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訪問研究者 / Seppo Kalevi TELLA

Seppo Kalevi TELLA

  • Vice-Dean; Director; Full Professor
  • Department of Applied Sciences of Education
  • Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki

Research Topics

Educational use of information and communication technologies; multiculturalism; communication style and cultural patterns between Japan and Finland; foreign language education; teacher education

Education and Academic Employment

1971 MA (English; French; Educational Sciences; Sociology; Aesthetics and Modern Times Literature), University of Helsinki, Finland
1973 Attestation du Stage pédagogique, Certificat d'expression française, Diplôme de langue et littérature françaises en vue de l'enseignement à l'étranger ; Enseignement du français FLE. Université de Sorbonne, Paris, France
1973 Diplôme de langue et littérature françaises en vue de l'enseignement à l'étranger ;
Expression française, Stage pédagogique (initiation aux méthodes audiovisuelles). Université de Sorbonne, Paris, France
1975 Sworn Translator (French-Finnish-French). Examination Board of Translators, Finland
1991 Ph.D. (Educational Sciences), University of Helsinki, Finland
1979-94 Senior Lecturer (Tenure) in Foreign Language Education; Associate Professor of Foreign Language Education (Acting; on several occasions), University of Helsinki
1994-96 Associate Professor of Foreign Language Education (Acting), University of Helsinki
1997-98 Associate Professor of Foreign Language Education (Tenure), University of Helsinki
1996-2001 Full Professor of Educational Sciences, especially Media Education, University of Helsinki (double as Chair of Media Education, Director of several in-service teacher education courses, and Director of the Media Education Centre)
1997/1998-2001 Full Professor of Foreign Language Education, University of Helsinki
2001-present Full Professor of Foreign Language Education, University of Helsinki (double as Chair of Foreign Language Education at the Department of Applied Sciences of Education, and Director of the Research Centre for Foreign Language Education); specialist in educational use of ICTs
2001 Educational Consultant in the Basic and Primary Education (BPEP II) in Nepal. Department of International Development Cooperation,
Ministry for Foreign Affairs in association with the Helsinki Consulting Group Ltd.
2001 Short Term Expert in the South African - Finnish Co-operation Project in the Education Sector. Higher Education Management; Teacher Education Development. Helsinki Consulting Group in cooperation with the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs
2000-02 Chair of the Quality Support Group (QSG) of the South African - Finnish Co-operation Project in the Education Sector (SCOPE)
2000-02 Chair of the Quality Support Group (QSG) of the Bosnia-Herzegovina Teacher Education Professional Development Project (TEPD)
2004-06 Expert member of ADEA (Association for the Development of Education in Africa). Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the University of Tampere Department of Education. Group "Books and Learn-ing Materials"
2007 Computer-Based Education Expert on the World Bank-funded Romanian Knowledge Economy Project: Consulting Services for Development of Education Policy Concerning the Integration of the Information and Communication Technology and Communications in the Pre-University Romanian Education System.
2008 National Representative in the Management Committee, COST Project, Action IS0703: The European Research Network on Learning to Write Effectively (ERN-LWE)
2009 International Visiting Scholar, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, USA
2009 Exchange Researcher, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
2007-09 1st Vice Dean of Faculty of the Behavioural Sciences (Academic Affairs), University of Helsinki, Finland

Research Fields of Interest

  • Multiculturalism (communication style and cultural patterns);
  • Foreign Language Education Methodologies;
  • Comparative Study of Educational Systems;
  • Teacher Education Systems (preservice, inservice);
  • Quality Assurance;
  • Media and Network-Based Education;
  • Virtual School;
  • Educational Applications of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)

Selected Publications

Books

  1. Tella, S. (Ed.). (2008). From brawn to brain: Strong signals in foreign language education. Proceedings of the ViKiPeda-2007 Conference in Helsinki, May 21-22, 2007. University of Helsinki. Department of Applied Sciences of Education. Research Report 290.
    http://www.seppotella.fi/290.pdfPDFファイルを開きます
  2. Fenner, A-B., Goodfellow, D., Carrido, C. & Tella, S. 2003. The Educational Use of ICT in Teacher Education and Distance Language Learning: Opportunities, Challenges and Ways Forward. L'utilisation pédagogique des TIC dans la formation des enseignants et l'apprentissage des langues à distance: Ouvertures, défis et perspectives. Final CD-ROM Report of the ECML/CELV Project 1.3.2 "Information and Communication Technology and Distance Language Learning". Graz: European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe.
  3. Tella, S., Ruokamo, H., Multisilta, J. & Smeds, R. (toim.) 2005. Opetus, opiskelu, oppiminen: Tieto- ja viestintätekniikka tiederajat ylittävissä konteksteissa. [Teaching, Studying, Learning: Information and Communication Technologies in Transdisciplinary Contexts]. Lapin yliopisto. Kasvatustieteiden tiedekunta. Mediapedagogiikkakeskus. Lapin yliopiston kasvatustieteellisiä julkaisuja 12. Rovaniemi: Lapin yliopistopaino. (in Finnish with English-language abstracts)
  4. Nishimura, S., Nevgi, A., & Tella, S. (2008). Communication style and cultural features in high/low context communication cultures: A case study of Finland, Japan and India. Teoksessa A. Kallioniemi (toim.), Uudistuva ja kehittyvä ainedidaktiikka. Ainedidaktinen symposiumi 8.2.2008 Helsingissä. Osa 2 (ss. 783-796). [In A. Kallioniemi (Ed.), Renovating and developing subject didactics. Proceedings of a subject-didactic symposium in Helsinki on Feb. 2, 2008. Part 2 (pp. 783-796). University of Helsinki. Department of Applied Sciences of Education. Research Report 299].
    http://www.seppotella.fi/nishimuranevgitella299.pdfPDFファイルを開きます
  5. Tella, S. & Tirri, K. 1999. Educational Innovations in Finnish and European Contexts: An Analysis of the Aims and Outcomes of "The European Observatory" of the European Commission (1994-1998). Department of Teacher Education. University of Helsinki. Research Report 200. ERIC TM032815. http://www.seppotella.fi/200abst.html 6. Zhao, Y. & Tella, S. (eds.) 2002. The LLT Journal (Language Learning and Technology), with a special theme 'Teacher Education and Technology'. Volume 6, Number 3. http://llt.msu.edu/vol6num3/default.html

Honors

2006 Suomen Valkoisen Ruusun 1. luokan ritarimerkki
The Order of the Finnish White Rose, 1st Class Knight
2009 The Finnish State's Civil Service Medal

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