Lasse Lipponen


Further information on the affiliationLasse Lipponen is a professor of education, with special reference to early childhood education, at the Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki. His research work is directed to cultures of compassion; children’s agency; pedagogical leadership; play; and understanding children’s experiences in their life-world with digital documentation and participatory research methods. His development and research work has been funded by European Union, Singapore Ministry of Education, Academy of Finland, The Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation, and Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture. Lipponen has authored over 100 research articles on teaching and learning. He has received several awards, such as the first price in the educational technology competition of the University of Helsinki 1999 for the “Future Learning Environment”, and 2008 he was the recipient of the Helsinki University “Good Teacher” award. He is a co-founder of Helsinki International Schools.

Latest publications

  1. PEDAGOGY IN ECEC Nordic Challenges and Solutions. Ministry of Education and Culture (edit) with Kirsti Karila, Eva Johansson, Anna-Maija Puroila, Maritta Hännikäinen, Lasse Lipponen: Seminar Report, Helsinki Finland, 22 September 2016

    Karila, K., Johansson, E., Puroila, A-M., Lipponen, L. & Hännikäinen, M. 9 May 2017 Copenhagen: Nordic Council of Ministers. 46 p.

    Publication: Book/anthologyD4 Published development or research report

  2. Vertaisoppiminen digitaalisessa toimintaympäristössä. Tapaustutkimus kahden viisivuotiaan Minecraft -luomisesta

    Kentz, M-B., Sintonen, S. & Lipponen, L. Jan 2017 In : Kasvatus & Aika. 11, 1, p. 54–68 15 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  3. E-pub ahead of print

    Children’s perspective to curriculum work: Meaningful moments in Finnish early childhood education.

    Lipponen, L., Kumpulainen, K. & Paananen, M. 2017 International Handbook on Early Childhood Education. Fleer, M. & van Oers, B. (eds.). Springer, (Springer International Handbooks of Education)

    Publication: Contribution to book/anthologyA3 Contribution to book/other compilations (refereed)

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Highlighted activities

  1. New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE (External organisation)

    Lipponen, L. (Assessment)
    22 May 2014

    Activity: MembershipMembership or other role in review committee

  2. National Croatian Agency for Science and Higher Education of Croatia (External organisation)

    Lipponen, L. (Chair)
    5 Apr 20149 Apr 2014

    Activity: MembershipMembership or other role in review committee

  3. Kansai University, Osaka, Japan.

    Lipponen, L. (Visiting researcher)
    2 Jun 20149 Jun 2014

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionAcademic visit to other institution

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