Johanna Naukkarinen

Johanna Naukkarinen
Lappeenranta – Lahti University of Technology LUT · School of Energy Systems

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This concept paper presents an ongoing project with the aims of motivating upper secondary school students to study mathematics, communicating the importance of mathematics in different occupations to them, and persuading especially the girls to keep their options open for continuing their studies in mathematics-intensive fields, such as engineerin...
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This paper introduces four different ways for developing upper secondary school students’ interest in and motivation toward mathematics by connecting mathematics topics and contextualizing mathematical problems to working life scenarios in different occupations. They include materials for teachers, a self-study online course for students, a virtual...
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Background Engineering societies call for more gender diversity, but especially girls’ interest in engineering remains low. Basic Electronics is a bachelor-level study module, offered to upper secondary school students to attract them to study electrical engineering. Recently, on average, 34% of the upper secondary school students attending the mod...
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Sustainable development has been a topic in the Finnish core curriculum for several years, but integrating this cross-cutting theme into a subject-based curriculum is perceived to be difficult. Hence, the city of Lappeenranta has developed its own educational model to support the development of pupils’ ecosocial attitudes and abilities. This study...
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The Finnish labor market is among the most gender segregated in Europe. Women head for professions in care, whereas men opt for technology. Within different fields, the segregation shows as differences in occupations, wages, and career paths. Research has shown that the careers of women and men diverge upon labor market entry and continue to diverg...
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Formation of professional identity is a process where individuals attempt to bring together the social expectations set for them as professionals and their own interests and values. The cultural landscape of engineering is masculine in various ways, which can be challenging especially for female engineers who need to match the cultural expectations...
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Communication skills, especially academic writing skills in English, are vital for a successful career in the global scientific community. Finnish engineering students, however, seem to encounter problems when preparing their scientific publications in English as a second language (ESL) for international forums. Thus, these skills should be enhance...
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Introduction: Having a balanced gender distribution is thought to ensure the diversity of knowledge and know‐how and take better into account the different needs in society. The aim of the study is to explore and understand possible gender differences in (a) the students’ motivational spectrum to choose a dental education and (b) their prospect of...
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Several studies have reported that there are groups among young people that view technology differently from each other and also have different motives for studying engineering. In order to better understand what kinds of young people are attracted to engineering in Finland, we conducted a survey on different aspects of young people’s relationship...
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The paper introduces ongoing cooperation between a Finnish university and the school authorities of a local town. The work started in 2017 as a project in which the educational activities carried out by university staff and students were systematically built into the curricula of all the school levels from preschool to high school in the town. The...
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Background Research on gender differences and practical initiatives to attract girls to engineering are often carried out at the macro level where science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are aggregated into an entity called STEM. Purpose/Hypothesis This article challenges the aggregated approach, analyzes gender differences among science...
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This article analyses the design, implementation, and evaluation of a nation-wide project to create a common digital solution for university teaching staff’s pedagogical training in Finland. During three years, eight universities collaborated in developing an online learning platform called UNIPS, the University Pedagogical Support system. The area...
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The pedagogical training in engineering education aims to strengthen the participants' pedagogical expertise through self-reflection and collegial collaboration. In spring of 2019, a course titled 'Planning and assessment for learning in engineering higher education (5cr)' was offered for the first time to all staff members across the new Tampere U...
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The paper presents an outreach activity targeted for elementary school girls to increase their interest and self-efficacy in technology and engineering. The activity consisted of visits to a technical university with two to four workshops on different 1 Corresponding Author J. K. Naukkarinen johanna.naukkarinen@lut.fi 46th SEFI Conference 17-21 Sep...
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This paper presents an example of open-ended problem solving in the field of chemical reaction engineering using the virtual laboratory (VL) concept. The study was structured as an educational design experiment, which used the VL concept in teaching chemical reaction engineering in the Chemical Engineering degree programme at the Lappeenranta Unive...
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Gaming is an approach to increase the attractiveness of engineering education. However, it is emphasized that also the educational games have to be constantly upgraded. This paper focuses on demonstrating the evolution of the power exchange game in electrical engineering at Lappeenranta University of Technology. The approach is based on design scie...

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Why is the realm of technology so masculine? Hoping to understand the causes and consequences as well as power structures and implications between gender and technology from all (or any) relevant viewpoints. Open to all philosophical, theoretical and empirical findings and ideas.
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The purpose of my doctoral study is to describe and analyse the gender gap in engineering/technology in Finland, and to propose solutions for effectively closing it. I will explore quantitative and qualitative data on higher engineering professionals. Although the study focuses on gender, intersectionality (e.g. age) is also considered. Moreover, the study highlights differences between the various subfields of technology/engineering. Based on the literature review and the findings, I will discuss and problematize how the gender gap is maintained and reproduced in Finnish technology workplaces.