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Minna Törmänen, Prof. Dr.

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Prof. Dr. Minna Törmänen

Tätigkeit an der HfH

  • Mitarbeiterin Institut für Professionalisierung und Systementwicklung
  • Gastprofessorin
  • Senior Researcher
  • Dozentin

Profil

Arbeitsschwerpunkte

An Universitäten

  • Senior Researcher und Dozentin für Lehrerbildung, Fakultät für Erziehungswissenschaften, Universität Helsinki, Finnland im Rahmen des Lehrerausbildungsprogramms: Diversität, Gleichstellung, soziale Rechtlichkeit und Mehrsprachigkeit (Frühförderung, Klassenlehrer, Fachlehrer) seit 2016
  • Dozentin und Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin in Sonderpädagogik, Universität Helsinki und Åbo Akademi Universität, Finnland (seit 2006)
  • CEO of Swiss Graduate School for Cognition, Learning and Memory. Center for Cognition, Learning and Memory, (Das Zentrum für Kognition, Lernen und Gedächtnis, CCLM) Universität Bern, Schweiz (2013-2015)
  • Gastdozentin für Entwicklungspsychologie, Institut für Psychologie, Universität Bern, Schweiz (2013-2014)
  • Leiterin im Dienstleistungszentrum (Counseling and Intervention) in Center for Cognition, Learning and Memory, Universität Bern, Schweiz (2012-2013)

Das Forschungsprofil ist multidisziplinär und international und wurde in verschiedenen Projekten zu drei thematischen Themen umgesetzt

  • Forschungsbasierte Interventionen und Kinder mit Lernschwierigkeiten oder Entwicklungsstörungen, typische Entwicklung oder At-Risk: Hintergrundfaktoren und Komorbidität
  • Entwicklung und Lernen von Kindern: Kognitive Verarbeitung, Begleiterscheinung über Entwicklung, Bildungsmöglichkeiten und die Rolle von Lernumgebungen
  • Multidisziplinäre Sonder- und Musikpädagogik: Inklusion, Gleichstellung und Interaktion

An Grundschulen

  • Klassenlehrerin, Musik Pädagogin und Schulische Heilpädagogin in Finnland, Schweden und Kanada

Ausbildung

  • Principal Investigator, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Adjunct Professor in Special Education, Åbo Akademi University, Finland
  • PhD in Special Education, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Master of Education, University of Helsinki, Finland. Degree of Class teacher: Specialization: Special Education, Music, Mother tongue Finnish
  • Doctoral studies in Music Education, Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts, Finland

Zum Profil Webseite Universität Helsinki öffnen an der University of Helsinki

Publikationen

Peer-reviewed articles (ab 2008)

  • Törmänen, M.R.K. & Roebers, C.M. (2017). Developmental outcomes of children in classes for special educational needs: Results from a longitudinal study. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, DOI: 10.1111/1471-3802.12395
  • Aunio, P., Mononen, R., Ragpot, L. & Törmänen, M., (2016). Early numeracy performance of South African school beginners, South African Journal of Childhood Education 6(1), a496. h p:// dx.doi.org/10.4102/sajce. v6i1.496
  • Sajaniemi, N., Suhonen, E., Hotulainen, R., Törmänen, M., Alijoki, A., Nislin, M. & Kontu, E. (2014). Demographic factors, temperament and the quality of the preschool environment as predictors of daily cortisol changes among Finnish six-year-old-children. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 22(2), 286-306.
  • Kontu, E., Ullgren, I-M., Törmänen, M., Nislin, M. & Pirttimaa, R. (2013). Savant-lahjakkuus ja yleisen älykkyyden käsite. [in English: Descriptions of Intelligence from a Perspective of Savant Phenomenon.] NMI-Bulletin, 23, (1), 23-33.
  • Törmänen, M.R.K. & Takala, M. (2009). Auditory Processing in Developmental Dyslexia: An Exploratory Study of an Auditory and Visual Matching Training Program with Swedish Children with Developmental Dyslexia. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 50(3), 277–285.
  • Törmänen, M.R.K. (2009). Auditory-Visual Matching and Language-Based Learning Disorders: Two Studies of Specific Language Impairment and Developmental Dyslexia. International Journal of Education, 1(1).
  • Takala, M., Pirttimaa, R. & Törmänen, M. (2009). Inclusive Special Education: The Role of Special Education Teachers in Finland. British Journal of Special Education, 36(3), 162-172.
  • Kontu, E., Jarimo, O., Törmänen, M., & Vänskä, K-M. (2009). Perusopetuksen marginaaliryhmä – vaikeimmin kehitysvammaisten oppilaiden opetus Suomessa. [in English: The Marginalities in Education – The Education of Individuals with Severe Intellectual Disabilities in Finland.] Kasvatus 2, 177-180.
  • Törmänen, M.R.K., Takala, M. & Sajaniemi, N. (2008). Learning Disabilities and the Auditory and Visual Matching Computer Program. Support for Learning, 23(2), 80-88

