Antti Rajala, PhD (Educ.)
Antti Rajala is a postdoctoral researcher at the Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki. He received his PhD in 2016. In his doctoral dissertation he studied agency-centered pedagogy and how learning can be connected between in and out-of-school contexts. Rajala has conducted video-based research in schools and science centers on the topics of dialogic pedagogy, educational change, and agency in education. Currently, he is working in the project Constituting Cultures of Compassion in Early Childhood Education (funded by Academy of Finland, 2016-2020). Rajala is one of the editors in Outlines: Critical Practice Studies. He also co-coordinates the special interest group focusing on educational theory in European Association of Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI).