Integrative Arts & Music Pedagogy Promoting Children’s Wellbeing, Development and Learning

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Finnish Early Childhood Education and Care series, Webinar #3, with Prof. Mari Tervaniemi and Prof. Inkeri Ruokonen.

19 April 2022, 13:00–16:00 EET (18:00–21:00 Beijing time)

Finnish Early Childhood Education and Care series, Webinar 3 with Prof. Inkeri Ruokonen and Prof. Mari Tervaniemi

This webinar is the third in the series of five webinars on the unique Finnish Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) System. The webinars will share the best research, practices, and concrete pedagogical methods of early childhood education in Finland and discuss them with Chinese partners. Featured guest speakers include Prof. Mari Tervaniemi and Prof. Inkeri Ruokonen.

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Dr. Mari Tervaniemi

Research Director Mari Tervaniemi obtained her PhD in psychology in 1997 in the University of Helsinki about auditory neurocognition and musical expertise. Her research topics cover auditory learning as well as the brain basis of musical expertise and music emotions. She has published over 190 articles in international refereed journals in music psychology, learning sciences and cognitive neuroscience (e.g., Learning and Individual Differences, Brain, Scientific Reports, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Journal of Neuroscience, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Music Perception). She serves in several editorial boards and acts frequently as a reviewer for international journals and funding agencies in the fields of neurosciences, psychology, and music. Of particular interest for her is to apply knowledge acquired within the framework of basic science into education and neurorehabilitation.

Prof. Dr. Inkeri Ruokonen

Inkeri Ruokonen is a Professor of Early Childhood Education at the University of Turku. She is Vice Dean of the Faculty of Education, University of Turku. She is a Doctor of Education, (University of Helsinki, 2005), Music teacher (1987, Sibelius Academy) and a Licentiate of Music Education, (Sibelius Academy, 1998), she has a title of Docent of Music Education (University of Helsinki, 2010).
Inkeri Ruokonen has a long work experience in teacher education (from 1987) and she has worked as a Director of the Master Program in Educational Sciences in University of Helsinki. She is a member of Helsinki University Teachers Academy.
Her main research interests are early childhood education, music education, teacher education, arts pedagogy, learning environments, earlygiftedness, intercultural education and creativity. She has published several peer reviewed scientific articles and edited several scientific journals and books.

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