 Submitted

  • Wallinheimo, K., Savijärvi, M. & Törmänen, M. Handledarutbildningen som utvecklingsprocess. Förväntningar inför rollbyte från lärare till handledare - ”att själv skall kunna utvecklas som lärare genom att vara handledare” [in English: A developmental process in supervision training in a teacher training education. Expectations for role change from teacher to supervisor - "Being able to develop as a teacher by being a supervisor"] submitted 4/2018 in Forskning om undervisning och lärande, http://www.forskul.se Webseite forskul öffnen [in English: Research on teaching and learning]
  • Aunio, P., Korhonen, J., Ragpot, L., Törmänen, M., Mononen, R. & Henning, E. Multi-factorial approach to early numeracy - the effects of cognitive skills, language factors and kindergarten attendance on early numeracy performance of South African school beginners.
  • Studer, B., Törmänen, M., Margelisch, K., Hogrefe, A. & Perrig, W. Working memory training in school: Transfer and individual differences.

Monographien

  • Törmänen, M.R.K. (2010): Auditory  = Visual Matching in Learning Disabilities: Intervention Studies from Finland and Sweden. Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken, Germany.
  • Törmänen, M.R.K. (2010): Auditory = Visual Matching in Learning Disabilities: Intervention Studies from Finland and Sweden. University of Helsinki, the Faculty of Behavioural Sciences
  • Rautanen, M. (1998). Musiikkiterapian ja yhdistetyn musiikki- ja puheterapian käyttö dysfaattisten lasten kuntoutuksessa. [in English: Using music therapy and music-language therapy in rehabilitation of children with specific language impairment.] University of Helsinki, the Faculty of Behavioural Sciences

Beiträge in wissenschaftlichen Sammelbänden und Fachbüchern

  • Törmänen, M.R.K. (2011). Learning disabilities can be treated by a computer program based on auditory-visual matching. In T. P. Long and L. R. Eifert (Eds.) Speech Processing and Auditory Processing Disorders: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Weitere Publikationen

