Katariina Holma

Ph.D. (University of Helsinki)
Professor, Head of the Research Unit
Philosophy of education, Theory of education, Philosophy of science

Values, Ideologies and Social Contexts of Education
Faculty of Education and Psychology

Katariina Holma

Katariina Holma's work focuses on theories and philosophies of citizenship education and democracy, and the philosophy of science in educational research. Before her professsorship at the University of Oulu she has worked at the University of Helsinki, the University of Tampere and the University of Eastern Finland, and as a visiting scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, U.S. Her work has been supported by the Academy of Finland, Eudaimonia Institute of the University of Oulu, the University of Helsinki Research Funds, Kone Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, and the Finnish Cultural Foundation.

Research interests

  • philosophy of education
  • education for democracy
  • philosophy of science
  • critical thinking
  • philosophical pragmatism
  • citizenship education

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+358 2 944 83663

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P.O.Box 2000
90014 University of Oulu