Riikka Tumelius

PhD, M.A., B.A.
University teacher
Designing language learning, change, applied language studies, nexus analysis

Languages and Literature
Faculty of Humanities

Riikka Tumelius

My research interests arise from our changing everyday life with ubiquitous technologies. I have studied how future language teachers learn to manage complex pedagogical situations while designing for language learning in hybrid environments as a part of their university studies. I am interested in examining learning, teaching and teacher education as multi- and transdisciplinary phenomena, and promoting change by developing pedagogical practices.

I have been able to apply my research interests in the working life as well: At the University of Oulu I have acted as university teacher in Languages and Communication unit,  the English programme at the Faculty of Humanities and as a university teacher of foreign language didactics at the Faculty of Education. I have also acted as a principal lecturer in Interpreting and Linguistic Accessibility at the Humak University of Applied Sciences

My professional background comes from language teaching. Before my doctoral research, I have worked as a teacher of English and Swedish in vocational education at Vantaa Vocational College Varia, as well as in basic and general upper secondary education.

Research interests

  • change, digitalisation, nexus analysis, teacher education, teaching and learning, transdisciplinarity

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Phone number

+358 29 448 7233

Visiting address

Languages and Communication Unit
ST405 (stairway T2, 4th floor)
Pentti Kaiteran katu 1, Linnanmaa
University of oulu

Postal address

Languages and Communication Unit
University of Oulu
P.O.Box 7910
90014 University of Oulu