  • Törmänen, M. (2018). EARLI SIG 15 – Special Educational Needs Newsletter Volume 1, Paper in the Picture: Developmental outcomes of children in classes for special educational needs: Results from a longitudinal study
  • Törmänen, M. (2017). How can educational research inform policy-making? http://lllplatform.eu/news/can-educational-research-inform-policy-making/ Webseite öffnen
  • Aunio, P., Hotulainen, R., Mononen, R., Tapola, A. & Törmänen, M. (2015). ThinkMath-verkkopalvelu - tietoa ja harjoitusmateriaalia lasten matemaattisten ja ajattelun taitojen tukemiseen, [in English: ThinkMath Webservice – supporting children`s mathematical and thinking skills] Kielikukko, 34, 4, 31-33.
  • Törmänen, M. (2010). Lukivaikeuksia voidaan hoitaa auditiivisen ja visuaalisen aistitiedon yhdistämisellä. [in English: Dyslexia can be treated with auditory-visual matching.] Kielikukko 3/2010. FINRA • Törmänen, M. (2010). Lukivaikeuksia voidaan kuntouttaa tietokoneohjelmalla. [in English: Dyslexia and SLI can be treated with a computer program.] DYSFASIA Puheen- ja kielenkehityksen erikoislehti 3/2010.
  • Törmänen, M. (2010). Suomessa ja Ruotsissa tehdyssä oppimisvaikeustutkimuksessa kuntoutettiin menestyksekkäästi eri-ikäisiä oppilaita. [in English: A very successful rehabilitation for learning disabilities was used in a research conducted both in Finland and Sweden with children with different learning disabilities and different ages.] LukiSitko 2/2010.
  • Törmänen, M. (2010). "Suomessa ja Ruotsissa tehdyssä oppimisvaikeustutkimuksessa kuntoutettiin menestyksekkäästi eri-ikäisiä oppilaita.” [in English: A very successful rehabilitation for learning disabilities was used in a research conducted both in Finland and Sweden with children with different learning disabilities and different ages.] Didacta Varia, Lectio Praecursoria, 2010, pp. 54-81

Professional Material

  • "ThinkMath": Ajattelun ja matemaattisten taitojen kehitystä tukeva verkkopalvelu esi- ja alkuopetusvaiheeseen, 2015 [in English: “ThinkMath": Web Service which produce teaching materials for educators to be used to support children’s (aged approximately 5-8 years) cognitive development, more precisely thinking and cognitive skills and mathematical skills], P. Aunio, R. Mononen, R. Hotulainen, A. Tapola , M. Törmänen. See the link: http://blogs.helsinki.fi/thinkmath/ Blog öffnen
  • “Perceptions of Inclusion Questionnaire” Version for student, parents and teacher (Venetz, M., Zurbriggen, C. L. A., Eckhart, M., Schwab, S., & Hessels, M. G. P. 2015). An instrument measuring social participation, emotional inclusion and academic self-concept. Translation in Finnish (M. Törmänen, 2017) www.piqinfo.ch Webseite öffnen
  • Professional consultant and writer when translating from Swedish to Finnish: Fischbein, S. & Österberg, O.: ”Mötet med alla barn”, 2008 [in Finnish: Kaikkien lasten koulu; in English: Meeting every child at school].

Research Report

  • Törmänen, M. (2017). A Requested Expert Report for Finnish Parliament, Committee for Education and Culture, 23rd of November, 2017:”Lasten kielten oppimiskyky”, Asiantuntijapyyntö HE 114/2017 VP, Hallituksen esitys eduskunnalle laiksi toisen kotimaisen kielen kokeilusta perusopetuksessa. [The Expert report for proposal of Finnish Government concerning the law of second obligatory language in Finnish school system at compulsory education HE 114/2017 VP. Title: Children’s ability to learn languages]
  • Törmänen, M. (2015). A Requested Expert Report for Finnish Parliament, Committee for Education and Culture, 4th of February, 2015: ”Kielten oppimiskyky”, Asiantuntijakutsu M 2/2014 VP, Kansalaisaloite Ruotsin kielestä, [in English: The Human Ability to Learn Languages, Requested expert report and presentation concerning M 2/2014, A civil petition on compulsory Swedish language]

Review Tätigkeiten

  • A reviewer in journals having topics on learning disabilities and teacher education.

