Päivi-Maria Jaatinen © 2018

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä
  • Master of Arts in English, English Teacher, University of Jyväskylä
  • Master of Arts in Art History, University of Jyväskylä
  • Bachelor of Arts in Design and Visual Communication, Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Institute of Design
  • Teacher's Pedagogical Education, JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Vocational Teacher College

I work as a language teacher, an English teacher, an open university teacher of Service Design and I am also a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Music, Arts and Culture Studies at the University of Jyväskylä.

My special research interests concern English language and culture, service design, educational design, art & design, psychological well-being (PWB) and applied positive psychology in education. Lately, I researched how positive psychology methods could be applied to English language teaching and learning. The work in process, in general, is a study of psycholinguistics and how the learning of a foreign language can begin in practical school work.
In my free time I value sustainable living with an authentic connection to nature. My home and head quarters are in Mikkeli, a town in Southeastern Finland, where I was born and still live. I live on a small town farm with my civil partner and we take care of a protected heritage building and an old granary. I appreciate the country life and run a vegetable and fruit garden in my leisure time. Thus, caring for the environment and nature as well as the cultural heritage is an important part of my life. In my leisure time I also enjoy and practice actively water sports and yoga. I am a mother of two university students. My daughter studies at the University of Turku and son at the University of Jyväskylä.

If you require any further information concerning my work, please contact me through my e-mail: paivi at paivimariajaatinen.fi

My professional profile can be found also on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/paivimariajaatinen