Tuula Nygård

Tuula Nygård

I have recently defended my PhD with the title "There is a lot to practice" A nexus analytical study on promoting multiliteracy in health education. In my doctoral research, I examined the challenges of promoting students' information seeking and evaluation from the perspective of multiliteracy in health education, and how teachers guided their students to acquire information, to critically evaluate information sources and to make choices between them. In this interdisciplinary research, I used the perspectives of educational sciences and information studies for health communication and teaching.

I am currently working as a postdoctoral researcher in the GenZ(Profi4) project at the University of Oulu. The project focuses on strengthening human capabilities and learning in the emerging digital and technological era.

My research interests include literacies (multiliteracy), health information seeking and evaluation, teachers and teacher identity, and educational equality.

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  • Multiliteracy
  • Teacher identity
  • Information seeking and evaluation
  • Critical thinking
  • Health and well-being
  • Equality
  • Teaching and learning

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