Katariina Holma

Katariina Holma

Ph.D. (University of Helsinki)

Professor
Theory and Philosophy of Education

Biography

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. She is currently the leader of two research projects: Theory and Practice of Learning to be a Citizen (Academy of Finland, 2019-2022) and Citizenship in Change (Eudaimonia Institute 2018-2021).

Research interests

  • citizenship in plural societies
  • critical thinking
  • Israel Scheffler's philosophy
  • methodology of educational research

Selected Publications

  • Holma, Katariina & Kontinen, Tiina (2020) “Practices and Habits of Citizenship and Learning” in Holma, K & Kontinen T (eds.) Practices of Citizenship in East Africa: Perspectives from Philosophical Pragmatism. London: Routledge.
  • Kauppi, Veli-Mikko, Holma, Katariina & Kontinen, Tiina (2020): “John Dewey’s Notion of Social Intelligence” in Holma, K & Kontinen T (eds.) Practices of Citizenship in East Africa: Perspectives from Philosophical Pragmatism. London: Routledge.
  • Holma, Katariina & Kontinen, Tiina (eds.) (2020) Practices of Citizenship in East Africa: Perspectives from Philosophical Pragmatism. London: Routledge.
  • Huhtala, Hanna-Maija & Holma, Katariina (2019) "Education of Moral Beings: the Distortion of Habermas' Empirical Sources" Ethics and Education, 14(2), 171-183.
  • Holma, Katariina; Kontinen, Tiina & Blanken-Webb, Jane (2018) "Growth into Citizenship: Framework for Conceptualizing Learning in NGO Interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa" Adult Education Quarterly, 68(3), 215-234.
  • Holma, Katariina (2018) “Israel Scheffler’s antireductionism and today’s narrowing scope of education” in Smeyers, Paul (ed.) International Handbook of Philosophy of Education. Dordrecht: Springer, 410-416.
  • Holma, Katariina & Huhtala Hanna-Maija (2017)  "Non-Idealizing the Theory of Autonomy: Theodor W. Adorno's Psychological and Political Critique of Immanuel Kant" Philosophy of Education: The Yearbook 2014. Urbana, IL: Philosophy of Education Society: 373-381.
  • Holma, Katariina & Kontinen, Tiina (2016) “The Rocky Road of Growth into Contemporary Citizenship: Dewey, Gramsci, and the Method of Democracy,” Studier i Pædagogisk Filosofi, 4(2), 24-37.
  • Holma, Katariina & Hyytinen, Heidi (2015) “The Philosophy of Personal Epistemology,” Theory and Research in Education 13(3), 334-350.
  • Holma, Katariina (2015) "The Critical Spirit. Emotional and Moral Dimensions of Critical Thinking," Studier i Pædagogisk Filosofi 4(1), 17-28.
  • Hyytinen, Heidi; Holma, Katariina; Toom, Auli; Shavelson, Richard & Lindblom-Ylänne, Sari (2014). "The complex relationship between students' critical thinking and epistemologcial beliefs in the context of problem solving," Frontline Learning Research 2(5), 1-24.
  • Holma, Katariina. (2012) “Fallibilist Pluralism and Education for Shared Citizenship,” Educational Theory, 62(4): 397-409.  
  • Holma, Katariina. (2011) “The Epistemological Conditions of Moral Education: the Notions of Rationality and Objectivity Revisited,” Educational Theory 61(5): 533-548.
  • Holma, Katariina. (2009) “The Strict Analysis and the Open Discussion,” Journal of Philosophy of Education 43(3): 325-338.

Thesis supervisions

Doctoral Theses
  • 2018. Hanna-Maija Huhtala: “Adornian Critiques of Reason: Autonomy, Morality and Education”, Philosophical Faculty, University of Eastern Finland. Works currently as a PostDoc at the University of Oulu.

  • 2016. Anniina Leiviskä: “Hans-Georg Gadamer’s Philosophical Hermeneutics in the Philosophy of Education”. Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland. PostDoc at the University of Helsinki.

  • 2015.  Heidi Hyytinen: “Looking Beyond the Obvious: Theoretical, Empirical and Methodological Insights into Critical Thinking”. Faculty of Education, University of Helsinki, Finland. Senior Lecturer at the University of Helsinki.

  • 2011. Kaisu Mälkki: “Theorizing the Nature of Reflection”. Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland. Senior Lecturer at the University of Tampere.

Projects

Growth into Citizenship in Civil Society Encounters

Growth into citizenship in civil society encounters is a consortium project which combines the expertise of development ethnography and ph

Citizenship in Change: Constructing a Novel Theoretical Framework for Education

Strategic research project of the University of OuluFocus institute: EudaimoniaFaculty: Education

Theory and Practice of Learning in Civil Society

CS-LEARN is a consortium project between the University of Oulu and the University of Jyväskylä.