitamaa-Hakkarainen, P. & Uitto, A. (eds.). Helsinki: Suomen ainedidaktinen tutkimusseura ry, p. 97-113 17 p. (Suomen ainedidaktisen tutkimusseuran julkaisuja / Ainedidaktisia tutkimuksia; no. 1).

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

Podcasts as learner-created content for higher education

Struck, R., Kynäslahti, H., Lipponen, L., Vesterinen, O., Vahtivuori-Hänninen, S., Mylläri, J. & Tella, S., 2011, In : International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design (IJOPCD). 1, 2, p. 20-30 11 p.

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Projects 1991 2014

Activities 1994 2011

Waseda University

Seppo Tella (Visiting researcher)
30 Apr 201116 May 2011

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

ViKiPeda 2011 "Teaching and Study Practices in Finnish Foreign Language Classes as Seen by Foreign Language Teachers: Research Findings from the KIELO Project Natonal Survey

Seppo Tella (Speaker: Presenter)
24 May 2011

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

Academy for Postgraduate Pedagogical Education (APPO), St Petersburg, Russia

Seppo Tella (Other role)
21 Nov 201123 Nov 2011

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

Professor Shigeru Sasajima

Seppo Tella (Host)
2 Mar 2011

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

University of Jordan; Queen Rania Teacher Academy

Seppo Tella (Other role)
22 Oct 201128 Oct 2011

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution