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Description of research and teaching

 

Sirpa Tani is Professor of Geography and Environmental Education who has her academic background in cultural geography and urban studies: her PhD in 1995 dealt with cinematic representations of people-environment relationships in Finnish fiction films. Her research interests include multisensory, embodied and emotional place attachment, the role of public spaces in young people’s lives, and environmental education in urban settings. In the field of geography education, she has investigated the role of powerful disciplinary knowledge and human capabilities in enhancing young people’s well-being. She is also interested in discipline-based integration of teaching and in the possibilities of constructing links between subject-specific teaching, youth work and young people’s geographies.

 

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences
  • subject education
  • environmental education
  • 1171 Geosciences
  • Cultural Geography
  • Urban Studies
  • children's geographies
  • 999 Others
  • youth studies

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

Publications

Ruuhkaa luonnossa, tilaa kaupungissa

Tani, S., 22 Apr 2020, In : Sirene-blogi.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

Open Access

Ylioppilaskokeet ja maantieteen merkityksellinen tieto

Translated title of the contribution: Finnish matriculation examination and powerful geographical knowledgeTani, S., Cantell, H. & Hilander, M., 2020, In : Terra. 132, 1, p. 3-16 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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More-than-human playful politics in young people’s practices of dwelling with the city

Pyyry, N. & Tani, S., 22 Nov 2019, In : Social & Cultural Geography. 20, 9, p. 1218-1232 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Toimintavalmiusajattelu nuorisotyön, kasvatuksen ja opetuksen kentillä: Kokonaisvaltainen näkökulma nuorten hyvinvoinnin edistämiseen?

Tani, S., Kiilakoski, T. & Honkatukia, P., 2019, In : Kasvatus & Aika. 13, 3, p. 4-25 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
File

Arkiympäristöjen estetiikka ja lähelle katsomisen taito

Tani, S., 9 Nov 2018, In : Sirene-blogi. 2018, 9.11.2018

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

Open Access

Projects

GeoCapabilities 2: Teachers as Curriculum Leaders

Lambert, D., Tani, S., Särkelä, E., Donert, K., Solem, M., Parkinson, A., Hawley, D., Kerrigan, K., Bustin, R. & Papoutsis, P.

01/12/201328/02/2017

Project: Research project

Kaupunkien kestävän kehityksen edistäminen ekosysteemipalveluiden avulla – ENSURE

Lehvävirta, S., Tani, S., Setälä, H., Perrels, A., Schulman, H., Salminen, O. M., Vasander, H., Tyrväinen, L. & Välimaa, I.

01/06/201131/12/2014

Project: Research project

Prizes

Ragnar Hult -mitali

Sirpa Tani (Recipient), 25 Oct 2018

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities

Arvolausetoimikunnan jäsenyys VTM Antti Paakkarin väitöksessä (Event)

Sirpa Tani (Member)
21 Feb 2020

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in review committee

FM Laura Puolamäen väitöskirja

Sirpa Tani (Opponent)
14 Feb 2020

Activity: Examination typesOpponent of doctoral dissertation

Ainedidaktinen symposium 2020

Sirpa Tani (Speaker: Presenter)
7 Feb 2020

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

International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education (Journal)

Sirpa Tani (Reviewer)
12 Jun 2019

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

Merkittävät elämänkokemukset ja ympäristökasvatus

Sirpa Tani (Invited speaker)
2 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk