Mikko Kainulainen

Doctoral Student, Dep. of Teacher Education Turku (Department of Teacher Education)

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Areas of expertise
conceptual change; epistemic cognition; history education; mathematics education

My PhD project looks at domain-specific epistemic cognition and conceptual understanding in the context of expertise in academic history. I am interested in questions such as these:

  • How do historians’ and history majors’ conceptualizations of “what is history” change along the developmental trajectory towards expertise in history?
  • What are the epistemic practices through which academic history is produced?
  • What are the criteria through which experts evaluate historical works?
  • How and why are certain fragments of the past chosen as worthy of historical research?


Moving mathematics out of the classroom: Using mobile technology to enhance spontaneous focusing on quantitative relations (2019)
British Journal of Educational Technology
Jake McMullen , Minna M. Hannula-Sormunen, Mikko Kainulainen, Kristian Kiili, Erno Lehtinen
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Early developmental trajectories towards the concept of rational numbers (2017)
Cognition and Instruction
Mikko Kainulainen, Jake McMullen, Erno Lehtinen
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Last updated on 2019-19-07 at 02:21