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. Pedagogical documentation as a lens for examining equality in early childhood education

    Paananen, M. M. & Lipponen, L. T. 10 Jan 2018 In : Early Child Development and Care. p. 77–87

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

  2. Early Childhood Education and Care in Finland: Compassion in narrations of early childhood education student teachers

    Rajala, A. J. & Lipponen, L. T. 6 Jan 2018 S. Garvis, S. Phillipson & H. Harju-Luukkainen (Eds.). International Perspective on Early Childhood Education and Care. Early Childhood Education in the 21st Century: Volume I. . Routledge

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewChapter

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

    Lipponen, L., Kumpulainen, K. & Paananen, M. 2018 International Handbook on Early Childhood Education. Fleer, M. & van Oers, B. (eds.). Springer, p. 1265-1277 (Springer International Handbooks of Education)

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewChapter

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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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