MA (educational psychology), class teacher, PhD candidate
Areas of Expertise: academic emotions, study engagement, motivation, higher education, quantitative research
Elina E. Ketonen is a PhD candidate in Educational Psychology at the Department of Teacher Education, Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland. She has been the Junior Assistant Coordinator in EARLI’s (European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction) Special Interest Group 8, Motivation and Emotion between 2013-15. She has been involved in the RYM Indoor Environment
-project from its onset in 2011. Currently, she is also involved in the Mind the Gap -project.
Elina E. Ketonen is interested in investigating the relationships between academic emotions, student motivation, learning, and well-being in the context of higher education and adult learning. More specifically, she is interested in exploring what makes people invest their time in studying and what factors predict learning and achievement. Her present work also examines how students’ general learning orientations and the characteristics of the academic context are related to different situational factors experienced during the process of studying and learning (e.g., academic emotions). She is also interested in how to develop learning environments that foster positive emotions, engagement, and active learning, where enjoyment of learning is enhanced and potential negative emotions are utilized in a productive way.