Isosomppi Leena, yliopistonlehtori/Senior Lecturer

Kasvatustieteet, opetus ja tutkimus
+358 40 8054 415


I work as a teacher and as a researcher in the primary school teacher education program for adults. My professional career began1983-1996 as a primary school teacher and continued 1996 - 2004 as a junior researcher in teacher education and as a coordinator in the Continuing education unit. I worked also as a university teacher at the Open University before I moved to teaching and research duties in pre-service teacher education. (University of Jyväskylä, Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius)

1996 PhD (University of Tampere) Education (major field), Social psychology (minor field)

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Research Areas

Teacher’s professional development, academic adult education, gender in education, web-based learning environments


Interaction and participation at school, school bullying, home-school relationships, democracy and human rights education, gender equality and awareness in education, learning theories, qualitative research methodology, supervision of master’s theses and teaching practice

Participation in projects

Supporting Practices for Inclusive Schooling & Education for the Youth (SPISEY). 2019-2021. EU - Erasmus +.

Human rights, Democracy, Values and Dialogue in Education. The development on education for democratic citizenship and human rights education in teacher training 2018-2019. Ministry of Education and Culture.

Democracy and Human Rights Education in Teacher Training 2014-2016. Ministry of Education and Culture):

Gender Awareness in Teacher Education (TASUKO) 2008-2010. Ministry of Education and Culture.

Current research project

Teacher learning at work and in teacher education