Practical experience in teaching

“You’ve got to do this pretty much.” (Colleague’s comment on the lecture)

I have wide-ranging and long-lasting practical academic teaching experience.

I began to teach already in the end of 1980’s as substitute teacher in Finnish language and teacher of drama group in the Tapiola secondary and upper secondary school. Academic teaching I started in the University of Helsinki immediately after my graduation (1995) with the course: Genealogy of Politics (1995, 1996). Since then I have worked continuously in the University of Helsinki as Fee-paid Teacher and from the year 2013 as Adjunct Professor (Title of Docent), (2013-2016). I have also worked as a full time senior assistant teacher in Politics (2004-2006) and as University Teacher in World Politics (2008 – 2009) in the University of Helsinki. Currently I am working as University Teacher of Politics in the University of Jyväskylä.

I have taught politics, world politics and administration in the Department of Political and Economic Studies in The Faculty of Social Sciences at University of Helsinki and Politics in the Department of Philosophy and Social Sciences in the University of Jyväskylä.

I have also been visiting lecturer in the other departments of University of Helsinki (Sociology, Social Policy, Law, Religious Studies) as in the several departments of other universities and colleges (University of Genoa, University of Turku, Aalto University, University of Arts Helsinki) and adult education institutions (Open University, Critical Academy, Finnish Adult Education Centre), where I have taught politics and philosophy as also art and cultural theories.

I have taught in all levels of academic education: basic courses, advanced courses and post-graduate and doctoral studies, as having also been thesis supervisor in bachelor, master and doctoral level.

Active teaching languages have been Finnish and English and passive Swedish.

I have organized dozen lecture courses, given over thirty individual lectures, practiced seminar teaching and worked as a course coordinator and faculty examiner.

The teaching has taken place in both face to face interactive small groups, as also large mass lectures. I have taught in personal and digital environments, managed net-courses, as also practiced different forms of digital and e-learing.

Teaching: Experience