Erkki Lassila

Erkki T. Lassila



4 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 1 times.


Member of the research project 'Disentangling the emotional dimension in beginning teachers work' (EMOT), funded by the Academy Finland.

Research interests

  • Narrative research
  • Teachers and teaching
  • Educational relationships
  • Culture in education
  • Japanese education
  • Gifted education
  • Socio-material networks

Research groups

  • Living Relations Research Community

Selected publications

  • Lassila, Erkki; Uitto, Minna (2016) The tension between the ideal and experienced : teacher-student relationships in stories told by beginning Japanese teachers. - Pedagogy, Culture and Society 24 (2), 205-219 . [Original]
  • Lassila, Erkki T.; Jokikokko, Katri; Uitto, Minna; Estola, Eila (2017) The challenges to discussing emotionally loaded stories in Finnish teacher education. - European journal of teacher education 40 (3; SI), 379-393 .
  • Lassila, Erkki T.; Timonen, Virpi; Uitto, Minna; Estola, Eila (2017) Storied emotional distances in the relationships between beginning teachers and school principals. - British educational research journal 43 (3), 486-504 .
  • Lassila, Erkki T. (2017) Tensions in the relationships : exploring Japanese beginning teachers’ stories. - Acta Universitatis Ouluensis. Series E, Scientiae rerum socialium 171. Oulu. Artikkeliväitöskirja. 106. [Original]
  • Lassila, Erkki T.; Uitto, Minna; Estola, Eila (2018) You're damned if you do and damned if you don't : the tension-filled relationships between Japanese beginning and senior teachers. - Pedagogy, Culture and Society 26 (3), 417-433 . [Original]

Research visits

  • Hokkaido University
    1.10.2013 to 31.3.2016

    Government funded (MEXT) research student at the Institute for Advancement in Higher Education, Hokkaido University.