University of Jyväskylä

Dissertation: 18.12.2017 Lic.Ph. Lauri Wilen (Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematical Information Technology)

Start date: Dec 18, 2017 12:00 PM

End date: Dec 18, 2017 03:00 PM

Location: Mattilanniemi, Agora auditorium 2

Lic.Ph. Lauri Wilen defends his doctoral dissertation in Mathematical Information Technology "Tieto- ja viestintätekniikan merkitys aineenopettajien täydennyskoulutuksessa. Tutkimus peruskoulun ja lukion opettajista Keski-Suomen alueella". Opponent Professor Emeritus Pertti Järvinen (University of Tampere) and custos Professor Pekka Neittaanmäki (University of Jyväskylä). The doctoral dissertation is held in Finnish.


This study examined Information and Communications Technology (ICT) know-how and needs and challenges of teachers in-service training in the region of Middle–Finland. In this context impressiveness is seen as the congruence between the set aims and gathered results. The study approaches the subject matter through the opinions of teaching personnel. The study data was gathered from the focused interview questionnaires in many supplementary educational occasions of randomly picked teaching personnel in 2013, 2014, 2017 and also from personnel interwiew’s in 2013-2016. The study is aimed at the teaching personnel of Comprehensive Schools and Upper-Secondary Schools to investigate their ICT know-how in subject teaching and essential needs of in-service training. The aim of this study is to pursue to find

information about what are the impacts of in-service teacher training focused to Information and Communications Technology and how should it be developed so that its accessibility and impressiveness would be efficient.

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