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Research findings on learning and teaching: Finnish perspectives

Résultats de recherche sur l’apprentissage et l’enseignement : une perspective finlandaise

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Published on Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Abstract

Adjunct professor Riitta-Leena Metsäpelto works as a senior researcher in the Department of Teacher Education at the University of Jyväskylä (Finland). Her main research interests are externalizing problems in academic learning settings, professional development of teachers, and student selection methods in initial teacher training programs. 

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Speaker

Adjunct professor Riitta-Leena Metsäpelto works as a senior researcher in the Department of Teacher Education at the University of Jyväskylä (Finland). Her main research interests are externalizing problems in academic learning settings, professional development of teachers, and student selection methods in initial teacher training programs. 

Program

Conférence n° 1 : le mercredi 29 juin 2022 à 16h00

(en anglais)

“Developmental paths and educational experiences of children with externalizing problems”

Guest lecture by adjunct prof. Riitta-Leena Metsäpelto

My presentation focuses on developmental paths and educational experiences of children with externalizing problems. Externalizing problems refer to a broad category of disruptive behaviors such as aggressiveness, oppositional behavior, conduct problems, hyperactivity, and attentional deficits. Although it is evident that such problem behaviors are relevant for learning and instruction, empirical research has been rather scarce. In my talk, I will address the role of externalizing problems in learning and achievement during the early years in primary school and across transition to lower secondary school. I will focus on mechanisms – especially those affecting learning motivation – through which externalizing problems may interfere with students’ daily functioning in school and compromise their ability to benefit from learning opportunities and educational progress. I will present a series of empirical studies conducted as part of the First Steps Study (University of Jyvaskyla, FI). Finally, I will discuss how this research can contribute to a better understanding of learning and teaching of children with a high level of externalizing problems and what can be learned from this for teacher education.

Conférence n° 2 : le jeudi 30 juin 2022 à 14h00

(en anglais)

“What makes a good teacher? Teacher competencies in a continuum from student selection to teacher education and working life”

Guest lecture by adjunct prof. Riitta-Leena Metsäpelto

Some countries have more applicants for university-based teacher education (TE) programs than can be admitted into the limited number of vacancies available. In Finland, admission into initial TE programs is highly competitive (with acceptance rates of around 10%) and involves a broad research-based screening of applicants at entry. The student selection procedures evaluate the candidates’ suitability for the teaching profession and potential for professional development. In my talk, I will describe the student selection process for initial TE in Finland and selection methods that have been developed to ensure the reliability and validity of selection. In addition, I will present a competence model – the Multidimensional Adapted Process Model of Teaching – that describes competencies critical for the teaching profession as a continuum from the selection phase through initial TE to working life. I will discuss how the model contributes to our understanding of the complexity of teacher profession and how it helps to choose targets for evaluation in student selection process.

Places

  • Amphithéâtre - INSHEA 58-60 avenue des Landes
    Suresnes, France (92)

Event attendance modalities

Hybrid event (on site and online)


Date(s)

  • Wednesday, June 29, 2022
  • Thursday, June 30, 2022

Keywords

  • éducation, Finlande, externalisation, enseignant

Contact(s)

  • Marylise LAINARD
    courriel : marylise [dot] lainard [at] inshea [dot] fr

Information source

  • Marylise LAINARD
    courriel : marylise [dot] lainard [at] inshea [dot] fr

License

CC0-1.0 This announcement is licensed under the terms of Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal.

To cite this announcement

« Research findings on learning and teaching: Finnish perspectives », Lecture series, Calenda, Published on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, https://doi.org/10.58079/193r

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