Eerika Virranmäki

MSc., Geography and Biology subject teacher
Doctoral Researcher
Geography

Geography
Faculty of Science

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Eerika Virranmäki

I work as a Doctoral Researcher in the Geography Research Unit of the University of Oulu. In my doctoral research I examine the change of the geography education in the Finnish upper secondary schools in the context of the digitalisation of the Finnish Matriculation Examination and of the wider society. I´m focused on the change of the assessment, and teachers’ conceptions about geographical knowledge, it´s significance in society and how it´s related to powerful disciplinary knowledge. I examine teachers’ beliefs, teaching methods and assessment in the teachers’ point of view.

My research interests include also geography and biology didactics on all school levels, especially teaching with GIS and phenomenon-based teaching and learning.

My doctoral research has been partly funded by LUMA Oulu.

Research interests

  • Geography education

Researcher information

Researcher profiles

3

publications

13

citation count of most cited publication

23

publications citations in total

3.00

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Contact information

E-mail

Eerika.Virranmaki@oulu.fi

Postal address

Geography Research Unit
P.O. Box 3000
FI-90014 University of Oulu
Finland