Tuija Turunen
Senior Lecturer

Teacher Education

Dr.Sc MSc (Education)

Contact information:
Email: Tuija.turunen(at); tturunen(at)
Phone: +358 (0) 40 4844 124


Current research interests
  • Educational transitions
  • Memories about transition to school
  • Curriculum
  • Professional development in higher education
  • Discourse analysis
  • Autobiographical narrative research
  • QDAS, especially NVivo

Selected publications:
Turunen, T.A. & Dockett, S. (2013) Family members’ memories about starting school. Intergenerational aspects. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood. 32(2), 103-110.

Turunen, T.A., Uusiautti, S. & Määttä, K. (2013) Changing voices in early years curricula. An example from Finnish pre-school education. Early Child Development and Care. Latest Articles. DOI:10.1080/03004430.2013.785540.

Petriwskyj, A., O'Gorman, L. & Turunen, T.A. (2013). The interface of the national Australian Curriculum and the pre-Year 1 class in school: Exploring tensions. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood. 38(1), 16-22.

Turunen, T.A. & Tuovila S. (2012). Mind the gap. Combining theory and practice in a field experience. Teaching Education. 23 (2), 115-130

Turunen, T.A. (2012). Individual plans for children in transition to pre-school. A case study in one Finnish day-care centre. Early Child Development and Care, 182 (3-4), 315-328.

Turunen, T. A. (2012). Memories about starting school. What is remembered after decades? Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research. 56 (1), 69-84.

The completed list of publications is available in the Files -section