Jenni Alisaari
PhD

University Teacher, Dep. of Teacher Education Turku (Department of Teacher Education)

jenali@utu.fi
+358 29 450 3609
+358 50 338 9860

Assistentinkatu 5
Turku





Areas of expertise
Second language acquisition; linguistically and culturally responsive education; Finnish language learning; singing as a language teaching method

Biography
Jenni Alisaari has been working in the Department of Teacher Education at the University of Turku, Finland since fall 2013. She teaches pre-service and in-service teachers on linguistically and culturally diverse education. Her main areas of research and teacher training include linguistically and culturally responsive teaching, advocating multilingualism, language learning, and especially language learning by singing, the method that can be used especially with illiterate immigrants. Culturally responsive teaching takes into account all the dimensions of cultural identities, for example ethnical background, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic background etc., and linguistically responsive education covers multiple dimensions of language (dialects, basic everyday language, academic language, subject specific languages, multiliteracy and multilingualism as a resource).

Alisaari has been training teachers and teacher students at different educational levels: early childhood education, primary school, secondary school, upper-secondary school, vocational training and adult education. She has also been involved with curriculum design in national and municipal level in Finland.





Publications

How Can Inclusion be Promoted Through a Linguistically Responsive Pedagogy? (2019) Perspectives on Educational Practice Around the World Jenni Alisaari, Heli Vigren, Leena Maria Heikkola
(
A3 Book chapter)

Monolingual ideologies confronting multilingual realities. Finnish teachers’ beliefs about linguistic diversity (2019)
Teaching and Teacher Education
Jenni Alisaari, Leena Maria Heikkola, Nancy Commins, Emmanuel O. Acquah
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Multilingualism as a resource: Policy changes in Finnish education (2019) Teaching Content and Language in the Multilingual Classroom. International Research on Policy, Perspectives, Preparation and Practice Jenni Alisaari, Heli Vigren, Marja-Liisa Mäkelä
(
A3 Book chapter)

ALLU-testin käyttökokemuksia ja luetun ymmärtämisen arviointi vuosina 1995 ja 2017 (2018)
Oppimisen ja oppimisvaikeuksien erityislehti
Tiina Turunen, Jenni Alisaari, Elisa Poskiparta, Johanna Lindeman
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Reading comprehension in digital and printed texts (2018)
L1 Educational Studies in Language and Literature
Alisaari J., Turunen T., Kajamies A., Korpela M., Hurme T.-R.
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Demokratia- ja ihmisoikeuskasvatusta lasten kanssa filosofoimalla (2017) Hyvän lähteillä: Demokratia- ja ihmisoikeuskasvatus opetustyössä Alisaari Jenni, Warinowski Anu, Vigren Heli, Kemppinen Lauri, Kinos Jarmo
(
D2 Article in a professional research book)

Laulaminen suomen kielen oppimisen tukena (2017)
Kielikukko
Jenni Alisaari
(
D1 Article in a trade journal)

Laulaminen suomen kielen oppimisen tukena (Lektio) (2017)
Virittäjä
Jenni Alisaari
(
O2 Other)

Laulun sanoja lausumalla taitavaksi ääntäjäksi? (2017)
AFinLa-E : Soveltavan Kielitieteen Tutkimuksia
Leena Maria Heikkola, Jenni Alisaari
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Songs and poems in the language classroom: Teachers' beliefs and practices (2017)
Teaching and Teacher Education
Alisaari J, Heikkola LM
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Increasing fluency in L2 writing with singing (2016)
Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching
Alisaari J, Heikkola LM
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Kieli, koulutus ja yhteiskunta. Kieliverkoston verkkolehti. Teemanumero Kotouminen. (2016) Alisaari Jenni, Rakkolainen-Sossa Satu
(
C2 Edited book)

Laulamalla sujuvuutta suomenoppijoiden kirjoittamiseen (2016)
Kasvatus-lehti - Koulutuksen tutkimuslaitos
Alisaari Jenni, Heikkola LM
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Maahanmuuttajataustaiset opettajat kielellisen ja kulttuurisen identiteetin tukijoina (2016)
Kielikukko
Jenni Alisaari, Maria Korpela, Maarit Pihlava
(
D1 Article in a trade journal)

Oppilaan kotoutumisen tukeminen valmistavassa opetuksessa (2016)
Kieli, Koulutus Ja Yhteiskunta
Tiina Forsell, Pia Hiltunen, Maarit Pihlava, Jenni Alisaari
(
D1 Article in a trade journal)

Pääkirjoitus: Kokonaisvaltaista kotoutumista vauvasta vaariin (2016)
Kieli, Koulutus Ja Yhteiskunta
Jenni, Alisaari, Satu Rakkolainen-Sossa
(
D1 Article in a trade journal)

Laulaminen paikallissijojen harjoittelun menetelmänä S2-opetuksessa (2015) Elävä ainepedagogiikka. Ainedidaktiikan symposium Jyväskylässä 13.–14.2.2014 Jenni Alisaari
(
A3 Book chapter)


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