Laura Tuohilampi


Description of research and teaching

I am a researcher and a university lecturer in mathematics education in the University of Helsinki. My research interests address affect, engagement and the social and contextual aspects of mathematics learning. I am currently active in following research projects: Australian - Spanish - Finnish project The Social Essentials of Learning (; Finnish project MathTrack, which uses mobile gaze tracking to study attention and emotion in collaborative mathematical problem solving; Finnish project Autonomous assessment in mathematics learning, wherein a modern technology-based teaching is administered, and adaptive assessment practices developed. I have also published a book in Finland called Math Hunger, claiming that people would be hungry for learning mathematics, if that would be properly served. I have been awarded in Finland both by my dissertation and by my work of making mathematics more meaningful and inclusive.



Curriculum Vitae

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Highlighted publications

  1. A Comparative Study of Finland and Chile: the Culture-Dependent Significance of the Individual and Interindividual Levels of the Mathematics-Related Affect

    Tuohilampi, L., Laine, A., Hannula, M. S. & Varas, L., 2016, In : International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education. 14, 6, p. 1093-1111 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  2. Challenging Western Approach to Cultural Comparisons: Young Pupils’ Affective Structures Regarding Mathematics in Finland and Chile

    Tuohilampi, L., Hannula, M. S., Varas, L., Giaconi, V., Laine, A., Näveri, L. & Salo i Nevado, L., Dec 2015, In : International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education. 13, 6, p. 1625-1648 24 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Latest activities

  1. 42th International Conference of Psychology in Mathematics Education (Event)

    Tuohilampi, L. (Reviewer)
    26 Feb 2018

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer review of manuscripts

  2. Arviointia kehittämässä -projektin verkkovideo

    Tuohilampi, L. (Speaker)
    25 Jan 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

  3. European Educational Research Association (External organisation)

    Tuohilampi, L. (Expert member)

    Activity: MembershipMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

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Latest prizes

  1. Väitöskirjapalkinto

    Laura Tuohilampi (Recipient), Jan 2017

    Prize: Prizes and awards

  2. Teknologiateollisuuden 100-vuotispalkinto

    Laura Tuohilampi (Recipient), Jun 2017

    Prize: Prizes and awards

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Latest projects

  1. Social Essentials of Learning

    Clarke, D., Chang, E., Tuohilampi, L. & Diez-Palomar, J.

    01/01/2015 → …

    Project: Research project_Research

  2. Matematiikan osaamisen pitkittäisarviointi, Kansallinen arviointikeskus

    Räisänen, A., Metsämuuronen, J., Tuohilampi, L. & Salonen, R.


    Project: Research project_Research

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