Professional teaching and lecturing

I am a qualified teacher and lecturer of vocational communication studies and English language with work experience from the 1990s onwards in the following educational institutions among others: Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences, University of Jyväskylä, Otava College, the Community College of Mikkeli, Mikkeli Vocational College and Mikkeli Upper Secondary School.

Courses and study modules of higher education

Expertise and work experience in the course design, lecturing and evaluation of the following courses and study modules at higher education level:

Scientific writing
Research ethics, relevant and valid knowledge, epistemology, databases, references, articles, and BA and MA thesis research.
Design research methodology
History of design research, design research methodology, human-centered design research, user experience, service design, and practice-based design research.

Service design
History of service design research, service design methodology, service design models, service design in work practice

Design history
Prehistory and design, renaissance, industrialism, arts and crafts movement, art nouveau, modernism, post-modernism, Finnish and Scandinavian design, Italian design, contemporary design
Media analysis
Semiotics, image and text, photojournalism, advertisements, visual communication.
Art theory
Semiotics, art historical hermeneutics, formal analysis, aesthetics.
Theory of photography
History of photography, history of photography theories, art photography, photojournalism.
Visual communication research
Communication research and methodology, hermeneutics, semiotics, reflective writing, practice-based research.
Colour theory and painting
History of colour theories, colour research, colour perception, colour interaction, colour psychology, colour and light, pigments.
Colour theory and interior design
History of colour theories, colour research for interior design, colour perception, colour interaction, colour psychology, colour and ergonomics, colour systems.
Visual expression
Drawing techniques, painting techniques, perspective drawing, forms, compositions and design.

MA thesis in design research and business
MA research seminars and personal supervision and mentoring

Supervision and evaluation of BA and MA thesis work

Expertise and work experience in the supervision and evaluation of thesis work:

MA Design business and research
Supervision and evaluation of thesis work.
BA in Visual Communication, Photography
Evaluation of BA thesis work.
BA in Media, Photography
Evaluation and assessment of BA thesis work

Secondary, adult and community college education

Expertise and work experience in teaching the following courses in secondary, adult and community college education:
Communication
Identity, image and culture
Environment, place, space
Visual expression
Ink painting
Aquarelle painting

Aquarelle painting: Master cours

Media education

Expertise and work experience in the design and teaching of the following educational services in media education for young people:

Cultural Path in Media Education for upper comprehensive schools

Courses and Camps for children and young people

Expertise and work experience in the design and teaching the following courses and camps for children and young people:

Mikkeli Media Arts: Media art courses
Mikkeli Media Arts: Media art camp
Bubble People: Art and comics camps
In Colour: Fine art camp
Patina: Cultural heritage and art course
Mikkeli Multi-Arts: Art courses
Children's Academy

Teaching of English

Expertise and work experience in teaching English in upper secondary education:


Communication Design for upper secondary school (CLIL and TBLT -methodology)

English teacher, Mikkeli Upper Secondary School
Mikkeli Media Arts -camp (CLIL and TBLT -methodology

yEnglish teacher, Vocational upper secondary education, including technology and transport, hospitality, health and well-being industry

E-pedagogy

Expertise and work experience in e-pedagogy in upper secondary education and higher education:

E-pedagogical course material for the course of Environment, Place, Space
E-pedagogical course supervision for the course Identity, Image and Culture
E-pedagogical course material for MA thesis courses in design research and business
E-pedagogical course material for Visual communication research
E-pedagogical course material for Design history, Colour theory and painting, Colour theory and interior design
E-pedagogical course material for Visual expression
Facilitation of learning through web-based teaching

Professional sports

Swimming instructor and aquatic fitness instructor