Xin Tang

  • PL 9 (Siltavuorenpenger 5A)




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Curriculum vitae

I am a post-doc researcher at the Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki.

I did my Ph.d. (educational psychology) at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. During my Ph.d., I specifically focused on teaching practices, classroom observation, reading skills and development, motivations in Finnish and Estonian schools.

Before that, I got my M.Ed. (Developmental Psychology) and B.S. (Information and Computing Science) in China.

Currently, I am working with Prof. Katariina Salmela-Aro on numerous academic projects. I am focusing on motivations, engagement, and wellbeing using longitudinal data and experience sampling method data.

In general, I am interested in understanding how students are motivated to learn in the school, and how the school environment and teaching practices can help them to reach it.

Education/Academic qualification

Educational Psychology, Ph.D, University of Jyväskylä

1 Sep 201315 Dec 2017

Award Date: 21 Dec 2017

Fields of Science

  • 515 Psychology
  • Motivation
  • curiosity
  • engagement
  • grit
  • wellbeing
  • 516 Educational sciences
  • teaching practices
  • observed measure
  • reading skills and development

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