Tuula Jääskeläinen

Esittely

Tuula Jääskeläinen (M.Ed.) has twenty years working experience at the University of Helsinki and University of the Arts Helsinki as a project coordinator, planning officer, university pedagogy lecturer, and head in Student Services.

Tuula has a general teacher qualification in the arts university pedagogy and she is specialized in human rights education. She conducts workshops for teachers in developing human rights education and countering hate speech through arts education.

Tuula is a doctoral candidate in music education in the MuTri Doctoral School in the Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki, and in the ArtsEqual Project and CERADA. She is currently based in Brisbane, Australia, where she is an adjunct research fellow at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University. Her research interests are in the field of higher education, especially experiences of learning in the music university. She has also conducted research on intercultural learning in the visual arts study program.

Doctoral project

Jääskeläinen, Tuula: Students’ Experienced Workload in Higher Music Education

Research-based findings of students’ experienced workload are lacking in higher music education although music students have field-related physical and psychological demands in their studies. The primary aim of this study is to examine in higher music education context in Bachelor and Master levels how students experience workload in their studies and how students’ experienced workload is related to their coping styles in different music genres. The secondary aim is to indicate how this kind of research-based knowledge can be utilised in the pedagogical development in higher music education institution by investigating in Bachelor and Master levels how classical music students’ experienced workload and coping styles are related to their conceptions of instruction.

In this study, workload in studies is scrutinized through observing students’ own experiences in workload instead of perceived, estimated or objectively measured workload. In that regard, proactive coping styles shed light on students’ strategic behaviours in stressful situations, while conceptions of instruction shed light on teacher’s pedagogical practices as perceived by the students. The empirical data will be gathered in higher music education institutions through a mixed methods design.

Research findings can be utilised in the development of teaching, curricula, study programs, and courses in higher music education. This study will also encourage students to reflect on their own experiences of workload, coping styles, and conceptions of instruction which may promote equality in pedagogical practices by supporting health, well-being and conceptual change in higher music education institutions, and in that way contribute also to the creation of a more equitable, respectful, and just society.

Keywords: Conceptions of instruction; higher music education; mixed-methods; music genres; proactive coping styles; students’ experienced workload
Toimenkuva

Kasvatustieteen maisteri, tohtorikoulutettava
MuTri-tohtorikoulu, ArtsEqual-hanke ja CERADA
Musiikkikasvatuksen, jazzin ja kansanmusiikin osasto
Sibelius-Akatemia/Taideyliopisto
Helsinki

Opetus

Jääskeläinen, T. 2017. Countering hate speech in and through arts education. Workshop for doctoral students in music education. Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland 21.4.2017.

Jääskeläinen, T. 2017. Miten torjua vihapuhetta taidekasvatuksen avulla? Työpaja Taidealojen yliopistopedagogiikan opiskelijoille ja ohjaajille. Teatterikorkeakoulu, Taideyliopisto 1.6.2017.

Jääskeläinen, T. 2017. Countering hate speech through arts education. Workshop at the 7th World Arts Alliance for Education Conference "Engaging with Communities: Creative Pedagogies". Auckland, New Zealand 22.11.-25.11.2017.

Jääskeläinen, T. 2018. Countering hate speech towards people with disabilities by creating counter-narrative activities through arts education. Workshop at the Disability, Media, and Human Rights Conference. Curtin University, Perth, Australia 19.4.-20.4.2018.

Tutkimus ja julkaisut

Publications:

Peer-reviewed conference proceedings:

Jääskeläinen, T. & López-Íñiguez, G. 2017. How about equality and equity in higher music education? A theoretical framework for researching quality of music teaching and learning. (Awarded as “Best Doctoral Student Paper”) In J. Domenech, M.C. Vincent-Vela, E. de la Poza & D. Blazquez (Eds.) Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd’17). Valencia, Spain: Universitat Politècnica de València, 775-783. doi:10.4995/HEAd17.2017.54

Non-refereed scientific articles:

Jääskeläinen, T. 2016. Tavoitteena opetuksen kehittämistä tukevan luotettavan tutkimustiedon tuottaminen Sibelius-Akatemiassa - tapausesimerkkinä opiskelijoiden kokeman kuormittavuuden pilottitutkimus. Musiikkikasvatus 19, 1, 60-67.

Jääskeläinen, T. 2016. Vahvistanko hiljaisuudellani rasistisia rakenteita? Toiseuden kokemuksen tunnistamisesta kohti toiminnallista tasa-arvon edistämistä. Musiikkikasvatus 19, 2, 64-72.

Books:

Pitkänen-Walter, T. & Jääskeläinen, T. (Eds.) 2018. Sand & Indigo - A Finnish and Gambian Collaboration in Art Pedagogy. Academy of Fine Arts, Uniarts Helsinki. Vaasa: Fram.

Book chapters:

Jääskeläinen, T. Forthcoming. Plot - A Space for Transformation in the Intercultural Research Process. In J. Engel, V. Flasche, B. Jörissen, L. Klepacki, T. Klepacki & L. Unterberg (Eds.) Spectra of Transformation. Erlanger Beiträge zur Pädagogik. Münster/New York: Waxmann, 79-84.

Jääskeläinen, T. & Pitkänen-Walter, T. 2018. Art Work as a “Secret Power Opening”: A Finnish and Gambian Collaboration in Researching Perspectives, Essences, and Positions in Visual Art Education. In T. Pitkänen-Walter & T. Jääskeläinen (Eds.) Sand & Indigo - A Finnish and Gambian Collaboration in Art Pedagogy. Academy of Fine Arts, Uniarts Helsinki. Vaasa: Fram, 15-51.

Publications intended for the general public:

Jääskeläinen, T. 2017. Vahvistanko hiljaisuudellani rasistisia rakenteita? Equally Well -blogi 24.3.2017.
 