Scientific Symposia and Poster

  • Törmänen, M., Juntunen, M-L. et al. (2017). Supporting learning and social cohesion through arts education. Interventions in Finnish schools. Roundtable: Teacher Effectiveness, The 17th Biennial EARLI Conference, Tampere, Finland.
  • Aunio, P., Törmänen, M., et al. (2017). First grade children’s competence in executive functions, numeracy and listening comprehension, in Symposium: Executive functions as precursors of mathematical skills, The 17th Biennial EARLI Conference, Tampere, Finland.
  • Törmänen, M., Roebers, C., Aunio, P. & Kontu, E. (2016). Intervention study on executive functions with children with special educational needs. European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction, Special Needs Education SIG meeting, Leuven, Belgium.
  • Törmänen, M., Studer, B., Margelisch, K., & Perrig, W. (2015) Cognitive Interventions in Swiss Schools - Transfer effects and multidisciplinary perspectives, 16th Biennial EARLI Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction 2015, Towards a reflective society.
  • Törmänen, M., Kontu, E., Pesonen, H., Pirttimaa, R., Rämä, I. (2016). Special Needs education and rehabilitation plans in support of school aged children. EARLI SIG 15: Special Educational Needs. Cognition, Socio-emotional Functioning and the Environment: Bridging the Divide. Poster presentation.
  • Törmänen, M., Studer, B., Mendelowitsch, S., & Perrig, W. (2013) Cognitive Interventions in Service center of Cognition, Learning and Memory. 13th Biannual Congress of the Swiss Psychological Society, University of Basel, Switzerland. Poster presentation.
  • Törmänen, M., Wyss, H., Dach, C. & Perrig, W. (2012) “Service center of Cognition, Learning and Memory”, „Nacht der Forschung“, University of Bern, Switzerland. Poster presentation.

Vorträge

Vorträge 2018

  • Törmänen, M. (2018). Music, movement and learning: Longitudinal intervention study in primary education. EARLI SIG 15 Conference, Potsdam Germany: "Inclusive education: An integrated research framework on disability, diversity and heterogeneity in education"
  • Korhonen, J., Aunio, P. & Törmänen, M. (2018). Early numeracy intervention for South African first graders with mathematical learning difficulties. EARLI SIG 15 Conference, Potsdam Germany: "Inclusive education: An integrated research framework on disability, diversity and heterogeneity in education"
  • Törmänen, M., Juntunen, M.-L., Anttila, E. (2018). Music, movement and learning: Longitudinal intervention study in primary education. JustEd2018 International Research Conference: ‘Promoting Justice through Education’, Helsinki, Finland
  • Törmänen, M. (2018). Cognitive Interventions in elementary school settings. The influence of auditory-visual matching and working memory interventions with typically developed children and children with learning difficulties. Multisensory perception and learning: CICERO Learning Symposium, Helsinki, Finland
  • Invited talk: Expert on a public program Finland Arena at Pori, Finland, 2018: The Human Ability to Learn Languages and Finnish language policy: Political issues concerning Finnish school system
  • Invited talk: Expert on a public program Finland Arena at Pori, Finland, 2018: “Brain, learning and Music”

Vorträge 2017

  • Törmänen, M. (2017). Developmental outcomes of children in classes for special educational needs: results from a longitudinal study, FERA Conference on Education, Rovaniemi, Finland
  • Törmänen, M., Juntunen, M-L. (2017). Music, movement and learning – an intervention study in primary education, Research Symposium of the Hollo Institute, Back to Senses – Exploring Future Directions of Arts Education, University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland
  • Törmänen, M., Wallinheimo, K. (2017). Förväntningar och erfarenheter kring handledarutbildning för klasslärare: lärarröster i fokus [in English: Supervisor process in teacher education], FERA Conference on Education, Rovaniemi, Finland
  • Törmänen, M., Tervaniemi, M. Tiippana, K. et al. (2017). Music, movement and learning – focus on interventions in multicultural and inclusive primary education, FERA Conference on Education, Rovaniemi, Finland
  • Törmänen, M. (2017). An intervention study of executive functions on cognitive and mathematical performance of children with severe learning disabilities. Special Education today. Conference at University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Demonstration Lecture for position of Professor Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki, 2017: ”Flerspråkighet, mångfald och social rättvisa i skolan” [in English: Diversity, multilingualism, and social justice at school].
  • Invited talk: Expert on a public TV program, podcast series in Finnish national radio & TV: “What does working memory mean and how are the disabilities in WM”, May 2017
  • Invited talk: Expert on a public program at SuomiAreena (Finland 100 years Arena at Pori, Finland):“Music and Learning”, July 2017

