Language and Literature Education
The Research Centre for Finnish Language and Literature Education studies, in particular, subject didactic questions related to the teaching of mother tongue and literature and Finnish as a second language. The multi-methodological research is based on Education, Linguistics, Literary Studies and Communication. Of particular interest to the centre are questions related to teaching and learning to read and write, as well as issues related to language and literature education and teaching and learning of interaction skills and pedagogics of drama. A key research target is the teacher education of teachers teaching mother tongue and literature as well as Finnish as a second language from early childhood education to upper secondary level education.
Teaching and learning are studied especially in formal situations, such as the classroom, but also in informal learning environments.
Some active research projects:
Grammatical thinking and understanding of grammar
Playing video game
Student, teacher and pedagogical interaction