Markku  Niemivirta

Markku Niemivirta

Professor

PhD, Docent of Educational Psychology

Philosophical Faculty, School of Applied Educational Science and Teacher Education

markku.niemivirta@uef.fi | +358 50 518 9827

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050 5189827
050 518 9827
+358 50 518 9827
+35850 518 9827
050 5189 827
+358 50 5189 827
+35850 5189 827
+358 50 5189827
+35850 5189827
+358505189827

Teaching

Educational psychology, research on motivation, learning, and well-being; quantitative methods; doctoral studies; thesis supervision

Research

My research focuses on the interplay between students’ motivation, learning, and well-being, and particularly on their developmental and situational dynamics. Also the relationships between the development of math skills and motivation as well as math-related educational pathways and choices are of specific interest to me.

Other

I am the director of KASVA doctoral programme and the UEF representative on the board of FinEd, The Finnish Multidisciplinary Doctoral Training Network on Educational Sciences.

Information on my pre-UEF academic activities can be found here.

Research groups and communities

Motivation, Learning, and Well-Being -Research Collective (MoLeWe)

MoLeWe-logoThe MoLeWe collective represents a group of researchers from the University of Eastern Finland (UEF), University of Helsinki (UH), University of Turku (UTU), National Defence University (NDU), Åbo Akademi University (ÅAU), and University of Oulu (UO) collaborating in the fields of education and educational psychology. The MoLeWe site serves as our joint home base where you can find information on our research, including PhD projects, as well as our experiences in the academia. We will share our stories and thoughts in a blog, both in English and in Finnish.

Learning In Digitalized Society (DIGS)

Our multidisciplinary research community, Learning In Digitalized Society (DIGS), involves researchers and research groups from the Philosophical Faculty, the Faculty of Science and Forestry and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies. Our research covers learning pathways through the whole life span, and focuses on the special nature of learning and its support in the highly digitalized world. We explore the new learning opportunities and possibilities offered by the digitalized society, as well as the learning requirements and expectations set by digitalization.

Most recent publications

Due to the delay in the update of our publication database, the Connect only lists papers until 2021. Hence, you will find the most recent published papers here. Preprints can be found here.

Social networks

You may also find me on Mastodon/Fediverse

Publications

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