Sirpa Tani

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Sirpa Tani is Professor of Geography and Environmental Education who has her academic background in cultural geography and urban studies: her PhD in 1995 dealt with cinematic representations of people-environment relationships in Finnish fiction films. Her research interests include multisensory, embodied and emotional place attachment, the role of public spaces in young people’s lives, and environmental education in urban settings. In the field of geography education, she has investigated the role of powerful disciplinary knowledge and human capabilities in enhancing young people’s well-being. She is also interested in discipline-based integration of teaching and in the possibilities of constructing links between subject-specific teaching, youth work and young people’s geographies.

 

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Latest publications

  1. E-pub ahead of print

    More-than-human playful politics in young people’s practices of dwelling with the city

    Pyyry, N. K. & Tani, S. H., 2019, In : Social & Cultural Geography.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  2. Arkiympäristöjen estetiikka ja lähelle katsomisen taito

    Tani, S., 9 Nov 2018, In : Sirene-blogi. 2018, 9.11.2018

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

  3. Global education for global understanding: the case of Finland

    Tani, S., Houtsonen, O. & Särkelä, E., 2018, Geography education for global understanding. Demirci, A., de Miguel González, R. & Bednarz, S. W. (eds.). Cham: Springer , p. 155-163 9 p. (International perspectives on geographical education).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

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Latest activities

  1. NOFA 7 Nordic Conference Nordic Conference on​ Teaching and Learning in Curriculum Subjects

    Gabriel Bladh (Speaker: Presenter), Eero Salmenkivi (Speaker: Presenter), Sirpa Tani (Speaker: Presenter), Kalle Juuti (Speaker: Presenter), Niklas Gericke (Speaker: Presenter), Per Sund (Speaker: Presenter)
    14 May 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  2. NOFA 7 Nordic Conference Nordic Conference on​ Teaching and Learning in Curriculum Subjects

    Sirpa Tani (Speaker: Chair)
    13 May 201915 May 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  3. Journal of Research and Didactics in Geography (Journal)

    Sirpa Tani (Reviewer)
    29 Mar 2019

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

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Latest prizes

  1. Ragnar Hult -mitali

    Sirpa Tani (Recipient), 25 Oct 2018

    Prize: Prizes and awards

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Latest projects

  1. GeoCapabilities 2: Teachers as Curriculum Leaders

    Lambert, D., Tani, S., Särkelä, E., Donert, K., Solem, M., Parkinson, A., Hawley, D., Kerrigan, K., Bustin, R. & Papoutsis, P.

    01/12/201328/02/2017

    Project: Research project

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