CV

Academic experience

2017 Docent (Education, especially playful learning and game-based learning), University of Jyväskylä
2010 Ph.D. (Education) University of Lapland
2008–2009 Member of Graduate School for Multidisciplinary Research on Learning; Environment, University of Turku (1.7.2008–28.2.2009)
1998 Postgraduate Certificate of Education, University of Jyväskylä
1997 Master of Education, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Professional experience and scientific activities in education

2016– University Lecturer, University of Lapland, Faculty of Education
2011–2015 Researcher, University of Helsinki, Department of Teacher Education (14.2.2011–31.12.2015)
2011 Researcher, University of Lapland, Faculty of Education
(1.1.2011–13.2.2011)
2007–2010 Project Manager, researcher, University of Lapland, Faculty of Education, InnoPlay Project, (1.1.2007–31.12.2010)
2006 Project Manager, University of Lapland, Faculty of Education LEVIKE project (1.8.2006–30.8.2006)
PlayIT project (1.9.–30.11.2006)
LEVIKE project (1.12.2006–31.12.2006)
2006 Researcher, University of Lapland, Faculty of Education, LEVIKE project (1.4.2006–31.7.2006)
2003–2006 Researcher, University of Lapland, Faculty of Education, Let’s Play project (1.9.2003 –31.3.2006)
2001–2002 Special education teacher (upper level of comprehensive school), Jämsänkoski, Finland
1997–1998 Teacher, Institute of Health Care, Jämsä, Finland
1991 Substitute Lecturer, basic education, Kemijärvi, Finland
1989–1990 Teacher, Special education (upper level of comprehensive school), Kemijärvi, Finland
1988–1989 Teacher, basic education, Kemijärvi, Finland
1987 Teacher, summer school for 3-6 years old children, Rovaniemi
1985 Teacher, summer school for 3-6 years old children, Kemijärvi

Awards & Honors

2012 Doctoral Dissertation Award/ Lea Pulkkinen Award, Jyväskylä, 19.4.2012. University of Jyväskylä. [Kangas, M. (2010) The School of the Future: Theoretical and Pedagogical Approaches for Creative and Playful Learning Environments. Doctoral dissertation. Acta Universitatis Lapponiensis 188. University of Lapland, Finland. Rovaniemi: University of Lapland Printing Centre].
Jyväskylän yliopiston tiedote.
2010 Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program Grant for 2010–2011 Finland-U.S. Educational Exhange Commission, Fulbright Center and J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board: Awarded 17th of May, 2010, Helsinki, http://www.fulbright.fi/files/2790_ FulbrightCenterjakaaenntysmrnstipendejYhdysvaltoihin_6.5.2010.pdf
2008 Scholarship Doctoral Programme for Multidisciplinary Research on Learning Environments (OPMON)
 2008-11 Member of the Executive Board for Centre for Media Pedagogy, University of Lapland
2005-10 Member of Graduate School for Multidisciplinary Research on Learning; Environment, University of Turku

Other professional activities
Member at EARLI European Association for Research on Learning and InstructionMember at AERA American Educational Research Association
Member at FERA Finnish Association of Educational Sciences

Peer Reviewer
Journal of Thinking Skills and Creativity
Journal of Educational Research Review
Journal of Learning Environments Research
Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning
Seminar.net; International Journal of Media, Technology and Lifelong Learning
Pelitutkimuksen vuosikirja
Kasvatus
EARLI The European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction 2017
MEC Media Education Conference 2015
NBE (Network-Based Education) 2013
Finnish TUTOKE (Tutki-Kokeile-Kehitä) Competition 2013
IDC International Conference on Interaction Design and Children 2007

Languages

English – fluent
Finnish – native language
Swedish – good

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