Formal Environment: Learner Perspective

In Finland, health education is taught as an independent subject in secondary schools. It is also embedded in some other school subjects within basic education and in the whole curriculum to enhance the schools’ wellbeing.


In this post doc research, health education lessons in four different classrooms were video-observed to examine their information literacy practices and co-construction of cognitive authorities. Four teachers with their students (Grade 6-9) implemented projects combining collaborative information seeking, knowledge building and content production.


Although taking into account Mercer and Howe’s (2012) recognition of the inseparable interplay of both teacher–student and collaborative interaction in classroom observations, this research study focuses on the learner perspective.

Last updated: 10.10.2018