Building on the expertise of researchers from the Faculty of Educational Sciences as well as from the other 10 faculties of the University of Helsinki, we conduct basic and applied interdisciplinary research in areas such as

  • play, learning development
  • playful learning and pedagogy
  • playful learning environments
  • teacher education
  • multiliteracies
  • media, digital culture, mobile learning
  • creativity, co-design
  • affect and emotions¬†
  • wellbeing
  • visual methodologies
  • co-participatory research

Our research focuses mostly on children aged 0 to 8 years old, and is situated in the contexts of ECE centers, pre-primary schools, primary schools, after school clubs, libraries, museums, science centers, and in homes.