This event took place on 30.8.2022.
More information on the GINTL Coffee Chat series is available on the GINTL website.
Professor, Department of Teacher Education, University of Turku
Marjaana Veermans is Professor of learning and teaching at the Department of Teacher Education of the University of Turku. Currently she also acts as Vice dean (Education) at the Faculty of Education. She has a background in educational psychology and holds a PhD in Educational Sciences from the University of Turku. Veermans’ general area of expertise is in educational psychology, and especially in learning environments. Her research covers age groups from primary education to adult education; in general focusing on learning, and in particular on motivation, interest, and teaching and learning in digital learning environments.
In the past Veermans has been a responsible investigator in EC-funded projects (CL-Net, ITCOLE – Schools of Tomorrow, WebTV and ERNIST). She is also leading Digi-ERKO, a new special national in-service teacher training programme to train expert teachers in learning and teaching in digital learning environments. Based on her long-term experience in diverse educational R&D projects, she works with close collaboration with schools and other types of educational institutions, and has large network of active teachers (and their students) to work with the topics of the project.
About the GINTL Coffee Chats
GINTL Coffee Chats are one-hour online morning events. Each event has a speaker who shares on a specific topic for 15 to 20 minutes. The rest of the time is spent in breakout rooms by GINTL regional networks or thematic topics. Each breakout room has a note taker and facilitator, who records and runs the discussion. After, the goal is to facilitate more opportunities for discussion and to continue using the online platform to foster ideas and collaboration.