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Iida-Maria Peltomaa

MEd, Doctoral Candidat in Education
Specialized in interdisciplinary learning and in-service teacher training

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. 
(Henry Adams)

 
 

CV 

  • Inspirational keynotes and workshops in over 500 events to more than 10 000 teachers e.g. in events organised by Finnish Regional Administrative Agencies and universities in Finland, Iceland, Australia and Singapore.

  • Project Manager in STEAM education development project funded by the Finnish National Agency of Education

  • Project Manager in a development project, funded by the Nordplus Adult, that aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice in teacher training by producing an online course on becoming a teacher-researcher, based on action research and design-based research methodologies.

  • Preparing doctoral dissertation in Educational Science about interdisciplinary learning and teacher professional learning at the University of Tampere, Finland

  • Project Researcher in a project funded by the European Union, researching the assessment of transversal skills in STEM education

  • Developing interdisciplinary learning modules and assessment policy based on Finnish national core curriculum for Vietnam-Finnish International School established in Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  • Education Specialist in Startup High School which provides virtual entrepreneurial studies for students  

  • Finnish Representative in Nordic Learning Center Innovation Project


  • Working committee member in Finnish Education Evaluation Centre

  • Educational Adviser in Education for a Changing World research project that explored the intersection of sustainability, well-being and education for a globalized society and a changing planet

  • Pedagogical consultation in development projects that support learning with augmented reality

  • Education Specialist in projects related to the development of school culture in city of Tampere, Finland

  • Elementary school teaching in Finland and Sweden

ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS

Tackling The Myths Of Education: The Implementation Of Multidisciplinary Learning Modules In Finnish Curriculum Reform
IAACS 2018, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (World Curriculum Studies Conference)


From Individualistic Teacher Culture Towards Learning Community

FERA 2018, Tampere, Finland (Conference on Education)


Utilizing the Multidisciplinary Learning Module Implementation Process As Possibility of Teacher Learning in Finland

ECER 2018, Bolzano, Italy (European Conference of Educational Research)


Tackling the Myths of Education: The Implementation of Multidisciplinary
Learning Modules in Finnish Curriculum Reform

ECER 2018, Bolzano, Italy (European Conference of Educational Research)


Implementing Multidisciplinary Learning Modules in Finnish Curriculum Reform: Tackling The Myths of Education

MME Seminar 2018, University of Singapore


Finnish Education in Movement – Implementing the New National Core Curriculum

2018, University of Iceland


Finnish Concept of Multidisciplinary Learning
2018, The Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain, The University of Edinburgh, Scotland


Implementing multidisciplinary learning modules in Finnish curriculum reform – tackling the myths of education

2017, ICCR (International Centre for Classroom Research), University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


The Future of Learning – the Finnish Learning Barometer

ITK Conference 2015, Hämeenlinna, Finland (Interactive Technology in Education)

ACADEMIC RESEARCH PROJECTS

Pedagogical Listening

This research project is placed in the context of interdisciplinary learning and teacher professional learning. It aims to understand how teachers’ listen in ways that support student progressive struggle in learning. This work builds on research from the international research group: Listening Study Group (composed of over 30 researchers world-wide).

Teacher Learning in Relation to Interdisciplinary Learning

This research project is placed in the context of interdisciplinary learning and teacher professional learning. It aims to understand the teacher professional learning when implementing the multidisciplinary learning modules described in the Finnish national core curriculum. This project is accomplished as part of a STEAM learning development project funded by the the Finnish National Agency of Education.

Myths of Education

This research project is placed in the context of interdisciplinary learning and teacher professional learning. It aims to understand the factors that help or hinder change when implementing interdisciplinary learning. This research is especially related to the current  international discussion on developing schools as learning communities that enhance the 21st century skills rather than content knowledge, and emphasises the student participation, autonomy and activeness in learning.


PUBLICATIONS

Peltomaa, I., Luostarinen. A. & Markkanen, A. (2019). Designing And Implementing Interdisciplinary Learning Modules in Finnish Basic Education. Ilmiömäistä. University of Jyväskylä Publication. (only in Finnish)

Peltomaa, I. & Luostarinen, A. (2019). Factors That Help Or Hinder the Development of Interdisciplinary Teaching Culture. Ilmiömäistä. University of Jyväskylä Publication. (only in Finnish)

Peltomaa, I. & Luostarinen, A. (2019). Assessment of Interdisciplinary Learning Modules in Finnish Basic Education. Handbook of Assessment. PS-kustannus. (only in Finnish)

Liinamaa, L., Luostarinen, A. & Peltomaa, I. (2016). Implementation Guide to Interdiscplinary Learning Modules in Basic Education. Ministry of Education and Culture, National Agency of Education, City of Espoo, Otavia. (only in Finnish)

Luostarinen, A. & Peltomaa, I. (2016). Recipes of Finnish Curriculum Implementation – Teachers Guide to Succeeding. PS-kustannus. (only in Finnish)

Peltomaa, I. & Luostarinen, A. (2015). Pack of Methods – Developing the School as Learning Community. Proedugo. (only in Finnish)

Linturi, H. & Peltomaa, I. (2014). The Metamorphisis of Teaching. Futura 3/2014 (Special issue: Future of Learning). (only in Finnish)

Peltomaa, I. (2013). Bridging the Gap – Supporting the Unity Between Curriculum Values and School Culture. University of Tampere. (only in Finnish)