Lähdesmäki Sirkku, yliopistonopettaja/University Teacher

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Lähdesmäki Sirkku, yliopistonopettaja/University Teacher
+358 40 6647 756


I have worked as a University teacher in Department of Teacher Education at Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius since 2014. I graduated from the University of Jyväskylä in 1998 as ME and drama educator and before university teachers' career I worked as a primary school teacher for over ten years with innovative mindset.

Research Areas

I am making my PhD studies in the University of Jyväskylä.  My dissertation work is about modeling a design framework for planning Phenomenon Based and integrated Learning plans in teaching practice. Transformative supportive ICT learning is another research field of my interest.


My teaching areas are drama education, ICT teaching and learning, Media education, writing skills and I’m also responsible for teaching practices such as Advanced teaching practice 8 op and Small school teaching practice 3 op.

Current Research Project

Besides my PhD -research I am currently writing an article with my colleague about Determining the role of micro level strategies in developing student teachers’ competence for educational technology use. I'm also working on an article on drama education in teacher training.

Recent Publications

  • Lähdesmäki, S. & Valli, P. (2018). Bridging authentic learning task into technology supported transformative pedagogy in Finnish teacher training. In L. G. Chova, A. L. Martínez, & I. C. Torres (Eds.), EDULEARN18 Proceedings. 10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (pp. 5857-5863). IATED Academy. doi:10.21125/edulearn.2018.1409 Open access
  • Valli, P. & Lähdesmäki, S. (2017). Flexible Grouping of Diverse Learning Situations in Initial Teaching. In L. G. Chova, A. L. Martínez, & I. C. Torres (Eds.), EDULEARN17 Proceedings. 9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (pp. 3281-3289). IATED Academy. doi:10.21125/edulearn.2017.1703
  • Valli, P. & Lähdesmäki, S. (2017). Alkuopetuksen yhtenäisen toimintatavan kehittäminen joustavien ryhmittelyjen avulla. In R. Valli (Ed.), Oppimisympäristöjä kehittämässä (pp. 7-23). Kokkola: Jyväskylän yliopisto, Kokkolan yliopistokeskus Chydenius.
  • Lähdesmäki, S. & Valli, P. (2017). Pedagogical Foundation and Significance of the ICT Studies for the Teacher Trainees in Their Studies. In P. Resta, & S. Smith (Eds.), SITE 2017 : Proceedings of the 28th International conference of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education(pp. 2381-2390). Chesapeake: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved from http://www.learntechlib.org/p/177533 Open access
  • Valli, R., Valli, P. & Lähdesmäki, S. (2017). Meaningful Learning Experiences in the Finnish Teacher Education. Asian Journal of Education and e-Learning, 5 (2), 27-35. doi:10.24203/ajeel.v5i2.4471 Open access