DOCENT, ANU KAJAMAA
Anu Kajamaa is a PhD and Docent (Associate Professor) and a research group leader at the Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki. She received her PhD in 2012. Anu is a passionate researcher, supervisor and a pedagogically qualified teacher. Her award-winning doctoral dissertation is a study of change management and long-term evaluation of organizational change efforts within formative interventions. Anu is an expert in sociocultural- and practice based theories, qualitative research methods and participatory intervention techniques. She has conducted extensive collaborative research projects and Change Laboratory interventions in schools, teacher education, health care and social care, and entrepreneurship contexts. In these projects, novel activity models have been co-designed and successfully implemented in practice. Anu has produced multiple refereed publications in national and international journals. Her current research focuses on children’s learning, development and creativity in school-based makerspaces. For more information see her homepage.