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Sari  Tillonen

Sari Tillonen

University Teacher

University teacher at the Department of Geographical and Historical Studies.

Department of Geographical and Historical Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies | +358 46 921 3258

I specialize on Finnish history of education from late 19th century to this day. I’m especially interested of the historical development of History and Social Studies school subjects inside Finnish education system. I teach on courses focused on later Finnish history, especially History and Social Studies courses focused on our subject teacher trainees and history career choices.

My Doctoral thesis studies the history and current state of social studies using historical research and phenomenographic methods. The aim this research is to study firstly, the historical formation and independent status of the Social Studies education in Finland. Secondly, it focuses phenomenographically discovering and describing History and Social Studies university students’ understanding on Social Studies.


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