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Curriculum vitae



Education information

MA (2002, educational science)
PhD 2010 (educational science, University of Helsinki)

Description of research and teaching

Contact information

  • Senior lecturer in university pedagogy
  • Centre for University Teaching and Learning, Faculty of Behavioural Sciences
  • P.o, Box 9, 00014 University of Helsinki
  • tel. +358 3534489

Description of Teaching and Research

I am a senior lecturer in university pedagogy. I mainly teach pedagogical courses for university teachers. At the moment my research focuses on university students' and teachers' well-being and on university students' study processes.  I am interested in the relations between university students' learning processes, experiences of the teaching-learning environment and well-being. Our research has shown that learning processes are strongly related to university students' ability to regulate their learning and emotions as well as successes and failures. We argue that university students are very heterogeneous and thus also need differentiated support during their studies.  To sum it up, in my research I explore the individual differences in learning and well-being at different phases of the university studies and also factors that influence university teachers' well-being.

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences
  • 515 Psychology

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.
  • Best Publication Award

    Virtanen, Viivi (Recipient), Postareff, Liisa (Recipient) & Hailikari, Telle Katriina (Recipient), 2016

    Prize: Prizes and awards