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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.

 

Keywords

  • 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 1988 2019

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

Pyyry, N. K. & Tani, S. H., 2019, In : Social & Cultural Geography.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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

Global education for global understanding: the case of Finland

Tani, S., Houtsonen, O. & Särkelä, E., 2018, Geography education for global understanding. Demirci, A., de Miguel González, R. & Bednarz, S. W. (eds.). Cham: Springer , p. 155-163 9 p. (International perspectives on geographical education).

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

Open Access
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Tarinoita papaijasta, etnografiasta ja tieteen rajojen koettelusta: Haastattelussa Ian Cook ja Eeva Kemppainen

Tani, S., 2018, In : Terra. 130, 1, p. 39-42 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

Open Access
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Projects 2009 2018

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 2000 2019

Journal of Research and Didactics in Geography (Journal)

Sirpa Tani (Reviewer)
29 Mar 2019

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

NOFA 7 Nordic Conference Nordic Conference on​ Teaching and Learning in Curriculum Subjects

Gabriel Bladh (Speaker: Presenter), Eero Salmenkivi (Speaker: Presenter), Sirpa Tani (Speaker: Presenter), Kalle Juuti (Speaker: Presenter), Niklas Gericke (Speaker: Presenter), Per Sund (Speaker: Presenter)
14 May 2019

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

NOFA 7 Nordic Conference Nordic Conference on​ Teaching and Learning in Curriculum Subjects

Sirpa Tani (Speaker: Chair)
13 May 201915 May 2019

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

NGM 2019 - Nordic Geographers Meeting

Sirpa Tani (Speaker: Presenter)
16 Jun 201919 Jun 2019

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