Bridging the Gaps – Affective, cognitive, and social consequences of digital revolution for youth development and education A four-year (2017-2021) research consortium funded by the Academy of Finland. GAPS team with five leading interdisciplinary professors (developmental science, cognitive neuroscience, educational psychology, medicine) examine longitudinally digital revolution and its consequences for affective, cognitive, brain, and social […]

Learn2Be ”Learning to be” is an EU Érasmus+ funded project and research collaboration between Lithuania, Latvia, Italy, Portugal and Slovenia. The purpose of the project is to develop and execute an intervention for Social, Emotional and Health Learning (SEH) in the participating countries. Outcomes of the intervention are investigated and evaluated at the University of Helsinki, […]

Finnish Educational Transitions (FinEdu) Studies is a research project at the University of Helsinki that focuses on the educational transitions and choices, along with factors associated with them, that young people face after compulsory comprehensive education. Specifically, the study concerns the transition from comprehensive school to secondary education and the subsequent transition to either working life or to further or higher education. The aim is to investigate the educational transitions and choices of the youth with a special emphasis on the role of personal goals, motivation, and subjective well-being.

Mind the Gap Between Digital Natives and Educational Practices (TUHAT) -project focuses on examining the hypothetical gaps and tensions between the everyday practices of adolescents and school. Relying on complimentary expertise of four professors (Kirsti Lonka (PI), University of Helsinki; Kimmo Alho, University of Helsinki; Katariina Salmela-Aro, University of Jyväskylä; Kai Hakkarainen, University of Turku), and their research groups, the studies bring about a multilevel exploration to the complex phenomena in question.

The “LEAD – Future Learning Skills: A longitudinal Study of Development in a Global Context” -research project integrates longitudinal, process-oriented, comparative, and natural experiment to examine the developmental dynamics of future learning skills and to identify their determinants and consequences in a global context. LEAD is part of the Academy of Finland’s TULOS project – The Future of Learning, Knowledge and Skills (2014-2018).

  International Evaluation Lions Quest Evaluation Project Teachers’ readiness in promoting their pupils’ SEL and well-being by using Lions Quest (LQ) teacher workshops will be investigated. We will explore the possible change in teachers’ attitudes, values, knowledge and skills during the LQ. In addition, the possible differences between the countries will be studied. Data from […]

Engaging Working Culture Project is a TUTL research project, which combines new knowledge and business developed from research ideas in collaboration with University of Helsinki and Tekes (the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation). Tekes funds research projects, where scientists and Finnish research organizations take the development of an idea further while preparing for the commercialization […]

3SPACES – Towards Inspiring Workplaces The 3SPACES project aims to enhance productivity and profitability of Finnish SME companies by contributing to different-aged employees’ well-being and scopes of action. The project facilitates SME:s to develop themselves to competitive and inspiring workplaces by initiating a change process in 3 spaces at the same time: mental, physical and […]

JOT Joustavat Oppimisen Tilat / Flexible Places for Learning is a project run by Educational and Cultural Services of the city of Espoo. The aim of the project is to develop innovative learning environments together with students, teachers, parents and school personnel. The goal of the project is to create and model flexible, sustainable and […]

OmniSchool (Koulu Kaikkialla) is a five-year (2011–2015) research and development project funded by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture. The project is carried out at the Research Unit for Teaching and Learning at the University of Helsinki, Department of Teacher Education. Our goal is to bridge children’s learning across different settings and promote life-wide and lifelong learning.