Centre for Media Pedagogy (CMP) is a leading unit for education and research with fifteen years of experience of carrying out interdisciplinary research projects and developing educational models for different contexts.
Our task is to teach media education and educational use of ICTs, and to carry out research and development projects in the field. Our research and development work draws upon multiple disciplines. Teaching in our major subject studies is research-based; this characteristic is common to the degree programmes of the Faculty of Education.
We collaborate with educational institutions across different levels of education, and practice regional, national and cross-border cooperation with businesses and communities. Our international partners include, for example, Stanford University (California, USA), Mercer University (Atlanta, USA), Catholic University of Milan (Italy), and Umeå University (Sweden).
Since 2005, we have organized the biennial MEC (former NBE) conference. MEC is an informal and friendly conference, which
participants attend to exchange ideas and information dealing with media
education, educational use of ICTs and learning environments.
Major subject: Media Education
Media Education looks at the media education of people of different ages – children, adolescents, adults and the elderly – from an interdisciplinary perspective.
At the bachelor's degree level Media Education is taught in Finnish, and at the master's degree level the studies are incorporated in our English-taught master's degree programme.
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Master's Degree Programme in Media Education
In our two-year English-taught master's degree programme you will build expertise in three major themes: media in teaching and learning, media in society and media and psychosocial well-being.
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Minor subject: Media and Digital Technology in Teaching and Learning
The minor subject provides you with tools for various teaching, training, facilitation and planning tasks, as well as for conducting research in the field. The studies are taught in Finnish.
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It is also possible to complete doctoral studies and obtain a PhD in Media Education.
If you are interested in taking doctoral studies, please familiarise yourself with our Graduate School and contact Professor Heli Ruokamo (see contact information below).
We conduct interdisciplinary research, collaborating with universities and organisations both in Finland and abroad. Our main research areas are:
- Media in teaching and learning
- Media in society
- Media and psychosocial well-being
Our research of teaching and learning focuses on teaching with web and mobile applications, playful learning environments, and the educational use of simulations, virtual reality and videos.
Our research projects targeting the connections between media, society and psychosocial well-being address the ways the elderly population uses and refrains from using media, as well as their media skills and relationships to digitalised society. Elderly people living in sparsely populated areas are of our particular interest.
View our researchers' profiles through the links provided in the contact details.
Our research and education has societal and regional impact. Examples of our development work are the Arctic Pedagogy project and our initiatives to emphasise playful learning and relevance to working life when developing education and teaching.
We operate actively in a range of social sectors, including the media, business world, association activity, education and social services.
The findings from our research and teaching experiments are applied to our teaching practices and up-coming projects. We specialise in the development of various educational models that offer tools for the development of teaching in different contexts and at different educational levels.
Our teaching is carried out in collaboration with different communities and businesses, and our students concentrate on solving authentic problems from the working life.
Our alumni are actively part of our operations, for example as visitors on our courses. They work as educational planners, teachers for adult education and experts of web-based education and media education. They form a crucial link between the university and working life.
We stay connected to our alumni and keep track of their careers after graduation. Communication between the Centre for Media Pedagogy and our alumni is constantly being improved and developed. This is done primarily in order to increase the relevance of our education to working life.
University of Lapland Main Building
D-wing, 2nd floor
Yliopistonkatu 8, Rovaniemi
Centre for Media Pedagogy
Faculty of Education
University of Lapland
P.O. Box 122, FI-96101 ROVANIEMI
Personal email addresses are in the form firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professor, Vice-Dean, Director of CMP, Adjunct Professor
Tel. +358 40 587 9090
Associate Professor, Education
Title of Adjunct Professor in Media Education (University of Helsinki)
Tel. +358 40 4844 240
Tel. +358 40 4844218
Pedagogy of Adult Education
Tel. +358 40 4844 139
University Researcher, Adjunct Professor
Tel. +358 40 4844490
Tel. +358 40 530 4533
Tel. +358 40 530 4533
Tel. +358 40 742 1270
Tel. +358 40 484 4355
Tel. +358 40 484 4492
Tel. +358 40 484 4259