Towards Future Literacy Pedagogies – ToLP

Responsible researcher: Professor Minna-Riitta Luukka (Department of Languages)

Post-doctoral researchers: Ari Huhta, Sari Pöyhönen, Mirja Tarnanen & Peppi Taalas

Ph.D. students: Merja Kauppinen, Johanna Saario & Sanna Voipio-Huovinen

Duration: 2006-2009

Funding: University of Jyväskylä (2006) ja Academy of Finland (2007-2009)


The purpose of the study was to explore mother tongue and foreign language literacy practices in school and out-of school contexts from the viewpoint of 9th grade students and their foreign language and mother tongue teachers in Finland. The study also aimed to evaluate the extent to which literacy practices in schools and communities meet and overlap, and whether school is able to meet the challenges of the knowledge society. Issues about media choices, ways of using and producing texts, assessment practices, curriculum planning, and teacher education were discussed in order to shape literacy theories and pedagogies that dynamically respond to social, cultural and technological change.

More information about the project and publications: www.jyu.fi/tolp