Overview

Curriculum vitae

My interest relating to research is directed for the music teacher education, its development as well as music technology, working conditions and well-being of music teachers and music. On research I also have focused on examining open learning environments, pedagogic possession of music as a school subject and problems of evaluation in basic education and in post-graduate education.

In my last studies I have concentrated on more widely on field of arts and crafts education. Especially I have focused on students’ conceptions and experiences of teaching arts and crafts in early childhood education.

Homepage: http://www.mv.helsinki.fi/home/hruismak/

 

Degrees

  • Matriculation examination, University of Oulu the 31of May 1973
  • Bachelor's degree in Arts, University of Oulu the 22 of February 1977
  • Class teacher’s education, University of Oulu the 30 of May 1977
  • Music teacher’s education, Sibelius Academy the 16 of may 19811
  • Master of Arts in Philosophy, University of Helsinki the 3 of April 1984
       -musicology
       -pedagogic
       -mathematics
       -psychology
       -speech doctrine
       -social policy
  • Master’s Degree in Arts, the 12 of April 1984
  • Studies in Behavioral Sciences 59 credits; as a unit in University of Helsinki the 28 of October 1987
  • Licentiate’s Degree in Philosophy, music education, University of Jyväskylä the 20 of June 1989
  • Doctor’s degree in Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä the 18 of June 1991
  • Docent in Behavioral Sciences, especially in music education, University of Helsinki 1995

 

Career in nutshell 

  • Lemminkäinen Ltd; work in asphalting altogether 24 months in Oulu and its surroundings
  • Kindergarten seminar in Oulu; part-time teacher in piano playing 1976-1977
  • Music school in eastern Helsinki; part-time teacher in piano playing 1980-1982
  • Arcadia Secondary School; leading music teacher 1979-1980
  • University of Helsinki; full-time lecturer 1981-1982
  • University of Helsinki: lectureships of music education 1982-1993
  • Management duties in summer colonies 1979-1981.
  • Teacher in various Summer Universities and Supplementary Education 1984-
  • Sibelius Academy; tutoring of a thesis seminar 1990-1991
  • University of Oulu; Professor in Music Education the 1st of March 1993-2003
  • University of Helsinki: Professor of Arts and Crafts Didactics, autumn 1995
  • University of Helsinki; Docent lecturers and lecturers in music education 1993-
  • University of Helsinki; Professor of Arts and Crafts Didactics, temporary service, from the 1st of August 2003
  • University of Helsinki; Professor of Arts and Crafts Didactics from the 1st of June 2005, permanent post

Latest publications

  1. Harmonizing music memories as a part of life story

    Lehtonen, K., Juvonen, A. & Ruismäki, H. 07.2013 In : Journal of Social Sciences (Karachi). 2, 3, p. 167-185 19 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  2. About the Content of Estonian and Finnish Music Teachers’ Pedagogical Thinking

    Sepp, A., Ruokonen, I. & Ruismäki, H. 2013 In : The European Journal of Social & Behavioural Sciences . 6, p. 1118-1133 16 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  3. Bridges of joy – a case study of the collaborative design learning process of the university teacher students

    Ruokonen, I. & Ruismäki, H. 2013 In : The European Journal of Social & Behavioural Sciences . 7, p. 1187-1192 6 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

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Latest activities

  1. Lisensiaatintutkimuksen tarkastus

    Heikki Ruismäki (Other role (describe in more detail in "Relation description, notes" field)), 07.01.201322.01.2013

    Activity: Thesis supervision, mentoring and examinationSupervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)

  2. Sointumerkeistä soitto ja vapaa säestys (piano)

    Heikki Ruismäki (Speaker: Keynote), 03.06.201307.06.2013

    Activity: Conferences, workshops, courses, seminarsOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  3. Sointumerkeistä soitto ja vapaa säestys (piano)

    Heikki Ruismäki (Speaker: Keynote), 10.06.201314.06.2013

    Activity: Conferences, workshops, courses, seminarsOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

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