Conference presentations:

Jääskeläinen, T. 2014, April. Evaluating quality of learning in higher music education. Paper presented at Nordic Network for Research in Music Education Conference: Knowledge formation in music. Royal College of Music (KMH) in collaboration with Nordic Network for research in Music Education (NNMPF), Stockholm, Sweden.

Jääskeläinen, T. 2015, March. Researching approaches to learning in higher music education. Paper presented at Nordic Network for Research in Music Education Conference: Activism in Music Education. University of the Arts Helsinki, Sibelius Academy in collaboration with Nordic Network for research in Music Education (NNMPF), Helsinki, Finland.

Jääskeläinen, T. 2016, March. Aiming to produce reliable research findings for supporting development of teaching in the Sibelius Academy - pilot study in students’ e­xperiences of work load as a case example. Paper presented at Nordic Network for Research in Music Education Conference: Technology and creativity in music education. Hedmark University College in collaboration with Nordic Network for research in Music Education (NNMPF), Hamar, Norway.

Jääskeläinen, T. 2016, June. Developing arts pedagogical learning environments by researching the memories of Finnish and Gambian students and teachers in visual arts programs. Paper presented at International Conference "Arts in Context - In Between Practices". University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway.

Jääskeläinen, T. 2016, October. Gambia Project 2015-2017. Researching and developing art-based pedagogy in cross-cultural context. Paper presented at International Conference "Arts Without Borders? Perspectives on Collaboration and Interdisciplinarity in and through the Arts". University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland.

Jääskeläinen, T. 2017, February. Inter-cultural visual arts education and research in the Gambia. Paper presented at International "Spectra of Transformation. Winter School and Workshop for Research in Aesthetic, Arts and Cultural Education". Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany.

Jääskeläinen, T. 2017, June. Countering hate speech through arts education. Poster presented at the ArtsEqual Arts Pedagogical Minifestival. University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland.

Jääskeläinen, T. & López-Íñiguez, G. 2017, June. How about equality and equity in higher music education? A theoretical framework for researching quality of music teaching and learning. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on higher Education Advances ‘Head’17’, Universitat Politècnica, Valencia, Spain.

Jääskeläinen, T. 2017, August. Countering hate speech through arts education. Poster presented at the 8th Nordic Conference on Cultural Policy Research NCCPR 2017 "Migration, Culture and Nation", Helsinki, Finland.

Jääskeläinen, T. & López-Íñiguez, G. 2017, August-September. Students' workload as an equity factor in higher music education. Poster presented at the 6th International Symposium on Performance Science, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Jääskeläinen, T. & López-Íñiguez, G. 2017, October. La carga de trabajo de los estudiantes de música como factor de equidad en los estudios superiores. Poster presentation at the I International Conference on Music Psychology and Music Performance CONPSIMUSICA "La Psicología en la Música: Creación, Prácticas Educativas e Interpretación", Facultad de Psicología de la UNED, Madrid, Spain.

Jääskeläinen, T. 2017, November. Researching students’ workload in pursuing a more holistic approach to equality and equity in higher music education. Pechakucha presentation at the 7th World Arts Alliance for Education Conference "Engaging with Communities: Creative Pedagogies", Auckland, New Zealand.


Public artistic activities:

Haili, J., Heikinaho, M. & Jääskeläinen, T. 2017. Xam Xamle -installaatio taidekouluprojektista Gambiassa. Osana ”EI NOIN! Yliopistopedagogiikka taiteen palveluksessa” -seminaaria. Taideyliopisto 27.4.2017.

Haili, J., Heikinaho, M. & Jääskeläinen, T. 2017. Xam Xamle -installaatio taidekouluprojektista Gambiassa. Artsoppa-treffit: Taide ja luovat menetelmät globaalikasvatuksessa. ArtsEqual-hanke, Taiteen edistämiskeskus ja Kepa ry. Kepa 16.5.2017.

Ajankohtaista

Awards:

Best Student Paper Award: Jääskeläinen, T. & López-Íñiguez, G.
2017. How about equality and equity in higher music education? A theoretical framework for researching quality of music teaching and learning. Paper presentation at the 3rd International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd’17). Valencia, Spain: Universitat Politècnica de València, 21.6.-23.6.2017.


Grants:

8.10.2013 Sibelius-Akatemian opettajat ja virkailijat ry: Travel Grant (300 €) for the research meeting with Professor Emeritus Noel Entwistle in the University of Edinburgh, UK.

14.5.2014 Sibelius-Akatemian tukisäätiö: Grant (1000 €) for the University Pedagogy Studies, University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland.

8.10.2015 Sibelius-Akatemian opettajat ja virkailijat ry: Travel Grant (300 €) for the PHExcel Conference “Striving for Excellence in Higher Education: Bringing Education and the World of Work Together”, Chelsea College of Arts, London, UK.

4.4.2017 Sibelius-Akatemian tukisäätiö: Travel Grant (2000 €) for the Conferences in Europe, University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland.

6.6.2017 Engaging with Communities Conference Scholarship for covering the cost of registration and accommodation in the "Engaging with Communities:  Creative Pedagogies" 7th World Arts Alliance for Education Conference 21.11.-25.11.2017 in Auckland, New Zealand.

11.10.2017 Sibelius-Akatemian opettajat ja virkailijat ry: Travel Grant (500 €) for the I International Conference on Music Psychology and Music Performance CONPSIMUSICA "La Psicología en la Música: Creación, Prácticas Educativas e Interpretación", 5.10.-8.10.2017 Facultad de Psicología de la UNED, Madrid, Spain.

20.12.2017 Sibelius Academy: Grant (3085 €) for International Doctoral Student Exchange, 23.2.-24.6.2018, Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.