This recent study examined whether high school students with different motivational (i.e., achievement goal orientation) profiles display different patterns of socio-digital participation. The results showed that adaptive motivational orientations towards school were also associated with higher ICT-skills and use of ICT for academic purposes. In turn, more maladaptive orientations were associated with being more likely to use social media intensively (especially so for girls), and with more intense gaming (especially for boys).

A new paper has just been published by the Mind the Gap -crew in The Finnish Journal of Education. The aim of this study was to examine how sixth-graders engage in socio-digital participation and whether there are differences between gender or students with different interests. Also, the aim was to investigate the relationships between socio-digital […]

A new study from the educational psychology research group in University of Helsinki has been published in Creative Education Journal. In their study, Iida Vedenpää and Kirsti Lonka explored what kinds of conceptions of creativity and learning do Finnish teachers and teacher students express. The study also aimed to find out do teachers and student […]

Markus Talvio (M.Ed), will defend the doctoral dissertation entitled “How do teachers benefit from training on social interaction skills? – Developing and utilising an instrument for the evaluation of teachers’ social and emotional learning” in the Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki, on 29 November 2014 at 12:00. The public examination will take place […]