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Description of research and teaching

I research crafts and craft education from various perspectives: cultural heritage, crafts in various cultures, gender, current tendences of and and craft education, and teacher education.

I'm lecturing on gnereal pedagogy and craft pedagogy. In addition, I supervise teaching practice and theses on BA, MA and PhD levels.

External positions

Dosentti, University of Eastern Finland (UEF)

Sep 2014 → …


  • 516 Educational sciences
  • Textiles
  • Craft education
  • Cultural Heritage

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

Publications 2013 2019

Escaping the subject-based class: A Finnish case study of developing transversal competencies in a transdisciplinary course

Kokko, S. H., Eronen, L. & Sormunen, K., 25 Jan 2019, In : The Curriculum journal. 15 p., 1469-3704.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

The role of higher education in sustaining culturally significant crafts in Estonia

Kokko, S., 8 Feb 2018, Design Roots: Culturally Significant Designs, Products and Practices. Walker, S., Evans, M., Cassidy, T., Jung, J. & Twigger Holroyd, A. (eds.). London: Bloomsbury Academic, p. 231-242 12 p.

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

Open Access

Craft as cultural ecologically located practice: Comparative case studies of textile crafts in Cyprus, Estonia and Peru

Dillon, P. & Kokko, S., Oct 2017, In : Craft Research. 8, 2, p. 193-222 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Final Report of the Handmade Wellbeing project, Erasmus+ KA2

Kokko, S., 31 Oct 2017, 76 p. [Brussels] : European Commission.

Research output: Other contributionResearch

Projects 2013 2019


Fulbright Mid-Career Professional Development Grant

Sirpa Kokko (Recipient), 16 May 2018

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities 2013 2019

Gunnar Almevik

Sirpa Kokko (Host)
11 Mar 201912 Mar 2019

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

Ainedidaktinen symposiumi 2019

Sirpa Kokko (Attendee)
7 Feb 20198 Feb 2019

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

Department of Education (Organisational unit)

Sirpa Kokko (Board member)

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

Sustainability (Journal)

Sirpa Kokko (Reviewer)
1 Feb 20186 Feb 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Käsityön upea tulevaisuus

Sirpa Kokko (Attendee), Mari Kaarina Salovaara (Attendee)
11 May 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Talks