In any event, no reality transforms itself

Paulo Freire

Veli-Mikko Kauppi

M.Ed.

Doctoral Student
Philosophy of Education

Biography

Curriculum Vitae

Research interests

  • John Dewey
  • Citizenship
  • Intelligence
  • Pragmatism
  • Critical Pedagogy

Briefly

I am interested in rethinking our ideas of intelligence. My claim is that education that aims at increasing intelligent action often fails to do so, as it sets out from a flawed idea of intelligence as a property of individuals. I ground my research on the theories of the pragmatist philosopher John Dewey.

Publications

Kauppi, V-M., Holma, K. & Kontinen, T. (2019, in press). 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

Research groups

  • Doctoral Student, Growth into Citizenship in Civil Society Encounters (GROW)
  • Doctoral Student, Theory and Practice of Learning in Civil Society (CS-Learn)

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

Theory and Practice of Learning in Civil Society

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