Vorträge 2016

  • Törmänen, M., Tervaniemi, M., Anttila, E. & Juntunen, M-L. (2016). Arts@School: A longitudinal study of three arts interventions. Music for All –Annual conference: Special Music Centre Resonaari
  • Törmänen, M. (2016). Role of executive functioning in children`s academic outcomes, like in early mathematics: How to improve positive development within education, South African Research Association for Early Childhood Education: Thinking and Learning from Research in Early Childhood Education. Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Demonstration Lecture for University Lecturer position in Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki, 2016. “Varför behövs det en lärarutbildning med profilering mot flerspråkighet och mångfald?” [in English: Why there is a need for teacher education focused on diversity, multilingualism, and equity]

Vorträge 2015

  • Törmänen, M., (2015). Three cognitive interventions in children with and without learning difficulties. Oppimisen haasteet nyt ja tulevaisuudessa 18. valtakunnallinen tutkijatapaaminen, (Conference on challenges on learning), Jyväskylä, Finland
  • Törmänen, M. (2015). Playful Learning in the Brain. Multi-disciplinary research project in early education, neuroscience and special education. Sino-Finnish collaboration seminar. University of Helsinki, Finland.
  • Mononen, R. & Törmänen, M. (2015). ThinkMath Web Service, Conference in Special Education at University of Helsinki, Finland, The Special Education today in Finland.
  • Continued education: Lectures for teachers in pre- and primary schools: “What are executive functions and why are they so important in learning?” City of Helsinki, Finland.

Vorträge 2014

  • Invited keynote: Törmänen, M. (2014). Multidisciplinäritet i specialpedagogik - ”Music for All” leder till inklusion, jämställdhet och interaktion? [in English: Multidisciplinary in Special Education – “Music for All” leading to inclusion, equality and interaction?] Åbo Akademy University, Finland The 25th year jubilee for Special Education Program at Åbo Akademi University.
  • Invited keynote: Törmänen, M. (2014). The role of individual learning capabilities in "Music for All" reform. Music for All –Annual conference, Special Music Centre Resonaari, Finland.

Vorträge 2013

  • Törmänen, M., Studer, B., Margelisch, K., Mendelowitsch, S., Eckstein, D., & Perrig, W. (2013) Cognitive Interventions in Swiss Schools - Transfer effects and multidisciplinary perspectives, 13th Biannual Congress of the Swiss Psychological Society, University of Basel, Switzerland.

Vorträge 2012

  • Törmänen, M., Studer, B., Mendelowitsch, S., von Dach, C., Wyss, H., Kodzhabashev, S., Margelisch, K. & Perrig, W. (2012). Cognitive Interventions with Children with Special Needs - Transfer effects and multidisciplinary perspectives, First Results, Clinical Neuroscience Meeting, Berne, Switzerland
  • Törmänen, M. (2012). Neuromusical methods in special educational research. FERA Conference on Education 2012. “Education & Interaction”, Helsinki, Finland.
  • Törmänen, M., Suhonen, E. & Sajaniemi, N. (2012). Children´s Stress Regulation and Learning: Demographic Factors, Temperament and the Quality of Preschool Environment as Predictors of Daily Cortisol Changes among Six-Year-Old Finnish Children. IACEP 2012 European Regional Conference. “Cognitive development and learning from kindergarten to university”, University of Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Törmänen, M. & Kontu, E (2012). “The Piano Man - Tom" A Longitudinal Research on Music Therapy with an Autistic Man. IACEP 2012 European Regional Conference. “Cognitive development and learning from kindergarten to university”, University of Geneva, Switzerland.

