Overview

Curriculum vitae

Current Position:
Professor of Geography and Environmental Education (maantieteen ja ympäristökasvatuksen professori; 1 September 2004–, University of Helsinki)

 

Address:
Department of Teacher Education
PO Box 9, FI–00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
Telephone: +358–9–19129572

 

Education:

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Helsinki, 15 December 1995
- Doctoral thesis in geography on cinematic representations of city and people

Degree in Education (advanced level), University of Helsinki, 24 September 2002
– Thesis on the geographical content in Environmental and Nature Studies

Licentiate of Philosophy, University of Helsinki, 28 May 1993
–  Licentiate thesis in human geography
–  Major subject: Geography
–  Minor subject: Sociology

Master of Science, University of Joensuu, 11 May 1989
–  Master’s thesis on the meaning of home region and regional identity for secondary school students
–  Major subject: Geography
–  Minor subjects: Biology and Education
–  Subject Teacher in Geography and Biology

Matriculation Examination, Joutseno, 30 May 1981

 

Adjunct Professor:
Docent in Human Geography, University of Helsinki, 1999–

 

Positions held (recent years)

Senior Scientist, Academy of Finland (varttunut tutkija; 1 August 2009–31 July 2010)

Acting Professor of Geography and Environmental Education (maantieteen ja ympäristökasvatuksen professori, mvs.; 1 August 2003–31 August 2004); Department of Applied Sciences of Education (formerly Department of Teacher Education), University of Hel­sinki

Acting Professor of Biology and Geography Education (biologian ja maantieteen didaktiikan professori, mvs.; 1 August 2001–31 July 2003); Department of Teacher Education, University of Hel­sinki

Postdoctoral Researcher, Academy of Finland (tutkijatohtori; 1 August 1998–31 July 2001); Research project: City of Mindscapes: Subjective and Intersubjective Environmental Images

Visiting Research Fellow (vieraileva tutkija; 1 September 1999–31 August 2000)
Manchester Institute for Popular Culture, Manchester Metropolitan University

Lecturer in Geography (maantieteen lehtori; 1 September 1996–31 July 1998)
Department of Teacher Education, University of Helsinki

Latest publications

  1. Geography in the Finnish school curriculum: part of the 'success story'?

    Tani, S. 2014 In : International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education. 23, 1, p. 90-101 12 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  2. Integrating geography with physics and visual arts: Analysis of student essays

    Tani, S., Juuti, K. & Kairavuori, S. 01.06.2013 In : Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift. 67, 3, p. 172-178 7 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  3. Final comment

    Robertson, M. & Tani, S. 2013 Young people: Cross-cultural views and futures. Robertson, M. & Tani, S. (eds.). Camberwell, Victoria: ACER Press, p. 211-213 3 p.

    Publication: Contribution to book/anthologyB2 Contribution to book/other compilations (non-refereed)

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Latest activities

  1. Tieteen päivät 2013 Tiedettä Kampissa -tapahtuma

    Sirpa Tani (Speaker: Presenter), 10.01.2013

    Activity: Conferences, workshops, courses, seminarsPublic Talks

  2. International Research in Geographical and Enviromental Education (IRGEE)

    Sirpa Tani (Reviewer), 17.01.2013

    Activity: Editorial work / peer reviewPeer review of manuscripts

  3. Terra (vertaisarviointi)

    Sirpa Tani (Reviewer), 18.01.2013

    Activity: Editorial work / peer reviewPeer review of manuscripts

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