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Paivi-Sisko Eerola

Research Assistant in the School of Education

(email at p.s.eerola@durham.ac.uk)

Biography

Since April 2014 I have worked as a Research Assistant/Project Officer at Durham University, first for the Hearing the Voice research group and later for the Research Group at School of Education. In latter, the projects I have contributed to have consisted of evaluating Widening Participation programmes in higher education, conducting qualitative analysis into the changes in the practical work in science at GCSE and A Levels, and evaluating children's library renovations. I would be especially interested in studying either comparative educational research (focus on Finnish education system) or transfer effects in music education.

Research Groups

School of Education

Research Projects

School of Education

  • Evaluation of the Impact of the Creativity Commission Report
  • Monitoring Practical Science in Schools and Colleges

Research Interests

  • Transfer effects of Music education (social benefits)
  • Music and well-being
  • Social mobility (Widening Participation) through higher education
  • Comparing Finnish education system to the UK system

Selected Publications

Chapter in book

  • Younger, K. & Eerola, P. (2018). Feedback from Teachers on a Widening Participation Intervention: Targeting, Context and Networking. In Widening Access throughout the Student Lifecycle. Atherton,G., Kendall,S., Naughton,M. & Webster,M. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 21-34.
  • Eerola, P-S. (2009). Jyväskylästä ja Oulusta valmistuneiden musiikinopettajien sijoittuminen työelämään. (How music teachers trained in the Universities of Jyväskylä and Oulu have found their place in the job market.). In Musiikki kuuluu kaikille. Koulujen Musiikinopettajat ry 100 vuotta. Helsinki. 227-232.

Journal Article

  • Eerola, P-S. (2014). Musiikin opiskelun siirtovaikutuksia - katsaus empiirisiin tutkimuksiin. (The transfer effects of music education: A review of empirical evidence.). Musiikkikasvatus (17/1): 57-70.
  • Eerola, P.-S. & Eerola, T. (2013). Extended Music Education Enhances the Quality of School Life. Music Education Research 16(1): 88-104.
  • Eerola, P-S. (2010). Mitä musiikki kouluille antaa? Musiikinopettajien näkemyksiä opetuksensa tavoitteista ja sisällöistä sekä oppiaineensa erityisyydestä. (What is music in schools for? How music teachers see the objectives, contents and speciality of their subject.). Kasvatus (1/2010): 31-40.

Conference Proceeding

  • Louhivuori, J., Eerola, T., Saarikallio, S., Himberg, T. & Eerola, P-S. (Eds.). (2009). Proceedings of the 7th Triennial Conference of European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM 2009) Jyväskylä, Finland. University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

Edited Sources, Research Data Sets, and Databases

  • Cramman, H., Kind, V., Kind, P., Lyth, A., Gray, H., Younger, K., Eerola, P. & Coe, R. (2019). Monitoring practical science in schools and colleges, higher education data 2016-2018. SN: 853459. UK Data Service.
  • Cramman, H., Kind, V., Kind, P., Lyth, A., Gray, H., Younger, K., Eerola, P. & Coe, R. (2019). Monitoring practical science in schools and colleges, school data 2016-2017. SN: 853446. UK Data Service.
  • Eerola, P-S., Eerola, T., Himberg, T., Louhivuori, J., Pitkänen, P-L. & Saarikallio, S. (Eds.) (2009). Abstracts & Programme for the 7th Triennal Conference of European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM 2009) Jyväskylä, Finland. University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

Masters Thesis

  • Eerola, P-S. (2010). Musiikkikasvattajien työtilanteen ja koulutuksen sekä musiikinopetuksen tavoitteiden arviointia. (Evaluating the music teacher training and the objectives of teaching music.). Masters.

Report

  • Cramman, Helen , Kind, Vanessa, Lyth, Andrew, Gray, Helen, Younger, Kirsty, Gemar, Adam, Eerola, Paivi, Coe, Rob & Kind, Per (2019). Monitoring practical science in schools and colleges. Durham, Durham University.

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