The Future of Education

Edition 14

Speaker Profile

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Maija Kärnä

Institution: Tampere University of Applied Sciences School of Vocational Teacher Education

Country: Finland

Maija Kärnä works as a Principal Lecturer at Tampere University of Applied Sciences at the School of Vocational Teacher Education.

She graduated as Master of Sciences in International Business and International Marketing from the Turku School of Economics in Finland. She has since worked in various positions related to international business.

After the her career in private enterprises she entered higher education and working as a lecturer of international business and marketing since 1999. In 2012 she joined the School of Vocational Teacher Education at Tampere University of Applied Sciences.

Maija Kärnä defended her Doctoral Thesis in education on the Use of Virtual Spaces to Scaffold knowledge building in the Context of Problem-based Learning in 2011. In her Doctoral Thesis she studied how business students used web-based learning environments to support information sourcing and knowledge construction in the context of problem-based learning.

Maija Kärnä worked as a Post-Doc Researcher in 2012-2013 in a project coordinated by Tampere University and financed by the Academy of Finland. Her research focused on the Professional Identity-Building of business students. Her other research interest is eLearning.

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