Vorträge 2011

  • Törmänen, M. (2011). Auditory = Visual Matching in Learning Disabilities: Intervention Studies from Finland and Sweden. LDW World Congress on Learning Disabilities, University of Applied Sciences in Special Needs Education, HfH Zurich, Switzerland.
  • Törmänen, M. (2011). ”Savant-ilmiö” – esimerkillään taustoittamassa uutta tieteenalaa; musiikin erityispedagogiikkaa, [in English: The Savant Phenomen – An Example behind the new science genre; special music education.] Music for All –Research Conference, Helsinki, Finland
  • Törmänen, M. (2011). “Music for All” – poikkitieteellinen ja kansainvälinen tutkimushanke taidekasvatuksen erityispedagogiikasta. [in English: “Music for All” – Multidisciplinary and international research on special education in art education.] Music for All –Research Conference, Helsinki, Finland

Kurse

University courses taught at Bachelor`s, Master`s and post-graduate (PhD) levels.

Special Education and Educational Sciences (Bachelor`s and Master`s level)

  • Inclusion (4-6 ECTS; several different courses, 2008-2018)
  • Development, learning and motivation (5 ECTS, 2016-2018)
  • Learning difficulties and disabilities (5-8 ECTS, several different courses. 2007-2018)
  • Interventions in education (4 ECTS; several different courses 2008-2016)
  • Special education in general education (4-6 ECTS; several different courses, 2007-2018)
  • Special education in early education (5 ECTS; 2010, 2014)
  • Severe and developmental disabilities (4 ECTS; 2008-2009, 2010-2011, 2015-2016)
  • Dyslexia, literacy and communicational skills (5 ECTS; several different courses, 2007-2016)

Supervisor in Practicum periods within Finnish teacher education

  • Basic practicum, Practicum in subjects taught in school, Advanced practicum. (5-10 ECTS; Several different practicum, 2008-2016)
 

Supervisor in Practicum periods within Finnish special education

  • Special educational practices (4 ECTS; 2008-2010, 2014-2016) 

Master’s thesis and research seminar in special education
(40 ECTS)

  • Research seminar (Master`s level) in special education (2015-2017)
  • Bachelor’s thesis and seminar (8-10 ECTS; since 2009)
 

Methodological courses and study sessions in special education (Master`s and Bachelor`s levels)

  • Interventions (2-4 ECTS; 2009-2011, 2014-2016)
  • Mixed-methods (2-4 ECTS; 2010) 

Music Education Courses or Study Sessions in teacher education (Master`s level)

  • Music in early education (5 ECTS; 2011)
  • Special Music Education (2009-2014) 

Psychology (Master`s level)

  • Research seminar in developmental psychology: “The Development of Children with Special Needs” (5-8 ECTS, 2013)
  • Social Psychology (4 ECTS; 2011) 

PhD Courses in Cognition, Learning and Memory within Psychology (Post-Graduate Level)

  • PhD Students from the fields of psychology, neurology, psychiatry, education and related areas.
  • Co-operation in graduate school courses: “Neuroanatomy of Brain Areas involved in Cognition, Learning, and Memory”, “Neurophysiology of Cognition, Learning, and Memory” (5-8 ECTS, 2013-2015)
  • Co-operation in Summer School sessions: “Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of Cognition, Learning and Memory” (5-10 ECTS, 2013-2015) 

Netzwerke

  • CICERO Learning is a network for distinguished researchers and research groups on learning, brain and technology. The researchers of the network are based in different universities and research institutes in Finland. The network builds co-operation with research groups and units around the world.
  • EARLI (European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction), Special Educational Needs
  • EARLI (European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction) Neuroscience and Education
  • Center for Cognition, Learning and Memory, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • Sino-Finnish collaboration (Chinese universities, University of Helsinki)
  • Special Music Centre Resonaari, Music for All -network
  • SARAECE (South African Research Association for Early Childhood Education), Learning Difficulties
  • SARAECE (South African Research Association for Early Childhood Education), Mathematical Learning and Difficulties

Projekte

Kontakt

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