Call for Papers ITK Doctoral Consortium:

learning environments
technology-enhanced teaching and learning
educational technology
art and media education


ITK Doctoral Consortium and FinEd Network provide an opportunity for current doctoral candidates to present their project in a safe, friendly and stimulating environment. The candidates will receive formative feedback from their peers and senior researchers in the field.


The ITK Doctoral Consortium has the following four objectives:


  • Provide time and space where doctoral candidates can present their research and meet other candidates;
  • Provide feedback on candidates research from other candidates and senior researchers outside their home institution;
  • Promote a network of supportive scholars and collaboration over institutional borders;
  • Provide a platform for future postdocs to meet with their potential future colleagues.


We invite doctoral candidates whose research is in the fields of learning environments, technology-enhanced teaching and learning, educational technology, and art and media education to apply for this opportunity. We aim to have candidates that are in different stages in their research to build zones of proximal development for all. The participating candidates, however, are expected to have a clear topic and research approach. For instance, the Doctoral Consortium is a good forum to present research on which the candidate is at present writing an article.


A selected number of participating doctoral candidates will be invited to submit a full paper to an academic publication forum (JuFo 1). Your submission and presentation can be in English, Finnish or Swedish.

Important Dates

30.9.2021: Doctoral Consortium submission closes at 23:59.
31.10.2021: Doctoral Consortium participant notifications
1.12.2021: ITK Doctoral Consortium

Preparing and Submitting

    1. Abstract (max. ~400 words): (a) research description covering the main aspects of your doctoral research; or (b) abstract of an unpublished research paper.
    2. 1 page with a list of three key readings that have influenced your research with one paragraph (max. ~50 words) description of each.
    3. Form with information about the university, department, year of study, supervisors and advisors.

Please submit the abstract, key readings, and form here >>

Program Committee

Teemu Leinonen
Associate Professor, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture


Vice Chair
Jarmo Viteli
Research Director, Faculty of Information Technology and Communication, Tampere University


Vice Chair
Heli Ruokamo
Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Lapland


Tomi Slotte Dufva
University Lecturer, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture


Päivi Häkkinen
Professor, Finnish Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyväskylä


Hanna Järvenoja
Associate Professor, Learning and Educational Technology Research Unit (LET), Faculty of Education, University of Oulu.


Tomi Kauppinen
Title of docent in media technology, Aalto University School of Science


Minna Lakkala
University researcher, Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki


Lauri Malmi
Professor, Aalto University School of Science


Martti Raevaara
Professor, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture


Henriikka Vartiainen
University Lecturer, School of Applied Educational Science and Teacher Education, University of Eastern Finland


Marjaana Veermans
Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Turku


Marjaana Kangas
University Lecturer, Faculty of Education, University of Lapland