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Muuttuva ja moninainen kielenoppiminen (2023)
Diverse and transforming language learning

Pitkänen-Huhta, A., Mård-Miettinen, K., & Nikula, T. (2023). Muuttuva ja moninainen kielenoppiminen. In A. Pitkänen-Huhta, K. Mård-Miettinen, & T. Nikula (Eds.), Kielikoulutus mukana muutoksessa (pp. 6-28). Suomen soveltavan kielitieteen yhdistys ry. AFinLA-teema, 16. https://doi.org/10.30660/afinla.126906

JYU authors or editors

Publication details

All authors or editorsPitkänen-Huhta, Anne; Mård-Miettinen, Karita; Nikula, Tarja

Parent publicationKielikoulutus mukana muutoksessa

Parent publication editorsPitkänen-Huhta, Anne; Mård-Miettinen, Karita; Nikula, Tarja


Journal or seriesAFinLA-teema


Publication year2023

Publication date28/11/2023

Number in series16

Pages range6-28

Number of pages in the book400

PublisherSuomen soveltavan kielitieteen yhdistys ry

Place of PublicationJyväskylä

Publication countryFinland

Publication languageFinnish


Persistent website addresshttps://journal.fi/afinla/article/view/126906

Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessOpen Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/92188


This article, a lead-in to the special issue, starts by discussing the key characteristics of language education in Finland, with a special focus on how the official bilingualism and development of multilingualism feature in the structures of language education. Secondly, the article presents some recent turns in research on language use and learning, which have influenced current ways of understanding language learning. Research has shown that language learning is a complex and multifaceted phenomenon, which needs to be approached from various disciplinary angles. Thirdly, the article discusses ways of portraying the complexity and layeredness of language and language learning and identifies five key themes characterising the way language learning is approached in the articles of this special issue. Finally, the 17 articles in the special issue are presented.

Keywordslanguage educationlanguage teachinglanguage learningmultilingualismsocietal changeeducation policy

Free keywordskielikoulutus

Contributing organizations

Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2023

JUFO rating1

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