Marja-Kristiina Lerkkanen

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Marja-Kris Lerkkanen, Department of Teacher Education (University of Jyväskylä), Professor

Research interests

My research foci include individual, family, and teacher factors contributing to children’s academic learning and motivation in preschool and early school years. In particular, I have been interested in developmental trajectories of young children’s reading and math skills and the effects of motivation, teacher-student relationships and teacher-parents partnership to child’s learning. I am involved in interventions for supporting literacy skills development by computer games and iPad apps and also teacher interventions supporting teacher-child interaction, motivation and engagement in classrooms.

Projects as Principal investigator

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CARE Curriculum Quality Analysis and Imp
European Commission
LUKILOKI 2: learning and teaching literacy skills
Finnish National Agency for Education
LUKILOKI: training for professional development in literacy learning and teaching
Finnish National Agency for Education
Luokkahuoneen vuorovaikutusprosessien
Academy of Finland
SANORD2018 local organizing committee (LOC)
Participants (conferences, training)
TESSI Understanding high-quality teacher-child interactions
New York University Abu Dhabi
To the World of Mathematics!
Ministry of Education and Culture

Projects as Team Member

How to tackle boys’ underachievement in comprehensive school?
Rautopuro, Juhani
Prime Minister's Office
Is stress contagious in a classroom? Reciprocal relations between teacher and student well-being
Pakarinen, Eija
Ella ja Georg Ehrnrooth Foundation
SA profilointi 2015-2018
Hämäläinen, Keijo
Academy of Finland
Teacher assessment skills for supporting learning, participation and providing support
Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina
Ministry of Education and Culture


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